Avro Lancaster B Mk.III Sp. - B Mk.I Sp Grand Slam Bomber TAMIYA-61111


The Avro Lancaster was one of the RAF's main heavy bombers during WWII. Among the many variants, the Mk.III "Dambuster" and Mk.I "Grand Slam Bomber" were best known and the most famous. The "Dambuster" was modified to attack dams in Germany. It was equipped with special bouncing bombs which would skip across the water to the dam wall and explode below the surface of water to inflict structural damage. The "Grand Slam Bomber" was designed to carry the 10-ton Grand Slam earthquake bomb and its bomb bay doors and dorsal machine guns were removed to reduce weight in order to do so. These Lancaster's used the Grand Slam on such important targets such as U-boat bases and rocket manufacturing sites. The Tamiya model faithfully captures all the detail of this historic and famous WWII aircraft in 1/48 scale

Additional Information

Manufacturer Tamiya


Scale 1/48
Construction type Assembly kit
Photo-etch parts Not included
Decals Included
Special feature 1 1/48 scale plastic static model kit of the Avro Lancaster "Grand Slam Bomber"
Special feature 2 Kit includes parts to depict the Lancaster as either a Mk.I Grand Slam or a Mk.III Dambuster variant
Special feature 3 Based on the latest research information, details such as early-type propellers and late-type front canopy have been faithfully depicted
Special feature 4 Parts for two Merlin engines are included. Engine nacelles can be depicted in either open or closed state
Special feature 5 The gun turrets are all movable
Special feature 6 Pre-painted as well as unpainted canopy parts are included
Special feature 7 Comes with 3 marking options and 5 crew figures

Paints required but not included

AS-11 - 100ml Medium Sea Gray (RAF)
AS-22 - 100ml Dark Earth
AS-9 - 100ml Dark Green (RAF)
TS-6 - 100ml Matt Black
X-10 - 23ml Gun Metal
X-10 - 10ml Gun Metal
X-11 - 23ml Chrome Silver
X-11 - 10ml Chrome Silver
XF-1 - 23ml Flat Black
XF-1 - 10ml Flat Black
XF-15 - 23ml Flat Flesh
XF-15 - 10ml Flat Flesh
XF-16 - 23ml Flat Aluminum
XF-16 - 10ml Flat Aluminum
XF-2 - 23ml Flat White
XF-2 - 10ml Flat White
XF-21 - 23ml Sky
XF-21 - 10ml Sky
XF-3 - 23ml Flat Yellow
XF-5 - 23ml Flat Green
XF-50 - 23ml Field Blue
XF-50 - 10ml Field Blue
XF-52 - 23ml Flat Earth
XF-52 - 10ml Flat Earth
XF-55 - 23ml Deck Tan
XF-55 - 10ml Deck Tan
XF-56 - 23ml Metallic Grey
XF-56 - 10ml Metallic Grey
XF-63 - 23ml German Grey
XF-63 - 10ml German Grey
XF-64 - 23ml Red Brown
XF-64 - 10ml Red Brown
XF-65 - 23ml Field Grey
XF-65 - 10ml Field Grey
XF-7 - 23ml Flat Red