Bristol Bloodhound - A1V


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Bristol Bloodhound
[A1V]

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including the changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

The Bristol-Ferranti "Bloodhound" is the surface to air guided missile system selected by the R.A.F. for defence of the United Kingdom and is now in service with Fighter Command. The "Bloodhound", claimed to have the greatest range of any semi-active homing missile in the Western World, has also been ordered by Sweden and Australia. It is 25 ft. 3 ins. long with boosters and has a span of 9 ft. 4 1.2 ins. Range is 60 miles and speed over Mach. 2. The Airfix model contains not only the missile and its launching but a wheeled carrier, Land Rover and six figures, a total of 64 parts. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

8th edition catalogue (1970), recorded as a A203V as was 88mm Flak Gun and Tractor.


Airfix Series (first appearance): 1
Rarity of early version: Rare
First Issued: 1960


Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross


This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: A1V
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: A1V
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: A1V
4th Edition (1966) Ref: A1V
5th Edition (1967) Ref: A1V
6th Edition (1968) Ref: A1V
7th Edition (1969) Ref: A1V
8th Edition (1970) Ref: A203V
9th Edition (1971) Ref: A209V
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 02309-0
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 02309-0
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 02309-0
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 02309-0
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 02309-0
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 02309-0
1992 Edition Ref: 02309
1993 Edition Ref: 02309
1994 Edition Ref: 02309
1995 Edition Ref: 02309
2006 Edition Ref: 02309
2007 Edition Ref: 02309
2008 Edition Ref: A02309
2009 Edition Ref: A02309
2010 Edition Ref: A02309



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