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We are delighted to be able to offer this new model from Corgi at a very special price of just £50 (RRP over £60) + £5 postage. Alternatively, (pre-arranged) collection is free from Morayvia. This is a time-sensitive offer, as stocks are limited.
As one of the most capable low-level strike aircraft of the Cold War Period, the Blackburn Buccaneer originally entered service with the Royal Navy. Its purpose, to counter the threat of a massive Soviet Naval expansion programme. Rather than build new ships of their own, the thinking at the time was to use their new strike jet. Aim: to destroy the new Soviet ships with a combination of conventional and nuclear weapons. Following the cancellation of the TSR.2 project and a decision not to purchase the US F-111 jet, the RAF reluctantly accepted the Buccaneer into squadron service. This was some seven years after it entered service with the Navy but quickly learned to appreciate the qualities of this exceptional aircraft.
Capable of extremely high speeds at a low level, the Buccaneer proved to be the ideal aircraft to keep the Warsaw Pact countries on their toes, with RAF crews regularly demonstrating their bombing prowess at exercises in the US and Canada. As the Navy retired their larger carriers, their Buccaneers were transferred to the RAF and at its peak strength in the early 1970s, the Buccaneer equipped no fewer than six RAF Squadrons.
This diecast model is of Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 XW538/S, RAF No.16 Squadron, Gutersloh, Germany, November 1977.
This Corgi Aviation Archive Limited Edition comes complete with its certificate, choice of raised or lowered undercarriage, pilot figure, fuel tanks, opening dive brakes and display stand.