1/48 8007 Eduard Morane-Saulnier Type L - No.356 French late-1915 / 'Le Pilou Pilou' French late-1915 / British RNAS R.A.J. Warneford VC June 7 1915
Multimedia Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very nicely detailed, featuring main injection molded parts, choice of two cast metal engines, a great many photoetched parts, film instruments, colorful decals for three different aircraft and a color painting guide. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions. Here are some interesting markings notes, thanks to Dusty Rhodes- Decals are for RFC serial 3523, flown by R.A.J. Warneford, VC, in action on 7 June 1915, against zeppelin LZ37. Warneford destroyed LZ37 by dropping a 20 lb. bomb which ignited the airship's gas cells. Some authorities report one crew member survived by jumping clear of the wreck. "Le Pilou-Pilou," referenced in the French decal option, refers to a Paris music hall adaptation of a native Melanesian war dance, reportedly quite popular in Paris of the early war years.