Airfix 1:72 Avro Lancaster B.III The Dambusters Aircraft Model Kit-B00CA1MDIO

  • Product Code: B00CA1MDIO
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  • $33.28
  • $19.18

  • A quality model by Airfix ready for build and paint

  • To complete this kit, paint and glue are required. Please see the product description for relevant paints required

  • Made of plastic

  • Scale - 1:72

  • Airfix 1:72 Avro Lancaster B.III the dambusters model kit. 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.

    The kit also requires Humbrol Enamel paints primary decal scheme (sold separately): 11 silver 14ml, 24 trainer yellow 14ml, 26 khaki 14ml, 29 dark earth 14ml, 30 dark green 14ml, 33 black 14ml, 53 gunmetal 14ml, 56 aluminium 14ml, 60 scarlet 14ml, 61 flesh 14ml, 62 leather 14ml, 78 cockpit green 14ml, 96 raf blue 14ml, 98 chocolate 14ml. Safety warning: not suitable for children under 36 months. Choking hazard, contains small parts. Please retain these details for future reference. 8+.

    Safety Warning

    Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts, functional sharp edges and/or points.

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    Airfix 1:72 Avro Lancaster B.III The Dambusters Aircraft Model Kit-B00CA1MDIO

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