Saturday, October 22, 2016

1/144 DOUGLAS GAM-87 SKYBOLT MISSILE Conversions Set - AIM



1/144 DOUGLAS GAM-87 SKYBOLT MISSILE Conversions Set - AIM
The Douglas GAM-87 Skybolt (AGM-48 under the 1962 Tri-service system) was an air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM), equipped with a thermonuclear warhead, developed by the United States during the late 1950s. The UK joined the program in 1960, intending to use it on their V bomber force. A series of test failures and the development of submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) eventually led to its cancellation in December 1962.[1] The UK had decided to base its entire 1960s deterrent force on Skybolt, and its cancellation led to a major disagreement between the UK and US, known today as the "Skybolt Crisis". This was resolved during a series of meetings that led to the Royal Navy gaining the UGM-27 Polaris missile and construction of the Resolution-class submarines to launch them.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAM-87_Skybolt)

Designed for use on Vulcan kits, could be used for B-52s??

The conversion set consists of:
                        - Two Douglas Skybolt missiles
                        - Two tailcones for the missiles
                        - Two pylons
                        - A set of waterslide decals.

http://www.aim72.co.uk/page186.html



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