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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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''Beta''-I Atomic Power Bomber XAB1
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 01:12 AM UTC
In the Salad Days of the early atomic and jet age, Cold War fears pushed the envelope and an atomic powered strategic bomber was a concept. Pioneering plastic model company Hawk was quick to tool a fanciful kit of that concept with their "Beta" -I Atomic Powered Bomber XAB-1. Does it still radiate cool today?

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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
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Posted: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 02:53 AM UTC
I want one! It almost looks like it belongs in of those Gerry Anderson shows, and everything was atomic powered in those!
United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 02:08 AM UTC
Now we know what was Gerry Anderson's inspiration for Fireball XL-5!
Florida, United States
Joined: September 18, 2011
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Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 02:41 AM UTC
Yes I hope Round Two re-release this also, looks too cool. Rick