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Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B

...a new 1/48 variant from Airfix

A12014 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B

Details of the latest version of their 1/48 Buccaneer to be released by Airfix.


A12014 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B
The much-anticipated RAF variant of the 1:48 scale Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B is NOW AVAILBALE! Flying in at a skill level 4, the 1:48 scale A12014 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B contains various new parts to create the RAF variant. The kit also includes 4 schemes, spanning from 1971 to 1993, with a variety camouflages and liveries. New parts for this kit consist of RAF slipper tanks, bulged bomb bay and a whole load of new armaments. Once built, the Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B measures a total wingspan of 279mm and 402mm in length, and contains 320 parts.

New armaments include:
• 4 x Sea Eagle Missiles
• 1 x Paveway II LGB
• 1 x Sidewinder
• 1 x Pave Spike
• 1 x AN/ALQ-101 ECM Pod

Entering RAF service some seven years after it had with the Royal Navy, the Blackburn Company received an initial order for 26 new aircraft, with RAF machines having several differences from their seaborne counterparts and designated S.Mk.2B. For an aircraft the Royal Air Force didn’t really want, the Buccaneer proved to be an exceptionally capable machine and by the time they were scheduled for retirement, they were reluctant to let them go. Although they were forced to take a naval aircraft they had originally dismissed, it didn’t take long before the camouflaged Buccaneers of the RAF began to show why this was definitely not a second-rate aircraft option.

Scheme A: Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B, XW527/527, No. 12 Squadron, RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland, 1993.
Scheme B: Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B, XW544, No. 15 Squadron, RAF Laarbruch Germany, 1971.
Scheme C: Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B, XV352, No. 208 Squadron, Op Red Flag, 1977.
Scheme D: Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C, XW547/R, Guinness Girl/Pauline, Operation Granby/Desert Storm, Muharraq Airport, Bahrain, 1991.

Thanks to Airfix for the news.


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