First reaction from me was why not start with the Mk1 as a prelude to the other marks?
Now it's been a while since I brushed up on my Lanc info so after a few minutes with my nose stuck into my references I answered my own question quite easily.
It seems that HK might at least have done some basic research on all of the aircraft's versions to maximise sales by choosing this particular mark!
The Mk III was only a Packard Merlin engined version of the Mk 1.
The Mk III was adapted to carry the Tall Boy and Grand Slam bombs as well as the famous 'Bouncing Bomb' for the Ruhr Dams Raid.
The Mk X version had only minor internal equipment changes from the Mk III.
With only some additional changes to the mid and rear turrets (Frazer-Nash mid upper) and the (Rose-Rice rear turret of 2 x 0.5inch guns) it seems that you can get pretty much all of the major variants out of this one mark!
The Mk VI just had an uprated engine (Merlin 85) was fitted with some radio countermeasures, and had the mid upper and nose gun turrets removed.
I just thought if you were as curious as me you might like to know this interesting bit of info.
Now, all I've got to do is hope that they get the model right and I'll be one very happy bunny!
I'm also a very greedy bunny! I'm very hopeful that they'll follow it up with a HP Halifax!
Edited by Royboy, 06 February 2012 - 04:02 PM.