1:144 WWII Pegasus Bridge
D-Day Special
(Resin, Static Version)

Unpainted

USD79.90

This is a resin non-moving version (hence "Static") of our 75th Anniversary of D-Day 1/144 scale working bascule bridge model based on the ORIGINAL 1944 Bénouville Bridge , or more famously known as Pegasus Bridge, as exhibited in Mémorial Pégasus.

Comes with 14 1/144 British Ariborne figures in various poses!

This is made with resin, unpainted and unassembled model. The bridge made up of 23 parts.
You can download the assembly instructions here.

Painted Sample
(Customer receives unpainted and unassembled model, diorama NOT included)





Operation Deadstick

22:30 5th June, Operation Deadstick set off "The Longest Day".

The objective was to capture intact two road bridges in Normandy across the River Orne and the Caen Canal.

Responsibility for the operation fell to the members of 'D' Company, 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, part of the 6th Airlanding Brigade of the 6th Airborne Division. The assault group comprised a reinforced company of six infantry platoons and an attached platoon of Royal Engineers. They flew from the south of England to Normandy in six Airspeed Horsa gliders.

At 22:30 on the 5th June, the first of six Halifax aircraft from 298 and 644 Squadrons, each towing a Horsa glider containing men of Major Howard's coup de main force, began to take-off from Tarrant Rushton.

At 00:16 on the 6th June 1944, Glider No.92, containing Major Howard and No.1 Platoon of the coup de main force, approached their objective, Bénouville bridge. Once landed, they proceeded to attack and take over the bridge.

Lieutenant Den Brotheridge and Lance corporal Fred Greenhalgh became the first British soldier casualties on D-Day.

Another three gliders landing near the River Orne to attack and take over Ranville bridge.

After a brief exchange of fire, both bridges were captured had been taken in just ten minutes.

The operation was later hailed by Air Vice-Marshal Leigh-Mallory, the commander of Allied air forces during the invasion, as "one of the most outstanding flying achievements of the war."

In 1944 Bénouville bridge was renamed Pegasus Bridge in honour of the operation. The name is derived from the shoulder emblem worn by the British airborne forces, which is the flying horse Pegasus.

Product of Hong Kong
Create Your Own Diorama or Fight Your Wargame Battles
with this 1:144 Pegasus Bridge. Highly detailed and realistic. Specially designed for creating dioramas or wargame battlefields. Compatible with our 1:144 armour, especially our Horsa glider, and other WTM and Cando products.