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set 3004 RAF WW2 Biplanes

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RAF WW2 Biplanes

In the late 1930s and throughout World War II, Royal Air Force (RAF) biplane aircraft played a significant role in the aerial battles over Europe and beyond. These rugged and versatile machines were at the forefront of early air combat, embodying the daring spirit of the pilots who flew them.

One of the most notable biplane aircraft utilized by the RAF during this period was the Hawker Fury. Initially introduced in the late 1920s, the Fury underwent various upgrades and modifications, ensuring its relevance well into the 1930s. Armed with machine guns and equipped with maneuverability that belied its sturdy frame, the Fury became a stalwart in RAF squadrons.

As the clouds of war gathered in the late 1930s, the RAF relied heavily on biplanes like the Gloster Gladiator to defend British skies. Despite the advent of faster monoplane designs, the Gladiator proved its worth in numerous aerial engagements, particularly during the early stages of World War II.

During the tumultuous days of the Battle of Britain, RAF pilots flew biplane aircraft such as the Gloster Gladiator and the Hawker Hurricane in fierce dogfights against the Luftwaffe. These brave aviators, including notable figures like Richard Pattle, Ernest Dean, and Peter Wykeham-Barnes, demonstrated unparalleled skill and courage as they tangled with enemy fighters, often outnumbered but never outmatched.

Richard Pattle, a distinguished RAF pilot, rose to prominence during the war, tallying an impressive number of aerial victories flying various aircraft, including biplanes. His daring exploits in combat earned him the respect and admiration of his comrades and solidified his place in aviation history.

Ernest Dean, another notable pilot ace, distinguished himself flying Gloster Gladiator biplanes with No. 80 Squadron RAF in the skies over Greece and North Africa. Peter Wykeham-Barnes, serving with No. 3 Squadron RAF, piloted Hawker Fury biplanes during the early stages of World War II. Their courage and skill in aerial combat contributed to their reputation as formidable fighter aces.

Despite the eventual transition to more advanced monoplane designs, the legacy of RAF biplane aircraft in World War II remains indelible. These rugged machines, piloted by brave men like Richard Pattle, Ernest Dean, and Peter Wykeham-Barnes, stood as symbols of resilience and determination in the face of adversity, leaving an enduring mark on the annals of aviation history.

Use Guide for the Set RAF WW2 Biplanes

  • In 1938, the RAF introduced the Temperate Land camouflage scheme, which involved using Dark Green and Dark Earth colors for British aircraft. To prevent friendly fire, the undersides were brightly painted: the port side had a Night color, while the starboard had White.
  • Biplanes received additional camouflage on their lower wings, according to the so-called Shadow Compensation scheme. It was believed that the shadow from the upper wings of the biplane would darken the lighter camouflage of the lower wings, equalizing the colors. Thus, the aircraft would be less noticeable due to the reduced contrast from the falling shadow.
  • According to the Shadow Compensation scheme, RAF biplanes were given a 4-color camouflage. In addition to the standard Dark Green and Dark Earth on the upper surfaces, the lower wings and fuselage side surfaces were to be painted Light Green and Light Earth, respectively.
  • The Shadow Compensation scheme was abolished in late 1940, and the lower wings of RAF biplanes received the standard Temperate Land camouflage colors: Dark Green and Dark Earth.

Set RAF WW2 Biplanes Includes:

  • 387 Dark Green - A dark green camouflage color of the upper surfaces.
  • 389 Dark Earth - A khaki brown camouflage color of the upper surfaces.
  • 388 Light Green - A light green camouflage color for the lower wings of biplanes.
  • 390 Light Earth - A light sandy-brown camouflage color of the lower wings of biplanes.
  • 360 Night - A deep bluish-black color of the lower surfaces of the port side.
  • 099 White - A pure white color of the lower of the lower surfaces of the starboard side.


This Set is Best for:

  • de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
  • de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
  • de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly
  • de Havilland Express
  • de Havilland Mouth
  • de Havilland Tiger Moth
  • Gloster Gauntlet
  • Gloster Gladiator
  • Handley Page Heyford
  • Hawker Audax
  • Hawker Demon
  • Hawker Fury
  • Hawker Hart
  • Hawker Hartebeest
  • Hawker Hector
  • Hawker Hind
  • Vickers Vincent
  • Vickers Vildebeest, etc

Paint Type:

  • Acrylic A3004
  • Enamel E3004

Paint Finish:

  • Semi-gloss


  • 6 x 10 ml. (6 x 0.33oz)