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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VIF - ND 211, Sqn Ldr M.J. Mansfeld and Flg Off S. Janacek, No. 68 Squadron, RAF, Fairwood Common Airfield, May 1944
1:72 Scale. Length: 7". Wingspan: 9.5"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
In January 1943, No. 68 Squadron at RAF Coltishall received the new Bristol Beaufighter VI. In February 1944 the squadron moved to RAF Coleby Grange and then to RAF Fairwood Common two months later. On May 15, 1944 at about 0200 hours, Czech born Squadron Leader Miroslav Mansfeld and Flying Officer Slavomil Janacek destroyed 2 German Luftwaffe Do-217's over the English Channel while flying Beaufighter ND211/WM-K. In June 1944 No. 68 Squadron left RAF Fairwood Common and in July the Beaufighter VI was replaced by the De Havilland Mosquito.Crew figure(s)
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
The Beaufighter was built because of Bristol's foresight and was company funded. It was built as a long-range fighter using parts that were available from the earlier Beaufort. Using these parts made it possible to complete the first aircraft a little more than 8 months after the concept. The Beaufighter was over shadowed by the Mosquito's success but it was the Beau that was there in 1940 and 1941 helping to defeat the German night "Blitz". The Beau served in the Pacific as well as Europe. The Japanese referred to the aircraft as "Whispering Death" because of its ability to strike and disappear so quickly. The final Beaufighter was built on September 21, 1945, making aircraft 5,562. Of the 5,562 there were 1,063 Mk.VIs.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14