Vickers Valiant

by   8,734 Tang0five  13 days ago

To round off my collection of V bombers I bring you the Vickers Valiant! Not as famous as the other two and she certainly didn’t share the longevity of the Victor or Vulcan but I have spent more time on this one for sure! This Valiant has been built as close to 1:1 scale as I could, albeit I think she’s shorter by a fraction but the wing span is bang on. Performance is pretty accurate too, she will clip along above the 500mph mark above 20,000ft and she will pull some tight manoeuvres if you want to forget the inter-crystalline corrosion that curtailed her service life. Making a hollow bomb bay I find a little too disruptive to the surface and hence why I’ve kinda cheated here as you’ll see with the instructions. One of the valiants more morbid distinctions was being the only British bomber to actually have dropped a live nuclear device - so appropriately, she is “nuclear” armed with Blue Danube free fall device and complete in anti-flash livery. 4-6 boom 50s I cant remember exactly! Destructions are always VTOL+down and the following; 1 flaps, 2 inflight fuelling probe, 3 bomb bay doors, 4 drops Blue Danube, 5 ditches external tanks, 8 lights. Fuel load can be played with to increase cruising but at present it’s good for a short sortie to unleash devastation and continue to Mongolia to shack up in a yurt and try to avoid the fallout (as morbidly described by V bomber pilots as a realistic option should they actually release nuclear armament) There’s a certain challenge out there that this is not intended to take part in. Please note I began making this some weeks ago to complete my V bomber builds. As ever it’s a pleasure making these and thank you all for making the Bombay my most rated build to date! Tang0five, signing off.

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General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 114.1ft (34.8m)
  • Length 99.3ft (30.3m)
  • Height 25.1ft (7.7m)
  • Empty Weight 54,451lbs (24,699kg)
  • Loaded Weight 68,399lbs (31,025kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.478
  • Wing Loading 34.5lbs/ft2 (168.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,983.9ft2 (184.3m2)
  • Drag Points 27516

Parts

  • Number of Parts 256
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    3,601 Matthew01

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    8,734 Tang0five

    Many thanks @KerlonceauxIndustries most generous of you!

    9 days ago
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    8,734 Tang0five

    The culmination of many days and weeks, kind of feels like a last hurrah in many ways..... @Alien

    9 days ago
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    8,734 Tang0five

    Ha ha yes it does! @GhostHTX although I’d put my money on the yak old boy! Thanks for the spotlight buddy, most sporting of you!

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    8,734 Tang0five

    Thanks guys, genuinely amazed at the response to this!
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    855 Alien

    I'm not jealous, not me, no absolutely not. Aaaaaargh! How do you do this?

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    World war tea

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    12.8k GhostHTX

    Abso-frigging-lutely-bloody-marvel-sodding-lous. I like.
    My Yak-25 has a playmate...

    11 days ago
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    1,686 FENRIRpapapa

    Np,nice plane;)@Tang0five

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    8,734 Tang0five

    Awesome support guys glad you like this!
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    11 days ago
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    Np @Tang0five

    12 days ago
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    40.6k Franticmatty

    @Tang0five Welp, thanks! I really love these planes :)

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    8,734 Tang0five

    @Kevinairlines many thanks for your support and the spotlight, most kind of you!

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    8,734 Tang0five

    @ElHoncho and @Franticmatty thank you both! Good luck with your challenge Franticmatty - looks like I timed this inappropriately it seems!

    12 days ago
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    69.5k ForeverPie

    @Tang0five np!

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    8,734 Tang0five

    Many thanks @Benkelmans and @DuckMintnewprofile

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    1,379 AJosh92FS

    @Tang0five You're welcome

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    8,734 Tang0five

    @KerlonceauxIndustries and @AJosh92FS thank you both!

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    8,734 Tang0five

    @XxcreedexX and @ForeverPie thanks very much lads!

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    @Tang0five np

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    @FlyingManiac @ThomasRoderick and @PlanesAndThings2 thanks guys!

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    You’re very welcome @Tang0five

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    2,858 Johnnyboy9

    No problem @Tang0five !

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    @Tang0five no problem. I'm always glad to suggest improvements to those who can put them into good use.

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    46.1k EpicPigster1

    @Tang0five np, looks amazing!

    13 days ago
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