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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation AC101
Westland Lysander Mk III Diecast Model
RAF No.225 Sqn, R9125

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Westland Lysander Mk III   5.25"   8.25"

Westland Lysander R9125 survived World War II and is now preserved and on display in the RAF Museum in Hendon, London.

The Lysander was a British Army liaison aircraft which had been made initially under licence in Canada and introduced in 1939. No. 225 Squadron was reformed in October 1939 after having been disbanded in 1918. The Squadron was based at Odiham in Hampshire and equipped with Westland Lysanders, our model being one which joined the Squadron in 1940. It was used for reconnaissance patrols along the south coast of England between September of that year and April 1941. Note the Squadron Code LX-L along the fuselage which denotes an allocation date of April 1939 and worn from then until April 1942.

Decorated in the dark earth and dark green camouflage scheme, the underside is painted in a light duck egg green camouflage. The RAF roundels appear in red and blue on the upper wings and in red, blue and yellow on the fuselage alongside the black R9125 numbering. A fine detail sees the engine interior behind the nose cone painted black .The cockpit interior is also well detailed, moulded in a grey green with black instrument panel. There are also two wheel lights painted metallic silver on the front of the wheel housing.

Westland Lysander Mk III

Designed to meet an Air Ministry specification for an army co-operation aircraft, the Lysander was first flown on June 15th, 1936. This unconventional looking aircraft had contoured wings that were angled slightly forward so that the pilot was positioned in front of the wing. Its roles included reconnaissance, message pickup, artillery spotting and some limited bombing, but its superb short takeoff and landing capabilities are what set it apart from other aircraft of its time, making it perfect for special night missions such as transportation of agents and supplies to and from mainland Europe.

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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation

The Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Permanently retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Fixed, non-spinning plastic propellers.
  • No pilot figures.

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