This is a Corgi manufactured 1/72 Scale Diecast model of the Avro Lancaster RAF 617 Squadron, Operation Chastise Eder Dam. Stock #AA32615.
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Operation Chastise was an attack on German dams carried out on 16-17 May 1943 by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, later called the Dam Busters, using a purpose-built "bouncing bomb" developed by Barnes Wallis. The Möhne and Edersee Dams were breached, causing catastrophic flooding of the Ruhr valley and of villages in the Eder valley; the Sorpe Dam sustained only minor damage. Two hydroelectric power stations were destroyed and several more damaged.
This diecast model is in excellent condition! It is still new in the box. It is SOLD OUT and is no longer made by the manufacturer. The model has a 17" wingspan, is 11 ½" long and stands 7 ¾" high.
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