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#AA-4027   1/144 scale  Vickers Valiant B.1  First of V-Bombers to drop bombs on Suez

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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72 resin parts +

Clear cast canopies, decals

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Span 242 mm

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Length 229 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

Each model kit contents 1 sheet of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1947, the British Air Ministry issued a request in the form of Specification B.35/46 for an advanced jet bomber capable of carrying a nuclear bomb. Short and Vickers responded with SA.4 Sperrin and T.660 Valiant. The Short Sperrin was set as the program backup while Valiant was awarded the production order. Handley-Page and Avro came up with advanced designs for competition which would become the Victor and Vulcan. Due to the aggression in Europe from USSR , both the Victor and Vulcan were also awarded a production contract.  The first Valiant prototype made its first flight in 1951, and the first production aircraft flew in 1953. In October 1956, the Valiant performed the first British atomic bomb test-drop. The Valiants successful drop led the UK to become the world's third nuclear power. A month later, Valiants operating from the airfield at Luqa on Malta were in combat in Suez Crisis. In 1957, Valiants performed test-drops of the first British hydrogen bomb. With the Victors and Vulcans becoming operational, the Valiant was switched to low-level tactical operations in 1962, and the entire Valiant fleet was retired by 1965

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Strategic heavy bomber

To designed to meet a requirement of four engine jet bomber

114ft.4in.

108ft.3in.

32ft.2in.

4x Rolls-Royce Avon RA28 Mk.204 turbojet engine

553mph

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1x 10,000lb thermonuclear bomb or 21,000lb bomb load

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Model References

The Vickers Valiant B.1  package contents secret kits of three 1/144 British designs as bonus:

The kit contents decal able to build the XD-814 Suez crisis combat or XD-818, first UK atomic bomb drop-test bomber optionally!

The Vickers Valliant B.1 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Modern strategic bomber

Avro Vulcan B.2

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress

Boeing XB-59

Convair B-36B

Convair B-58 Hustler

Convair YB-60

Handley Page Victor B.2

Myasishchev M-4 Bison

Myasishchev M-50 Bounder

North American XB-70 Valkyrie

Northrop B-2 Spirit

Rockwell B-1 Lancer

Short Sperrin

Sukhoi T-4 Sotka

Sukhoi T-4MS

Tupolev Tu-16 Badger

Tupolev T-22 Blinder

Tupolev T-22M Backfire

Tupolev Tu-95 Bear

Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack

Vickers Valiant B.1

British V- bomber force

Avro Vulcan B.2

Handley Pages Victor B.2

Short Sperrin

Vickers Valiant B.1

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Modern British aircraft

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International first aerial nuclear bomb drop aircraft

Boeing B-29 - USA

Tupolev Tu-4 Bull - USSR

Vickers Valiant B.1 - UK

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The Suez crisis operation 1956