Italeri 1335 Stirling Mk I 1/72

 

$79.95

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Description

ITALERI STIRLING MK.I 1:72

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The Short Stirling was the first four-engined British heavy bomber of the Second World War. The design had high wing, four engines and the cabin elevated over the fuselage. The airframe was fully made in metal. Another feature that characterised the bomber was the impressive size of the landing gear. The first bombers went to equip the Royal Air Force Bomber Command Squadrons from the end of 1940. The Operational status was reached on January 1941 and the first war mission was dated February 1941 against logistic installation in Rotterdam. Stirling Mk. I was able to carry a significant offensive load of over 6,000 Kg of bombs and was armed with eight 7.7 mm machine guns for defense. However the performance and the reliability of the Stirling was not so impressive and it was replaced, in just two years, by more modern and efficient bombers such as the Halifax and the Lancaster.

Type: Bombers and reconnaissance aircraft
Period: Second World War
Country: Great Britain
Skill: 4
Model Dim.: 36,9 cm
Box Dim.: 440 x 270 x 70 mm

Plastic model kit requires glue and paint to complete (not included)

Additional information

Weight .4 kg
Dimensions 44 × 27 × 7 cm

Brand

italeri