A 1:32 scale aircraft model kit of the Avro Lancaster B Mk.I Special Grand Slam from the Avro Lancaster Series from HK Models.
From failure to success. The four-engine Avro type 683 Lancaster was developed from the disappointing twin-engine Manchester, which suffered from engine fires caused by its unreliable Rolls Royce Vulture engine-installation.
However, the basic Manchester airframe was of sound design. A logical solution was to increase the wingspan and replace the two Vultures with four Merlin engines. The engine-installation originally developed by Rolls-Royce for the Beaufighter II, was quickly adapted and fitted in graceful underslung nacelles. The prototype BT308 made its first flight on January 9th, 1941 and it soon proved to be an excellent aircraft with good handling and high load capability. Initially designated Manchester III, it was soon renamed Lancaster. The general outline of the Lancaster remained the same throughout production, apart from the MK II which used Bristol Hercules radial engines, in case a shortage of the Merlin should arise. The Mk I and III were similar, differing only in the type of Merlin engine fitted. In the case of the Mk III, the Packard built Merlin 28 was utilised. The Lancaster began to equip bomber squadrons in early 1942, where it quickly became the backbone of RAF Bomber Command.
- Scale: 1:32
- Number of Parts: 839
- Completed Model Wingspan: 972mm
- Completed Model Length: 664mm
Paints, Adhesive and Paintbrushes are NOT Included, These are sold seperately.
Packaging Dimensions: Length:66.5cm Height:37cm Width:16cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm
Safety Information: Suitable for ages 14+. Intended for collectors of age 14 years and above. Model Making should always be done under adult supervision.
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