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|Who says hypersonic transorbital
intercontinental bombers are something new? Dr. Eugene Sanger
came up with just such a proposal back in WWII and his "Silverbird"
anti-podal design was what he envisioned to make that proposal a
reality. While he never got the funding to build the craft his
concepts were sound enough that they were thoroughly explored from the
50's onward. Most likely the material sciences of 1940's wartime
Germany would've been vastly insufficient to have made such an exotic
craft possible but, in true Luft '46 style, this hasn't diminished any
of the speculation about the craft. There's now been at least
three different mouldings of this subject. The most recent of
which is Sharkit's and the other two now being exceedingly difficult to
get hold of.
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|Kingston Vacuum Works
- Vacuform - 1/72
|Sharkit - Resin - 1/72
The prolific model maker, Allen Ury has this to say about the Sharkit rendering of this interesting subject:
"This massive 1/72-scale kit could be built in either the in-flight (wheels up) or landed (wheels down) configuration. It also came with a cockpit well and removable hatch. In addition, modelers could purchase a vacuformed "booster" and resin engine module to build their own launch rail diorama -- assuming they had three-plus feet in which to display it!"
You can see Allen's finished version by heading over to his Silverbird page and you can still bring up the kit on the Sharkit's Sänger-Bredt Antipodal Bomber page.