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New Release: V-1 Flying Bomb

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About the V-1 Flying Bomb:

The V-1 Flying Bomb was an early cruise missile and the first to use a pulsejet for power. It was developed at Peenemünde Army Research Center by the German Luftwaffe during WWII. Due to its limited range, the thousands of V-1 missiles launched into England were fired from launch facilities along the French and Dutch coasts. At its peak, more than one hundred V-1s a day were fired at Southeast England. A total of 9,521 were fired, decreasing in number until the last V-1 site in range of Britain was overrun by allied forces in October 1944.

As part of Operation Crossbow, the British operated an arrangement of air defenses including anti-aircraft guns and fighter aircraft, to intercept the bombs before they reached their targets. During this time, launch sites and underground V-1 storage depots were targets of strategic bombing.

Specifications:

  • Designer: Robert Lusser
  • Weight: 4,740 lb
  • Length: 27.3 ft
  • Width: 17.6 ft
  • Height: 4 ft 8 in
  • Warhead: Amatol-39
  • Warhead weight: 1,870 lb
  • Engine: Argus As 109-014 Pulsejet
  • Operational range: 160 mi
  • Speed: 400 mph flying between 2,000-3,000 ft
  • Guidance system: Gyrocompass based autopilot

Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:

The V-1 Flying Bomb comes with the following features:

  • Custom air intake tile with textured dimensional printing
  • Streamlined construction, posable wings, and custom texture-printed intake grille
  • Includes detailed missile handling cart
  • Designed by Cody Osell
  • 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models (Wingspan of 6.2 inches, Overall length of 9.75 inches)
  • Includes 237 genuine new-condition LEGO® elements
  • Intermediate Skill Level (3-4 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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