Bravo Delta Models (164) - Airspeed AS.51 Horsa Mk I - Scale Model Aircraft, complete with display stand. Scale 1:75, length 11"/272mm, span 14"/357mm, height 3.5"/90mm.
The Airspeed AS.51 Horsa Mk I was a British World War II troop-carrying glider built by Airspeed Limited and subcontractors and used for air assault by British and Allied armed forces. It was named after Horsa, the legendary 5th century conqueror of Southern Britain.
On 10 July 1943, 27 Horsas were used in Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Large numbers were subsequently used in Operation Tonga and the American airborne landings in Normandy (Battle of Normandy), Operation Dragoon (southern France), Operation Market Garden (Arnhem) and Operation Varsity (crossing the river Rhine). In Normandy, the first units to land in France did so by Horsas, capturing Pegasus Bridge.