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RAF Handley Page Panther B.2 - 100 Squadron by comradeloganov RAF Handley Page Panther B.2 - 100 Squadron by comradeloganov
Here's another profile that I've done in collaboration with talos56.  In 1952 the RAF decided that it needed a low-level nuclear strike aircraft and that the Canberra did not fit this requirement.  This was in no small fact due to the US denying the British request to type approve the Canberra for carriage of the Mk 7 tactical nuclear weapon.  They obtained the production license for the aircraft, immediately transferring Handley Page's Canberra contract to Shorts while contracting Handley Page to quickly redesign the B-51 Panther to meet British service requirements.

The license production aircraft began reaching squadrons in the late 1950s, supplementing the V-bombers entering service at the same time.  Some squadrons used the Panther as an interim training aircraft to assist in transitioning to V-bombers such as the Vulcan and Victor.  Other squadrons operated the Panther in the nuclear deterrence role, based in mainland Europe.  One unit to transition from the Canberra to the Panther was No. 100 Squadron.  Painted in anti-flash white, this profile depicts an aircraft in 1963, after the adoption of the toned down roundels and squadron markings.
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HTTYD2loverQueen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My friend really likes this and so do I.  :)  
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comradeloganov Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!  I was concerned about how it would show up since it was all white, but I think it turned out alright.  I definitely lost some of the highlight detail, but it's not as bad as I feared.  The XB-51 was definitely a neat plane.
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HTTYD2loverQueen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you get my note?
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comradeloganov Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I did.  I'm working on a couple of profiles at the moment, though, so I'll respond after I get to a stopping point.
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HTTYD2loverQueen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok
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Eurylade Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
That looks so right
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comradeloganov Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!  I think the Avon engines and Lightning T.5 cockpit really helps.
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Eurylade Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
It does, has a real "limey" feel to it :D
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ororor012 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
wow!
nice work!
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comradeloganov Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!  That was quick!  Have you seen my Israeli XB-51?
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