DHC-2 Beaver airplane model. de Havilland Canada's first purpose designed bush aircraft, the Beaver was that company's most successful program sales wise (both military or civil), with almost 1700 built in a production run lasting two decades.
Beaver development work began in 1946 and the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests had considerable input into the final design and configuration of this rugged and versatile utility. A prototype flew on August 16 1947, with seating for five or six, although the production Beaver grew slightly to seat an extra two passengers by the time civil certification was awarded in March 1948.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/40. Wingspan 18 inches, Length 13 inches.