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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA34105
Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk 2B Diecast Model
RAF No.208 Sqn, XX895, RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland, 1993

Limited Edition
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1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk 2B   10.5"   7.25"

XX895 was delivered to the RAF in 1978 and initially joined No. 16 Squadron at Laarbruch, Germany. Meanwhile, No. 208 Squadron re-formed at Honington on 1st July 1974 with Buccaneer S.Mk.2As acquired from the Royal Navy. The more versatile S.MR.2B supplemented these later and the squadron moved to . Lossiemouth, Morayshire in July 1983. During WWII, No. 208 Squadron served extensively in Egypt and in the Western Desert. Consequently it adopted the Sphinx as its squadron badge and it is the winged eye of the Sphinx that has been worn on the tail of its Buccaneers and is faithfully reproduced on this Corgi model. In 1984, XX895 was transferred from Germany to No. 237 OCU at Lossiemouth, then to No.12 Squadron and finally to No. 208 Squadron in 1989 until its retirement in December 1993.

Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk 2B

Designed as a specialized strike aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons, the Blackburn Buccaneer was first flown on April 30, 1958. This mid-wing, twin-engine monoplane had a number of advanced features, including an area-ruled fuselage and a variable incidence tailplane. The Buccaneer served with the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force between 1962 and 1994, seeing action in the first Gulf War when 12 Buccaneers flew 218 missions to drop bombs and to provide a laser designation capability for other British aircraft. Buccaneers also served with the Fleet Air Arm between 1962 and 1978, where some were modified to carry anti-ship missiles.

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Corgi's 1:72 scale Buccaneer has small wings with vortex generators molded to the top surface behind the simulated stainless steel leading edge. The most notable unique feature of this model is the massive, articulated, spring-loaded air brake at the rear, which is easy to display in the deployed position and snaps shut with almost no gap. The hinged tail hook below rotates and can also be displayed in the deployed position. The robust metal landing gear is keyed and is easy to install for ground display and provides true tracking of the gear.

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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" 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.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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