Avro 504K - WWI kit COBI 2977 - 230 brick fighter aircaft

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Model Spec.

DISCONTINUED BY COBI - THIS IS A RARE & MUCH SOUGHT AFTER SET. 

Disclaimer:Will be well packaged, but if Cobi box is damaged by courier, we can not replace the box as this model is no longer in production.

Price Matching is not available for Rare & Discontinued sets.

  • 230 blocks
  • 2 figures: British pilots
  • Bodywork with pad printing
  • Block with printed name of the plane
  • Easy-to-follow instruction manual
  • Compatible with LEGO and other leading brands of construction blocks
  • Model dimensions: (length x width x height) 260mm x 305mm x 105mm

 

History.

First World War biplane first produced in 1913. 10,000 were made before production finally ceased in 1932.  It was the first aeroplane to strafe enemy troops on the ground and, on 22nd August 1914, gained the distinction of being the first Allied aircraft to be shot down. On 21st of November 1914, three Avro 504Bs set out to bomb the Zeppelin factory at Friedrichshafen and scored several direct hits on the hangars and destroyed the Hydrogen plant. Although the 504 quickly became obsolete, its main role became was as a two-seat training aircraft with a universal mount to take different engines. A single-seat conversion with a wing-mounted Lewis gun was introduced in the winter of 1917/18 and used to equip Home Defence squadrons of the Royal Flying Corps.

Read more about the Avro 504K on Wikipedia

Reviews.

"A pleasure to build, the undercarriage is a little fiddly but strong enough when put together. The only thing that l think Cobi could have done better is the engine cowling which has a printed engine graphic on the front which covers up the nicely moulded engine brick behind." - Colin R.

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