The true interdictor version, corresponds to the third generation of the Canberra-based B.Mk.6 with a completely redesigned cabin hunting eccentric type, reduced to two crew members (pilot and navigator-bombardier); avionics and sighting equipment modernized, structural reinforcements and a new hard spot on each wing for bombs of 454kg or SNAB 68mm rocket launchers on the wings.
Venezuela received 30 Canberras, including eight B(I). Mk.8, at the beginning of 1958 arrived in the Venezuelan Air Force eight individuals, who were assigned to B-Bomber Squadron 39 in Barcelona. In 1977 are updated in the UK changing its name to B(I),Mk,88. The las four were kept in service in the 1980 along with other versions of Canberras after a long life in the Venezuelan Air Force, this aircraft 4B39 was retired on September 16, 1990 after 37 year of service.
The model is a 1:48 scale kit manufactured by AirFix (A10102) It is known by modelers a good kit, the instruction are easy to understand, I didn't use the kit decal on this project, I use decals from Latinamerican Canberras 2 multi scale set manufactured by Aztec of Mexico.
Colors: Gray Primer ALC 302, AlcladII White Aluminium Alc-106 and Aluminum ALC-101, Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver, Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminum, Tamiya X-32 Titanium Silver, Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black,Model Master Medium Sea Gray.
B(I) Mk.88 (Mk.8) Venezuelan Air Force ( FAV 4B39) , 39th, Squadron. Barcelona 1958.