Saturday, November 17, 2018

1/144 DH-88 Comet, Bernard 191 L’oiseau Canari & Alpha Jet - Creations Chaubet

1/144 DH-88 Comet, Bernard 191 L’oiseau Canari & Alpha Jet - Creations Chaubet

Creations Chaubet has been producing interesting metal cast aircraft from his workshop in France for some years.

Metal Kit & Decals
193 : DH-88 COMET- 20 €   
194 : ALPHA JET - 20 €   
195 : BERNARD 191 L’OISEAU CANARI - 30 €

Metal, Assembled and Painted/Decal
432 : DH-88 COMET - 39 €
433 : ALPHA JET - 39 €
434 : BERNARD 191 L’OISEAU CANARI - 59 €

I would recommend that you check his site and review the kits available, I have always been an admirer of his France 46 era prototypes.

You will also find many  items not available in 1/144 from any other producer:


Available: November 2018
Shipping: Orders over 80 Euro are shipped free
Payment: Paypal is available

The de Havilland DH.88 Comet is a two-seat, twin-engined aircraft developed specifically to participate in the 1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race from the United Kingdom to Australia.

Development of the DH.88 Comet was initiated at the behest of British aviation pioneer Geoffrey de Havilland, along with the support of de Havilland's board, being keen to garner prestige from producing the victorious aircraft as well as to gain from the research involved in producing it. The Comet was designed by A. E. Hagg around the specific requirements of the race; Hagg produced an innovative design in the form of a stressed-skin cantilever monoplane, complete with an enclosed cockpit, retractable undercarriage, landing flaps, and variable-pitch propellers.

A total of three Comets were produced for the race, all for private owners at the discounted price of £5,000 per aircraft. The aircraft underwent a rapid development cycle, performing its maiden flight only six weeks prior to the race. Comet G-ACSS Grosvenor House emerged as the winner. Two further examples were later built. The Comet went on to establish a multitude of aviation records, both during the race and in its aftermath, as well as participating in further races. Several examples were bought and evaluated by national governments, typically as mail planes. Two Comets, G-ACSS and G-ACSP, survived into preservation, while a number of full-scale replicas have also been constructed.

The Canary Bird is a French great raid aircraft, which was named because of its bright yellow colour. It is derived from the Bernard 190 T designed by Jean Hubert , Chief Engineer of the Bernard Aircraft Company .

The Canari Bird made the first nonstop French crossing of the North Atlantic, the June 13 , 1929, driven by Jean Assollant , René Lefèvre and Armand Lotti . The crossing took place from Old Orchard Beach (Maine) north of Boston to Oyambre, near Comillas ( Cantabria , Spain ), setting a record for the longest trip over an ocean (5,900 kilometers ). The Canary Bird is also known to have transported the first stowaway during the crossing, Arthur Schreiber .

Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet 
The Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet is a light attack jet and advanced jet trainer co-manufactured by Dassault Aviation of France and Dornier Flugzeugwerke of Germany. It was developed specifically to perform the trainer and light attack missions, as well as to perform these duties more ideally than the first generation of jet trainers that preceded it. Following a competition, a design submitted by a team comprising Breguet Aviation, Dassault Aviation, and Dornier Flugzeugwerke, initially designated as the TA501, was selected and subsequently produced as the Alpha Jet.

Both the French Air Force and German Air Force procured the Alpha Jet in large numbers, the former principally as a trainer aircraft and the latter choosing to use it as a light attack platform. As a result of post-Cold War military cutbacks, Germany elected to retire its own fleet of Alpha Jets in the 1990s and has re-sold many of these aircraft to both military and civilian operators. The Alpha Jet has been adopted by a number of air forces across the world and has also seen active combat use by some of these operators.

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