Woodsy - Regarding your post on the comparisons between the two Aoshima Zero X. I’ve got them both and the main differences are as Wote and Kevin pointed out, the slightly different colours and the lettering on the side.
The Thunderbird version has a Rock Snake while the Scarlet version has a poster [pictured below].
The Thunderbird MEV version has a retractable gun on the top, while the Scarlet version does not.
Yorkie was also spot on when he mentioned that a lifting body featured in a XL5 story – note only three engines on one side.
Another TV21 strip called ‘Front Page’, drawn by John M. Burns briefly featured Captain Black’s Zero X landing at Glenn Field.
Scoop Mike B