Armory Announces New 1:48 Scale DH.89 Dragon Rapide Kits with Railway Air Service Markings
October 24, 2023 – Armory Models, has announced the first release in a series of new tool 1:48 scale DH.89 Dragon Rapide kits. The new kit will feature markings for three aircraft operated by the British company Railway Air Service (RAS).
The RAS was a pioneer in commercial aviation, and it operated a fleet of Dragon Rapides on a variety of routes throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. The new Armory kit will allow modelers to build one of these iconic aircraft in three different schemes:
- G-ACPP, “The City of Bristol”
- G-ACPR, “The City of Birmingham”
- G-AEAL, “The Star of Yorkshire”
- A new fuselage sprue with improved detail
- New wings with more accurate shape and detail
- New engine with improved detail
- New landing gear with improved detail
- A wide range of photoetched parts for added detail
The new Armory DH.89 Dragon Rapide kit is a must-have for any modeler interested in British commercial aviation or the Golden Age of Flying. It is also a great choice for modelers who are looking for a challenging and rewarding build.