Airfix 1/48 scale Canberra PR 9 by Tony Prince
December 30, 2013 in Aviation
This was one of the many Canberra variants produced by Airfix when they turned over a new leaf & started making their much improved kits. Not perfect but well worth building. I was lucky enough to pick it up at our local IPMS club for a mere $25.00. Too good to miss!
If you feel tempted to build one, be warned: It’s big; very big & heavy too – with lots of fishing sinkers to stop it tail sitting. Not in the same league as Airfix’s recent Sea Vixen in the same scale, but very satisfying nonetheless. The Canberra surely has to be one of the truly great aircraft: first flying in 1949 & finally being withdrawn after seeing service in Afghanistan as the PR 9, well over 50 years later. Hope you enjoy the pics . Have a Happy New Year!
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