DH-4 (oz352)

 

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DeHavilland DH-4. Kitted by Comet

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DH-4 (oz352) 1965 - model pic

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I always enjoy an aircraft with a story behind it. Comet Models DeHavilland (Airco) DH-4 (oz352) was originally designed to represent a United States Mail aircraft of post-WW1, however I’ve rendered it back to its original wartime configuration [main pic, 003-006]. I was inspired by the color scheme of N6416 “Sultan Selim II” of RAF 220 Squadron operating out of Imbros in the Aegean Theater of operations, 1918. The name and scheme were something of a tongue-in-cheek challenge to the Ottoman Turks, as Selim II, son of Suleiman the Magnificent was said to have been driven mad by pleasures of his harem. Of course none of that was historical fact, but it still served as a wonderful if not dangerous (had the crew gone down behind the lines) goading by its British crewmen.
The DH-4 was a very stable aircraft with one critical point, that being the large gap between the pilot and the gunner…a gap the was occupied by a fuel tank. Obviously crew communications was difficult and if that tank caught fire, the gunner/observer had no chance at survival. The gap was removed in the successor DH-9, an aircraft that unfortunately did not have the flight qualities of its predecessor, and so the DH-4 soldiered on to the war’s end.
The model’s scheme is the product of computer graphics and printing. Isn’t technology wonderful…usually. Thanks, Steve and Mary!
Neal Green - 24/08/2020
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