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&quot;D Day&quot; Balloon 1/350 scale Set of 3 3d printed

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"D Day" Balloon 1/350 scale Set of 3 3d printed
"D Day" Balloon 1/350 scale Set of 3 3d printed

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"D Day" Balloon 1/350 scale Set of 3 3d printed
"D Day" Balloon 1/350 scale Set of 3 3d printed

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"D Day" Balloon 1/350 scale Set of 3

$24.35
Ships as soon as 15 days
3D printed in matte translucent plastic that showcases incredibly fine and intricate details.
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Product Description
 The set includes THREE TypeM1 "D-Day balloons" .
In 1/350th scale the model measures barely 38mm in length and each balloon in this set of three has a nominal 2mm diameter hole in base to take a mounting rod.

Please note that the individual models are supplied "caged" together to avoid loss and damage  - cut the cage away using small sidecutter pliers or snips. Once the cage is removed there are NO sprues to cut away and clean up.

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 condiderable numbers.

Please note that the individual models are supplied "caged" together to avoid loss and damage  - cut the cage away using small sidecutter pliers or snips. Once the cage is removed there are NO sprues to cut away and clean up.

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D Day Balloon 1 350 scale Mod 2 nf
Dimensions:
1.83 x 3.83 x 4.96 cm
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0.72 x 1.51 x 1.95 inches
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