There are a couple of B-61s in the Academy F-117, and the Academy B-29 Enola Gay and Bock's Car boxings have Little Boy and Fat Man bombs respectively. For the big bombs used in B-36s and B-52s, some styrene tube and sheet is all you need to make your own; they were barely aerodynamic sewer-pipes. Belcher Bits does 1/72 British weapons in resin:
You could also fairly easily convert an F-105 droptank to the Shape used by F-84s. The Monogram 1/48 kit can supply the pattern.
The new 1/72nd Trumpeter Vigilante does indeed include nice nukes - two Mk. 43 and two Mk 28. Those can be used on F-100s, F-104s, etc. The B-61s from the Italeri weapons set and F-117 kit can be hung on F-4s, A-6s, and later aircraft.
Hi Guys, I have the Trumpeter Vigilante in 1/72 and was wondering if those underwing nukes were ever actually intended for the RA-5C. Did the RA-5C carry anything under it's wings besides sensors and cameras? Thanks, Gene
In theory I believe they could carry them, but it seems that RA-5C groups rarely, if ever, even trained for the mission. The only pictures I've ever seen of the Viggie with nuke shapes is a couple of test bird shots, no operational shots. I wouldn't put them on, personally. They rarely carried the flash pods, normally only in peacetime, and usually only under one wing, not both. Other than a flash pod, the only other thing I've seen on operational Viggies are fuel tanks. Even these were relatively uncommon and normally only used for ferry flights as the RA-5C had good range on internal fuel alone. On missions over Vietnam, they flew clean for maximum speed.
Damned if I can remember where, I think it's my book on US Jet Bombers, I've seen some footage of the development a/c not only carrying, but dropping Mk 80 500# bombs from MERS, and firing off four TERS worth of 2.75" rockets. It's an impressive photo.