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Airfix A50097 1:72 Scale Military Air Power Avro Vulcan XH58 Vulcan to the Sky Gift Set with Paints, Glue and Brushes

by Airfix
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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  • 1:72 scale plastic scale model kit
  • Construction and painting required: yes, glue and paints included
  • Skill level: 3 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
  • Dimensions: length: 446mm x width: 469mm
  • Number of parts: 108
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight962 g
Product Dimensions50.8 x 33 x 7.6 cm
Batteries:Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:8 - 3 years
Item model numberA50097
Educational Objective(s)Numeracy, Literacy & Spacial Awareness
Main Language(s)English
Assembly RequiredYes
Scale1:72
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
Material Composition100% plastic
Radio Control Suitabilityindoor
  
Additional Information
ASINB0021L9C8W
Best Sellers Rank 9,411 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.2 Kg
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Date First Available27 Mar 2009
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 8 years. For use under adult supervision

Product Description

Product Description

The Avro Vulcan is a delta wing subsonic jet bomber that was operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. The Vulcan was part of the RAF's V bomber force, which fulfilled the role of nuclear deterrence against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It was also used in a conventional bombing role during the Falklands conflict with Argentina. The last airworthy Vulcan, XH558 has been restored to flying condition by the 'Vulcan to the Sky' Trust after a number of years of effort and fundraising. The first post-restoration flight, which lasted 34 minutes took place on 18 October 2007. It is now used in display flights and commemoration of the employment of the aircraft in the Falklands Conflict.

Manufacturer's Description

The Avro Vulcan is a delta wing subsonic jet bomber that was operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. The Vulcan was part of the RAF's V bomber force, which fulfilled the role of nuclear deterrence against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It was also used in a conventional bombing role during the Falklands conflict with Argentina. The last airworthy Vulcan, XH558 has been restored to flying condition by the 'Vulcan to the Sky' Trust after a number of years of effort and fundraising. The first post-restoration flight, which lasted 34 minutes took place on 18 October 2007. It is now used in display flights and commemoration of the employment of the aircraft in the Falklands Conflict.


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars airfix avro vulcan 2 Jan 2011
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Durability: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
the vulcan is a cool, Big and fun kit. it is reasonably good value. recomended for experienced modelers. some use of filler is needed for the wings but overall gives good finished results ;)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8 July 2011
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you're buying this then it's safe to say you know what you are getting. What was amazing was the item turned up after a day! Very, very quick dispatch and a bargain price! This is a good model of a very imposing aircraft that holds an important place in history made by the legend that is Airfix. Get your kids off the XBox and Playstation, sit them down and build this with them (or any model kit with them)!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vulcan kit 24 Dec 2012
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A very good model kit, the detail was excellent, also the unit pieces. It made an outstanding model. Thank you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Husband loved it. 5 Jun 2013
By Don
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My husband loved it and found it fun to do. I would recommend this to people who are interested in airfix but haven't had much experience doing it.
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The venerable Airfix kit re-released. I'm pleased to say that the kit still has the blue steel missile. The kit was purchased at a reasonable price so it's worth spending extra money on upgrades. All in all a happy purchase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Vulcan made good present 18 May 2014
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Bought it as a present for my cousin 80 who made a balsa model of the same bomber when I was nine. Much bigger model than I expected. And never opened it. I do hope he enjoyed it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Big 25 April 2014
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This is a big model, but some of the parts are tiny. It says in the instructions "Not suitable for children under 36 months." - It took me two hours just to build the landing gear!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Diabolocal quality. 26 Mar 2014
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My daughter wanted to make this for her grandads 70th birthday and the one we found seemed too good to be true. It is the model of the aircraft they both own a part of, and it was made by Airfix. She was so excited when it came, and couldn't wait to start. However, when I opened it, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. This had clearly been no where near quality control! The amount of excess flashing was unbelievable! In some cases you couldn't tell where the part ended at the spru began. Every single piece had to be trimmed and probably contributed to the extensive filling that was then required. Some were completely unusable. We had to opt for the "landing gear up" option. Which brings me to another point. There is some mention of alternative parts for some points on the model, but no mention of what they are or instructions for them. A good example of this, is the massive missile that could be attached to the underside (I assume), but no painting or assmebly instructions for it at all. In fact, it is nowhere to be seen on the box or anywhere. Now for the paint. They should basicaly decide to supply it properly, or not. What they supplied with the model was next to useless and no where near enough for the size of the model and its paint scheme. I had to keep checking the box, yes it is Airfix! I have never come across such a disgracefull model. Games workshop and even that horrible Italari make have not been this bad. I grew up with Airfix, and they used to be renowned for their quality. What ever happened? If it wasn't for the time constraint, this would have gone straight back, but instead I had to hide my disapointment and help my daughter as best I could, thankfully she enjoyed the experience.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the Best Around in 1:72
I had this kit when I was a nipper, after the Falklands era made it a legend, as it did the Harrier and the Para's. Read more
Published 3 months ago by x wing flyboy
4.0 out of 5 stars Would like this myself
Can't comment on this really as this is a christmas present for someone who loves the vulcan,and is sure to make an excellent job
assembling it.
Published 8 months ago by John Beckett
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
This was a gift and was gratefully received. Very pleased with this purchase, being made as we speak and got quite a collection now.
Published 8 months ago by MRS AMANDA GRACE DAVIS
3.0 out of 5 stars excellant model
This was a good little project for me to do, and enjoyed it immensly. One small problem, was the paints were no where near enough and I had to buy more and there was not enough... Read more
Published 19 months ago by petjafin
5.0 out of 5 stars Plastic Fantastic
Having seen the Vulcan fly at a recent air display my son was eager to have a model of this iconic aircraft. Read more
Published 22 months ago by G. Mimms
5.0 out of 5 stars Airfix A50097 1:72 Scale Military Air Power Avro Vulcan XH58 Vulcan to...
Airfix A50097 1:72 Scale Military Air Power Avro Vulcan XH58 Vulcan to the Sky Gift Set with Paints, Glue and Brushes its a great model look for word to making it some time
Published 24 months ago by R. J. Binley
4.0 out of 5 stars model plane
purchased this for my partner as a gift.Arrived promptly,due to small pieces not suitable for young kids. Read more
Published on 9 Jun 2012 by sashathepest
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