Re: Avia BH-3

Matt Bittner (
Mon, 18 Dec 1995 14:59:01 -0500

On 18 Dec 95 at 15:37, Allan Wright tests the memory:

> Is the Avia BH-3 a WWI bird? Does anyone know more about this
> aircraft and it's service dates?

Well, I've built the KP kit, and did a *little* research, since I was
only able to find a little on it.

It was a total Czech machine, made in the early '20s. The first
machine (and I don't think there were more than a few) participated
in either a world-wide race, or a race sponsored by the Czech

It's a neat plane; reminds me of a Junkers D.I. The kit isn't too
bad. A little clean up, add some cockpit bits (imagination needed
here) and replace the struts, and you've got a neat little model. I
went a little further and added brass etched "grilling" for the
under-fuselage radiator. Heck, I got the kit for $1.00, and my
thinking at the time I started it (right after I bought it) was that
I don't want this box (model) sitting around - since the box was
crushed - so I'll build it. Took me two weeks, I believe.

Not WW1, but not too far off. If you've got the KP 1/72nd scale kit,
good luck. If not, then someone else makes this plane?


Matthew Bittner WW1 Modeler, ecto subscriber, semi-new dad, PowerBuilder developer; Omaha, Nebraska
Disclaimer: opinions expressed by me are my responsibility only.

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