Airfix 1:72 Scale Bristol Bulldog Plastic Model Kit

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Airfix 1:72 Scale Bristol Bulldog Plastic Model Kit

The Bristol Bulldog was a British Royal Air Force single-seat biplane fighter designed during the 1920s by the Bristol Aeroplane Company. More than 400 Bulldogs were produced for the RAF and overseas customers, and it was one of the most famous aircraft used by the RAF during the inter-war period. The strong and manoeuvrable Bulldog was Britain’s main front line single seat fighter at a time when aviation was all about style and grace.

It was flown by the nations most talented young airmen. One of these young pilots was Douglas Bader, a gifted airman with a flair for aerobatics but something of a daredevil reputation. Whilst performing unauthorised low level aerobatics in his Bulldog fighter, the wing of his aircraft clipped the ground sending it tumbling across the airfield. Bader was seriously injured and only survived thanks to the expertise of the surgeons at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Suffering a double amputation of his shattered legs, the story of Bader’s recovery and subsequent struggle to re-join the Royal Air Force made him a national hero and one of the most famous fighter pilots of the Second World War. By the time he was flying Spitfires from RAF Duxford, the Bristol Bulldog had long since been withdrawn from front line service, with just a few examples soldiering on in a secondary training role. Only two of these beautiful aircraft are known to have survived.

 

This Airfix model aircraft kit will require paints and glue to complete.

 

Dimensions L53 x W48
Scale 1:72
Skill 2
Number of Parts 50
Dimensions (mm) L106 x W143
Age Suitability 8+

 

 

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