Ever since WOTAN and me acquired our Maruman Probe Force 1 model kits (thanks Terry!) I've been feeling the force. With WOTAN's biult up model hitting the PC screen yesterday the force is strong! I've been probing the depths to find any other similar toys or indeed actual aeroplanes. One possible contender is the 1960's XB-70 VALKYRIE, which seems to be quite a popular plane amongst kit biulders and model makers judging by the number available including this rather nice wooden statuette and kit both online.
There are some similarities to the PF1 but too many disimilarities to ignore. So looking further what about the BAC 221/Fairey Delta I hear you ask. There's definately something about
mary that tailfin which is like our PF1's for sure.
Still, not enough for a match. We need those tubular PF1 wing exhausts ID'ing folks. Get those X-files opened!
To be continued......
PS. There's an interesting article on X-Planes and Century 21 in the latest Andersonic fanzine. Well worth a read and amazing value for money. SWORD even gets a look in!