Handley Page Victor B.2 1:72

Handley Page Victor B.2 1:72

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Handley Page Victor B.2 1:72

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$74.99

Item Code: A12008

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Arguably the most capable of Britain’s 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 Britain’s 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.

Perhaps the most famous use of the Victor tanker aircraft was the significant role they played in the ‘Black Buck’ missions of the Falklands conflict.  The plan to deny Argentine forces the ability to use Port Stanley airfield called on a single Vulcan bomber to attack the airfield and render the runway unusable.  With the nearest airfield available to the British being on Ascension Island some 3,800 miles away, the Vulcan would have to be refuelled many times during the flight, which would become the longest bombing mission in history.  

The refuelling plan to support the Port Stanley Vulcan attack would require eleven Victor tankers to take off at the same time, to provide fuel for both the Vulcan and the other Victors.  Once the attack had been completed, five more Victors would be needed to bring the Vulcan home.

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One of the most striking, and powerful, machines of the Cold War the Handley Page Victor is a model that will dominate any shelf it is placed upon.

 

This first release comes complete with a Blue Steel missile and is the perfect complement for the Airfix Vulcan and Valiant kits.

 

This new kit is superbly accurate and highly detailed, it is a must for any Cold War aircraft fan!

Simon Owen

Simon Owen

Lead Researcher - Airfix

y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:72
Skill 3
Flying Hours 4
Number of Parts 228
Dimensions (mm) L486 x W508
Age Suitability 8+

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What skill level is it?

Posted by crazymodler77 on 19th Nov 2015

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Can this be modelled in flight with refuelling lines extended?

Posted by on 17th Nov 2015

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Will the Victor kit include a Blue Steel missile? If so, will it be a new tool?

Posted by on 10th Nov 2015

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What will the finish options be? Will one of them be anti-flash white?

Posted by on 7th Nov 2015

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sssss 5
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Huge build task

Just completed mine after 4 months work. There is a huge amount of detail here for the cockpit, air brake and bomb bay (with the parts to do a Free Fall equipped version (though not a pre-refit version as the fin fillet is the later 'humpback' version from late 1963 and a blank is not included for the scoop intakes under the main inlets. Fit is very good, though the Jet Pipe fairings are a little tight. One minor criticism is a return to windows fitted from the inside rather than the externally fitted types in recent kits (Dakota, He-111). This is a big beast with lots of potential. Highly recommended.

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victor b

the most rewarding model built i thought the landcaster would be hard to eclipse blt the victer did it

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Amazing so far

I'm almost finished my Victor and so far, the detail has been amazing, especially the raised detail on the navigator's control panel which I dry brushed and it looked great.

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Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit's primary decal scheme.

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