Testors 1/72 Airspeed 51 Horsa Mk I, 862

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Testors 1/72 Airspeed 51 Horsa Mk I, 862 plastic model kit

1/72 862 Testors Airspeed 51 Horsa Mk I

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

Well detailed and finely molded model from 1979 features 129 pieces, complete cockpit and full interior with floor and benches, optional position boarding doors and stairs and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Horsas were perhaps the most advanced gliders built during WWII. They had full instrumentation, power operated flaps and brakes, a powered device for jettisoning the landing gear upon touchdown. The Horsa MkI carrier troops while the MkII carried vehicles which loaded through the swing nose and unloaded from an explosively-released rear fuselage after landing. Gliders carried in 20% of the reinforcements and supplies for D-Day, and most were Horsas. They also saw action against the German Heavy Water (Atomic Bomb) plants in Norway and targets in Sicily, Arnhem and the Rhine.

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