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Border Models 1/32 Avro Lancaster B. Mk.III "Dambusters" W/ Full Interior - 011

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The Avro Lancaster B. Mk.III "Dambusters" is an iconic World War II aircraft celebrated for its daring and historic role in Operation Chastise.

This specialized variant of the Lancaster, developed by the British Royal Air Force's No. 617 Squadron, was designed for a unique and audacious mission: the targeted destruction of German dams in the industrial heartland of the Ruhr Valley.

The "Dambusters" mission, which took place on the night of May 16-17, 1943, involved a squadron of specially modified Lancasters equipped with "Upkeep" bouncing bombs designed by engineer Barnes Wallis.

These cylindrical bombs were ingeniously designed to skip across the water and then strike the dam, sinking to a predetermined depth before exploding, causing significant damage to the dams' structures.

Led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, the Dambusters' Lancasters flew at low altitudes, braving intense anti-aircraft fire and challenging terrain to reach their targets.

The Möhne and Edersee dams were successfully breached, causing catastrophic flooding and disrupting German industrial production.

This audacious raid showcased the bravery, innovation, and precision of the RAF's skilled pilots and crew.

The Avro Lancaster B. Mk.III "Dambusters" remains a symbol of both the legendary Operation Chastise and the spirit of determination exhibited by the RAF during WWII.

It's a testament to the aircraft's remarkable capabilities, the courage of its crews, and the impact of strategic innovation on the course of the war.



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Manufacturer Border Models
EAN 6971995746584
Part Number BF-011

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