de Havilland Canada Chimpmunk
Chris Jones gives Airfix’s brand-new 1/48 de Havilland Chipmunk a thorough examination.
Although production began in Canada, the ‘Chippie’ also turned the heads of the RAF, and licensed production began in the United Kingdom. Stable but fully aerobatic, the type became an essential part of RAF flying training and was used to teach generations of up-and-coming pilots. Beyond this, the Chipmunk allowed vast numbers of people to experience the wonder of flying for the first time through service with University Air Squadrons and Air Cadet Air Experience Flights.