"A definite improvement over earlier small kits released. It was sold as a "D.H.20 Beaver", which was probably the result of some confusion over the U.S. Army designation L-20 used for the Beaver (the actual D.H.20 was a sports biplane project of the early 1920s)."
FROG model aircraft 1932-1976, R. Lines, L. Hellstrom
Over the counter
EXPECT some really low-priced plastic scale kits from International Model Aircraft before long. Following the outstanding success of their 2s. 6d. Comet range—a production in limited numbers off American moulds, on loan —we cannot see their forsaking this market entirely.
Model Aircraft september 1957
Over the counter
The model aircraft section at the Tri-ang Trade Fair held in London recently presented the usual galaxy of models and accessories, although the number of new additions to the Frog range was less than in previous years.The aircraft carrier which was a feature of the Tri-ang Toy Fair. The propellers on the helicopter and "Gannet" revolve, but were stopped by our camera.
We also spotted a new 3s. range of plastic solids which included such types as the B-26 Invader and the D.H. Beaver. In the larger 1/72nd range, a Vulcan and a Valiant will shortly be available.
Model Aircraft april 1958
Nine new plastics in a 3s. range, all about 7-in span, have been launched by FROG and are to a very fine high standard. We are particulary attracted by the de Havilland Beaver (misnomered Type 20, actually the D.H.C-2), moulded in pale blue and with demonstrator registration G-ALOW.
Others immediately available are the Short Sealand, Douglas Invader, Ν.A. Tornado, and to come, the B-47, B-52, B-66, Neptune and Packet. All are original mouldings by International Model Aircraft. Also added to the other, more detailed FROG range of 1/72nd types is a super Fairey Delta 2 kit, with droop snoot too, at 6s. 6d.
AeroModeller 1958-05, VOLUΜE XXIII, NUΜBER 268
THE DE HAVILLAND (CANADA) BEAVER
by R. L. Ward
For the modeller, the only Beaver kit available for many years was the rather oddly-scaled FROG 1/82nd version but by the late sixties this excellent representation was almost unavailable.
The IPMS magazine, OCTOBER 1972 Vol. 9 No. 10