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Dragon Models 1/200 scale Warbirds 52005: Avro Vulcan B.Mk 2 of 27 Sqn, RAF Scampton, England, 1974.
Please note: These models are highly accurate, mainly of plastic construction and complete with optional undercarriage configurations and display stand.
This Dragon Warbirds of the Avro Vulcan B.2 is precisely made to 1/200 scale. The panel lines are sharply scribed, including both the top and bottom surfaces of the large wings. The aircraft is beautifully painted in a striking RAF camouflage scheme, and it carries the markings of a bomber from No. 27 Squadron in the 1974 timeframe. This unit operated out of RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, and it flew the Vulcan B.2 between 1961 and 1982. This impressive Warbirds model commemorates the important role the Vulcan played in the Cold War.
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.