Avro Lancaster B.1 - 1418

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Avro Lancaster B.1

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

With its armament of eight Browning .303 inch machine guns in three turrets and ability to carry a 'blockbuster' - a 22,000 lb. bomb - the Lancaster was the most famous R.A.F. bomber during the last war. This superb Airfix Construction kit captures its exciting design. The 76 individual parts produce a model with a 17 inch wing span, operating turrets, machine guns, full undercarrige sculptured crew figures. This particular model is of "G for Gearge" aircraft, as flown by 460 Squadron of the Royal Ausralian Air Force. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as Avro 'Lancaster' B I from Avro Lancaster B.1.

9th edition catalogue (1971), listed as Avro 'Lancaster' B1 from Avro 'Lancaster' B I.

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as Avro Lancaster B.1 from Avro 'Lancaster' B1.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 5
First Issued: 1958

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: 1418
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 1418
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 1418
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 1418
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 581
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 581
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 581
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 581
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 581
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 05001-8
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 05001-8
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 05001-8
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 05001-8
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 05001-8
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 05001-8
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 05001-8

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