1/48 Avro Lancaster B Mk.I - HK Models
- Product code: 109-HKM01F005
- EAN code: 4897041570359
- Weight: 1.3 kg
- Availability:In stock 5+ pc(s)
- Manufacturer: Hong Kong Models
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The Avro Lancaster was a British four-engined strategic bomber of red- wing metal construction from the Second World War. The prototype was flown in January 1941 and serial production began in the same year. The basis for the Lancaster was the Avro Manchester aircraft. It was powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlin XX forked engines of 1280 hp each (Mk.I) or Bristol Hercules VI engines of 1737 hp each, although other engines were also used. Series production took place at Avro, Metropolitan-Vickers, Armstrong Whitworth, Vickers Armstrong and Victoria Aircraft and by early 1946, 7377 aircraft had been produced. Four main versions of the Avro Lancaster were produced (Mk.I, Mk.II, Mk.III and Mk.X), which were externally similar to each other. The Avro Lancaster was the RAF's primary strategic bomber, and at one time earned a reputation as the best. It was easy to fly, had a high lifting capacity and a long design life. There were times when the bomber was able to complete a mission and return to base, even though one engine failed. The aircraft entered service in December 1941 and served for the remainder of the war, carrying out primarily strategic bombing duties. It was Lancasters from 617 Bomb Squadron RAF that were used to damage hydroelectric dams in the Ruhr in May 1943. Technical data (Mk.I version): length: 21.11m, wingspan: 31.09m, height: 6.25m, maximum speed: 456km/h, maximum range: 4073km, maximum ceiling 6500m, armament: fixed- 8 Browning machine guns cal.7.7mm, suspended- up to 6300kg of bombs or one Grand Slam bomb (10000kg) after modification of the bomb bay.
Unassembled and unpainted plastic kit. To complete this kit you need to buy paints, glue for plastic models, thinner, brushes, which are not included.