Chelveston 1956 -1962

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Chelveston 1956 -1962

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08 Feb 2018, 16:31 #1

The first B47's of the Strategic Air Command arrived in May 1956 as part of the 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing. These were jet bombers which carried nuclear weapons, and were maintained on a 24 hours alert status as part of the NATO response to the Warsaw Pact. In August 1959, Douglas RB-66 reconnaissance jets joined the Chelveston air base. These were electronic counter measures versions of the B-66 bomber, and they stayed at the base until August 1962.






The T-33 was a squadron hack.
Last edited by Ratch on 21 Feb 2018, 08:51, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Corrected
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LarryH57
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08 Feb 2018, 16:44 #2

A great selection Ratch; who made the 1/72 scale Boeing RB-66?
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08 Feb 2018, 17:01 #3

Italeri, the other two are Hasegawa 😉
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08 Feb 2018, 17:16 #4

Very nice trio.
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08 Feb 2018, 19:23 #5

Its amazing how many kits have been made that I have ignored. I've no idea if its still current! Perhaps modellers like me just have eyes for what appeals at this time and then years later I'll decide I want this particular kit and then have to search mournfully for it on the web like 'JR Hartley' in the BT add looking for his fly fishing book!
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11 Feb 2018, 01:13 #6

Great work Ratch 😎😍
" .... mmmmm, the smell of plastic glue, there's so much dried on my fingers I can't feel anything ....... but I finally got this kit finished!!!! "
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11 Feb 2018, 08:33 #7

Thanks all 🙂
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AlvertonPhil
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Yesterday, 23:47 #8

Boeing B-66/RB-66?
Cough - Douglas surely.
I wish it was 1962 and I still lived in Malta.
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Ratch
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Today, 08:53 #9

Cheers Phil. You're right of course (possible mental blank) corrected now 😚
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