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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #135 on: March 20, 2018, 09:17:43 am »
The Wiki notation is from 2015, when a film was in development, nothing on it since.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #136 on: March 20, 2018, 09:59:24 am »
They seemed to have moved the plot by some 4-5000 miles, because the book takes place in an airliner (a hydrogen powered 747-800....) over the Atlantic en route from NYC to London. Instead it ends up in Antarctica, via Lajes in the Azores, in formation with an An-124......

Yeah, right.

But it's REALLY depressing, don't even think about reading it!  :banghead:
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #137 on: March 20, 2018, 11:33:51 pm »
Quick question, what colours were British nuclear weapons painted?  What markings did they carry?
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #138 on: March 21, 2018, 01:06:09 am »

Quick question, what colours were British nuclear weapons painted?  What markings did they carry?


The big one's a Yellow Sun, carried by the V bombers, and the little one's a WE.177, carried by almost everything else.



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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #139 on: March 21, 2018, 02:29:40 am »
Is that colour what they call 'Bronze Green' Kit.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #140 on: March 21, 2018, 03:00:10 am »
From Brian Burnell's nuclear weapons info site here: http://www.nuclear-weapons.info/vw.htm#WE.177%20paint%20schemes

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Several paint-schemes are known to have been used on WE.177. For live operational rounds of both Type A and Type B, an overall white with orange and yellow bands was used (early paint-scheme from the 1960s). The Royal Navy also used a similar scheme, although there may have been minor differences. When both Services adopted a NATO standard colour scheme in the 1970's an overall olive green was used, with the appropriate markings. Drill weapons, or training rounds used by the RAF for loading and flight drills were a dark Oxford blue. The Royal Navy used overall white with a variety of black markings, until both Services later adopted a NATO standard olive green for training rounds, possibly in the late 1970's. Most of the examples of WE.177 training rounds in museums use this olive green paint scheme. The entry-into-service of the Type C weapon was much later than the others, and there is no hard evidence that this weapon used the earlier paint schemes of overall white and overall blue.



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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #141 on: March 21, 2018, 03:02:39 am »
Red Beard. I think that the greens used on all these are more like NATO Olive Green (as described in the B.Burnell article) rather than Bronze Green:

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #142 on: March 21, 2018, 03:33:59 am »

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Several paint-schemes are known to have been used on WE.177. For live operational rounds of both Type A and Type B, an overall white with orange and yellow bands was used (early paint-scheme from the 1960s). The Royal Navy also used a similar scheme, although there may have been minor differences. When both Services adopted a NATO standard colour scheme in the 1970's an overall olive green was used, with the appropriate markings. Drill weapons, or training rounds used by the RAF for loading and flight drills were a dark Oxford blue. The Royal Navy used overall white with a variety of black markings, until both Services later adopted a NATO standard olive green for training rounds, possibly in the late 1970's. Most of the examples of WE.177 training rounds in museums use this olive green paint scheme. The entry-into-service of the Type C weapon was much later than the others, and there is no hard evidence that this weapon used the earlier paint schemes of overall white and overall blue.




Interesting that they fitted the early operational rounds with ejector seats, quite a few of them even....  ;) ;D
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #143 on: March 21, 2018, 06:07:28 am »
If I was riding an atomic bomb, I think the thing I'd want most in the world is an ejection seat. Just think: if Major Kong had had one, he might still be with us today! ;)
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #144 on: March 24, 2018, 03:01:49 am »
The 'On the beach' movie was just as depressing as the book.

To get REALLY depressed, try 'Down to a Sunless Sea' though, only as a book I think. You'll feel like jumping off the world after that.  :-\

According to Wiki, a movie version is in production with Morgan Freeman as president.


Terrific, I can hardly wait...................NOT!

Oh, for Heaven's sake!
Can't they think of making something that's a bit more upbeat and positive?! :banghead: :banghead:
Surely there's enough of this sort of thing going on in real life, aren't movies supposed to be escapism, after all? :angry:

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #145 on: March 24, 2018, 03:40:04 am »
The 'On the beach' movie was just as depressing as the book.

To get REALLY depressed, try 'Down to a Sunless Sea' though, only as a book I think. You'll feel like jumping off the world after that.  :-\

According to Wiki, a movie version is in production with Morgan Freeman as president.


Terrific, I can hardly wait...................NOT!

Oh, for Heaven's sake!
Can't they think of making something that's a bit more upbeat and positive?! :banghead: :banghead:
Surely there's enough of this sort of thing going on in real life, aren't movies supposed to be escapism, after all? :angry:

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #146 on: March 25, 2018, 01:55:01 am »
Ready Player One premieres soon.  While it is set in the future it references cold war era geek culture.  Well, the book does.  I have a horrible feeling the film makers might have moved everything forwards in an attempt to attract a younger (than me) audience.
Hope not as I really enjoyed the book and it has a happy ending which should cheer up Rick.

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #147 on: March 30, 2018, 01:13:05 am »
it has a happy ending which should cheer up Rick.

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #148 on: April 07, 2018, 04:06:52 am »
What if the Air Ministry had chosen the Canadair CP-28 Argus instead of the Avro Shackleton in the maritime patrol role and had gone with Rolls-Royce Tyne engines instead of Wright R3350 ?

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #149 on: April 08, 2018, 02:21:11 pm »
Going through old pics on Photobucket I found a few old builds that fit the timeframe and theme...maybe this is a good place to post them...



RN Sea Jaguar FRS.1



RAF Germany Scorpion FG.1



RAF Hunter F.14



And one of my favorite builds ever that unfortunately fell victim of a move...USAF F-13 Raven Satellite Killer
So I got that going for me...which is nice....