Short Sunderland Mk.III ML788/2-S, No.422 Squadron RCAF, Pembroke Dock

Short Sunderland Mk.III ML788/2-S, No.422 Squadron RCAF, Pembroke Dock

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Short Sunderland Mk.III ML788/2-S, No.422 Squadron RCAF, Pembroke Dock

Limited Edition

£158.99

Item Code: AA27502

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The Short Sunderland Mk.III proved to be the definitive version of what was the RAF’s largest aircraft of the War.  As the electronic detection of enemy U-boats became essential in disrupting their operations, the earlier stickleback radar antennas on the spine of the aircraft were replaced with the later and more capable ASV. MK.III units, which were housed in streamlined blisters underneath each wing, outboard of the floats as modelled here.  As U-boats could now detect approaching RAF aircraft with their own radar sets, these new radar blisters operated outside the frequencies used by the previous units and ensured that Coastal Command Sunderlands continued to keep marauding U-boats fearful of attack from the air.

The sight of large numbers of these impressive flying boats operating from RAF Pembroke Dock must have been awe inspiring for anyone lucky enough to witness it.  At one time, this was the largest seaplane base in the world, this Welsh coastal town was to become crucially important in the Battle of the Atlantic.

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My favourite is the Short “Flying Porcupine” Sunderland, nicknamed as such by the German forces because of its fantastic defence and offence capabilities. A fantastic aircraft! 

 

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y Technical Specification & Detail

  • Armament/Weapons Armament/Weapons
  • Detailed Crew Figure(s) Detailed Crew Figure(s)
  • Moving Part(s) Moving Part(s)
  • Moving Rear/Ventral Gun(s) Moving Rear/Ventral Gun(s)
  • Optional Undercarriage Down Optional Undercarriage Down
  • Rotatable Propellers Rotatable Propellers
Scale 1:72
Limited Edition Yes
Limited Edition Size 1,500
Wingspan 470mm
Age Suitability 14+

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sssss 5

1/72 Short Sunderland RCAF Pembroke

Great detailed diecast model a must have, just a helping hand tip on veiwing the bomb rack so as to cause no damage, to open push the bomb door in and down at the same time then tilt plane to the side and bomb rack will slide out in veiw

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great aircraft good detail

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In 'Short' Fantastic.

Lifting the lid of the box and seeing this model for the first time was actually a heart stopping moment. It's said that a picture paints a thousand words. A million pictures would not do this model justice. It's amazing.

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