Italeri Do-24T

This model is in fact a re-issue of the 1970's Revell-Italeri model.

The general looks of the Italeri model is good, a deeper look however shows a few (small) mistakes.
The most obvious mistake is the fact that the Dutch X-24 is modeled as a Do-24T, when it was a Do-24K-1. The registration X-24 is placed on the rudder when in fact it was placed under the rudder on the fuselage. Another part is the missing of the drawing of the X-24 on the fuselage below the cockpit (click here to see the original X-24).
The Swedish Do-24T is in fact the Do-24T-3 Werk Nr. 3343 and the decals look right.
The German Do-24T-1 is a bit puzzling to me as I can't find any information about a CD+BH, a Stammzeichen that has not been used by Aviolanda, Fokker or S.N.C.A.-N.. The aircraft was supposed to be in service with Seenotgruppe III, a unit with very little background information. I will try to get in contact with Italeri and maybe they have some information about this aircraft.
The funny thing is that the fuselage is a Do-24K model and the wings and gunturrets are Do-24T model. there is no detail showing for the two hatches on the side of the fuselage used for loading and unloading. These hatches were not present on the Do-24K model, but were on the Do-24T.

Overall there are some defects obvious before starting the project, but at the moment this is the only readily available from the box model out there, so I have to make do with it.

One day I hope to have the time and patience to build this model and of course this process can be followed on this webpage.

Italeri can be contacted at the following adress:
ITALERI S.P.A.
VIA PRADAZZO, 6/B
40012 CALDERARA DI RENO (BO)
ITALY

Or of course via the internet: http://www.italeri.com

Italeri Do-24T

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Finished Models
Mats Engstrom

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