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Aviation 72 AV72-54002
Gloster Javelin FAW.Mk 9 Diecast Model
RAF, XH897

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Gloster Javelin FAW.Mk 9   9.25"   8.75"

The Gloster Javelin was a twin-engined T-tailed delta-wing subsonic night and all-weather interceptor aircraft that served with Britain's Royal Air Force from the mid-1950s and until the late 1960s. The last aircraft design to bear the Gloster name, it was introduced in 1956 after a lengthy development period and received several upgrades during its lifetime to its engines, radar and weapons, including support for the De Havilland Firestreak air-to-air missile. The Javelin was succeeded in the interceptor role by the English Electronic Lightning, a supersonic aircraft capable of flying at more than double the Javelin's top speed, which was introduced into the RAF only a few years later. The Javelin served for much of its life alongside the Lightning; the last Javelins were withdrawn from operational service in 1968 following the induction of successively more capable versions of the Lightning.

Gloster Javelin FAW.Mk 9

Designed as a high-performance night fighter for Britain's Air Ministry, the Gloster Javelin first flew on November 26, 1951. This all-weather interceptor had a distinctive, large finned T-tail and was the RAF's only delta-winged fighter and Gloster's last production aircraft. The Javelin evolved quickly, with seven different variants produced over a period of only a few years. It officially entered service in 1956, equipping 14 squadrons, and provided faithful service for more than a decade. The Javelin was very technologically advanced for its time and could attack day or night in any weather condition, giving it a distinct advantage over most of its contemporaries.

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Aviation72's 1:72 scale Javelin model features a solid metal wing that has been cast with the nose and upper fuselage as a single unit. Replication of the "drooped" wing leading edge and wing-tip vortex generators can be seen on this model's broad delta wing. Upon close inspection, distinct-yet-subtle panel-line and rivet details are visible throughout, an uncommon feature in diecast metal (usually only seen on plastic models). The model and be easily configured for ground display, or mounted to its positionable all-metal display stand. Additional features include removable canopy, ordnance and fuel tanks.

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Aviation 72

The Aviation 72 range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Aviation 72 diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Authentic ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Permanently extended landing gear.
  • Presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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