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REV04601 Vickers Wellington Mk.X/XIV

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The Mk X was the last version of the Wellington to be designed as a strategic bomber. It was similar to the Mk III, but used the Hercules VI or XVI engine, providing 1,675 hp. The weight of the fuselage was reduced by the use of new light alloys in place of the steel used in earlier versions. The Mk X had a longer range than the Mk III, but a smaller bomb load, although at 4,000lbs this was still enough to carry the “blockbuster” bomb. The Mk X had a very short career as a front line bomber with Bomber Command in Britain – it first entered service in late 1942, equipped twelve squadrons by March 1943, and had been entirely replaced by the new four engined heavies by the end of 1943. It remained in use as a bomber in Italy and the Far East throughout 1944. In all 3,803 Mk Xs were produced, and some remained in use until the 1950s. The Mk X flew its last Bomber Command mission in October 1943, at the time as the Mk III.

The Mk XIV was an anti-submarine aircraft. It carried the same ASV Mk III as the Mk XII, and also lacked the forward turret. The Mk XIV used the same Hercules XVII engine as the Mk XIII. The Mk XIV was heavily used to support the D-Day invasion.  

Twee uitvoeringen mogelijk;

  • Vickers Wellington B.Mk.X, No.99 Squadron, South East Asia Command, Kumbhirgram, India, July 1944.
  • Vickers Wellington G.R.Mk.XIV, No.456 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Bone, Algeria, December 1943.

Aantal onderdelen; 86.
Maten;

  • Lang; 279 mm.
  • Spanwijdte; 363 mm.

Revell verf kleur nr.'s; 9 / 68 / 82 / 365.

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