1:144 WWII Pegasus Bridge
D-Day 75th Anniversary
(3D printed Working Model)

In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, we present you with an 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.


This model is sold via our Shapeways eShop. Clicking the button above will open our Shapeways eShop page in a new window. You can then order the model through the Shapeways eShop

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  • Once you place your order, the model will be 3D printed and shipped to you directly. Tracking and after sales services will be provided by Shapeways.
  • You can combine your order with our other products on Shapeways eShop, or even with other models provided by other manufacturers there. But you cannot combine order with products ordered here on this current web site.
  • The material "White Natural Versatile Plastic" is a white nylon material form by fusing nylon powder using laser. It is elastic and very tough, almost impossible to break. It has a fine surface texture like 400 grit waterproof sandpaper.
    When you receive the model there may be powder residue on the surface. You can brush it off gently with a used tooth brush. Use a face mask to prevent inhaling the powder.
    The material is porous and it will absorb paint like a sponge. Any kind of model paints can be used.
    Use gel type super glue to glue parts together.

This is an assembled, unpainted kit of the 1/144 Pegasus Bridge.
This model contains seven 3D printed parts for building one Pegasus Bridge.
This model is a working model and simulates the actual bridge mechanism and motion.

Pegasus Bridge is a sub type of bascule bridge, the "Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge" or "rolling bridge". Bridges of this type do not pivot about a hinge point, but roll back on curved tread plates attached to the girders of the main span. This design allows a greater clearance of the waterway for a given opening angle.
Move the engine room of this model backwards will roll back and raise the bridge.

Assembly instructions in PDF format can be downloaded here.

Model measures 9.5 cm X 32 cm X 8 cm ( 3.75" X 12.7" X 3.2") when assembled. Bridge section can be raised by moving the engine room backwards.

Painted Sample

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.

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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.