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Camouflage & Markings – McDonnell F2H Banshee (Part 2)

by Editor on November 30, 2016 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

In contrast with the profiles posted in the first part of this article, the later versions of the F2H Banshee offered a rather greater variety of color schemes. These late-production Banshees also looked quite different from the original. The F2H-3 […]

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Camouflage & Markings – McDonnell F2H Banshee

by Editor on November 8, 2016 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Following the recent release of a new 1/48 F2H-2 Banshee from Kitty Hawk, let’s have a look at some of the markings and history of this aircraft. In late 1944, US Navy ordered three carrier-based jet fighters, the Vought XF6U-1 […]

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Camouflage & Markings – Curtiss P-36 Mohawk in RAF Service

by Editor on September 30, 2016 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

Let’s round off our Curtiss *hawk series with a prequel – a few P-36 Mohawks in the RAF service. With profiles by Rick Kent (used by permission) accompanied by text and research by Joe Baugher. – Ed. Considerable interest in […]

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Camouflage & Markings – Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk/Warhawk

by Editor on September 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Here’s another selection of the color schemes carried by the Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk/Warhawk during its extensive service career. All artwork has been kindly contributed by Mr Rick Kent. In 1939, Curtiss-Writght went about developing a fighter to replace the P-40B/C […]

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Camouflage & Markings – Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk in British & Commonwealth service

by Editor on September 1, 2016 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

The arrival of long-awaited new tool P-40B kits from Bronco and Airfix will likely spin renewed interest in the type. The attached collection of profiles demonstrates units and camouflages representative of the Tomahawk’s service with the RAF. All profiles courtesy […]

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Camouflage & Markings – McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

by Editor on August 15, 2016 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

Celebrating the outcome of a recent Phantom II Group build, here are a few profiles of the aircraft drawn by Mr. Rick Kent (used with permission of the author). The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II was originally envisioned as a […]

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Camouflage & Markings – Boulton Paul Defiant

by Editor on June 28, 2016 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

Considered by some to be elegant, dismissed by others as one of the ugliest monoplane fighters of all time… the Defiant was a British two-seater built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a “turret fighter”, literally designed around a novel hydraulically-powered […]

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Camouflage & Markings – Pulqui, Argentina’s jet adventure

by Editor on December 2, 2015 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

From the editorial archives comes this reprint of an old article from 2002, with artwork kindly provided back then by Ricardo Dacoba. Those were the times 🙂 Published as a comment to Gabor Szabo’s model article from the week. For […]

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Camouflage & Markings – Hawker Fury

by Rick Kent on February 15, 2015 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

The Fury, originally named Hornet, first entered service with 43 Squadron RAF in May 1931. Powered by the Rolls-Royce V12 Kestrel IIS, the Fury was the RAF’s first interceptor fighter capable of exceeding 200 mph (top speed 207 mph). The […]

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Camouflage & Markings – Bristol Bulldog

by Rick Kent on February 11, 2015 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

For a time during its service career the Bulldog equipped 70% of the RAF’s fighter defence force, with eleven squadrons in service. The prototype, powered by a Jupiter VII engine, first flew on 17 May 1927. The aircraft had a […]