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Revell Battle of Britain Airplane Plastic Model Gift Set

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  • Battle of Britain Gift Set
  • Includes 1:72 plastic model kits of Hurricane Mk1, Heinkel HE111 H-3, Junkers JU 87B 'Stuka', Spitfire Mk1
  • Finely detailed models
  • Superb decals
  • Includes the essential paints, professional glue and a brush


Product information

Technical Details
Item Weight848 g
Product Dimensions50.9 x 35.8 x 8.3 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:12 years and up
Item model number5711
Educational Objective(s)Spacial Awareness
Number of Game Players1
Number of Puzzle Pieces247
Assembly RequiredYes
Scale1:72
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
Material Composition100% plastic
Colorgrey
  
Additional Information
ASINB0032ALYP0
Customer Reviews 2.8 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank 355,626 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight862 g
Delivery information: We cannot deliver certain products outside mainland UK ( Details). We will only be able to confirm if this product can be delivered to your chosen address when you enter your delivery address at checkout.
Date First Available27 May 2010
  
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Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 8 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult
  • Flammable

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Product Description

The legendary Battle of Britain represented a significant turning point in the German efforts at expansion during the Second World War. In preparation for the invasion, in the summer months of 1940, the German Air Force started massive attacks on British towns and RAF aerodromes. In this solitary defensive battle they were faced by only 700 Spitfires and Hurricanes flown by young and inexperienced pilots. On lst July 1940, RAF Fighter Command had fewer fighter planes and pilots than the Luftwaffe. Until September 1940 therefore small air defence units had been principally used in order to retain sufficient reserves. By the beginning of August the Luftwaffe had already lost over 300 aircraft in attacks on English ships and ports. However the achievement of air superiority in the airspace over the south of England was considered to be a fundamental requirement for a successful invasion. The German air force command was convinced that the RAF fighter defences could be eliminated by a battle of attrition. The aim was to force the RAF fighter squadrons into battle and destroy them. Since 1937 radar stations had been set up along the British coasts. These enabled early detection of incoming German bomber formations. The fighters were guided to the enemy by "walkie-talkie" radio. The German command underestimated the effectiveness of this system. 13th August 1940 - "Eagle Day" - marked the beginning of a series of major attacks against RAF installations, coastal radar stations and Royal Navy bases. From 7th September the focus of the bombing raids moved to the London area, primarily carried out by the He 111 and Ju 87. For the first time the attackers were countered by numerous British fighter units. After 29th October the major bombing raids against London were carried out at night. This last phase, in which night attacks were made against targets all over England, lasted until May 1941. The night attacks on Coventry in November and on 8th April 1941 were the heaviest bombing raids of the war to date. In these air attacks 27,450 civilians were killed. By the end of October 544 RAF Fighter Command had lost 544 pilots and 1,547 aircraft. By May 1941 German losses had risen to over 4,600 men and 2,200 downed aircraft. The attempt to wage a strategic war in the air with inadequate means had failed. The Fighter Command "Hurricanes" and "Spitfires" had mounted a successful defence against attacks by the German Luftwaffe.

Box Contains

  • 1x 1:72 Spitfire Mk1 plastic model kit
  • 1x 1:72 Hurricane Mk1 plastic model kit
  • 1x 1:72 Heinkel HE-111 H-3 Plastic model kit
  • 1x 1:72 Junkers JU-87 'Stuka' Plastic model kit
  • 1x Instruction leaflet
  • 1x Professional glue
  • 1x Paintbrush
  • 5x Paints


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