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- 2 x marking options -
- Vickers Valiant B(PR)K.1, No. 90 Squadron, Royal Air Force Honington, Suffolk, England, 1956.
- Vickers Valiant BK.Mk.I, No. 49 Squadron, Christmas Island, Operation 'Grapple', 1957.
- Paint call outs for Humbrol
- Length 456mm, width 488mm, 152 parts
- Bomb bay open or closed option
- Bombs & Blue Danube nuclear weapon included
- Crew access ladder included
- Undercarriage up or down option
- 2021 boxing of the 2011 new tooled kit
The Valiant was the first of the RAFs V bomber trio to enter service. The most conventional of the three designs, it was also the first to drop bombs in anger against Egyptian airfields during the Suez campaign. It was also the first RAF machine to drop a Hydrogen bomb during Operation Grapple tests in 1957.
However its career was cut short by serious problems with its rear spar, leading to fatal accidents & subsequent grounding of the fleet.