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AIRFIX (A08001) Avro Lancaster BII, kit. 1/72 scale

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1/72 scale construction kit which requires assembly and painting

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Of the RAF bombers involved in operations over Germany during the Second World War, the Avro Lancaster must rank as the most famous of them all. Although Merlin engines were the more usual power plant for the Lancaster, not all were produced using them. Due to the demands put on Rolls Royce by the production aircraft a potential shortage of the vital Merlin and the BII variant was equipped with Bristol Hercules radial engines instead. The first of which was completed in September 1942. Faster to 18,000ft, these radial engines were also able to soak up more damage than the normally fitted Merlin. However, the service ceiling was lower and with the percieved shortage over by 1944, the BII was phased out of service at the start on 1945. A worthy alternative to the normal variants, the BII proved to be popular with its crews and a capable version of the excellent bomber

Model details:

  • Parts: 239
  • Dimensions: L294 x W432mm approx 
  • Scale: 1/72

Features:

  • Revised tooling
  • Detailed flight deck, bombardier station & navigator station behind pilot
  • Optional seated pilot figure
  • The wing/fuselage join is assisted with mainspars that interconnect the wings
  • Sides of main wheel wells are open ribs revealing details inside the wings
  • Choice of ventral gun turret installed or faired over
  • Positionable elevators, rudders, ailerons and flaps
  • Positionable landing gear
  • Weighted main gear tyres
  • Positionable bomb bay doors
  • Choice of step-bulge or gentle-bulged bomb bay doors

Paint schemes:

  • 'Z-Zombie', No.408 (Goose) Squadron, 6 Group, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Air Force Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire, July 1944
  • 'Fanny Ferkin II' No.514 Squadron, 3 Group, Royal Air Force Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, November 1944

Requires:

  • Glue, paint and tools for assembly

 

 

 



 
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