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#AA-4083   1/144 scale  Handley-Page Halifax B.1  Main RAF heavy bomber other than Lancaster

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

 

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73 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 208 mm

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Length 148 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

Each model kit contents 1 sheet of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1936, when the British Air Ministry issued Specification B.12/36 which called for a conventional design which could operate from existing airfields but have a range of not less than 3,000 miles and carry a bomb load in excess of 8,000 lbs. In all 19 aircraft manufacturers were advised of the Specification and of five tendered designs. For quicker delivery Avro and Handley-Page were ordered "off the drawing board" in mid 1937. Construction of the HP.57 began in March 1938, which upon acceptance was given the service name, Halifax. The maiden flight of the Halifax prototype took place on October 1939. The Halifax entered service in November 1940. In service with RAF Bomber Command, Hlaifax flew 82,773 operations and dropped 224,207 tons of bombs. Totally 6,178 Halifax production was built, with the last aircraft delivered in April 1945. After the war Halifax remaind in service with Coastal Command and Transport Command until early 1952.

 

 

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Long-range heavy attack bomber

To build an aircraft capable not less than 3,000 miles range and 8,000 load.

98'8"

70'1"

20'9"

4x Merlin XX radial engine

255 mph

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6x .303 machine gun / 13,000 lb bomb load

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Model References

The Handley-Page Halifax B.1 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 British aircrafts as bonus:

The Short Stirling is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Long range heavy bomber in World War II

Avro Lancastor

Boeing B-29 Super Fortress

Lockheed XB-30 Constellation

Douglas XB-31 Raidmaster

Consolidated B-32 Dominator

Convair B-36 Peacemaker

Handley-Page Halifax

Heinkel He.277B

Junkers Ju-390

Kawasaki Ki-91

Messerschmitt Me.264

Nakajima G5N1 Shinzan

Nakajima G8N-1 Renzan

Nakajima G10N1 Fugaku

Shorts Stirling

Tank Ta.400

British aircraft in World War II