Saturday, November 11

CAD Preview: HK Models new Avro Lancaster Mk. I in 32nd scale for early 2018

Telford model show is the UK's biggest - and maybe the Worlds largest aircraft-centric model show, so its a good time for the top aircraft model makers to announce new kits. HK Models have dropped a "cookie" on us with new CAD designs for their MK.I Lancaster - apparently due for early next year - let's see what's coming...


CAD Preview: Avro Lancaster Mk. I
Hong Kong Models 
1/32nd scale 
Expected: March 2018
Price: TBA
- Big 1/32 scale
- Wing Span: 971.55mm
- Length: 660mm
Soooo we got some more info on HongKong Model's new Lancaster Mk.III in 1/32nd scale. Just before Telford show the news came out about the kit's future.

Although there have been many delays on the kit HK are hoping to have the test shot sample could be done around Jan 2018, and the kit looks set for release by February or beginning of March 2018. In this article, there are some pictures of the CAD drawings of the 1/32 Lancaster MKI kit.

Designed and built by Avro for the Royal Air Force, the Avro Lancaster is a British four-engine and became the main heavy bomber in Second World War used by R.A.F.The Lancaster was designed by Roy Chadwick and was powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlins, or, in one version in later variants had Bristol Hercules engines.
 The detailed nose and cockpit are looking very nice inside and out...
The origins of the Lancaster stem from a new generation of a twin-engined medium bomber design submitted to meet Specification P.13/36, and the engine specified as the Rolls-Royce Vulture as the result of aircraft was the Manchester, and only 200 Manchester were built and they were withdrawn from service in 1942. Roy Chadwick was working on improved Manchester design by using four more reliable Rolls-Royce Merlin engines on a larger wing. The aircraft was initially designated Avro Type 683 Manchester III and later renamed the Lancaster.
The Lancaster was a true warrior, the most famous and most successful night bombers in WWII, "Delivering 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties. Lancaster operate with seven crews, the system was armed with no fewer than eight defensive machine guns, 4000lb payload, gradually advanced to carry the concrete busting bomb - ultimate 22,000lb Grand Slam, and modified to carry the "Bouncing bomb" to attack on Germany's Ruhr Valley dams.
The marking for 1st release will be S for Sugar.
More about this kit nearer release - we will look to get out hands on a test kit to build it up for you here at TMN