Will the RAF receive P-8 Poseidon?
The question many are now asking and indeed the aircraft is apparently on top of the air force ‘wish list’ to replace Nimrod aircraft. Of course the UK has a long tradition of Maritime Patrol aircraft coming from post war Lancaster’s via Neptune and Shackleton to Nimrod and currently the use of C- 130 aircraft for Maritime Surveillance.
This story is well illustrated in Chris Gibson’s latest book ‘Nimrods Genesis’ that shows various proposals to use such aircraft as Viscount, Vanguard and VC-10 in the Maritime role. In order that the modeller can build examples of these various MR proposals we at S&M with the help of Chris Gibson have produced kits and conversions for the Vickers Viscount MR1 & MR2, the Vickers Vanguard MR1 and the VC-10MR1 to OR 381 and Scheme B. So if you are fed up with political procrastination strengthen your Maritime air power today! See Products for a full listing of the kits and conversions.