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Airfix 1/72 scale Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) The Dambusters

By Phil Pignataro
Published: September 4, 2013
The Airfix 1/72 scale Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) The Dambusters plastic model kit is jampacked with 266 parts molded in blue-gray plastic. Seventy years ago last May, Royal Air Force Lancasters from No. 617 Squadron flew the famous raid against the hydroelectric dams in Germany’s Ruhr Valley. Operation Chastise was conducted to disrupt electrical power for Germany’s war industry. It seems fitting, then, that during this anniversary year Airfix’s new Lancaster kit should be the B.III “Dambuster” version, with the special “Upkeep” bomb.
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