1/72 Tee-Jay Bessonneau World War 1 Aircraft Hanger Bagged
Vacuform Model Kit
Rare. Limited issue kit - one of only 500 made. Large kit is big enough to hold several single seat fighters. The Bessonneau Type 'H' Canvas Hanger was used as a lightweight housing and maintenance area for World War 1 aircraft. The structure was light timber framed and covered with canvas. The hanger came in four sizes and the RFC and RAF used this 20 x 24 metre type. The hangers were used in France, Britain, Canada, Russia, the Middle and Far East, and at least one was captured and used by the Germans. The hanger was popular post-war, being used to house Hawker Harts in 1936, Meteors in Changi in 1957 and RAF Wessex helicopters in an aluminum framed Bessonneau from 1966-1968. The last known example was used at RAF Halton into the late 1970s. Still factory sealed.
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