1:33 Supermarine Stranraer Civilian Combo Paper Model

$10.00

Units Sold: 6

THIS IS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD KIT TO BE PRINTED BY THE BUYER.
NO PHYSICAL PRODUCT WILL BE SHIPPED.

Description

From May 1935, the Stranraer was developed for civilian use into the Type 237. All the RCAF’s Stranraers were struck off charge between June 1939 and January 1946. Of the 40 aircraft acquired by the RCAF, half survived being destroyed or damaged during the war. In November 1944, 20 aircraft that had been withdrawn from active service in February earlier that year were purchased for civilian use, before being registered in Canada or the US.

After the end of World War II, 13 examples were sold through Crown Assets (Canadian government) and passed into civilian use; several served with Queen Charlotte Airlines (QCA) in British Columbia, operating until 1958. A re-engine project by the airline substituted 1,200 horsepower (890 kW) Wright GR-1820-G202GA engines in place of the original Pegasus units.

Queen Charlotte Airlines became at one point the third-largest airline in Canada; it was popularly known as the Queer Collection of Aircraft. With limited money, it flew a mixture of types that were often the cast-offs of other operators. In QCA use, the Stranraer gained a more suitable reputation and was “well liked” by its crews.

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