Caracal Models CD 48153: Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

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Scott Van Aken

This particular Caracal Models sheet is for the Valom 1/48 Britten-Noram BN-2, a kit we have only seen as an injected kit in 1/72, that being the Airfix kit. This aircraft was a considerably good seller with production also being carried out in Rumania for a period of time. As is the norm with successful aircraft, a stretched version, one with three engines, those with turboprops and a military version were also developed. Of the nearly 1300 built, about 750 are still in service.

This sheet is mostly civil types. We have:

 "G-AXDH", "Red Devils" Parachute Team in mostly red.

 "G-HEBS", Hebridean Air Service in yellow

 "G-AXWR", Aurigny Air Service also in yellow

 "AS9819", Armed Forces of Malta in grey with international orange sections.

The decal sheet is superbly printed by Microscale and even includes a set of window frames in silver for the option you choose.

April 2019

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