Aviation 72 AV7225001 RAF Scottish Aviation Bulldog 120/121 Trainer Aircraft - XX693, PFA Suffolk Coastal Strut, Boxted, 2006 (1:72 Scale)
"Obsolete weapons do not deter."
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
The Bulldog is a British two-seat side-by-side (with optional third seat) training aircraft designed by Beagle Aircraft as the B.125 Bulldog. The prototype Bulldog first flew on 19 May 1969 at Shoreham Airport. The first order for the type was for 78 from the Swedish Air Board. Before any production aircraft were built, Beagle Aircraft ceased trading and the production rights for the aircraft, with the Swedish order, were taken over by Scottish Aviation (Bulldog) Limited. All subsequent aircraft were built at Prestwick Airport by Scottish Aviation, or in later years, British Aerospace.
The first 58 aircraft (known as the SK 61A and SK 61B) were delivered to the Swedish Air Force in 1971. Twenty more aircraft were delivered to the Swedish Army as FPL 61C in 1972, although these were transferred to the Air Force in 1989 as SK 61C. By 2001 all the Swedish aircraft had been withdrawn from military service. 26 were bought in 2004 by the Hungarian company AVIA-Rent.
Pictured here is a 1:72 scale diecast replica of a RAF Scottish Aviation Bulldog 120/121 trainer aircraft located at PFA Suffolk Coastal Strut, Boxted, during 2006. Now in stock!
Wingspan: 5-1/2 inches
Length: 3-3/4 inches
Release Date: May 2014