1:144 Scale Metal Diecast - Vickers Wellington Vickers Wellington Mk.X -- No. 99 "Madras Presidency" Squadron, Royal Air Force, Burma, South East Asia Campaign (SEAC), 1944 – Length: 5.5" Wingspan: 7.75”
This model has the landing gear in the extended (out) position. A display stand with information about the particular model is included.
No assembly or painting needed. The model already looks like in the photos.
Propellers need to be put in place but no glue is needed.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 15.
This is not a toy, this is a collector's display model recommended for 15 and older.
The Vickers Wellington was a British twin-engined, long-range medium bomber. It was designed during the mid-1930s at Brooklands in Weybridge, Surrey. Led by Vickers-Armstrongs' chief designer Rex Pierson; a key feature of the aircraft is its geodetic airframe fuselage structure, which was principally designed by Barnes Wallis. Development had been started in response to Air Ministry Specification B.9/32, issued in the middle of 1932, for a bomber for the Royal Air Force.
This specification called for a twin-engined day bomber capable of delivering higher performance than any previous design. Other aircraft developed to the same specification include the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley and the Handley Page Hampden. During the development process, performance requirements such as for the tare weight changed substantially, and the engine used was not the one originally intended.