Vickers Type C Giant Bomber (1942)
About the Design
In 1942, Britain's Vickers aircraft company began development of a giant six-engine heavy bomber designed to strike into the heart of Nazi Germany. In addition to six sets of twin counter-rotating propellers, the plane incorporated a radical "tandem wing" design, in which the main wing was set back on the fuselage and a second set of wings was positioned closer to the cockpit. (Having the main wing set back would have made it very easy to replace the piston engines with first-generation jets.) The original 1942 design was tail-less; rudders were positioned at the end of each wing. Later incarnations of the bomber included a more traditional tail
Development of the Type C bomber continued until 1945. However, it was ultimately scrapped when Germany surrendered in May of that year, making such a plane unnecessary.
About the Kit
This 1:144 scale model kit was produced exclusively for Fantastic Plastic Models by Anigrand Craftswork of Hong Kong. Decals were by JBOT. The kit was released in July of 2017.