Avro Vulcan B.2, 617 Squadron Lincolnshire 1964 (1:200) By DragonWings 200 Diecast Airliners
Item Number: DRW52007
About Avro Vulcan B.2, 617 Squadron Lincolnshire 1964 (1:200)
The Avro Vulcan played an important role as a strategic bomber from 1953-84. For more than 30 years during the height of the Cold War, this aircraft armed with nuclear bombs was ready to deter foreign nations such as the Soviet Union from attacking Great Britain. Operated by the RAF’s V-bomber force, the Vulcan was a delta-wing design that flew at subsonic speeds at high altitude. Its cruising speed of Mach 0.86 and small radar cross-section made it ideal for penetrating enemy airspace to deliver its nuclear payload should the need have arisen. A total of 134 Vulcans were manufactured, with the second tranche known as the B.2 being the most common. One of the units to operate the B.2 was No.617 Squadron based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. This was the Vulcan's home airbase throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Commonly called "Dambusters" because of its WWII exploits, No.617 Squadron operated B.2s until it was temporarily disbanded at the end of 1981.
The B.2 featured larger and thinner wings, while a greater fuel capacity offered a cruising range of 7,400km. It also had improved equipment such as electronics and radar. This Dragon Warbirds fully finished model is precisely made to 1/200 scale. The markings depict a Vulcan B.2 from the aforementioned No.617 Squadron operating from RAF Scampton in 1964. This model commemorates the important role the Vulcan played in the Cold War for a period of three decades before the bomber was eventually superseded by the Tornado.
About DragonWings 200 Diecast Airliners
Established in 1987, Dragon Models Limited first produced plastic model kits before moving into the airliner model field with their Dragon Wings 1:400 scale line of commercial and national airliners. By Maintaining strict quality standards, and with features such as working parts, accurate markings, true to scale models and excellent manufacturing, the Dragon line of products became leaders in the world of aviation and military models. Collectors will find a wide selection of diecast aircrafts, space crafts, tanks in their Dragon Armor line, 1:6 scale action figures from their New Generation Life Action Figure series, 1:72 scale fighter aircrafts from their Warbirds series and more. Dragon Model Limited released over a 1,000 different model kits and pre-constructed models, and they may also be found under the brand labels of "Revell/Monogram" in the USA, "Revell" and "Italeri" in Europe, and "Hasegawa" and "GSI" in Japan. Production of the Dragon Wings airliners, warebirds, and Dragon Armor tanks ceased in 2008. Remaining stock of these popular models is limited and at www.TheAirplaneCollection.com we have the largest selection of closeout Dragon Wings models at low, low closeout prices.
About this scale
1/200 scale airliners are a relatively new scale on the collector airliner market. InFlight Models and Herpa Wings were the first to make models in this scale starting in the early mid 1990s. The big difference back then was the InFlight was making solid die-cast metal airliner models and Herpa Wings were solid plastic. Not surprisingly InFlight's die cast metal models were more popular then the solid plastic models, especially since the pricing was similar. In the late 2000s other manufacturers saw the increasing populating of InFlight models and jumped into the 1:200 scale diecast airliner model market. The introduction the Geminijets 200 line and also has meant a greatly increase selection for this scale. Other die-cast metal airliners have also come to market from these other great collectible lines: AeroClassics, ALB Models, Aviation 200, Blue Box, Dragon Wings, Hobby Master, J Fox Models, JC Wings, Jet X, NG Models, Phoenix Models, Retro Models, Seattle Models, and Western Models. Herpa has gradually been shifting there new models to diecast metal instead of plastic, but three great lines of 1:200 scale plastic snap together models have filled in the space of the larger models but at a lower price point. The solid plastic models from Hogan Wings, Skymarks, and Flight Miniatures are great models at great prices. And now there are even some manufacturers filling in the 1:200 scale models with military aircraft which can round out an airport diorama with both commercial and military aircraft. 1/200 military aircraft models are available from Air Force 1 models, Amercom Aircraft, Atlas Editions, Gulliver Models, Model Power and TSM Wings.
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