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Airfix Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) The Dambusters 1:72 Plastic Kit

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The Airfix 1/72 Avro Lancaster from the plastic aircraft model kits range accurately recreates the real life WW2 aircraft flown during the war.
This model requires paint and glue to complete.

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.

Dimensions L294 x W432mm

Parts:  239

With 2018 marking the 75th Anniversary of Operation Chastise and the famous Dambusters Raid, a new generation of enthusiasts and modellers have been introduced to the heroic actions of 133 highly brave airmen and their nineteen specially modified Lancaster bombers. Despite only a few weeks of intensive training, using technology never seen before, they managed to successfully accomplish one of the most audacious bombing raids in the history of warfare.

 

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