1/72 RAF Dispersal Hut


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Kit Features:

  • 1 x RAF Dispersal Hut model
  • Chimney and scramble bell features
  • Table and Duckboard accessories
  • Clear plastic windows
  • Laser cut wood + 3D printed details

Item Code: BMK2004

Product Information

This item is now in production and is available to pre-order while stocks last. Pre-orders will be shipped in late Sept/Early Oct.

This model represents an RAF dispersal hut, a common sight on RAF airfields in Britain throughout the Second World War. This laser cut kit contains MDF structures, birch veneer features and clear plastic windows. A table and duckboards are also included as accessories.

During the Battle of Britain, RAF airfields came under heavy attack from the Luftwaffe with frequent daylight bombing raids. This was an attempt to cripple the RAF and give the Luftwaffe air superiority over Britain so that an invasion by sea would be possible. The RAF quickly adapted to these raids, and responded with effective use of fighter assets in the air as well as re-organising airfields to minimise damage and reduce the time needed to return to operational status after an attack. One such tactic was to place small clusters of aircraft around the airfield rather than concentrated in main hangars and buildings. This “dispersal” of aircraft and personnel meant that it was difficult for raiding aircraft to effectively attack ground targets spread around the airfield. Many simple temporary or prefabricated structures were built to provide pilots and ground crew with shelter and somewhere to be close to their aircraft while on alert, in case they were scrambled. This model is a typical example of a wooden dispersal hut, with a simple stove chimney, and asbestos or felt roof.

Additional Information

Weight0.06 kg





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