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Airfix 1/72 Vickers Valiant BK Mk.1


Airfix 1/72 Vickers Valiant BK Mk.1

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Long awaited kit from Airfix of the Vickers Valiant BK Mk.1 V-Bomber.

The Valiant was the first of the V-bombers to see combat, during the Anglo-French-Israeli Suez intervention in October and November 1956. During Operation Musketeer, Valiants operating from the airfield at Luqa on Malta dropped conventional HE bombs on Egyptian targets. On May 15, 1957 a 49 Squadron Valiant B(K).1 dropped the first British hydrogen bomb, the "Short Granite" (AKA "Green Granite Small"), over the Pacific as part of Operation Grapple.

Markings are included for the following aircraft:

  • Vickers Valiant BK Mk.1, XD823, No.49 Squadron, RAF Marham/Christmas Island, Operation Grapple, June 19th 1957.
  • Vickers Valiant BK Mk.1, XD857, No.49 Squadron, RAF Marham, 1963.
  • Vickers Valiant BK Mk.1, WZ404, No.207 Squadron, RAF Marham, 1964.
  • Vickers Type 667, WB215, 2nd Prototype, A&AEE, Boscombe Down, 1956.

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