To complement our plastic kits, we offer a range of 3D STL models and accessories for you to print on your home 3D printer. For these models it is recommended to use a resin printer with a resolution of Z: 0.05mm and XY: 0.05mm, or finer.
This 3D STL bundle contains models representing RAF officers and crew at rest in an airfield dispersal area, as well as a wooden dispersal hut and SS Jaguar sports car.
The files have been scaled to both 1:72 and 1:144 scale, and are provided with pre-supported options to load into your slicer, or unsupported files that you can scale to any size and add custom supports in your slicer.
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.