´What If´ Avro Lancaster B Mk.l
Hello, after a long time I built another 'What If' model. It is an Avro Lancaster B Mk.I 1:48 by HKModel.
This aircraft was put into service at Bomber Command in late 1943 and coincidentally, its first mission was a raid on Berlin.
The crew included a pilot and a second pilot from the Protectorate of Czechoslovakia, and the crew was very proud of this mission - that's why the painting under the cabin (which is unfortunately not captured photographically). After many raids on Europe, it was reassigned to Coastal Command in 1944 (May) and given new camouflage. While patrolling the coast, the crew attacked German ships and submarines, but as the only success, it was the destruction of three Ar-196s on the surface. Lancaster lived to see the end of the war and took part of the Victory Europe Day Fly-Past Celebrations in London on 8th June 1946. For this occasion, she received a new camouflage at the end of the wing, which can be seen in a period photograph. The markings of the plane are still a mystery, so I used it from the kit.
The model built very well and I really like it. Greetings, be forgiving and 'What If'!
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