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D-Day Balloon 3d printed

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D-Day Balloon   3d printed
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D-Day Balloon   3d printed
D-Day Balloon   3d printed

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D-Day Balloon   3d printed
D-Day Balloon   3d printed

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D-Day Balloon   3d printed
D-Day Balloon   3d printed

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D-Day Balloon

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  • 3D printed in White Strong & Flexible: White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
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Most famous from the images of the  landing beaches on the Normandy Invasion, the Type M1 VLA (Very Low Altitude) barrage balloon was nevertheless also used in  Sicily and Italy and later on in the Korean War.  It required as little as 10% of the hydrogen gas used by more conventional balloons and was deployed on everything from massive LSTs to diminutive Willys Jeeps - it could be towed at up to 40 miles per hour.  Two balloons flown in tandem, one above the other, could fly as high as 4, 400ft, nearly as much as as a Low Altitude type.

Goodyear alone built at least 3625 of these Type M1's but the British also built condiderablenumbers.

In this scale the model measures just 47mm in length. A rigging diagram is shown above for those who want more realism.  Colour was alulinium.

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What's in the Box
INCM
D Day Balloon one 285/288th Scale
White Strong & Flexible
Width
3.8 cm
Height
2.2 cm
Depth
4.7 cm

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