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Postage Stamp Planes PS5333-1
Avro Lancaster B.Mk I Diecast Model
RAAF No.460 Sqn, W4783 G for George, RAF Breighton, England

1:150 Scale   Length   Width
Avro Lancaster B.Mk I   5.5"   8.25"

"G for George" is an Avro Lancaster Mk I bomber, squadron code AR-G and serial number W4783, operated by No.460 Squadron RAAF during World War II. It is now on permanent display at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia. "George" flew almost 90 combat missions over occupied Europe with No.460 Squadron, and its second most prolific surviving Lancaster, behund "S for Sugar" of No. 467 Squadron RAAF (137 operations). Most operational lancasters were shot down before they had reached 20 operations. Upon its retirement from combat duty in 1944, "George was flown to Australia by an all-RAAF crew of Bomber Command veterens. The bomber played a major part in raising War Bonds during a round-Australia publicity trip. After the war, it stood in the open air at RAAF Base Fairbairn, its fate uncertain, before being moved to the Australian War Memorial in 1955.

Avro Lancaster B.Mk I

Designed to meet a specification for a new generation of "worldwide use" medium bombers, the Avro Lancaster was first flown on January 8, 1941. The design of the Lancaster evolved from an unsuccessful two-engine aircraft called the Manchester. The heavier Lancaster had four engines and an extensive bomb bay, with later versions capable of carrying 22,000 lb bombs. Used primarily as a night bomber, the Lancaster was a versatile aircraft that became most famous for its role in the 1943 "Dam Buster" raids on Germany's Ruhr Valley dams. Between 1942 and 1945, Lancasters flew 156,000 sorties, dropping 608,612 tons of bombs on enemy targets.

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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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