Handley-Page Hampden Bomber #D07 Easy Built Models Balsa Wood Model Airplane Kit Rubber Powered
Handley-Page Hampden Bomber is a 1/28 scale display model that uses the Box and Former method of building. Includes a vacuum formed canopy and 3 observation/gun turrets and markings. Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
The Hampden bomber was used by the Royal Air Force from 1937 until early 1943. It was one of four twin engine bombers in service with the RAF at the start of WWII together the Bristol Blenheim, the Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley and the Vickers Wellington. The Hampden, Whitley and Wellington in particular were used during the early stages of the war to drop bombs on targets in Germany in raids of increasing intensity throughout 1940 and 1941 in response to German bombing raids on British towns and cities. They were all much lighter than the four engine 'heavies' such as the British Stirling, Halifax and Lancaster and American Liberator and Flying Fortress bombers that largely took over from 1942, of course carrying much heavier bomb loads until the end of the War. Thanks to Paul Elkin for this historical information. His father worked for Boulton Paul Aircraft in Wolverhampton, England from 1936 until 1946.
This display kit contains a full-size rolled plan, building instructions, printed balsa wood, hand-picked balsa strip wood, vacuum-formed canopy and 3 observation/gun turrets, wheels, Easy Built Lite colored tissue, and TissueCal™ markings - markings printed directly on the tissue. You will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
Class: Scale Display Model, 1:28 scale
Building Skill: Experienced
This kit is not Laser Cut nor Die Cut. The kit parts are printed on Balsa Wood and need to be cut out.