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De Havilland DH 4
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 07:35 AM UTC

With the increasing volume of contracts other engines were installed in the DH 4. This issue of Roden''s 1:48 kit represents airframes with the RAF 3a 1914 - Main production variant 260hp (194 kW). 29 examples built by Armstrong Whitworth, 260 examples built by Napier & Son.

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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2012 - 08:56 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Stephen.

You may remember our discussion on the roundels here:

Well, I was always a bit hesitant to accept Roden's big white outers. Tonight, I was looking at one of the two photos I have of the partner to this aircraft, A7457, that was fitted with flotation gear, wingtip floats and a hydrovane. And I saw a hint of a pale area under the wing. A tweak in Photoshop, and this is what I saw:

So, I think Roden have done their homework on this scheme.

Stephen, or someone with this kit: could you let me know what the writing decal for either side of the fuselage says? I can't quite read it in the image in the review.