'Vicky The Vicious Virgin' Handley Page Halifax Diecast Model
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93997 Handley Page Halifax, £109.99
***Limited Edition of just 1,400 ***
It wasn't just the name that was distinctive. Well how often do you see the words 'vicious' and 'virgin' side by side? The artwork on this Halifax was pretty eye-catching as well.
It was created by bomb aimer Bert 'Scratch' Evans for PN230, flying with No. 408 'Goose' (RCAF) Squadron at Linton-on-Ouse. And Vicky lived up to her name - at least the vicious part - completing 13 missions over enemy territory.
Because although overshadowed by the Lancaster, the Halifax was a highly efficient low-level bomber.
Of course the original plane is long gone, but this superbly detailed 1:72 diecast model helps to keep the memory alive. Produced in a strictly Limited Edition of just 1,400 and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Wingspan is 17.
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