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Handley Page O/400
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Copper State Models Previews its next plastic model kit - a 1/48 scale Handley Page O/400:


Copper State Models has released preview images of its forthcoming 1/48th scale resin Handley Page O/ 400 model kit.

Copper State Models is an acclaimed Latvian-based producer of multimedia model kits and aftermarket accessories which have been favourably reviewed by prominent hobby media internationally.

Copper State Models is developing a popular new range of WW1 aviation subjects which began with the Sopwith Snipe and continued with the Caudron G.IV land bomber and its naval counterpart the G.IV Hydravion, then followed these with the recent new tool injection moulded kits representing Early, Mid and Late versions of the Armstrong - Whitworth F.K.8, a popular WW1 two seater operated by the Royal Flying Corps and never previously produced as a plastic model kit in 1/48th scale.

 

 

The company is currently developing a resin 1/48th scale Handley Page O/400 and has released images of test shots of its O/400.

The Handley Page O/400 was the biggest and best known British WW1 bomber aircraft.

It was rugged and dependable, with a crew of four to five and was powered by two Rolls-Royce Eagle engines which gave it a range of more than 1100kms. With a wingspan of 100ft (30.4 metres). It was the largest aircraft operated by the British and flew chiefly as a night bomber against German targets in France, Belgium and the Rhineland.

 

 

The design of the Handley Page Type O series began just after the outbreak of WW1 as the British looked for “a bloody paralyser” aircraft for long range bombing. The O/100 bomber entered service in 1916 and the improved O/400 followed it later in 1918 with a total of 549 O/ 400 aircraft built. It served with seven RAF squadrons and was the standard British heavy bomber.

Copper State Models, whose history dates back to the 1990s when it was established in America as a small cottage industry producing resin model kits, was purchased by new owners in Riga, Latvia and re-launched with a programme of wholly new tool model kits. The company is also producing a range of aftermarket engines and aviation figures in the popular scales.

 

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Last updated 21 June, 2017

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