TF-ISM  de Havilland D.H.89A Dragon Rapide     (c/n  6670)


                                  Another cropped image from Flugfelag Islands.    Since the other Rapide operated by the airline,
                                  TF-ISO, was lost in 1945 it can be surmised that the above shot depicts TF-ISM (the same air-
                                  craft as is in the background on the shot for TF-ISK).  The Rapides were used by the airline on
                                  local inter-island services in the 1940s, and also as herring spotters.    TF-ISM was the former
                                  RAF Dominie HG671 built by Brush, although it evidently saw little service duty.  Is was not
                                  uncommon for fabric covered aircraft such as the D.H.89A to catch fire whilst starting.  Hence
                                  the precaution of having the bloke with the fire extinguisher.  For modellers, correspondent Olafur
                                  Sigurdsson in Iceland reports that the original livery was bright red with large white surrounded
                                  letters and no cheat lines.   The livery shown above came much later.