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1/48 Aircraft Series No.105
Avro Lancaster B Mk.I/III
Item No: 61105


(Length: 443mm Image shows painted and assembled model.) ※Click to enlarge

【 Fearless Nighttime Bomber 】 The Avro Lancaster was one of the RAF's main heavy bombers during the WWII. The prototype flew in January 1941 which featured 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin engines on its wings. The Lancaster had a 10m long bomb bay which took up nearly half the length of its fuselage, and coupled with its strong airframe, this enabled the Lancaster to carry bombs up to 9,856kg in weight. The Mk.I was equipped with Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, and the Mk.III was equipped with Merlin engines built by Packard in America; a total of 7,377 Lancasters were produced until the end of the war. The Lancaster first saw action in March, 1942 and went on to fly as the main nighttime bomber over Germany in the latter half of the war and dropped 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties overall. The Lancaster caused severe damage against German industrial output and contributed to the victory of the Allied Forces. The Lancaster along with the Spitfire and Mosquito can be considered as one of Britain's best aircraft of the war.

【 About the Model 】 1/48 scale plastic static model kit of the Avro Lancaster. Length: 443mm, Wingspan: 648mm. ★Includes two kinds of the nose windows, rear gun turret, and exhausts. From early to late types of the Mk.I and Mk.III variants can be reproduced. ★Cockpit interior, rear gun turret, and main landing gear well have a rich finish. ★The front gun turret, dorsal turret, and rear gun turret are moveable. ★Two Merlin engines are included and can be reproduced with or without engine covers. ★Either open or closed bomb bay can be selected. Ordnances such as 200lb and 4000lb bombs are included. ★Slick type main landing gear tires depict the effect of supporting aircraft’s weight. ★Pilot, radio operator, bomber, gunner, and ground crew figures are included (5 figures total). ★4 kinds of markings included. Package
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Engine nacelles without exhaust covers and the late type rear gun turret equipped the 12.7mm twin guns can be reproduced.

Kit includes the late type nose window and narrow propellers, as well as the slick tires which were often seen during the war.

Kit has 4 kinds of markings including the one with pinup girl nose art. It sets off the large fuselage of the Lancaster.


ED905, No.550 Squadron, Lancaster B Mk.III TW880, No.35 Squadron, Lancaster B Mk.I (FE)

■Painting & Marking Example Main Colors: AS-9 Dark Green, AS-22 Dark Earth, TS-27 Matt White, TS-6 Matt Black

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