Operation Grapple Blue Danubes

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Hi

Anybody seen pics of the Operation Grapple Blue Danube bomb casing (well they actually tested various warheads of different names & types but droped most encased in a Blue Danube shell).

Currently building a Valiant and would like to do the Bomb in the correct colours if possible

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Weren't most Blue Danube shells dark olive green in color? I'm not sure if the Grapple shells were painted in some sort of high-viz scheme for camera tracking, though.....

I did find this pic of a dummy case being dropped by a Valiant: http://www.awe.co.uk/Images/valiant_bomb_drop_tcm6-1415.jpg

It looks to be two color, perhaps dark olive green nose and aft fin section with a white midsection?
 

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This might help: A Blue Danube on display:

http://www.century20war.co.uk/page5.html

Allthough it isn't a Grapple round.

There is a similar test photo in the Aerofax book, with a Valiant in anti-flash. Trying to match the greys makes the bomb look like it has black ends and a white middle, bit in a matt finish rather than the more glossy aircraft.

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