1/50 Vickers Wellington RSEC Mk.X Paper Model
The Vickers Wellington was the Royal Air Force's newest and most advanced bomber when World War Two began in 1939, and flew as a strategic bomber through 1942, when it began to be replaced by the Stirling, Lancaster, and Halifax.
Shifted to other duties, it soldiered on as a glider tug, fast cargo or personnel transport, and as an ocean reconnaissance and anti-submarine aircraft with RAF Coastal Command. later bomber versions of the Wellington flew in other theaters, such as this aircraft, flying with No, 99 Squadron in Burma during 1944. This Mk.X wears the camouflage, ID stripes, and markings used by RAF aircraft in the China-Burma-India theater
Paper Model Details: 297 parts on 10 pages, with 28 diagrams and 19 wire templates. Fuselage formers, joining strips, and wing spars with airfoil formers. Boxed wheel wells, rolled landing gear legs with duo-fold details, layered wheels. Individual three-part engine cylinders; duo-fold prop blades with rolled hubs. Degree of Difficulty: 4/5. If you enjoy building this paper model, please contribute a review!
Text by Bart Wheeler
Text copyright 2012, Bart Wheeler and Ecardmodels.com
(Photos of model courtesy of David Finkleman)