Gotha IV - WWI German Heavy Bomber

The first days of military aircraft brought a new kind of war. Military commanders soon realized the potential advantage of having air superiority over the enemy. Aside from fighter planes, Germany set out to design a heavy bomber outfitted with several machine guns and around 1,100 pounds of drop ordnance. The Gotha series of bombers largely replaced the Zeppelin airship in bombing English cities in long-range assaults.

The Gotha bombing campaign finally reached London on June 13, 1917. Although it was a daylight run, the bombers faced no resistance. The attack inflicted a modest number of casualties, but the psychological effect was immense in seeing German bombers have free reign over British soil.

The range and the speed of the Gotha was unlike anything seen prior. In contrast to the slow-moving airships, the Gotha and other bomber aircraft would set the stage for future generations of heavy bombers, especially during the Second World War.

The Gotha kit is unique in the sense that it combines several components into a cohesive and satisfying build. This kit features new Brickmania-designed premium fabric textured wing covers. These covers provide the builder with an authentic, historically accurate model with a 26” wingspan. Including MG-08 BrickArms machine guns, three custom-printed minifigures, stickers, and printed tiles, the Gotha will make an excellent addition to any historical collection.

Specifications:

Crew: 3
Propulsion: 2x 194kW (260 hp) Mercedes D.IVa engines
Maximum speed: 87mph (140km/h)
Range: 305 miles (491 km)
Armament: 2x 7.92 Parabellum machine guns, 600-1100 pounds bombs

The Gotha IV - WWI German Heavy Bomber kit comes with the following features

Sticker sheet
Printed tiles
Three custom printed minifigures
BrickArms machine guns (2)
Brickmania custom fabric
Swooshable
Slingshot as primary weapons
Poseable ailerons
Includes bombs (8x)
Designed by Yitzy Kasowitz
Includes 864 genuine new-condition LEGO® & BrickArms elements
1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
Advanced Skill Level (6-8 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.
S$637.50

Gotha IV - WWI German Heavy Bomber