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Ian Hunter

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  1. Going way off topic but I also like the TU 70/75 transport version of the B-29
  2. http://www.airpowerworld.info/transport-aircraft/bristol-britannia.htm Re the CL44 nose. A close look at comparison photos suggests to me the Britannia nose is structurally identical - same roof and curving nose, but the glass panels of the CL44 are deeper that the Britannia and go to that bottom of that weird lip at the base of the Britannia cockpit windows. So the point at which the nose starts to curve down is the same in both cases. Also the individual panels are wider with less framing. That relatively minor modification would have solved the visibility issue and also create a more modern look. There was a noticeable tendency for British aircraft of the forties/fifties to have smaller cockpit transparencies or complex framing - consider the early Typhoon, Meteor, Vampire, FD2, Canberra/B-57, and even Vulcan with its cockpit portholes. Although Atomic bomb flash was probably the reason for the latter. But a bubble canopy Vulcan would have been cool!
  3. Thanks Frank have sent the email, Best wishes Ian
  4. Hi I have the same problem as an earlier post. Had my name on the wait list and now advised the second release is available. However the online shop says will not post to Australia and cannot see any workaround. Have sent an Email to Mel but no response. Would love the kit. It looks great and I specifically collect UK aircraft from the 1950's and early 60's - the golden years of the British aircraft industry! Just wondering if any member can assist? Thanks Ian
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