ENGLISHMAN IN THE DESERT

ADVANCED BUILD

ENGLISHMAN IN THE DESERT

Sometimes, the pleasure of modelling comes from tackling a build in a slightly different manner than usual, as Juanjo Dominguez Calvo discovered with Trumpeter’s recently tooled 1/144 Vulcan B.2.

Trumpeter 1/144 Avro Vulcan B.2

Instantly recognisable with its delta wings and emitting a characteristic howl as it flew past at airshows, Avro’s Vulcan was operated by the RAF from 1956 to 1984.

Considered the most technically advanced of the three ‘V-bombers’, the Vulcan formed part of the UK’s airborne nuclear deterrent during the Cold War. The bomber’s capacious weapons bay, sized originally to fit a Blue Danube atomic bomb, also gave it a considerable conventional bombing capability.

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