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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

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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 9,666 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

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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.

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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11 of 12 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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12 of 13 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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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 David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Oct 2014
Excellent model and easy to make although the paints and brushes supplied are woefully inadequate for this model , the paints are watery and in such small quantities to be laughable for a model of this size. The best thing to do is to buy oil-based enamel paints and decent size brushes or you'll not be able to complete your project. Once completed the problems with the paint and brushes are forgotten when you have a model worthy of the hours spent assembling it.
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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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