The Yakovlev Yak-3 is commonly considered the best sub-type of the wartime Yakovlev fighter series that began with the Yak-1. The Yak-3 was one of the smallest and lightest major combat fighters fielded by any combatant; its high power-to-weight ratio […]
Modeling by Tom Cleaver
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Author of “Fabled Fifteen: The Pacific War Odyssey of Carrier Air Group 15”, which you can order here:
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Go over to YouTube and type in “the coolest thing I ever made.” It’s a series. I’m pretty sure everyone here will relate to any of the people in any of the episodes. This is the one that really rang […]
Grand(est) nephew Nathan has completed the first model he assembled himself – a space shuttle. My birthday present to him. He picked it out himself at the Planes of Fame gift shop yesterday.
Grand nephew Nathan Elster, who really likes Planes of Fame Air Museum,spent his 8th birthday watching Steve Hinton fly the museum’s P-38, and then he got to meet Steve. He also liked the new P-40M/Kittyhawk III restoration
When Sydney Camm first designed what became the Typhoon in the late 1930s, not that much was known about high speed flight and heavy weaponry, with the result that the Typhoon’s wing turned out to be too thick. The result […]
The first upgrade of the Spitfire was the Spitfire II, developed to take advantage of a more powerful version of the Marlin engine. Spitfire Mk.I K9788 was fitted with a Merlin XII in the summer of 1939. Tests demonstrated improved […]
Not in any order: 1. Roden 1/48 He-51 2. Eduard (new) 1/48 Bf-109G-6 3. Eduard 1/48 Bf-109F-4 4. Academy 1/48 F-86F-25 5. Arma Hobby 1/48 Grumman F2F-1 (resin) 6. Tamiya 1/48 P-51D-25 7. Tamiya 1/48 Corsair IV 8. Hobbycrfaft 1/48 […]
I’m so hapy Airfix is back. Most of my work this year was on new Airfix kits, each of which I really liked. And there’s still a whole big – yoooge! – pile of red boxes.
No. 1 – Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 modified with Just Plane Stuff resin wing as Butch O-Hare’s F4F-3 No. 2 – Trumpeter 1/32 F4F-4 on Guadalcanal. No. 3 – Trumpeter 1/32 F4F-3 as Butch O’Hare’s airplane. No. 4 – Tamiya 1.48 […]
Various Hellcats from the collection: 1. F6F-3 of LT Jim Shirly, VF-27, Leyte gulf 1944 – Eduard 2. F6F-5N VMF(N)-542 – MAJ Bruce Porter, Okinawa, 1945 – Eduard 3. F6F-5 “Minsi III” Dave mcCampbellm CAG AVG-15, Leyte Gulf 1944 – […]