Fairey Battle


1/72 Airfix Fairey Battle R3928, No 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, located at Evans head, NSW, 29 September 1941


by Richard Stacey

 

Serial No

R3928

A/C type

Fairey Battle Mk1

Based at

No 1 Bombing and Gunnery School

Scheme

Foilage Green and Earth Brown uppers, yellow and black underneath

Kit

1/72 Airfix kit

Reference

internet

 

Introduction

This is the Airfix 1/72 Fairey Battle kit. The only modifications that I did were to the rudder, prop and mudguards although I know there is much more that could be done. The aircraft was a trainer at Evans Head NSW and the story goes that as aircraft N2255 took off a wheel fell of and not having a radio they had no way to tell the pilot so they quickly painted the message on to R3928 and chased after N2255 to warn the pilot. I gather all ended well. Anyway I made the decals which as far as I can see are accurate. I enjoy making unusual subjects such as this.

For a bit more information on this incident go to the AMI Forum where it was discussed.