By Charlie Walker
I did this Moebius Battlestar Galactica Colonial Raptor as a ‘what if’ version of a futuristic A6 Intruder flying from the USS John Stennis. It was painted and decaled for the U.S. Navy Blue Diamonds Squadron.
I lengthened the landing gear and added skids. The pilots are 1/32 resin Aero Bonus Crusader pilots, which I had to shave a bit off the pilots outside leg and cut some of his toes off to fit him in. I also added the control sticks.
I can’t tell you how many times I changed the weapons load. What was finally used was the Moebius Armament Set and also added some modern U. S. Aircraft Weapons including:
2 – AIM 120 AMRAMMs
2 – AGM 65 Mavericks
2 – AIM 9B Sidewinders
1 – GBU 10 Paveway II
1 – Infamous Toilet Bomb
If you look closely, you’ll see a “toilet bomb” under the port wing. There actually was a toilet bomb. . It was a real toilet that was packed with C4. It was installed on the port side where the CAG couldn’t see it when he was launching a Sandy Skyraider. When it was dropped, it whistled and tumbled all the way down.
Photos by Charlie Walker