Sunderland Flying Boat 1/72 Scale Model FBSFBTE by Toys & Models

This handcrafted Sunderland Flying Boat 1/72 scale model is painstakingly built by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail. The S-25 Sunderland was a British flying boat patrol bomber developed for the Royal Air Force (RAF) by Short Brothers. The Sunderland Flying Boat was one of the most powerful and widely used flying boats throughout World War II. RAF Sunderlands also saw service throughout the Korean War and continued in service until 1959.

The early 1930s saw intense competition in developing long-range flying boats for intercontinental passenger service, but the United Kingdom had no match for the new American Sikorsky S-42 flying boats, which were making headlines all over the world. Then, in 1934, Imperial Airways announced a competition between aircraft manufacturers to design and produce 28 flying boats, each weighing 18 tons and having a range of 700 miles with capacity for 24 passengers. The contract went almost directly to Short Brothers. Although Short had long built flying boats for the military and for Imperial Airways, none of them was in the class of size and sophistication requested, but the business opportunity was too great to pass up. Oswald Short, head of the company, began a fast-track program to come up with a design for a flying boat far beyond anything the company had ever built. The initial S-25 prototype first took flight in October 1937.

This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.

Scale: 1/72 scale model

Wing Span: 19

Length: 13.75


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SKU: Sunderland Flying Boat 1/72 Scale Model FBSFBTE by Toys & Models-65285
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