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

Product Code: A09007

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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.

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Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit’s primary decal scheme.

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  • Scale:  1:72
  • Flying Hours:  3
  • Skill:  3
  • Scale:  1:72
  • Dimensions (mm):  L294 x W432
  • Number of Parts:  239

Safety Notice:

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

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  • Primary Scheme
    A - Reserve aircraft flown by Flight Lieutenant Joseph Charles McCarthy DFC (Royal Canadian Air Force), No.617 Squadron, 'Operation Chastise', Royal Air Force Scampton, England, 16th and 17th May 1943

    A - Reserve aircraft flown by Flight Lieutenant Joseph Charles McCarthy DFC (Royal Canadian Air Force), No.617 Squadron, 'Operation Chastise', Royal Air Force Scampton, England, 16th and 17th May 1943

  • B - Aircraft flown by Flight Lieutenant Robert Norman George Barlow DFC (Royal Australian Air Force), No.617 Squadron, 'Operation Chastise', Royal Air Force Scampton, England, 16th and 17th May 1943. Aircraft and crew lost in action.

    B - Aircraft flown by Flight Lieutenant Robert Norman George Barlow DFC (Royal Australian Air Force), No.617 Squadron, 'Operation Chastise', Royal Air Force Scampton, England, 16th and 17th May 1943. Aircraft and crew lost in action.

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