Airfix 1/72nd Buccaneer S.2 801 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Victorious
This my second completed Airfix S.2 Buccaneer, this time completed with wings unfolded. These new Airfix kits are a real pleasure to construct and long may that continue.
This time I have opted for the grey over white scheme which was an earlier marking scheme for Fleet Air Arm Buccaneer S.2’s.
XN977 was one of the first batch of Buccaneer S.2’s delivered to the Fleet Air Arm joining 700B Squadron at RNAS Lossiemouth in March 1965. She then went on to serve with 801 Squadron.
This aircraft crashed on landing on 8 March 1982 whilst serving with 15 Squadron RAF.
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