1/72nd Scale Aircraft
This page was last updated:- 12th October 2016
  Discontinued: 2014
 
CMR-232  British Aerospace Buccaneer S.Mk.2B
"Avionics Upgrade Programme" - ASR 1012
[Two-Seat Low-Level Strike Jet Aircraft]
    — Decals, Photo-Etch Detailing Set & Paint Mask Included
For Information:
'Hawker Siddeley Aviation' became part of the nationalised 'British Aerospace' (BAe) on 29th April 1977. 'BAe' then carried out all future Buccaneer development and modifications, until the type retired from operational service with the Royal Air Force on 31st March 1994. To enable the Buccaneer to be compatible with the 'BAe Dynamics' Sea Eagle anti-ship missile system, 20 RAF Buccaneer S.Mk.2B were initially upgraded between 1984 and 1986. A total of 42 Buccaneer S.Mk.2B subsequently underwent the full 'Avionics Upgrade Programme' ASR.1012 between 1987 and 1990.

This model includes specific examples of ASR.1012 upgraded Buccaneer S.Mk.2B aircraft that were also retrofitted with Mod.1736 replacement smaller wingtips (to extend airframe flying hours by reducing wing loading).

A variety of offensive payloads are included such as: 'Sea Eagle' anti-ship missiles, 'Martel' anti-radar missiles, 'Pavespike' Laser designation pod, 'Paveway' Laser-guided bomb and H.E. bombs. For self-defence: AIM-9G/9L 'Sidewinder' missiles, Chaff and Flare dispensers and ECM pod.

  Colour Schemes Included
  Two-Tone Grey "Air Superiority" Scheme
  BAe Buccaneer S.Mk.2B - XV352  — 208 Sqn, RAF Lossiemouth - on exercise at Ælborg, Denmark, 17th August 1993
  BAe Buccaneer S.Mk.2B - XW542  — 208 Sqn, RAF Lossiemouth, September 1991
  BAe Buccaneer S.Mk.2B - XX889  — 12 Sqn, RAF Lossiemouth, August 1992
  BAe Buccaneer S.Mk.2B - XX894  — 12 Sqn, RAF Lossiemouth, June 1993
  BAe Buccaneer S.Mk.2B - XX894  — 208 Sqn, RAF Lossiemouth, December 1993
  Disruptive Camouflage Scheme
  BAe Buccaneer S.Mk.2B - XV359  — 208 Sqn, RAF Lossiemouth, May 1991
  BAe Buccaneer S.Mk.2B - XV864  — 208 Sqn, RAF Lossiemouth, July 1993
  BAe Buccaneer S.Mk.2B - XX889  — 12 Sqn, RAF Lossiemouth - on exercise, Gibraltar, January 1991
  BAe Buccaneer S.Mk.2B - XX899  — 12 Sqn, RAF Lossiemouth, August 1992
  BAe Buccaneer S.Mk.2B - XX901  — 208 Sqn, RAF Lossiemouth - on exercise at Ælborg, Denmark, 17th August 1993
*Please Note: Colour scheme information diagrams supplied with the model are only printed in 'Black and White'
Stencil position diagram XV352 (208 Sqn.) + XW542 (208 Sqn.) XX889 (12 Sqn.) + XX894 (12 Sqn.) + XX894 (208 Sqn.) Stencil position diagram XV359 (208 Sqn.) + XV864 (208 Sqn.) XX889 (12 Sqn.) + XX899 (12 Sqn.) + XX901 (208 Sqn.)
  'Click' images above for 'Full Colour' (jpg) version:

