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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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1/72 Vickers Valiant
betheyn
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 07:53 AM UTC
Finally Airfix have released their long-awaited Valiant. This fills the gap in most peoples'' V-Bomber collections that the old Contrails/AIM and Mach II kits didn''t. The kit is very complete yet still leaves opportunities for the aftermarket industry to provide extra detail.

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Jessie_C
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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 06:28 PM UTC
A little late research: The kit provides a Blue Danube nuclear shape only, but Blue Danube was an experimental fission bomb only. Its in-service derivitive was the Red Beard shape. The shape used for air dropped hydrogen bombs in the UK was the Yellow Sun shape. It is not very clear which shape was dropped for the Graple tests. I suspect it looked something like Yellow Sun given the constraints on the size of the physics package a thermonuclear device needs.