Airfix Handley Page Victor B.Mk.2(BS) 1:72 Model Kit **BRAND NEW**
Airfix Handley Page Victor B.Mk.2(BS) 1:72...
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North Shore, Auckland, NZ
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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+ Requires glue & paint for assembly (Modelling equipment sold separately) Airfix is the oldest UK manufacturer of scale plastic model kits and has been producing kits for the mass market since 1952. Airfix produces a wide range of kits aimed at all types of scale modellersNZ delivery is usually within 1-2 business days using tracked courier. Please see About Store for more detailed shipping information and our returns policy. We love happy customers - so please get in touch if you have questions or concerns before
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