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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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Senerio placing a '52 over WA-AK
DUKWsinarow
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: October 08, 2007
KitMaker: 120 posts
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015 - 07:03 AM UTC
I'm currently building S-scale (1:64th scale) models of SAC's 3-unit mobile B-52D simulator, which was built in a modified Pullman heavy combine, a modified Pullman baggage car, and a WWII era troop car. Specifically, the modified combine housed the simulator itself, while the baggage car housed the simulator's vacuum-tube computers and the troop car contained spare parts and berthing for the technicians.







These three cars will operate on my model railroad which follows the Alaska Marine Lines rail-barge route between Seattle, WA and Wittier, AK. and is set in the early '80's.

Once I've finished constructing the simulator, I was hoping to construct a 1:72 B-52 to place overhead.

I already have a model of the EIB news building on the layout, which includes a programmable LED news-ticker.

Once I complete the B-52, I was thinking about creating a headline on the news-ticker that would indicate that some aspect of the Cold-War had turned hot and the B-52 was on a strategic mission against one of America's enemies. I just have several questions regarding both the B-52 itself and the headline/scenario placing it somewhere between Seattle and Whittier while on a strategic mission.

Since the simulator was actually designed for the B-52D, I was wondering if any D's were still in service in 1982 and, if they were, if such an old platform would be sent on a strategic mission, or if only a G would be assigned this mission?

On a strategic mission, would there be any ordnance or additional fuel pods on the B-52's external hard-points, or would everything be internal?

Are there any realistic scenarios in which a B-52 en-route Pyongyang would be passing between Whittier and Seattle? While I prefer to make the target Pyongyang, as this could indicate a limited war, if targeting Pyongyang would not take a B-52 between Seattle and Whittier, would another target, such as Vladivostok take a B'52 through this area?

Would the aircraft on such strategic missions fly alone, in formation with other B-52's and/or in formation with a fighter escort?

Are there any other details you can think of that I should include with this B-52 model?

Thank you in advance.
DUKWsinarow
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: October 08, 2007
KitMaker: 120 posts
AeroScale: 12 posts
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015 - 07:17 AM UTC
ALSO; Given this scenario, what other air activity would be likely in this area?

If someone knows of a way in which an F4G would be involved in this scenario, I've been looking for an excuse to construct one of those...

Furthermore, since this is a HYPOTHETICAL scenario, please feel free in involve the SR-75 (for which I have an un-built kit) or operational B-70's (possibly returning from a strike against better-defended targets prior to the B-52's...)