This 1:72 scale model of Oxford’s highly detailed Westland Lysander is a replica of R9125, which survived World War II and is now preserved and on display in the RAF Museum in Hendon, London.
The Lysander was a British Army liaison aircraft which had been made initially under licence in Canada and introduced in 1939. No. 225 Squadron was reformed in October 1939 after having been disbanded in 1918. The Squadron was based at Odiham in Hampshire and equipped with Westland Lysanders, our model being one which joined the Squadron in 1940. It was used for reconnaissance patrols along the south coast of England between September of that year and April 1941. Note the Squadron Code LX-L along the fuselage which denotes an allocation date of April 1939 and worn from then until April 1942.
Decorated in the dark earth and dark green camouflage scheme, the underside is painted in a light duck egg green camouflage. The RAF roundels appear in red and blue on the upper wings and in red, blue and yellow on the fuselage alongside the black R9125 numbering. A fine detail sees the engine interior behind the nose cone painted black .The cockpit interior is also well detailed, moulded in a grey green with black instrument panel. There are also two wheel lights painted metallic silver on the front of the wheel housing.