I've read somewhere about a 'scaled-down' Blue Steel, but I just can't find where I had read that. I thought that was to be the Blue Steel II and that I had read it in an Air-Britain AeroMilitaria quarterly. Could anyone direct me in the right direction please.
Well what I thought I had read about a smaller Blue Steel, doesn't appear in Vulcan's Hammer Chris. The attached picture had been in an old RAF Year Book and later I had read something about the missiles being a smaller variant of the Blue Steel. Having started to build a 1/72 model of this, I had quickly found that the regular size Blue Steels are just too big for this load-out.
Complete and utter impractical whatiffery on the part of the artist. Only reason Blue Steel was so big was the Green Grass Warhead. Red Snow and subsequent warheads could fit in the W.130/140/170. By that time we had Polaris.
Yup! I agree with you there on the what-if angle. When I started the project I had talked to Phil Butler about what sort of serial number it might have had, he gave me something to look at and then told me he used to work in the procurement office for Concorde when it was still in the planning stage. He mentioned about the undersize Blue Steels but then told me there was a plan to make a smaller version of it. Then later I read something about it too, but I can't find where ---