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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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Victor B.1A (K2P)
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: November 28, 2013
KitMaker: 49 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 03:15 AM UTC
Great photos. How you got such depth of field on such a miserable day is beyond me. And they're at "scale distance" too, if you know what I mean.
Number 14 is my favourite. (dsc_0631.jpg)

Ah, yes, a decent Victor. I once started a Matchbox Victor, gave it the works, reverting it to a pure bomber, re-scribed the surface, even got the intakes looking acceptable. But what defeated me was one of the wings. They are hugely thick of course at the root, and go into massive slots on the kit's fuselage. One popped right in. But the other... It. Just. Would. Not. Fit. Not even close.
They're still around, you know. Revell has it now. Maybe one day I'll get a fresh copy and start again. It's such a beautiful aircraft...
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 02:35 AM UTC
Now if only someone would issue a decent Victor kit....
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 09, 2008
KitMaker: 10,552 posts
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 10:12 PM UTC
Not my period or plane, but these are very helpful, so thanks for taking the time & trouble.
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 04:05 AM UTC
Darren, great series of views of this neat aircraft. Thanks for braving the rain. I just realized what the Victor reminds me of - Luftwaffe Do 317/Ju 188 with that distinct chin.
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2015 - 03:21 PM UTC
Thank you for the walk around. Except for the Centurion and Chieftain, I don't have much knowledge of UK Cold War hardware or doctrine.

Yet again I'm amazed by another British flying machine!

Thanks again,

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United Kingdom
Joined: June 11, 2003
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2015 - 12:26 PM UTC
Darren Baker brings us a walkaround of one of Britain's classic V-Bombers - Handley Page Victor XH648.

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