Airfix 1/72 Scale de Havilland Mosquito B.XVI Plastic Aircraft Kit

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Airfix 1/72 Scale de Havilland Mosquito B.XVI Plastic Aircraft Kit (A04023)
£23.99
Plastic Model Tool Set Deal (PMSET)
£25.44 £20.00

Airfix 1/72 Scale de Havilland Mosquito B.XVI Plastic Aircraft Kit

Combining the power of these fearsome weapons with the legendary speed and bombing accuracy associated with Mosquito operations allowed Bomber Command to keep the pressure on the enemy throughout the latter stages of WWII. Interestingly, these huge bombs were exactly four times the weight of the original bomb load this exceptional aircraft was designed to carry, which is testament to the strength of the Mosquito's construction techniques. Optimised for high altitude operations, this final major bomber variant of the Mosquito could be powered by several different 'seventy series' versions of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine, in addition to incorporating a modified wing, which could now accept either a 50 or 100 gallon paper drop-tank on either side and up to four externally mounted 500lb bombs, further enhancing the strategic capabilities of this superb aircraft.

By the end of its ten year production run, which began in 1940, almost 8,000 of these highly effective warplanes had been constructed. For an aircraft which earned such an impressive wartime reputation, it is sobering to think that the Mosquito may have been stopped in its tracks, as Air Ministry officials were initially concerned that work on this new aircraft project might disrupt production of the Tiger Moth training biplane, something they could not allow to happen. Thankfully, designers at de Havilland knew they were on to a winner and were determined to see their magnificent new aircraft fly.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Item Length - 17.42cm
  • Item Height - 7.3cm
  • Item Width (Wingspan) - 22.9cm
  • Parts - 161
  • Finish - Plastic
  • Number of Scheme options - 2
  • Skill Level - 2/5

 

Please note: this plastic model kit requires paints and glue to be completed. Not included. Available separately.


Plastic Model Tool Set Deal (PMSET)

This tool set includes:

  • Plastic Sprue Cutter
  • Mini Flat File
  • Craft Knife
  • Self Healing Cutting Mat
  • 5 spare blades
  • 1 Pack of Extra Flexi Slim-Line Sanders x 3
  • 1 Pack of Flexi Wide Sanders x 3
  • Plastic Magic 10 sec cement (glue)

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£6.95

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£8.95

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