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Airfix Avro Lancaster BIII 1:72 scale model kit

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"Great model to build"
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I built my first one of these in 1971 and I have decided to do it again – the new model is a bit different as design and moulding practices have changed – it looks like it will be a great project

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Description

While the Lancaster saw the vast majority of its service as a high altitude night bomber attacking strategic targets deep within Germany, notably its involvement in the battles of the Ruhr, Hamburg and Berlin, it was a daring low-level raid that gave the Lancaster arguably its finest hour.

The Dambusters raid, as it has since become known, was one the most famous operations of the war. Led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, the 19 specially modified Lancaster bombers attacked the Mohne, Eder, Sorpe and Ennepe dams, with the Mohne and Eder dams being breached. This caused widespread destruction to both the German war effort and to food production.

The dams were breached using a special type of bomb, the Upkeep mine, or ‘bouncing bomb’. This was rotated before being dropped so that it skipped along the surface before impacting against the dam, sinking and exploding, thus rupturing the dam. This avoided the need for a high altitude raid and avoided the torpedo nets. The attack was a partial success but greatly improved the morale of the Allies and the British public.

Number of pieces: 239 unpainted pieces

Supplied unassembled and unpainted. Hobby tools, glue & paints are needed to complete (Sold Separately)

Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months. Choking hazard, contains small parts. Please retain these details for future reference. Ages 8+

Release date NZ
January 1st, 2014
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Scale
1/72
Box Dimensions (mm)
455x253x60
UPC
5014429090073
Product ID
22625157

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