12.5" Crossley V-1 Flying Bomb Doodlebug

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 The V-1 Flying bomb (German: Vergeltungswaffe or "Vengeance weapon) was also known as the "buzz bomb". It was, in effect, an early cruise missile.  The first doodlebug flying bomb to target London, crashed and exploded at Grove Road near Mile End Park in East London. These sinister weapons became known for their distinctive sound followed by 15 seconds of eerie, menacing silence before the detonation of 2000 lb of explosives. 


  • Wingspan: 12.5" (31.8 cm)
  • Power system: Jetex
  • Manufacturer: Richard Crossley
  • Difficulty: Intermediate


Originally designed for Jetex Power this kit features realistic appearance and excellent flying qualities together with simple construction. The  Jetex engines were designed for model aircraft by Joseph Mansour and brothers John and Charles Wilmot. To find out more about Jetex enginess, follow this link: Jetex engines .


  • Plan
  • Strip wood
  • Laser Cut Parts
  • Balsa block
  • Tissue


  • Paints
  • Wood glue




Most orders are shipped via Royal Mail’s Tracked 48 service.

For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.

Shipping is free to UK Mainland addresses for orders over £30.00, otherwise we charge £6.00 for Royal Mail Tracked 48 parcels and £12.00 for UKMail/DHL Nest Working Day.


Smaller items

Items that fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters (59cm x 17cm x 15cm weighing less than 2kg) can be sent to most countries outside the UK.

For example up to 3 of our smaller 18” wingspan kits can fit into one of these parcels.

A parcel like this currently costs around £14 to Europe and around £18 to send to the USA and will take up to 3 weeks to arrive. This is because Royal Mail hands over the parcel to the local Post Office service for your country who have to clear it through customs and then deliver it to you.

The Royal Mail tracking code also transfers over to the tracking for your country’s postal service.

Larger items

For items that do not fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters, we use standard international couriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS.

These companies use something called volumetric weights to calculate the cost of shipping.

For example, a Balsa Basics RC bundle kit that measures 102cm x 34cm x 16cm and weighs 2.5 kg is actually calculated at 14kg!

This makes these very expensive to send outside the UK - a large kit can cost nearly £40 to send to France.

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