Back in the days when the Royal Air Force spent as much on moustache wax for its pilots as it did on jet fuel, three mighty bombers were designed. The Valiant, Victor and Vulcan. The latter two were aerodynamically advanced for their time*, with the Vulcan’s huge delta wing looking particularly graceful in anti-flash white. Powered by four Rolls-Royce Olympus engines, Vulcan XH558 still wows the crowds at shows today, whilst also reminding us the dark days of the Cold War.
If they had continued this series of aircraft, would British designers have used the name “Vendetta”? It is certainly appropriate for this sleek, aggressive looking craft from American builder Tim Clark. Tim’s Vic Viper includes a spacious cockpit, angled brick built wings and highlights in Lego’s latest shade of yellow. You can see more of this ship on Tim’s Flickr Photostream.
It’s a fairly certain bet that the Ministry of Defence would never have chosen the name “Valium” for a bomber. According to its creator, Stuart Lucas, a big feature of this ship was the first ever coffee machine designed to work in zero gravity. Stuart cites influences from those other vintage Cold War jet aircraft, the twin boomed de Havilland Vampire & Venom series. Click this link to Stuart’s MOCpages to see more of this unusually shaped Vic Viper.
*The Elves have just tried to eat Kuchmen’s Carrots.