Short Stirling B III – 90 Sqn, RAF 1944 1/144
2 in stock
2 in stock
Atlas Editions Bombers of World War II 1/144 scale Short Stirling of 90 Sqn, RAF in 1944. Complete with undercarriage and stand. Complements the Corgi 1/144 scale range perfectly.
Length 7.25 inches Wingspan 8.25 inches
The Short Stirling was a British four-engined heavy bomber of the Second World War. It has the distinction of being the first four-engined bomber to be introduced into service with the Royal Air Force. During early 1941, the Stirling entered squadron service. During its use as a bomber, pilots praised the type for its ability to out-turn enemy night fighters and its favourable handling characteristics, while the altitude ceiling was often a subject of criticism. The Stirling had a relatively brief operational career as a bomber before being relegated to second line duties from late 1943. This was due to the increasing availability of the more capable Handley Page Halifax and Avro Lancaster, which took over the strategic bombing of Germany.
Designed to meet a British Air Ministry specification for a heavy bomber, the Stirling was first flown on May 14th, 1939.
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