DAP Beaufighter Mk 21 TT


Tamiya 1/48 DAP Beaufighter Mk 21 TT, A8-359


by J.D. King

 

Serial No

A8-359

A/C type

DAP Beaufighter Mk 21

Based at

RAAF Canberra 1952

Scheme

30 Sqn Target towing Special Duties

Significance

one of 14 Target Towing aircraft used by the RAAF between 1945 and 1956.

Kit

Kit is the 1/48 Tamiya MK IV converted using the Red Roo conversion.

Reference

  • Wilson, S. Beaufort Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications, 1990
  • Ellis, K. (ed) Beaufighter, Key publishing, 2012.
  • Red Roo conversion notes.

 

Introduction

Here is Tamiya's 1/48 Beaufighter converted to a DAP MK21 TT using the excellent Red Roo conversion kit. The conversion provides everything required, including weighted wheels, open cowling flaps and decals. It includes both resin and PE details. Additionally and perhaps most significantly it also provides a 28 page A4 reference and instruction booklet. This provide very good construction notes and diagrams, profiles and photos of all decal schemes and plenty of photographs of RAAF Beaufighters that to the best of my knowledge have never been published before.