WOW186 – Lancaster ‘G for George’
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Lancaster ‘G for George’ (WOW 186) was a 4 engined bomber built for the RAF by Avro during the Second World WAR. First introduced in 1942 it became the main night time bomber used by the RAF for its Western Theatre bombing offensive. Lancasters delivered 608,612 tons of bombs over 156,000 sorties during the course of the war. The long unobstructed bomb bay meant the Lancaster could carry the largest bombs used by the RAF including the 4,000, 8,000 and 12,000 lb blockbuster bombs. The versatility of the Lancaster meant it was chosen to equip 617 Squadron and modified to carry the ‘Bouncing bomb’ designed by Sir Barnes Wallis. Our ‘Aussie’ Lancaster ‘G for George’ was one operated by the RAAF and flown by 460 Squadron. ‘George’ flew 90 sorties over Europe and had the distinction of bringing home alive, every one of its crew members. It now sits outside the Australian War Memorial in Canberra as a memorial to all the 1018 men of 460 Sqn RAAF who did not come home from the war. The Lancaster had a wingspan of 102 ft and was crewed by 7 men, it was operated by the RAF and various commonwealth air forces, seeing service after the war in various guises. This makes our 1/32 scale model a significant piece in anybody’s collection. We only have one ‘George’ available at the moment which has been sold to a customer, there will be 5 more to follow in the future. If you are interested in reserving any of these upcoming models please advise at the earliest opportunity.