Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Airfix
Kit ID
Type Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk.2B XV352
Date 1977
Aftermarket parts used Neomega resin cockpit, seats and undercarriage.
Master wing probe and nose refuelling probe tip
Other detail added
Model built by Chris St Clair
Date Completed November 2015

During the early days of Red Flag, the Royal Air Force sent a number of Buccaneers to compete - they proved impressive with their fast low-level attacks, which were highly accurate despite the aircraft's lack of terrain-following radar and other modern avionics.

The aircraft were used to test disruptive camouflage schemes for the RAF Buccaneer and XV352 was painted in one of the early trial schemes.

Model, article and images by Chris St Clair