1/48 Airfix Canberra PR.Mk83

Gallery Article by RSK48, Rafael on Nov 4 2020

 

      

Canberra PR.Mk83
Continuing with the commemoration in 2020, of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force.

Venezuela was the first foreign country to have the formidable English Electra Canberra. Versions of bombers, reconnaissance and interdiction Canberra were used by the Venezuela Air Force (FAV) for more than 37 years. In 1990 the last FAV Canberra was put out of operation. 

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The Canberra Mk.PR.3 that I'm showing in this post, was bought by the FAV in 1966; originally operated as reconnaissance aircraft, but then in 1971 was overhauled by BE, modernized and converted to PR.Mk83. Canberra FAV No. 2314 and No. 2444, were the only Venezuelan Canberra which have the original British camouflage (dark green and dark gray) used by the RAF.

To build Canberra No.2314, I used the Airfix model, English Electra Canberra B.2 / B.20 / B62, scale 1/48. Model Master acrylic paint was applied; decals are mostly homemade, but I also used some of the kit model. The armaments are from the model.

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Photos and text by RSK48, Rafael