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  1. I should add, I’m in Canada so the distribution may be different than what was just posted. Although the shop did say a North American distributor.
  2. My shop just informed me there is now a North America Distributor and the kits should be flowing in within a week or two.
  3. Kind of shocking they haven't. They have tooled the 720 so there is hope.
  4. We had it at an airshow on our base in the mid-nineties. We had to re-position it and I wound up driving the tow vehicle. So I can say I towed the largest plane in the world. I still remember the flooring on the flight deck, you could feel it flex. The flooring was made out of titanium and therefore very thin. It was a good climb to the cockpit. During the actual airshow I was working the flightline. I was called to the 225 because people were climbing the main gear. No duff, I counted 11 people as I kicked them out of the gear, they were climbing the gear like it was a tree. It still visits my city yearly as it does a lot of work moving oil field equipment in and out of Canada.
  5. Quite a bit of sheen on the underside of the aircraft too, very noticeable when the armorers are loading the weapons. Excellent find!
  6. Very nice! Love the variation in the paint!
  7. Main gear bays were painted underside camouflage. Some early dash 1s had the main wheel well bays undercoated in salmon, it was not the final coat. All wrecks with salmon confirm this. A few dash 1s didn’t have the tail wheel well finished in the underside color.
  8. Another that I can think of is Russ Bannock, I was a member of 418 Squadron and I have met him several times at reunions and at museum events. He is the RCAF’s top scoring night fighter ace. He turned 99 two weeks ago. I sent him birthday wishes.
  9. I just did one for a friend too who lost his home two weeks ago. Had I known about your gofundme page I would have donated.
  10. I have the same book signed by him. As we both mentioned, he is a man that instantly becomes your friend. I couldn’t believe how he treated all my 416 Squadron mates like family.
  11. Very good guy, full of passion, sad to hear. We are losing too many.
  12. A friend of mine lost his house two weeks ago. Lost everything and yes they had insurance. Regardless, I started them a GoFundMe page, within a week it was over 10K. It is still growing but it has tapered off. Insurance can take up to six months to put money in their hands. Glad to hear Paul made it out with his family and pets. The same was true for my friend.
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