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Allied Barrage Balloon 6 pack 3d printed British Type D7 Barrage Balloons by CLASSIC AIRSHIPS

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Allied  Barrage Balloon 6 pack 3d printed British Type D7 Barrage Balloons by CLASSIC AIRSHIPS

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Allied  Barrage Balloon 6 pack 3d printed Balloon barrage around a strategic oil supply installation.
Allied  Barrage Balloon 6 pack 3d printed Balloon barrage around a strategic oil supply installation.

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Allied  Barrage Balloon 6 pack 3d printed War gaming excellence by Mark Wukas, Illinois, USA
Allied  Barrage Balloon 6 pack 3d printed War gaming excellence by Mark Wukas, Illinois, USA

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Allied  Barrage Balloon 6 pack 3d printed the models are caged together to avoid loss and damage - NO SPRUES to cut away!
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Allied Barrage Balloon 6 pack

$9.63
3D printed in matte translucent plastic that showcases fine and intricate details.
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This set includes SIX separate models in either 1:1250 or 1:1200 scale.
So you have a choice of scale and of material - please check your choices in the top right corner of this page.

Please note that the individual items are supplied "caged" together to avoid loss and damage  - after the cage is removed there are NO sprues to cut away from the individual models.

The Barrage Balloon was the single most numerous aircraft type used during World War 2. They had proved their worth during the First World War and both the Allied and Axis powers were quick to establish squadrons of them ready for the outbreak of the Second.  Their obvious detterent affect against low flying aircraft was joined by the fact that attackers were forced to fly at altitudes sufficient enough to keep them within the sights of anti-aircraft guns for longer.

In Britain, every major port and quayside  and all larger cities and towns were protected by them.  They were flown by ships of the Atlantic convoys and were used in occupied Europe from D-Day onwards. Wherever longer term anti-aircraft defence was required, barrage balloons were pressed into service and their contribution to the Allied victory cannot be overstated. The Russians used them in the defence of Moscow at least.

The model represents the  British developed D7 type of which many hundreds were built both in the UK and by Goodyear in the USA. Several variants were constructed although virtually all used the same tri-form tail fin configuration. The main envelope was hydrogen filled and equipped with an air-filled ballonet that was kept inflated by wind pressure and thereby maintained the hull shape.  The tail fins were similarly inflated by wind pressure and often drooped characteristically when winds were light. They were flown slightly nose-up into the wind.

Each model is just 15.6mm long in 1/1250scale (16.2mm in 1:1200 scale) and has a 1mm dia hole in the bottom of the envelope for a mounting wire. 


 
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What's in the box:
Barrage Balloon 1 1250 Mod1 6off nf
the models are caged together to avoid loss and damage - NO SPRUES to cut away!
Dimensions:
0.8 x 4.05 x 1.57 cm
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