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V-Bombers (Airfix + Matchbox - 1/72 - Injected) by Michel Leonardi

The term V bomber was used for the Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft during the 1950s and 1960s that comprised the United Kingdom's strategic nuclear strike force known officially as the V-force or Bomber Command Main Force. The bombers, whose names all started with the letter "V" and which were known collectively as the V-class, were the Vickers Valiant (first flew 1951, entered service 1955), Avro Vulcan (first flew 1952, in service 1956) and Handley Page Victor (first flew 1952, in service 1958). The V-Bomber force reached its peak in June 1964, with 50 Valiants, 70 Vulcans and 39 Victors in service.

1) Vickers Valiant B.1 (1955-1965)(Airfix kit):

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2) Handley Page Victor (1958-1993) - Here Victor K.2 tanker (Matchbox kit):

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3) Avro Vulcan (1956-1984) - Here Vulcan B.2 (Airfix kit):

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