Airfix A06001 Short Sunderland Mk.III 1/72
Airfix Model Kit
The Short Sunderland was one of the finest flying boats ever built and served with Royal
Air Force Command for 21 years. Developed first as a patrol aircraft, the Sunderland came
to be used more and more to take the war to the deadly German U-Boats.
As the war continued, the Sunderland was used increasingly against U-Boats, earning the
nickname the ‘Flying Porcupine’ from the German crew. It was also very effective in air
combat with its fearsome armourment, once fighting off a force of 8 German JU88 bombers,
shooting down 3 of them. Production ceased in 1945 after 739 aircraft were completed, but the
Sunderland continued to serve after the war, seeing use in the Korean conflict.
Skill Level: 3
Paint and Glue Required