Aeroplane Monthly 1984-05
Bristol Beaufighter TT.Mk 10 RD850 was not quite the last Beau in service with the RAF. The aircraft's tailwheel was damaged in a Ground handling accident at Takali in early 1960; repairs were not considered worthwhile, and so RD850 was dismantled.
A model of the Airspeed Courier. The model has a wingspan of 83in, a wing area of 1,100in2 and at a weight of 9 1/2 lb has a wing loading low enough to be as embarrassing as the real thing to land in a small field on a calm day. It floats. I can come in over the boundary ten feet up and still be five feet up when I exit on the far side. Oh for flaps!