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Airfix Lancaster Dambuster 70th Anniversary Sets

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Airfix Salute Dambusters 70th Anniversary


Tuesday 14th May 2013: Airfix (owned by Hornby Hobbies Ltd) has successfully launched two brand new Dambusters products. The first, a classic Airfix Avro Lancaster 'Dambusters' 1:72 (Image 1; A09007 RRP £29.99) set has sold out across the UK within days of its launch.

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Image 1: Airfix Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) The Dambusters 1:72 NEW TOOL (A09007 RRP £29.99)


The Airfix team based in Margate, Kent launched the new Airfix Dambusters range in April this year to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Dam Raid (Operation Chastise) on 17th May. The Dambusters range consists of two newly tooled products, one a gift set that comes complete with the correct Humbrol paints, adhesive and brushes to build a replica of Wing Commander Guy Gibson aircraft (Image 2; A50138 RRP £34.99). The classic Airfix set comes complete with two finish options; Fltl Joseph Charles McCarthy DFC and Fltl Robert Norman Barlow DFC – both aircraft and crews being part of the famous 617 Squadron Dambusters “Operation Chastise” (Image 2 A09007 RRP £34.99)

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Image 2: The Dambusters Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) 1:72 NEW TOOL (A50138 RRP £34.99)


The Dambusters range has been a huge success, with Airfix manufacturing additional product to keep up with fierce demand from the modelling community. Retailers have seen a huge surge in demand for Dambusters products especially as key media titles have run with articles and front covers saluting the successful World War II attack.

Marketing Manager for the Airfix brand said; “We’re extremely happy with this range. It’s always a pleasure to provide a product to our fans that marks such an important historical event. To see this range literally ‘fly’ of the shelves only highlights what a great product Airfix is. We continue to listen to our customers and research and product the products our modellers want.”

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