DW 72023 Westland Lysander Mk. III 1/72 scale

Westland Lysander Mk.III in 1/72 scale DW 72023

The Westland Lysander (nickname the “Lizzie”) is a British army co-operation and liaison aircraft produced by Westland Aircraft used immediately before and during the Second World War.

After becoming obsolete in the army co-operation role, the aircraft’s exceptional short-field performance enabled clandestine missions using small, improvised airstrips behind enemy lines to place or recover agents, particularly in occupied France with the help of the French Resistance.

Royal Air Force army co-operation aircraft were named after mythical or historical military leaders,
in this case the Spartan admiral Lysander was chosen.

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