Airfix 1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C Zoom Set (for Airfix kit)
Airfix 1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C Zoom Set (for Airfix kit)
Airfix 1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C Zoom Set (for Airfix kit)
Airfix 1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C Zoom Set (for Airfix kit)
Airfix 1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C Zoom Set (for Airfix kit)

Airfix 1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C Zoom Set (for Airfix kit)

Product code: AX06021
£26.99
Kit Features;
  • 2 x marking options -
  1. No. 809 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Ark Royal, January 1972.
  2. No. 800 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Eagle, June 1971.
  • Paint call outs for Humbrol
  • Length 268mm, width 186mm, 140 parts
  • Wings folded or extended option
  • Pilot figures included
  • Air brake deployed option
  • Choice of weapon load included
  •  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 5055286660375
Brand Airfix
Product Code AX06021
Weight 0.56kg