Airfix - Handley Page Victor B.2 - 1:72 (A12008)
Arguably the most capable of Britains 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 Britains 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.
A) B.2, XL512, 139 Squadron
B) B.2, XL189, RAF Wittering
|Model Scale; 1:72||Dimensions (mm); L486 x W508|
|Pieces: 228||Requires Painting: Yes|
|Skill Level: 1||Flying Hours: 1|
Paints Required but not included: (A) 11, 33, 53, 130 (B) 11, 33, 53, 30, 163, 165