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English Electric Canberra B.2 Collection

Xtradecal,1/72 scale


Catalogue Number and Price:

Xtradecal Item No. X72301 - English Electric Canberra B.2 Collection


GBP 6.66 (Export)
GBP 7.99 (EU price) plus shipping available online from Hannants



Contents and Media:

Waterslide decals for six subjects plus instructions and notes

Review Type:



High quality decals; full colour instructions; includes a variety of colours and markings.




A high quality decal release for 1/72 scale Canberra B.2 kits.

Reviewed by Brett Green

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Xtradecal has released a new decal set with six marking options for 1/72 scale Canberra B.2 kits.

The Canberra B.2 is a widely used variant and an obvious gap in the new Airfix 1/72 lineup. The 1960s vintage Airfix kit is long overdue to be replaced. Today, your best bet is the recent limited run Canberra B.2 kit from S&M Models (thanks to Mark Davies for bringing this kit to my attention). Alternatives include converting the new tool Airfix B(I).8, or finding the High Planes limited run kit. Despite looking a bit terrifying in the box, with time and patience a very nice result is possible from the High Planes kit. See John Miller's T.4 build from last year.



A wide selection of colourful schemes are included on this new decal sheet. White, silver, red, black and camouflage - you name it!



A single set of national markings is also included.

Details are as follows:

  • WD999 9Sqn RAF Binbrook took part in Queen's Coronation Flypast July 1953;

  • WD980 617 Sqn RAF Binbrook 1954; 

  • WH640 109 Sqn RAF Hemswell 1953;

  • WH655 249 Sqn RAF Akrotiri Cyprus 1958;

  • WJ608 Swifter Flight, El Adam, Libya 1959;

  • WK116/Q100 Sqn RAF Raynham 1973.

Instructions for the decal sheet are in full colour across one folded double-sided A4 and one A5 sheets.

Left and right views are offered for all six subjects, with smaller upper and lower views also included.



Colour notes are supplied, along with model paint callouts for Xtracolor enamels and Xtracrylix acrylics.

The decals are beautifully printed and feature thin carrier film.



This is a high quality decal release for anyone who has an unbuilt 1/72 scale Canberra B.2 in their stash!

Thanks to Hannants for the review sample

Xtradecals are available online from Hannants' website

Review Text Copyright © 2018 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 27 July, 2018
Last updated 28 July, 2018

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