  Items Included
  Complete Airframe
  'Wings' (Mod.1736 wingtips + Sky Guardian 200 pods)  - Can be displayed 'Folded' to expose hinge and interior surface detail
  'Air Brake Petals' (2 types: Post-Mod.1044 & Mod.1503)  - Can be displayed 'Open' or 'Closed'
  'Main Flaps'  - Can be displayed 'Up' or fully 'Down'
  Cockpit Canopy  - Can be displayed 'Open' or 'Closed'
  Fully Detailed Cockpit Interior  - Including 'Photo-Etch' detailing
  Highly-detailed Martin Baker Mk.6MSB Ejector Seats  - Including 'Photo-Etch' Face Screen Firing Handles & Seat Harness
  Detailed Nose Interior  - Nose can be displayed 'Open' or 'Closed'
  Detailed Undercarriage
  Painted 'Photo-Etch' Detailing Set  - Cockpit Interior, etc. - see below
  'Photo-Etch' Detailing Set  - Missile Fins, Alignment Jigs, AN/ALE-40 Chaff/Flare Dispenser details, etc. - see below
  Canopy Frame 'Paint Mask'
  Comprehensive Payload choice + 3-page 'External Payload' Configuration Guide
  Comprehensive Assembly and Painting Instructions  - including 2-page section for Payloads: Assembly + External Markings
  Photographic 'In Detail' Supplement
  'Decal Set'  - Including full external markings & stencils to: Air Publication A.P.101B-1202-1A
  'Click' here for sample "Preview" of: Decal Sheet Artwork (2 part set)
Painted 'Photo-Etch' Detailing Set, includes:

Minitature Detonating Chords (Cockpit Canopy)
Windscreen Wiper Arm & Blade
Face Screen Firing Handles (Ejector Seats)
Rain Clearance Duct (Windscreen)
Pilot's Canopy Jettison Control Handle
Instrument Bezels
Nose Fold Hinge Assembly (complete with Conduit Cables)
Thigh Guards (splayed & straight)
Seat Harness


NOTE: Shaded Parts not required for this model
'Photo-Etch' Detailing Set, includes:

Sea Eagle Fins
AIM-9G and AIM-9L Fins
Separate 'Rollerons' for AIM-9 Tail Fins
AN/ALE-40 Chaff/Flare Dispenser detail
Fin Alignment Jigs (Sea Eagle + AIM-9)


NOTE: Shaded Parts not required for this model

  Optional Payloads Included
  'Sea Eagle' Anti-Ship Missiles + Launchers  - Decal markings for both: 'Live' and 'Training' versions
  AS.37 'Anti-Radar' Martel Missiles + Launcher Rails  - Decal markings for both: 'Live' and 'Training' versions
  AIM-9G 'Sidewinder' Air-to-Air Missile  - Decal markings for: 'Live' Warhead Missile
  AIM-9L 'Sidewinder' Air-to-Air Missile  - Decal markings for: 'Live' Warhead Missile
  Optional? AIM-9 'Sidewinder' Acquisition Round  - Finless 'Training' version
  AIM-9G/9L Launcher Rail + Adaptor
  'UK 1,000lb 'Paveway II' Laser-Guided Bomb  - Decal markings for both: 'Live' and 'Training' versions
  1,000lb High Explosive Substitute (HES)
  CBLS 100 Carrier with: 28lb Practice Bombs
  'Universal' Weapons Pylons
  AN/AVQ-23E 'Pave Spike' Laser Designation Pod + Pylon Adaptor
  AN/ALQ-101 'ECM' Pod
  AN/ALE-40 Chaff Dispensers
  AN/ALE-40 Flare Dispensers
  250 Imp. Gallon External Wing Tanks (Pre-Mod.5191)
  'Bulged' 425 Imp. Gallon Bomb Door Tank (Mod.5300)
  NOTE — Bomb Door can be displayed 'Open', with 4x 1,000lb High Explosive Substitute (HES)
*Please Note: Payload information diagrams supplied with the model are only printed in 'Black and White'
Payload Configuration Diagram - page 1 Payload Configuration Diagram - page 2 Payload Configuration Diagram - page 3
Payloads: Colours + Decal Positions - page 1 Payloads: Colours + Decal Positions - page 2
'Click' on the images for 'Full Colour' (jpg) version:

  Assembly Instructions (Preview)
CMR-232  British Aerospace Buccaneer S.Mk.2B, "Avionics Upgrade Programme" - ASR 1012
  Model Review by:
Tim Hatton: Associate Editor
http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/
CMR-232   Model Review by:
Mark Davies: Hyperscale
http://www.hyperscale.com
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