built by Oliver Peissl


Cat. No. 11117

648394 British Rocket Projectiles RP-3 60lb S.A.P. (Brassin)

MN529, F/O Ian Handyside, No. 184 Squadron, No. 129 Wing,

RAF Westhampnett, Great Britain, June 1944

MN529 arrived with No. 184 Squadron at RAF Westhampnett on June 1st, 1944, one of the

first 4-bladers in service. It was allocated to F/O Ian G. Handyside and was soon to receive

‘D-Day stripes´ which obliterated the squadron individual code letter (aft of the roundel on both

sides – No. 184 Squadron’s style at this time); hence the application of a large ’N’ on either side

of the fin. After a few sorties operating from dusty ‘R&R’ strips (refuel and rearm) in Normandy,

without the benefit of a dust filter, it was withdrawn for repairs. It returned to service but with

No. 193 Squadron but was lost on operations on October 12th, 1944. Promoted to Fl/Lt Ian

Handyside’s operational tour continued until January 14th, 1945 when his Typhoon was hit by

flak and he force-landed in enemy territory, spending the rest of the war as a PoW.

INFO Eduard - March 2020