WOTAN and I have been chewing the fat about a toy he saw in toy shop window back in the 60's. Next to a Probe Force ship was a submarine streamlined like the SWORD liner in the annual. Googling the night away I've come across a great oldish article about Captain Scarlet kits by Darkstar2. There's a cool old kit in there, Paramount's Atomic Powered Carrier. (no. 1260).
Although not the toy WOTAN saw as a wee boy, it is intersting. The site says 'Paramount Industries produced a final kit based on Spectrum craft, their No. 1260 ATOMIC POWERED CARRIER. Box artwork shows the ship launching two Angel Interceptors from one of its three decks, as it churned through ocean waves. Though obviously a gigantic craft, its kit form measured only 5 inches. To the hull was attached an elastic band powered water screw and variable-position rudder. Though it was finely detailed, its accuracy is unknown as I have never seen this craft anywhere other than in its box painting' ( darkstar2).
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I've even found a forum discussion that's discussed the very same kit!
So just what did WOTAN see in that toy shop window?