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Pilatus PC-6C/H-2 Turbo Porter
JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 09:13 PM UTC

Again Roden it seems never sleeps. They have given us another scale wonder in plastic. In 1959 the Swiss firm Pilatus developed a simple multi-purpose aircraft, with the formal name of PC-6 Porter. Then the turbo version became the airlines to the spies.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 11:22 PM UTC
It looks at though Tim hatton (litespeed) will be taking on this build. I will put this in the post to him next Monday.
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Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 10:31 PM UTC
Hmmmm.. I don't think I want to erase the fuselage halves while building the model...
JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, November 01, 2010 - 04:25 PM UTC


With this message Roden announces a new release # 443 UV-20A Chiricahua US Army Pilatus PC-6B-2/H-2 in 1:48 scale

The Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter is the further development of the well-known light multipurpose turboprop PC-6B, developed at the beginning of the Sixties by the Swiss company Pilatus. This version is powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engine of 680 hp. Apart from in Switzerland, the aircraft was built under license in the USA by Fairchild Industries. Machines belonging to the U.S. Army were designated UV-20A Chiricahua. Planes of this type were exported to many countries in different continents of the world, including Australia and Latin America - Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico. The Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter has been used both for military purposes in the Air Forces of those countries, and in purely civilian activities such as light transport and skydiving.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 06:43 AM UTC
Hi Stephen, nice camouflage on the Pilatus.
All the best.
tim
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Posted: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 10:11 AM UTC

Quoted Text

...nice camouflage on the Pilatus...



Hi Stephen

Ditto that! Really tasty!

All the best

Rowan
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 01:02 AM UTC
It reminds me of the camouflage used on Junkers D.I & J.I airframes of 1918.
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Posted: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 03:26 PM UTC



Quoted Text

With this message Roden announces a new release # 443 UV-20A Chiricahua US Army Pilatus PC-6B-2/H-2 in 1:48 scale

The Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter is the further development of the well-known light multipurpose turboprop PC-6B, developed at the beginning of the Sixties by the Swiss company Pilatus. This version is powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engine of 680 hp. Apart from in Switzerland, the aircraft was built under license in the USA by Fairchild Industries. Machines belonging to the U.S. Army were designated UV-20A Chiricahua. Planes of this type were exported to many countries in different continents of the world, including Australia and Latin America - Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico. The Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter has been used both for military purposes in the Air Forces of those countries, and in purely civilian activities such as light transport and skydiving.



Mine landed on my doorstep tonight!
Darson
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Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 02:49 PM UTC
Stephen, any chance of posting a scan of the color schemes available in the box? I've just ordered mine & I'd love to know what other option I might have to choose from.

Cheers
JackFlash
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 05:06 PM UTC
I am working on the review even as we speak and I always do images of the instruction sheets but as a description here is what you get in the #443 kit.

1. Fairchild UV-20A Chiricahua, s/n 79-23253, USA Army Group on West Europe, Tempelhorf, West Germany, May 1980.
2. Fairchild UV-20A Chiricahua, s/n 79-23254, Golden Knights Parachute Team, Pennsylvania, October 2009.
3. Pilatus PC-6/B1-H2 Turbo Porter G-2/0686, Argentinian Armada (Air Force), mid-late 1980th.
4. Pilatus PC-6/B1-H2 Turbo Porter A14-690, No.161 (Independent) Recce Flight, Australian, later 1st Aviation Regiment, Army Air Force, Vietnam, 1969.
5. Pilatus PC-6/B1-H2 Turbo Porter A14-684, No.173 (General Support) Sqn Royal Australian Air Force, New South Wales, October 1988.