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Corgi 1:72 – Avro Vulcan B.2 XL319, RAF No.35 Sqn, Scampton, Early 1980s
Corgi | AA27205 | Limited Edition | 1:72 High Detail Model
Aviation Archive is a range of high quality detailed model aircraft. Each model comes complete with a collector card detailing the history of the aircraft.
One of the most distinctive military aircraft ever to take to the skies, the mighty Avro Vulcan provided Britain with a high-profile nuclear deterrent during the period known as the ‘Cold War’, as the second of Britain’s famous V-Bombers to enter RAF service.
For an aircraft which was conceived as a high altitude nuclear strike bomber, the Avro Vulcan would prove itself to be extremely adaptable when Soviet missile technology advanced to such a point where high altitude sorties were no longer viable and proved just as capable when flying closer to the ground. This change in mission profile would also see Vulcans finished in very different scheme presentations, with the initial all white anti-flash protective finish replaced with a grey and green camouflage for lower altitude operations. At first, the Vulcans retained their glossy white undersurfaces, highlighting the fact that the aircraft could still be required to deliver a nuclear payload, but by the mid-1970s, these white under-surfaces had been replace by a matt light aircraft grey low visibility scheme.
This particular Vulcan B.2, XL319, is wearing the standard scheme applied to these aircraft from the mid-1970s, a time when it once again became acceptable for squadrons to display their badge on the Vulcans tail, in this case, the rather unusual stylised skyhook of No.35 Squadron.
During the Falklands War, this Vulcan was one of three aircraft sent to undertake a goodwill tour of the USA, where the mighty delta proved to be a real hit with the American public. She is now a much loved exhibit at the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum in Sunderland.
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