Roden 1/48 DeHavilland DH4 British BiPlane Recon/Interceptor w/RAF 3a Engine Kit
Sale price $29.59 Regular priceROD-432
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Overall, the DH4's with the RAF3a were relatively less popular than their 'relatives' with other engines. The exacting nature of military service greatly tested the reliability of machines, and this sometimes led to the return to factories for recycling of more than half of newly delivered aircraft. Service pilots in their reports drew the authorities' attention to the fact that "flying the RAF3a DH4 is often associated with a risk to life", and therefore machines were immediately withdrawn from combat service at the first sign of problems with the engines or build quality. Despite all, these machines still made their own, small contribution to the common victory, compared with all the various DH4's with other power installations.