1/72 862 Testors TWO Airspeed 51 Horsa Mk I - Or Mk II D-Day Invasion Glider
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. Both are never started. One kit is inventoried complete with all parts; the other kit was inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, a flat cabin door which can be easily made. Otherwise complete. Both kits include decals and instructions; one is Testors and the other is Revell (which is Italeri) so they are from the same molds and all parts are identical. Well detailed and finely molded kit features complete cockpit and full interior with floor and benches, optional position boarding doors and stairs and more. 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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