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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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Merlin
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008 - 11:48 PM UTC


Andy Brazier brings us the latest instalment in his Century Fighters series. This time it''s the turn of the awesome F-105 Thunderchief.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 09:12 AM UTC
Thanks Rowan.
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 05:05 AM UTC
Great article, Andy. The Thud is one of my favorite Cold War aircraft. I really need to build of of these one day...

Thanks for your effort
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Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 07:05 AM UTC
I remember building a couple of the old Revell 1/72 kits after I read the book "Thud Ridge" back in 1972. Thanks for the memories!
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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008 - 10:18 PM UTC

..great article Andy .. and a couple of great models. I hadn't realised so many were shot down.....but then McNamara had a habit of publicly broadcasting which targets were going to be attacked. Apparently the original 'Thud' nickname was a reference to the sound made by the a/c plummeting into the ground. Thud pilots in the interview I was watching were very bitter...