1/72 Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley GR.VII, RAF100 Group Build.
This is the new Airfix kit built as an ASW aircraft from 502 (Ulster) Squadron. This particular Whitley was credited with the first successful attack and sinking of a u-boat using airborne search radar. On 30 November 1941, the crew found U-206 on the surface in the Bay of Biscay and initiated a successful attack. Recent research indicates that the sub may have been actually sunk by a mine.
I built it straight from the box, only adding tape seat belts. It’s finished with Humbrol enamels and Tamiya acrylic white. Even though I prefer enamel and lacquer paints, I used the Tamiya white because it won’t yellow like an oil based white. This was my second Airfix Whitley and was a an enjoyable build. Finally, thanks to Paul Barber for managing this group build.
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