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Buccaneer Model, RAF, No. 237 OCU, Operation Granby - Corgi AA34112

Buccaneer Model, RAF, No. 237 OCU, Operation Granby - Corgi AA34112 - click to enlarge
Buccaneer Model, RAF, No. 237 OCU, Operation Granby - Corgi AA34112 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-AA34112
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Blackburn (Hawker Siddeley) Buccaneer – XW533/A ‘Miss Jolly Roger’, No. 237 OCU, RAF, Operation Granby, 1991 Gulf War

1:72 Scale.  Length: 10.5”.  Wingspan: 7.25”

Limited Edition of 1000 Models Worldwide

Even though it was in the twilight of its service career, the Blackburn Buccaneer was called upon to take part in the 1991 Gulf War, but only at the eleventh hour. Tornado and Jaguar crews were carrying out low-level interdiction strike missions against enemy targets, but the effectiveness of Iraqi anti-aircraft fire resulted in these sorties having to be carried out at a higher altitude, which reduced their effectiveness. The Royal Air Force (RAF) needed to improve its precision bombing and the Buccaneer had the ability to laser target. The ‘Sky Pirates’ were in the war and making a valuable contribution to the success of Operation Granby. Displaying the artwork associated with many RAF Gulf War aircraft, XW533 ‘Miss Jolly Roger’ showed that sometimes older aircraft can show the new boys how the job should be done.

The Blackburn (Hawker Siddeley) Buccaneer was a British two-seat subsonic strike aircraft that served with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm and later the Royal Air Force. The Buccaneer made its first flight on April 30, 1958, and entered operational service in July of 1962. The Royal Navy procured the Buccaneer as a strike aircraft capable of operating from aircraft carriers. In addition to conventional munitions for anti-shipping warfare, the aircraft was capable of delivering nuclear weapons and were typically active in the North Sea area during service. Buccaneers were used in the 1991 Gulf War and the South African Border War.

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Buccaneer features:

  • Detailed crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Weapons
  • Optional opened or closed rear air brake
  • Tail hook
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with Buccaneer artwork

  • Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models

    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14

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