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Avro Lancaster - Raf 617 Sqdn Operation Chastise (1:72)

Item #: AA32615
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    Length 11.75"
    Wingspan 17"

    Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

    Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

    Avro Lancaster - Raf 617 Sqdn Operation Chastise (1:72) by Corgi Aviation
    Item Number: AA32615

    Surely one of the most amazing attacks of the World War II was Operation Chastise, the attack by Lancasters of 617 Sqdn against the German Ruhr valley dams using the famous bouncing bomb. Following the successful attack on the Mohne Dam, Guy Gibson led 5 Lancasters to the Eder. This dam was situated in extremely difficult terrain and as the aircraft struggled to line up on their target, one was destroyed as it was caught in the blast of an exploding bomb. Pilot Officer Les Knight was flying N for Nan and he was charged with the final bombing run. The two previous mines had failed to breach the dam, but must have weakened the structure. Knight lined up his Lancaster and brought to bear all his training into this one final effort. His aim was true and at 2am on 17th May 1943 the Eder Dam was breached! Estimated release date: April 2008

    Length:11.75"
    Width:17"

    Model Details for Corgi Classics Ltd. 1:72 Royal Air Force Lancaster Mk III - DiMA ID# 17133


    Corgi Classics Ltd. Royal Air Force Lancaster Mk III 1:72 - AA32615 - DiMA ID#17133
    Royal Air Force Corgi Classics Ltd.
    Royal Air Force Corgi Classics Ltd.

    Country &
    Continent:
    Great Britain
    Great Britain
    Europe
    Europe

    Aircraft: Lancaster Mk III Scale: 1:72

    Part #: AA32615 DiMA ID#: 17133

    Release Date: 2009 Disc Date: 2009

    Status: Limited Production Units: 1501

    Remarks: "'Operation Chastise', Pilot Officer Les Knight, No.617 Squadron, Eder Dam Raid".
    Registration:  ED912/AJ-N Engines: NA

    Classification: Military

    Last Updated: 05/15/2009

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