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1/72 - Northrop Delta by FRROM-Azur - released

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FRROM-Azur is to release a 1/72nd Northrop Delta kit

Source: http://www.frrom.com/index.php?page=Accueil-2

 

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We will release two boxes of the Delta (a Us Transport and Passenger plane of the thirties and forties). These are the first three planes in service, with a single pilot and bipale propeller, in service with TWA, Aerovias (Mexico) and Aerotransport (Sweden). The later aircraft was used by the LAPE in Spanish Republic and was reused by the nationalist airlines after the fall of the Republic. Please have a look at the two dedicated pages.  Scheduled release date :  end of january 2017.

 

- ref. FR0032 - Delta Civilian Version "Swedish, TWA and Mexican Service"

Source: http://www.frrom.com/index.php?page=frrom-fr0032-2

 

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- ref. FR0033 - Delta over Spain

Source: http://www.frrom.com/index.php?page=frrom-fr0033-2

 

FR0033_Bxp.jpg

 

V.P.

 

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Hmmm. I recall there was a RCAF version of this...  on floats and one version with a triangular looking fin too.  Now that would be nice!

 

Some history of the type in RCAF use  with pics and colour side views in the very nice book by Terry Higgins and Carl Vincent  from Aviaeology 

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Gosh! - another model, which I made out of scratch will be available as kit...Mixed feelings :). My scratch work is below:

Cheers

J-W

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Chris, nice set of photos in your link. The difference is mostly in windows. More different is Canadian Delta II with new tail:

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Still some hope for scratch work :)

Cheers

Jerzy-Wojtek

 

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It is more than the windows. The whole top is different. The kit has the single pilot cockpit so the roof is narrow compared to the twin pilot cockpit of the Canadians wide roof.

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I am surprised by Frrom's choice of version - I think Canadian Vickers version would have more appeal. It could be also in float or ski configuration.

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Indeed - they made early Delta with place for one pilot only... However, if you look to other FRROMs they made different variants sooner or later. Perhaps the Canadian Vickers is planned next.

Cheers

J-W  

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1 hour ago, JWM said:

Indeed - they made early Delta with place for one pilot only... However, if you look to other FRROMs they made different variants sooner or later. Perhaps the Canadian Vickers is planned next.

Cheers

J-W  

 

I hope so.

 

 

Chris

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I duid send quite a bit of reference stuff about RCAF Northrop`s to SH when I proposed the idea of building one,.......great to see it on its way and hopefully an RCAF one will be along soon!

Cheers

           Tony 

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RCAF and US versions with wide canopy are confirmed under Special Hobby brand for late April or May.

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About wider canopy variant is here:

http://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=97&t=77712&p=1957514#p1957514

If I can get it correctly from Czech (which is a bit different from Polish ;) ) Azur/Fromm will produce Delta in single pilot variant whereas SH will do those with two pilots, wider cockpit. in SH they are considering decals for RAAF, US from Etiopia (rather Erithrea I think, from end of 1940), and US from Coast Guard (so no RCAF yet under consideration). They will apear in April/May, likely

Cheers

J-W

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Source: http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircraft/index.php?s=3d224612f8ba392a4646e456121ca990&showtopic=8807&st=15

 

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The decals for FR0032 Delta Civilian Version "Swedish, TWA and Mexican Service":
- Cam A : Northrop Delta 1C, c/n 7, SE-ADI, named Halland, A.B. Aerotransport airline, Sweden, April 1934 to May 1937. Served on routes Gothenburg-Copenhagen-Malmö and Malmö-Copenhagen-Hanover.
- Cam B : Northrop Delta 1A, c/n 3, X12292, TWA – Trans World Airlines, August to November 1933. Used as mail transport between Los Angeles and Kansas City.
- Cam C : Delta 1B c/n 4, X-ABED, Aerovias Centrales S.A. airline (a Mexican subsidiary of the PANAM air carrier), Mexico, August 1933 to May 1934. The airplane was used on the Los Angeles – Mexico City route.

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And for FR0033 Delta Over Spain:
- Cam A : Northrop Delta 1C, c/n 7, EC-AGC, L.A.P.E. airline. Spanish Republic, 1937–38. The aircraft was ex SE-ADI (Sweden), named Halland. In Spain, it was used in transport role and for VIP transport, piloted by Pedro Tonda and José Maria Carreras. For example on 9–10 September, 1938, Republican Prime Minister Juan Negrín flew to Zurich and back on board of this plane.
- Cam B : Northrop Delta 1C, c/n 7, EC-AGC, L.A.P.E. airline. Spain, 1938/39. Shortly after Zurich, the fuselage registration letters were all painted in black colour and stayed so until the end of the war. The aircraft escaped to the French base of Oran-La Senia in Algeria and was handled to Franco air force..
- Cam C : Delta 1C, c/n 7, 43-18, (ex EC-AGC / SE-ADI), Ejercito del Aire (Spanish Air Force), 1939–45.

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V.P.

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This is interesting even though I have to convert it to build the Swedish one if I can trust the sprue shots. I looks like it is the TWA machine that has been made. 

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On ‎2017‎-‎01‎-‎03 at 10:47 PM, JWM said:

About wider canopy variant is here:

http://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=97&t=77712&p=1957514#p1957514

If I can get it correctly from Czech (which is a bit different from Polish ;) ) Azur/Fromm will produce Delta in single pilot variant whereas SH will do those with two pilots, wider cockpit. in SH they are considering decals for RAAF, US from Etiopia (rather Erithrea I think, from end of 1940), and US from Coast Guard (so no RCAF yet under consideration). They will apear in April/May, likely

Cheers

J-W

 

http://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=97&t=77712&start=1125#p1957514

I am quite sure I can get it correctly from Czech;), so to amend the info by JWM.

"Special Hobby na podzim tohoto roku vydá i kanadské verze Delty, které jsou proti americkým dosti odlišné" = SH will issue the RCAF versions(?) of Delta (that are quite different compared to the US ones) in autumn of this year - meaning hopefully 2017.

Patrik

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Thanks for the larger sprue shots. So a Delta 1A is what we get. Perhaps a 1B can be built as well. I haven't seen a pic of the right hand side of that plane but as the 1A and 1C look the same there I guess the same goes for the 1B.

This means that to build the 1C from ABA and the Spanish versions a window need to be filled and the door moved. 

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The just fit side windows are hard to fit and even harder to glue without leaving glue marks, i wish they would put an inner lip around the windows to aid placement .

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Hi Gavin,

 

you are right - and I managed to smear one window; but if you are very careful and use some hypo-cement for jewellers, it will definitely work.

Even I managed it and only with Tamiya Extra Thin ...

Michael

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