The De Havilland Dragon Rapide was designed in late 1933 and was intended for use as a british short-haul passenger airliner during the 1930s. Taking its first flight in 1934 and entering service with Hillman Airways, the twin engined aircraft was probably the most successful British short haul commercial passenger plane of the 1930s. In real life, our Dragon Rapide is based at Duxford and is owned by Mark Miller from De Havilland Support, from whom we had enormous help in developing our 1:72 scale replica. Painted in brown and green camouflage with grey underside and given a satin overall finish, the Scottish Airways Ltd lettering is discreetly printed beneath the cockput windows immediately behind the nose cone. The G-AGJG lettering appears on both the upper and lower wings as well as along the fuselage. Added detail includes the brown/dark blue/white horizontal stripes along the under wings and vertical stripes on the tail fin. The propellers are grey with silver spinner and yellow tips and eve nthe exhause pipes are given a grey finish.