Airfix 1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B

Product code: AX06022
£26.89 £22.41 (ex. VAT)
Kit Features;
  • 2 x marking options -
  1. No. 208 Squadron, Royal Air Force Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland, June 1990. Aircraft currently preserved at the Ulster Aviation Society, Northern Ireland.
  2. No. 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland, September 1993.
  • Paint call outs for Humbrol
  • Length 268mm, width 186mm, 150 parts
  • Wings folded or extended option
  • Pilot figures included
  • Air brake deployed option
  • Choice of weapon load included
  • 2020 boxing of the 2019 new tooled kit
The Blackburn Buccaneer emerged as one of the most capable low-level strike aircraft of the Cold War period, entering Royal Navy service in 1962 to counter the threat of a massive Soviet Navy expansion programme. The British thinking at the time was to use their new strike jet to destroy the Soviet ships with a combination of conventional & nuclear weapons.

Capable of extremely high speeds at low level, the Buccaneer proved to be ideal even though the performance of the first aircraft to enter service was affected by a lack of power from their two de Havilland Gyron Junior engines.

Addressing most of the issues that prevented the early aircraft from realising their full potential, the Buccaneer S.2 was a much improved platform, boasting a modified wing, increased fuel capacity & a pair of powerful Rolls Royce Spey engines. This new variant provided the Fleet Air Arm with a truly exceptional strike aircraft, which excelled in the low-level environment.   

 

GTIN 5055286671593
Brand Airfix
Product Code AX06022
Weight 0.55kg