Trumpeter TR02823 Vickers "Wellington" Mk III. 1:48 Scale. FREE POSTAGE
Vickers "Wellington" Mk III. Scale 1:48
The Wellington was the most important British bomber during the initial WWII period. The prototype first flew in June 1936. Deliveries to RAF bomber squadrons began in 1939. During the war it operated from bases in Great Britain, India, the Middle East, North Africa and Italy.
Although, at the time, looked fairly modern, technologically the Wellington was very much a product of an era past. By 1942 slow speed, limited ceiling, and a small bomb load made the Wellington obsolete in the European theatre of operations.
Although once it had been supplanted from the European theatre Lancasters and Halifaxes it flew until the war's end in other roles and in other theatres. In particular, it had been used by RAF. as trainer until 1953.
A total of 11,461 Wellington's of all variants were built - the most of any British bomber design. The wingspan was 26.26 m in length, and 19.68 m wide and 6.76 m tall. Its empty weight was 9,510 kg and fully loaded weighed as much as 15,650 kg. Her speed was 420 km/h and could fly to a ceiling of 6,950 m with a range of 3,285 kilometres.
The kit, when completed measures 387.3mm long with a wingspan of 547mm. There are over 639 parts, with 1 sheet of photo etched parts as well as a film for the instrument panel.
Requires glue and paint to complete but these are NOT included.
This kit also includes FREE Postage to anywhere in Australia.