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Airfix – 1:72 Avro Vulcan B.2 Black Buck (A12013) Model Kit

SKU: A12013

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About the Aircraft:

Occupying a significant position in the history of post war British aviation, the Avro Vulcan, with its huge delta wing profile, was without doubt one of the most distinctive aircraft ever to take to the skies. Built to satisfy an extremely demanding Air Ministry requirement for a fast, high altitude strategic bomber, capable of carrying a nuclear device, the Vulcan represented a 100% increase in the capabilities of any previous British bomber aircraft. When the Vulcan made its maiden flight in August 1952, the Avro team were well on the way to presenting the Royal Air Force with not only the world’s first delta bomber, but also one of the world’s most effective strike bombers. When the Vulcan entered squadron service with No.83 Squadron at RAF Waddington in July 1957, Britain now possessed the fastest nuclear capable bomber in the world.

By the time of the Falklands conflict in 1982, the venerable Avro Vulcan was facing retirement. The task of nuclear deterrent had been handed over to the Royal Navy submarines and the writing was on the wall for the distinctive delta jet, However, the Argentine invasion of the Falklands Islands meant the RAF was to call upon the ageing bomber for one more task. The Vulcan was the only aircraft capable of delivering a payload to the Island from RAF Wideawake on Ascension Island even though it would require multiple mid-air re-fuelling. The Vulcans of the last three squadrons still using the bomber (Nos 44, 50 & 101) conducted a series of raids codenamed ‘Black Buck’ between April and June, the most famous raid being ‘Black Buck One’ when XM607 managed to damage the runway at Port Stanley with one of its twenty-one bombs. This surprise attack prevented fast jets from using the airfield and was, at that time, the longest bombing raid in history.

  • Item Width (Assembled): 45 cm
  • Number of parts: 271
  • Item Scale: 1:72
  • What’s inside the box: Plastic model kit, instruction sheet, paint layout sheet and decals
  • Number of scheme options: 2
  • Skill Level: 3
  • Flying Hours: 4

This kit requires paint, glue and finishing supplies to complete.

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Number of Parts

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Required To Complete

Glue & Finishing Supplies, Paint

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Skill Level

3

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Understanding Scale

The scale of a model is its size as a proportion to the real-life item. For instance, a 1:18 scale model means that every 1 unit of measurement on the model equals 18 units on the real item. If you divide the real item's size by 18, you'd get the size of the 1:18 model. Please note that models can vary slightly in size, as not all real-life items, like cars or planes, have the same dimensions.

Model Cars:

  • 1:12 scale: ~38 cm or 15 inches
  • 1:18 scale: ~25 cm or 10 inches
  • 1:24 scale: ~18 cm or 7 inches
  • 1:43 scale: ~10 cm or 4 inches
  • 1:64 scale: ~7 cm or 2.75 inches
  • 1:76 scale: ~6 cm or 2.3 inches

Model Trucks:

  • 1:12 scale: ~75 cm or 29.5 inches
  • 1:18 scale: ~50 cm or 19.7 inches
  • 1:24 scale: ~38 cm or 15 inches
  • 1:43 scale: ~21 cm or 8.3 inches
  • 1:64 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
  • 1:76 scale: ~12 cm or 4.7 inches

Model Bikes:

  • 1:6 scale: ~30 cm or 12 inches
  • 1:10 scale: ~18 cm or 7 inches
  • 1:12 scale: ~15 cm or 6 inches

Model Trains:

  • HO scale (1:87): ~22 cm or 8.7 inches
  • N scale (1:160): ~12 cm or 4.7 inches
  • O scale (1:48): ~38 cm or 15 inches

Model Airplanes:

Fighter Jets:

  • 1:72 scale: ~20 cm or 7.9 inches
  • 1:100 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
  • 1:144 scale: ~10 cm or 3.9 inches
  • 1:200 scale: ~7 cm or 2.8 inches

Civilian Aircraft:

  • 1:72 scale: ~40 cm or 15.7 inches
  • 1:100 scale: ~28 cm or 11 inches
  • 1:144 scale: ~20 cm or 7.9 inches
  • 1:200 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches

Model Ships:

  • 1:144 scale: ~150 cm or 59 inches
  • 1:350 scale: ~62 cm or 24.4 inches
  • 1:700 scale: ~31 cm or 12.2 inches

Model Tanks:

  • 1:16 scale: ~97 cm or 38.2 inches
  • 1:35 scale: ~44 cm or 17.3 inches
  • 1:72 scale: ~22 cm or 8.7 inches


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