The iconic Avro Lancaster became a mainstay of RAF Bomber Command in 1942, with over 7,300 built. During WWII, 617 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, was tasked with destroying the Ruhr dams. The mission, dubbed Operation Chastise, employed the revolutionary bouncing bombs on the night of May 16th-17th, 1943. Miraculously, two of the dams were destroyed - Möhne and Eder - though Ennepe and Sorpe withstood the attack.
- Middle section of fuselage to take the special bombs
- Detailed bouncing bomb with rack
- Surface details with recessed panel lines
- Detailed cockpit with instrument panel and side panels
- Places for navigator and radio operator
- 2 rotating MG turrets
- Glazed canopy with different versions
- Detailed Merlin engine
- Main undercarriage bay with separate side struts
- Detailed main undercarriage
- Movable propeller
- 2 different propeller blades
Decals for 1 RAF version:
- Avro Lancaster B.Mk.III (Special) No.617 Squadron, Royal Air Force, May 1943
Assembly and painting required. Kit does not include model cement glue, paint, and tools. Adult supervision where required.
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