Bristol Blenheim Mk.IF - K7159 No.52 OTU RAF
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A detailed DIE-CAST model for the adult collector
Bristol Blenheim K7159 was originally built in 1936 as one of the first MkI bombers to come off the production line. It was then converted to fighter standard in late 1938 and equipped with AI (Airborne Interception) night fighting radar during the latter part of 1939. Although the Blenheim was soon surpassed in the night-fighting role by more capable machines, its initial use proved the concept of using radar wave technology as an effective method of finding enemy aircraft attacking by night. This example is shown in the scheme and markings worn while serving with No. 54 OTU (Operational Training Unit) at Church Fenton, Yorkshire in 1941 after its withdrawal from front-line RAF service.
- Bristol Blenheim Mk.IF - K7159 No.54 OTU RAF, Summer 1941