Avro Lancaster B.I – 97 Sqn, RAF Woodhall Spa, England, March 1942. Sights and Sounds (No Certificate)
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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA32611: Avro Lancaster B.I L7571 of 97 Sqn, RAF Woodhall Spa, England, March 1942. Sights and Sounds Limited Edition of 2010 Pieces; however the certificate is unfortunately missing on this particular model. Featuring a special interactive electronic light and sound “Bombing Mission” display stand. The base of the stand shows a silhouetted cityscape with illuminating search light and bomb flashes and authentic sounds including engines, sirens, flak and bomb blasts.
Length 11.75 inches Wingspan 17 inches
Designed to meet a specification for a new generation of “worldwide use” medium bombers, the Avro Lancaster was first flown on January 8, 1941. The design of the Lancaster evolved from an unsuccessful two-engine aircraft called the Manchester. The heavier Lancaster had four engines and an extensive bomb bay, with later versions capable of carrying 22,000 lb bombs. Used primarily as a night bomber, the Lancaster was a versatile aircraft that became most famous for its role in the 1943 “Dam Buster” raids on Germany’s Ruhr Valley dams. Between 1942 and 1945, Lancasters flew 156,000 sorties, dropping 608,612 tons of bombs on enemy targets.