Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 XW538/S, RAF No.16 Squadron, Laarbruch November 1977

Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 XW538/S, RAF No.16 Squadron, Laarbruch November 1977


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Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 XW538/S, RAF No.16 Squadron, Laarbruch November 1977


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Item Code: AA34113

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Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 XW538/S, RAF No.16 Squadron, Laarbruch November 1977

As one of the most capable low-level strike aircraft of the Cold War period, the Blackburn Buccaneer originally entered service with the Royal Navy to counter the threat of a massive Soviet Naval expansion programme. Rather than build new ships of their own, the thinking at the time was to use their new strike jet to destroy the new Soviet ships with a combination of conventional and nuclear weapons. Following the cancellation of the TSR.2 project and a decision not to purchase the US F-111 jet, the RAF rather reluctantly accepted the Buccaneer into Squadron service some seven years after it entered service with the Navy, but quickly learned to appreciate the qualities of this exceptional aircraft. Capable of extremely high speeds at low level, the Buccaneer proved to be the ideal aircraft to keep the Warsaw Pact countries on their toes, with RAF crews regularly demonstrating their bombing prowess at exercises in the US and Canada. As the Royal Navy retired their larger carriers, their Buccaneers were transferred to the Royal Air Force and at its peak strength in the early 1970s, the Buccaneer equipped no fewer than six RAF Squadrons.



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  • Detailed Crew Figure(s) Detailed Crew Figure(s)
  • Fuel Tanks Fuel Tanks
  • Open/Closed Airbrake Option Open/Closed Airbrake Option
  • Optional Undercarriage Down Optional Undercarriage Down
Scale 1:72
Limited Edition Yes
Limited Edition Size 1,000
Wingspan 183mm
Age Suitability 14+

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Blackburn Buccaneer

Quality is good overall. Unfortunately the wheel bay doors are stuck making it not possible to open and fix the landing gear. Otherwise a very fine scale model.

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