Short Stirling Mk.IV

    Short Stirling Mk.IV

    Plastic model kit by ITALERI, for the construction of a British Short Stirling Mk.IV aircraft of WW II, in 1/72 scale.

    ITA1350
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    €37.00
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    Plastic kit from ITALERI, for the assembly of a British airplane of WW II, in 1/72 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, assembly instructions, clear parts, P.E. parts and decals.

    The Short Stirling was the first heavy bomber used during the Second WW by the British Royal Air Force. Although it was built around a robust metal airframe and it was able to carry a good offensive load, the Stirling was gradually replaced in RAF Bomber Squadron with the more advanced Halifax and Lancaster. Thanks to its 4 powerful 1,635 hp Bristol Hercules engines, it was able to perform other important duties  in airborne operations : dropping paratroopers and towing gliders. The Stirling Mk IV version was adapted to optimize the towing of gliders, such as Horsa and Hamilcar, with the elimination of nose and dorsal turrets  and the introduction of mechanisms to release gliders. The Stirlings Mk IV were used in the Battle of Normandy  and Operation Market Garden.

    Scale
    1/72
    Era
    WWII
    Nationality
    Great Britain
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