This could be a ;eld in Flanders, Belgium, circa June 1918, but it’s the Long Island Skyhawks hosting an Over the Front event with pre-1919 model
aircra;. The airplanes were aligned for photos. How many can you identify?
DH-4: Dayton-Wright Company,
General Motors, and the Standard
Aircraft Corporation. Of 12,000 originally
ordered, roughly 5,000 were delivered
before the war ended. The rest were
canceled. The DH- 4 soldiered on after
the war in many roles—both military and
civilian—until 1932. The original cost of
the aircraft was approximately $11,000.
Giant Scale Event
Finally, I’m sharing two photos from
an Over the Front event held at my field.
The photos show all of the Giant Scale
models aligned on the pristine grass
runway. The two photos are from right to
left and left to right so that most, if not
all, of the models can be seen.
Despite the caption, there’s no way
that these photos could have been
taken in a field somewhere in Flanders,
Belgium, during the Great War, because
representative aircraft from belligerents
on both sides rest peacefully together.
That’s all for this column and this year.
See you in 2013!
Troy Built Models
99 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2012 www.ModelAviation.com