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Airfix Handley Page Victor B.Mk.2(BS) 1:72 Model Kit

Arguably the most capable of Britain's Cold War V-Bombers, the Handley
Page Victor is certainly one of the most distinctive jet bombers to ever see
service. With its high mounted T-tail and impressive crescent wing, the Victor
saw service as a conventional bomber, nuclear bomber and finally as an airborne
tanker aircraft, before its eventual retirement in 1993.

Handley Page Victors of Britain's nuclear deterrent force were finished in
an all over white anti-flash paint scheme, which was intended to afford some
protection to the aircraft and crew in the event of a nuclear detonation -
thankfully, the effectiveness of this system was never called upon. The final
RAF Victors wore a hemp and light aircraft grey scheme, following their
involvement in the Gulf War, in an in-flight re-fuelling capacity.

Perhaps the most famous use of the Victor tanker aircraft was the significant
role they played in the 'Black Buck' missions of the Falklands conflict. The
plan to deny Argentine forces the ability to use Port Stanley airfield called on
a single Vulcan bomber to attack the airfield and render the runway unusable.
With the nearest airfield available to the British being on Ascension Island
some 3,800 miles away, the Vulcan would have to be refuelled many times during
the flight, which would become the longest bombing mission in history.

Specifics:


Scale: 1:72

Skill Level: 3

Flying Hours: 4

Number of Parts: 228

Dimensions (mm): 486 × 508mm

Age Range: 8+


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