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Status: NOV 2017 RE-STOCK

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Dragon Models 1:200 Warbirds 52007
Avro Vulcan B.Mk 2 Display Model
RAF No.617 (Dambusters) Sqn, RAF Scampton, England, 1964

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Avro Vulcan B.Mk 2   6"   6.75"


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The Avro Vulcan played an important role as a strategic bomber from 1953-84. For more than 30 years during the height of the Cold War, this aircraft armed with nuclear bombs was ready to deter foreign nations such as the Soviet Union from attacking Great Britain. Operated by the RAF's V-bomber force, the Vulcan was a delta-wing design that flew at subsonic speeds at high altitude. Its cruising speed of Mach 0.86 and small radar cross-section made it ideal for penetrating enemy airspace to deliver its nuclear payload should the need have arisen. A total of 134 Vulcans were manufactured, with the second tranche known as the B.2 being the most common. One of the units to operate the B.2 was No.617 Squadron based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. This was the Vulcan's home airbase throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Commonly called "Dambusters" because of its WWII exploits, No.617 Squadron operated B.2s until it was temporarily disbanded at the end of 1981.

The B.2 featured larger and thinner wings, while a greater fuel capacity offered a cruising range of 7,400km. It also had improved equipment such as electronics and radar. This Dragon Warbirds fully finished model is precisely made to 1/200 scale. The markings depict a Vulcan B.2 from the aforementioned No.617 Squadron operating from RAF Scampton in 1964. This model commemorates the important role the Vulcan played in the Cold War for a period of three decades before the bomber was eventually superseded by the Tornado.

Avro Vulcan B.Mk 2

Designed to meet an Air Ministry specification for a high-speed, high-altitude, long-range nuclear bomber, the Avro Vulcan was first flown on August 30, 1952. Though revolutionary, the Vulcan's original delta wing tailless design was an unknown quantity. The first prototype crashed in the fall of 1949 and the early straight leading edge design was later modified to kink towards the wingtip, giving the service aircraft superior flying characteristics. Carrying Britain's first nuclear weapon (the Blue Danube), the Vulcan's original role was nuclear deterrence, but it was later modified for air-to-air refueling missions and maritime radar reconnaissance.

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Dragon's 1:200 scale Avro Vulcan is constructed entirely of plastic with finely etched panel line details throughout. The top portion of the model's fuselage and wing are cast as a single piece, giving the model a seamless look. The smooth lines of the Vulcan are broken only by the delicate pitot tubes that are separately applied to the fuselage. The wing has been masterfully rendered and features turbo-fan blade details buried deep within the engine intakes. Additional features include easily configurable landing gear for ground display and an elegant display stand for in-flight display.

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Dragon Models 1:200 Warbirds

The Dragon Models "Dragon Wings 1:200 Warbirds Series" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made plastic models of military aircaft. While these models may lack the heft of their metal counterparts, the painting and markings are applied with the same precision as other Warbirds, making them pefectly at home in any diecast collection.

Dragon Models "Dragon Wings 1:200 Warbirds Series" display model airplanes feature:

  • Molded plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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