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#AA-4004b   1/144 scale  Handley-Page Victor K.2  British rapid tanker

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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85 resin parts +

Clear cast canopies, decals

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Span 254 mm

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Length 243 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

Each model kit contents 1 sheet of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1947, the British Air Ministry issued a request in the form of Specification B.35/46 for an advanced jet bomber capable of carrying a nuclear bomb. Short and Vickers responded with SA.4 Sperrin and T.660 Valiant. The Sperrin was set as the program backup while Valiant was awarded the production order. Handley-Page and Avro came up with advanced designs for competition which would become the Victor and Vulcan. Due to the aggression in Europe from USSR , both the Victor and Vulcan were also awarded a production contract. The first Victor prototype made its first flight in 1952, and the first production aircraft B.Mk.1 flew in 1956. After improvements with more powerful engines, wing design changes and many other modifications, the B.Mk.2 entered service in 1962. The Victor initially was armed with the Blue Steel stand-off missile, and was also intended to be equipped with American Skybolt missile. In 1972, Twenty-four B.Mk.2s were converted to K.Mk.2 tanker. The Victor was never called into combat in the bomber role but did see action in the tanker role for the Falklands war in 1982 and Gulf war in 1991. The last Victor unit was disbanded in 1993.

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Strategic heavy bomber

To designed to meet a requirement of four engine jet bomber

117ft.2in.

114ft.11in.

28ft.1in.

4x Rolls-Royce RCo.11 Conway 103 turbojet engine

640mph

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Model References

The Handley Page Victor K.2  package contents secret kits of three 1/144 British designs as bonus:

The kit contents decal able to build the XL231 "Lusty Lindy" or XM715 "Teasin Tina" tanker optionally!

The Handley-Page Victor K.2 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Modern strategic tanker

Airbus KC-30

Boeing KC-97

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

Boeing KC-767

Boeing KC-797

Ilyushin Il-78 Midas

Lockheed Tristar K.1

McDonnell-Douglas KC-10 Extender

Handley Page Victor K.2

Northrop KC-45

Vickers VC-10 K.2

Vickers Valiant K.1

British tanker force

Lockheed Tristar K.1

Handley Page Victor K.2

Vickers VC-10 K.2

Vickers Valiant K.1

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Modern British aircraft