Airfix Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B Gulf War Aircraft Model Kit Scale 1/72
- Brand: Airfix
- MPN: A06022A
- Scale: 1/72
- Type: Aircraft
- Material: Plastic
- Model: Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B Gulf War A06022A
- AGE: 8+
- Colour: Multicoloured
- Country of Origin: India
- Product Features: Requires Painting
- Product Height: 6.88 cm
- Product Length: 26.8 cm
- Product Width: 18.6 cm
- Sub Type: Kit
- Product Theme: Militaria
- Year Released: 2023
- Weight: 0.45 Kg
- New: Recently added to our Airfix Range
This product for sale is the Airfix Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B Gulf War Aircraft Model Kit Scale 1/72. WWSM includes FREE Delivery to ALL UK destinations for these model kit products.
Airfix proudly presents the Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B Gulf War Aircraft Model Kit for enthusiasts with a passion for aviation history and precision modelling.
Model Key Features: -
- An intricately detailed RAF Blackburn Buccaneer jet model.
- With 141 individual parts, this kit offers a challenging yet rewarding build.
- When fully assembled, the model measures 26.8cm in length, 18.6cm in width, and 6.88cm tall.
- An authentic 1:72 scale model to replicate the detail of the original aircraft.
Package Contents: -
- Unassembled plastic model kit
- Decals for two iconic schemes: -
- A06022A - Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B, XW533/A, named "Fiona/Miss Jolly Roger", witnessed in Operation Granby/Desert Storm at Muharraq Airport, Bahrain, from January to March 1991.
- A06022A - Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B, XV863/S, christened "Debbie/Sea Witch", also seen in action during Operation Granby/Desert Storm at the exact location and time.
- Comprehensive instructions to guide you through each step of the assembly process.
Blackburn Buccaneer and The Gulf War of 1991: -
The Blackburn Buccaneer was a British naval strike aircraft designed primarily for carrier-based operations, but it was also adopted by the Royal Air Force (RAF). By the time of the Gulf War in 1991, the Buccaneer had already been in service for many years, having first flown in the 1950s.
Here's a brief overview of the RAF's Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B as used in the Gulf War:
- Background and Development: The Buccaneer was initially developed for the Royal Navy during the 1950s as a low-level maritime strike aircraft. Its ability to fly low and fast made it particularly effective in this role. By the 1960s, the Royal Air Force also adopted the Buccaneer, especially after the cancellation of the TSR-2 project.
- Design Features: One of the key features of the Buccaneer was its ability to fly at very low levels at high speeds, making it difficult for enemy defences to detect and target. It had a unique "boundary layer control" system that blew air over the wings to enhance lift at low speeds, helpful during carrier landings.
- Role in the Gulf War: By the time of the Gulf War, the Buccaneer was in the twilight of its service career. However, it found a crucial role in the conflict. The RAF's Tornado aircraft, initially used for low-level strike missions, faced substantial risks from Iraqi air defences. The Buccaneers were deployed to provide laser designation for the Tornado's laser-guided bombs. This allowed the Tornados to release their weapons from higher and safer altitudes.
- Operations: During the Gulf War, Buccaneers from No. 12 Squadron and No. 208 Squadron RAF were deployed to Muharraq in Bahrain. They were equipped with the Pave Spike laser designator pod, allowing them to mark targets for laser-guided bombs.
- Legacy: The Gulf War was the last combat operation for the RAF's Buccaneers. Their success in the conflict highlighted the importance of precision-guided munitions and the value of having dedicated platforms for laser designation. After the war, the role of the Buccaneer was soon replaced by more modern aircraft like the upgraded versions of the Tornado
- Retirement: Shortly after the Gulf War, the Buccaneer retired from RAF service in 1994. Its long and varied service, from the Cold War to the deserts of the Middle East, marked it as one of the most versatile and durable strike aircraft in the RAF's history.
While it might not have been the most modern or sophisticated aircraft in the RAF's inventory during the Gulf War, the Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B demonstrated its value and versatility in the conflict.
Model Kit Specifications:
- Number of Parts: 150
- Completed Model Length: 26.8cm
- Completed Model Width: 18.6cm
- Completed Model Height: 6.88cm
- Model Scale: 1:72
- Material: Plastic
This model is an officially licensed product under BAE SYSTEMS, a testament to its authenticity and quality. BAE SYSTEMS is a registered trademark of BAE Systems plc.
What's Included in the Kit?
- 1 x Unassembled Model Kit
- 1 x Decals
- 1 x Instructions
Paints, Adhesive and Paintbrushes are NOT Included. These are sold seperately.
Packaging Dimensions: Length:42.5cm Height:20.5cm Width:6cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm
Safety Information: Suitable for ages 8+. Model Making should always be done under adult supervision.
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