1/32 AVRO Lancaster RCAF w/ H2-S Rader/Bomber/Dambuster 3-in-1 kit by Hong Kong Model HKM-01E012
3-in-1 kit. Modeler can build either:
- Mk.I Bomber
- Mk.III Dambuster
- Mk.I Bomber with Special H2-S Rader dome.
The kit comes with a total of 5 markings including, ‘Victorious Virgin’ RF128/OB-V, No.424 Sqn. RCAF – Skipton-on-Swale, UK, 21 March 1945
At the time, crew member, Leading aircraftman (LAC) Matthew C. Ferguson (a former Calgarian) painted the nose artwork on this plane and others in the squadron. He also painted the first-ever and only known example of artwork on an aerial bomb, this 4000 pound "cookie" bomb was intended to celebrate the 2000th operation by No. 424 "Tiger" Squadron.
The plane's nose artwork was modelled on an original 'November 1944' Alberto Varga pin-up. The bomb artwork shows a winged tiger breaking out of an Easter egg and this particular bomb was a special present for Hitler from the squadron. It was dropped on the oil refinery at Hemmingstedt, near Heide in Germany.
Kit also comes with a sticker of Squadron Emblem and a 12” x 16” poster of the stunning box art painting by aviation artist Piotr Forkasiewicz.
Limited Edition .