Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'Dakota III'.
After pondering the next project for a week or so, waiting for inspiration, it actually came from an unusual source. My wife sent me this photo and said "isn't it about time one of your projects was about what women did in the war?" She's right, as usual, it definitely is about time. Two weeks after D-Day the RAF's Dakota's began to be used as Air Ambulances with nurses of the WAAF flying outbound with the supplies and ammunition and returning with wounded servicemen. These women soon became known as "Flying Nightingales" and it is in their honour this project is pu
I'll be building this... Guess I'll need to leave the optional machine gun and howitzer for the Jeep out for this GB! I'll do all the sprue shots, etc. when I get around to starting it - which probably won't be for a while!
I'm hoping my comrades in arms on BM can help me out here! After several months lurking in the background on this fantastic site, I've decided to blow the 12 year old cobwebs off my stash and build Italeri's 1/72 C47 Skytrain. The airframe I'd like to depict is Dakota III FL652 of 1383 (formerly 109) (T) OTU at RAF Crosby on Eden. This is the aircraft my father made his final RAF flight in on 25 September 1945, after converting from Halifaxes. Now, here come the questions! 1. What colour scheme would these aircraft have had? I have seen photographs of Daks in standard RAF green/brown but