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Harvard MkIV RCAF postwar 20213 CF-UUU CWH 1:72 with stand by Pilot Collectibles
- Brand: Pilot Collectibles
Pilot Collectibles are a line Canadian-themed collector's model aircraft. Its economical finished collectible model line features RCAF and other aircraft in standard collectible scales such as 1:200, 1:144 and 1:72 scale. Made in China, larger moulds (1:2
Pilot Collectibles are a line Canadian-themed collector's model aircraft. Its economical finished collectible model line features RCAF and other aircraft in standard collectible scales such as 1:200, 1:144 and 1:72 scale. Made in China, larger moulds (1:200 scale) are all plastic construction, smaller types such as the 1:144 and 1:72 scale models are diecast with some plastic parts. Each comes with a plastic display stand.Wingspan 6 3/4"' x 4 3/4"
In August 1938, Noorduyn Aviation of Montreal farsightedly signed an agreement with North American, to build the Harvard under licence. When the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) came into being in December 1939, Noorduyn received its first orders and went on to produce nearly 2800 Harvard Mk. IIBs for the RCAF and the RAF, between 1940 and 1945. In Canada, Harvard Mk. IIBs were used as advanced trainers with the BCATP at fifteen Service Flying Training Schools across the nation. They helped pilots make to the transition from low powered primary trainers, like Fleet Finch or the deHavilland Tiger Moth, to high performance front line fighters such as the Spitfire.
At the end of WW II, although the RCAF retained the Harvard as a trainer, a large number of them were sold off to civilian operators. The RCAF soon regretted this, for by 1949 the Cold War with the Soviet Union was in full swing and the RCAF urgently needed trainers again. 100 T-6J Texans were leased temporarily from the USAF and a further 270 Harvards, the Mk. IV version, were ordered from Canadian Car & Foundry, Thunder Bay. The RCAF used the Harvard Mk. IV for a further fifteen years, before finally retiring it in 1966.
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- Code PCrcafharvardCWH20213
- SKU PCrcafharvardCWH20213
- Weight 400
- Size X 19
- Size Y 19
- Size Z 7