Avro Lancaster B Mk.III "Dambuster" 1/32 HK Models

$299.95
SKU:
HKM01E011
Availability:
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The four-engine Avro Type 683 Lancaster was developed from the disappointing twin-engine Manchester, which was unreliable due to engine fires. The wingspan was increased and the engines replaced with Merlins. The first flight was made in January 1941 and it soon proved its excellence in handling and high load capability and became the backbone of the RAF Bomber Command. The type was utilized at the M.A.N factory raid in Augsburg, the Dambusters Raid on the Ruhr Valley dams, and in sinking the Tirpitz. At the end of the war it was used in relief operations, dropping supplies to the Dutch and returning prisoners of war from Germany. Postwar they were used for testing jet engines and in-flight fueling systems. The last one was withdrawn from service in October 1956 although the RCAF and French Air Force still used them until the mid-1960s.

HK Models recommends using Tamiya X and XF paints for this kit – click here to purchase!Please see the recommended colors and their numbers below.

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Product Details:

Scale: 1/32
Skill Level: 4
Length: 26.2”
Wingspan: 38.3”
Parts: 824
- Painting and assembly required
- 46 sprues
- Two decal sheets
- Two photo-etched frets
- Clear parts
- Authentic surface details
- Detailed cockpit and bomb bay
- Accurate engine assembly
- Recessed panel lines and rivet detail
- Detailed landing gear
- Lots of external and stored loads
- Illustrated instructions
- Markings for Guy Gibson’s ED932 / AJ-G from 617 squadron. RAF, Scampton, UK, May 1943.

*Experience with photo-etched parts is recommended*
*Cyanoacrylate glue is required for photo-etched parts*

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Paint Guide:

RAF Dark Green   XF-81
RAF Dark Earth   XF-52, XF-3, XF-51, XF-2 (mixing directions in kit)
RAF Night   XF-69
RAF Interior Green   XF-71
Dark Green Leather   X-5
Tan   XF-78
Flat Yellow   XF-3
Flat Red   XF-7
Aluminum   XF-16
Gunmetal   X-10
Olive Drab   XF-62
Steel   XF-56
Brass   X-12
Flat White   XF-2
Rubber Black   XF-85
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