Gloster Javelin kit


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Gloster Javelin kit

Product no.: 650062/kit

Stock level: 16

£25.00
Delivery weight: 50 g


1:200 scale White Metal Cold War British Military Aircraft Model Kit

The kit can be made into any of the fighter versions from F(AW)2 to F(AW)9R.

Decals are supplied for 6 aircraft.

1) XA756 was a Mk4 from 141 sqn at Coltishall

2) XH833 was a Mk7 from 33 sqn

3) XH762 was a Mk9R from 29 sqn in Zambia in 1965 during the Rhodesian situation. The R indicates a conversion to carry a refuelling probe.

4) XH880 was a Mk7 then converted to a Mk9 from 25 sqn and 11 sqn

5)XH897 was a Mk9 with the red and white scheme.

6) XH898 was a Mk9 from 228 OCU which remained in bare metal with the initials GHB on the fin

The Gloster Javelin was the worldÕs first twin jet delta aircraft and was produced in competition with the DH110 (later becoming the Sea Vixen) as an all weather fighter.

Intake rims were silver or black and the serial was on the side of the intake in black or white.

The story behind the roman numeral XXX being used for 29 squadron was that a fitter was told to paint Ôtwo Xs then one XÕ on the tail, meaning XXIX but he misunderstood and painted XXX instead and it was kept.

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