1/72nd scale R.A.F. recognition model of the Blackburn B.26 'Botha' four-seat reconnaissance and torpedo bomber. Developed in the mid 1930s, it made its maiden flight on 28th December 1938 and the first production aircraft entered RAF service a year later. Unfortunately the aircraft proved to have stability issues and was underpowered so had only brief frontline service before being withdrawn for secondary roles in training and target tug duties. The Botha was fully withdrawn during September 1944. The model is of bakelite/early plastic construction. It measures approximately 26cm wingspan and 22.5cm from nose to tail. It has a few small knocks along the wing edges and unfortunately the tail section has been broken off/reglued at some stage and one horizontal stabilizer/elevator section is missing (see photographs). ID marks to underside of fuselage. Mounted on a curved metal rod with heavy metal base. Would look great with a little restoration. Stock code M27444.