Dean Large tackles IsraDecal Studio's 1/48 Texan II trainer and completes it as an RAF machine with a high-gloss black finish.
In 2019, the RAF accepted into service a sleek, black basic trainer. It had tandem ejection seats, a turboprop engine and the sort of disproportionately large canopy that gave it the appearance of a wide-eyed kitten. Although a similar description could be used to described the Embraer Tucano, in this case it was actually the Beechcraft/Raytheon T-6 Texan II... the latest machine to set young hopefuls on their way to becoming a modern-day Biggles. This type first entered service with the US Air Force in 2001 and is now being utilised by several air arms. There are just two 1/48 kits of the Texan II to date: a resin offering from Aztec Models and a styrene product from Ibex, recently re-boxed by IsraDecal Studios.