Tamiya Avro Lancaster B Mk.III Special Dambuster B Mk.I Special Grand Slam Bomber 1:48 Scale Plastic Aircraft Model kit

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Tamiya Avro Lancaster B Mk.III Special Dambuster B Mk.I Special Grand Slam Bomber 1:48 Scale Plastic Aircraft Model kit (61111)
£89.99 £79.99
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Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement (AD83)
£7.50
Starter Paint Pack (8 x 17ml) (VP61111)
£20.40

Tamiya Avro Lancaster B Mk.III Special Dambuster / B Mk.I Special Grand Slam Bomber 1:48 Scale Plastic Aircraft Model kit

Kit includes parts to depict either a Lancaster B. Mk.III Special "Dambuster" or a Lancaster B Mk.I Special "Grand Slam Bomber" in 1/48 scale.

The Avro Lancaster was one of the RAF's mainstay aircraft of WWII and it was such a capable design that it was modified to conduct special missions. Perhaps the most famous of these was the mission to destroy hydroelectric dams which powered Germany's main industrial region. Sir Barnes Wallis created a bomb which would skip across the surface of the dam's reservoir, sink next to the dam wall, then explode to breech the dam with its shock waves. 19 Lancasters were modified to carry this special bomb and these "Dambusters" conducted a successful attack on three of the dams on May 17, 1943. In addition, Lancasters nicknamed "Grand Slam Bombers" were used to carry the largest conventional bombs of WWII, the "Grand Slam." After being dropped from high altitudes, these bombs would penetrate deep into the target before exploding, destroying it with earthquake-like shocks. They were used against fortified structures such as U-boat pens and railroad bridges.

About the Model:

  • Kit includes parts to depict either a Lancaster B. Mk.III Special "Dambuster" or a Lancaster B Mk.I Special "Grand Slam Bomber" in 1/48 scale. 
  • Length: 443mm, Wingspan: 648mm. 
  • Interiors of cockpit, gun turrets, and bomb bay feature fine details. 
  • Nose and tail turrets are movable. 
  • Parts for two Merlin engines are included and cowlings may be detached to showcase them even after assembly. 
  • Slick tires for landing gear feature realistic weighted effect. 
  • Pilot, radio operator, bombardier, gunner, and ground crew figures are included (5 figures total). 
  • Comes with marking options for two Dambuster and one Grand Slam Bomber.

Starter Paint Pack Includes:
8 x 17ml Vallejo model paints. Vallejo paints are supplied in plastic bottles of 17ml with an eyedropper device which keeps paint from drying and prevents spills. The model color range has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic, but the product is not toxic, not flammable, and does not give off noxious fumes. 

Please note: The paint packs offered are only our suggestion from the box art and will not match directly with the instructions found within the kit.


Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement 40ml (AD83)

Plastic Magic Cement is a thin, liquid plastic cement with a 10-15 sec adjustment time & non-clog action. It is non-toxic, non-flammable, has minimal odour and almost zero emissions when compared to competitors.


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