British built De Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide is a 1:72 scale replica of the aircraft on display at the National Museum of the USAAF, located on the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In military circles the Dragon Rapide went under the name Dominie and was used for radio and navigation training and communications missions.
Nicknamed ‘Wee Wullie’, our aircraft in real life was registered as N2290, with a Construction No. 6794. Its flight code number X7454 is printed along both sides of the fuselage, alongside the American Star. Decorated simply in dull green with grey underside, the refurbished Dragon Rapide represents the colours of the USAAF 8th Air Force as flown by the 27th Air Transport Group in 1942.Note a special detail on our model – the addition of an air speed windmill on the upper left wing.
The Dragon Rapide, introduced in late 1933, was intended as a short-haul passenger airliner and used as such throughout its life, although it was also a very suitable aircraft for use by the RAF and other Air Forces during WWII for passenger and communications purposes.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
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We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850