- Model No: A50191
- Scale 1:72
- Age 8+
- Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) 1/72 scale model kit
- F-35B Lightning II 1/72 Scale Model Kit
- Size - Lancaster L302mm W432mm
- Size - Lightning L218mm W152mm
- Includes Glue, Paint and Brush
The 617 SQN. 80th Anniversary gift set has everything you need to build models of two of the aircraft flown by this legendary squadron past and present.
Build the Avro Lancaster B.III (Special)
617 Squadron carried out Operation Chastise, an attack on German dams in May 1943. The Lancaster B.III carrying the purpose built Bouncing Bomb designed by Barnes Wallis was used to carry out the raid.
The Bouncing Bomb was designed to skip over the torpedo nets, hit the dam and roll down the side and explode under water against the dam. The bomb had to be dropped from a very low altitude which required some of the most daring flying of the War.
617 Squadron led by Guy Gibson had to fly at a speed of 240mph at a height of just 60ft to drop the bomb. This seemingly impossible task was carried out by expert crews in the Avro Lancaster B.III.
Build the F-35B Lighting II
In 2016 the RAF began re-forming 617 SQN in preparation to become the UK's first F-35B Lightning unit.
In 2018 four 617 Squadron F-35B Lightnings landed at RAF Marham, the units new home.
This famous squadron made it's name flying a daring raid in one of the most capable bombers of it's day. 80 years on, the squadron continues to fly in one of the most advanced fighter aircraft of today.
This gift set has the glue, brush and basic colours needed to build a past and present representation of 617 SQN. All you need is a love of aircraft and a little patience.
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