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#AA-4085   1/144 scale  Vickers Windsor  RAF last geodetic giant

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

 

66 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 247 mm

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Length 162mm

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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 1941, the Bristish Air Ministry issued an requirement for a high-altitude bomber with a pressurised crew compartment. By the time Vickers was already working on a experimental Wellingtion with pressure cabin nose. They submitted Type 447 proposal to Air Ministry, and was received contract for three Windsor prototypes plus two B.1 pre-production aircrafts in 1942. The first prototype flew in October 1943, second on February 1944, third on July 1944 and all three were built at Vickers secret dispersed Foxwarren Experimental Department. Initially the remotely-controlled guns were not fitted until 1945 but these were brought forward to go on the third prototype. The defensive armament over-weight problem, together with other developement delays, the Windsor was found to be not sufficiently in advance of the Lancaster IV in range or general performance to justify the Ministry's plans to employ it actively in the war against Japan. By the end of war, the Windsor further development and production were cancelled.

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Long-range heavy attack bomber

Designed as a replacement for the Wellington bomber.

117'2"

77'10"

23'

4x Merlin 85 radial engine

382 mph

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4x 20mm cannon / 12,000 lb bomb load

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Model References

The Vickers Windsor package contents secret kits of three 1/144 British aircrafts as bonus:

 

The Vickers Windsor 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

Vickers Windsor

British aircraft in World War II