Airfix A04011 Handley Page Hampden 1/72

Airfix Model Kit




The Handley Page Hampden was one of the RAF’s trio of twin-engine medium
bombers, along with the Whitley and Wellington. It played a major part in the
RAF’s night bombing campaign until its relegation┬áto other duties, such as
Torpedo bombing and mine laying in 1942. Nicknamed the ‘flying suitcase’ due
to its very narrow fuselage, the Hampden suffered from being underpowered
and vulnerable to enemy fighter attack. This relegated it from daylight bombing
to first night bombing, then torpedo attacks and mine laying.

Scale: 1/72
Skill Level: 2
Length: 226mm
Width: 239mm
Parts: 123
Paint and Glue Required