Avro Lancaster Model

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It takes many years of skill to produce the details that you see on these limited production wood model airplanes.

The intricate details of the fusealage, wings and call signs are what makes our model airplanes museum quality replicas.  

This high quality wooden aircraft model is built by master craftsman. These plane models are for the most exclusive collectors and will highlight any airplane model collection. 

  • Wingspan: 12.5"
  • Length: 9"
  • 1/93rd Scale
  • Includes Deskstand

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Picture this amazing model plane on display in your office or den! Your friends will be in awe of the quality and detail. These model planes are not toys but can be admired by all.

 

History:

The Avro Lancaster was a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber made initially by Avro for the Royal Air Force RAF. It first saw active service in 1942, and together with the Handley Page Halifax it was one of the main heavy bombers of the RAF, the RCAF and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within RAF Bomber Command.

The "Lanc", as it was affectionately known, became the most famous and most successful of the Second World War night bombers, "delivering 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties." Although the Lancaster was primarily a night bomber, it excelled in many other roles including daylight precision bombing, and gained worldwide renown as the "Dam Buster" used in the 1943 Operation Chastise raids on Germany's Ruhr Valley dams.

Defensive

While eight .303 in (7.7 mm) machine guns were the most common Lancaster armament, twin .50 in (12.7 mm) turrets were later available in both the tail and dorsal positions. A Preston-Green mount was available for a .50 in (12.7 mm) mounted in a ventral blister, but this was mostly used in RCAF service. This blister was later the location for the H2S radar. A Nash & Thomson FN-64 periscope-sighted twin .303 in (7.7 mm) ventral turret was also available but rarely fitted as it was hard to sight. (Similar problems afflicted the ventral turret in the North American B-25C and other bombers). Some unofficial mounts for .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns or even 20 mm cannon were made, firing through ventral holes of various designs. An official proposal had been made to fit a ventral machine gun with periscope aiming, but this was rejected on the grounds of increased drag. This proved to be a major error as the Luftwaffe's typical attack developed into night fighters choosing to approach from underneath unseen by the crew.

Bombs

An important feature of the Lancaster was its extensive bomb bay, at 33 ft (10.05 m) long. Initially, the heaviest bombs carried were 4,000 lb (1,820 kg) "Cookies". Bulged doors were added to allow the aircraft to carry 8,000 lb (3,600 kg) and later 12,000 lb (5,450 kg) "Cookies". Towards the end of the war, attacking special and hardened targets, the B I Specials could carry the 21 ft (6.4 m) long 12,000 lb (5,450 kg) "Tallboy" or 25.5 ft (7.77 m) long 22,000 lb (9,980 kg) "Grand Slam" "earthquake" bombs: the Lancaster was able to deliver the heaviest bombs made. To carry the "Grand Slam" extensive modifications to the aircraft were required which led to them being redesignated as B I (Specials). The modifications included removal of the mid-upper turret, two guns from the rear turret, removal of all of the cockpit armour plating and installation of Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk 24 Engines which had better take-off performance. The bomb-bay doors were removed and the rear end of the bomb bay cut away to clear the tail of the bomb. Later the nose turret was also removed to further improve performance

 

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