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PLAAF Q-5 Hydrogen Bomb Flinger

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  1.   PLAAF Q-5 Hydrogen Bomb Flinger
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It’s bulit directly from Trumpeter’s 1/72 kit.

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15 responses to PLAAF Q-5 Hydrogen Bomb Flinger

  1. Nice build…..I like how you’ve done this.

  2. It’s a pretty airplane, and a beautifully built model. It reminds me of a Grumman F11F “Tiger”…with more wing, and more “Oomph”.

    Thanks for sharing. A truly unique subject.

  3. Very nice.

    For those unaware of the history:

    Yang Guoxiang, who later became the famed test pilot who dropped the first Chinese H-bomb in January 1972. Here is an interview with him on how the event almost didn’t happen.

    https://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/a-amp-s-interview-yang-guoxiang-10170841/

  4. Hydrogen Bomb Flinger – what a name! Great looking model.

  5. Interesting aircraft and story. Thanks Yi for model and thanks Tom for pointing out story. I know this type from the excellent Osprey photo book Asian Airpower. Pakistan used to fly Chinese MiG developments, including the A-5 (export version of Q-5) with its pointed nose, American avionics, British bang seat and French or American AAMs. A true Frankenstein machine.

  6. really cool and great looking cold war jet!

  7. Hello, and welcome onboard at iModeler. That’s a lovely model of an interesting subject. I especially like the way you’ve done panel line shading on an otherwise monochrome paint scheme. Well done

  8. Really fine looking model. The aircraft has a “mean” look to it.

  9. In fact, if you look carefully, this plane is a variation of MiG-19.

  10. Excellent build – well done! I love the Chinese variations of some of the Russian airframes.

  11. A great build! Yes ,it does resemble the Mig-19.

  12. That’s a very refined build, with great presentation and photography. Nice work!

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