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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

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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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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 7,603 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.2 Kg
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Date First Available27 Mar 2009
  
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This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 8 years. For use under adult supervision

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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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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 A Kid's Review on 2 Jan 2011
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 By Modellerpete on 8 July 2011
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 By Jack Barker on 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 By Don on 5 Jun 2013
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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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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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By John Hindle on 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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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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