While the Lancaster saw the vast majority of its service as a high altitude night bomber attacking strategic targets deep within Germany, notably its involvement in the battles of the Ruhr, Hamburg and Berlin, it was a daring low-level raid that gave the Lancaster arguably its finest hour.

The Dambusters raid, as it has since become known, was one the most famous operations of the war... Led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, the 19 specially modified Lancaster bombers attacked the Mohne, Eder, Sorpe and Ennepe dams, with the Mohne and Eder dams being breached... This caused widespread destruction to both the German war effort and to food production.

The dams were breached using a special type of bomb, the Upkeep mine, or ...bouncing bomb.... This was rotated before being dropped so that it skipped along the surface before impacting against the dam, sinking and exploding, thus rupturing the dam... This avoided the need for a high altitude raid and avoided the torpedo nets. The attack was a partial success but greatly improved the morale of the Allies and the British public.

Recommended Humbrol..Paints (Not Included)

11 Silver 14ml
24 Trainer Yellow 14ml
26 Khaki 14ml
29 Dark Earth 14ml
30 Dark Green 14ml
33 Black 14ml
53 Gunmetal 14ml
56 Aluminium 14ml
60 Scarlet 14ml
61 Flesh 14ml
62 Leather 14ml
78 Cockpit Green 14ml
96 RAF Blue 14ml
98 Chocolate


SKU AIR-09007
Brand Airfix
Shipping Weight 0.0800kg
Scale 1/72
Material Plastic

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