HOWARD IN THE CONGO

INTERMEDIATE BUILD

HOWARD IN THE CONGO

Cast with Dekno’s resin Howard DGA-15P, Mike Grant builds the model in Free French colours as an ambulance airframe.

HOWARD IN THE CONGO

Catalonia-based manufacturer Dekno produces a range of resin kits depicting golden-age aircraft subjects, mainly in 1/72, and most are civilian types including several 1930s air racers, but there are also a few military variants based on civilian prototypes.

As a case in point, Dekno offers the Howard DGA-15P in civil guise (GA.720701), with wheel spats and Humble Oil Company decals for an all-red aircraft or as a military variant (GA.720700) with both US and French markings. The latter was to be the subject of this build, depicting the high-wing monoplane fitted with a Pratt & Whitney R-985 radial engine (hence the ‘P’ designation) but no wheel spats or propeller spinner, as operated during World War Two.

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