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A-1H Details: ‘Lieutenant America’

by Mike Still on August 20, 2017 in Photo Collections -- 8 Comments

I shot these pics of a restored A-1H, “Lieutenant America”, at Lonesome Pine Regional Airport in Wise County, Va., back in 2011.For a restoration, this Skyraider compares well to photos from Wayne Mutza’s book on A-1’s in Vietnam, Bert Kinzey’s […]

PBJ Walkaround

by Tom Cleaver on August 18, 2017 in Photo Collections -- 19 Comments

This is the last actual PBJ-1J (delivered as such from the North American factory) still in existence, now operated in flying condition by the CAF SOCAL Wing out at Camarillo Airport here in S.Calif. after a 23 year restoration.

1:1 Scale Boeing B-29 FIFI

by Tom Bebout on July 26, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

The Commemorative Air Force dropped into Lunken Airport to sell some rides on FIFI, one of two B-29’s still flying today. The other newly flying B-29 is DOC, named for the Disney character, and is based out of Wichita, Kansas. […]

Su-22 Reference Material

Dear iModelers, as recently mentioned in the iModeler newsletter, two new releases of the Sukhoi Su-17/22 rock the boat in 2017. One from Kittyhawk, as usually highly disputed, and one from Hobbyboss. Building this bird, the modeller has a huge […]

Here kitty kitty! F-11A Tiger, Blue Angel

by Robert Royes on July 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This is a F-11A as a Blue Angel at The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Long Island N.Y. Meow.

GAF Jindivik Mk 203B

Another Jindivik? Yep. This one was photographed at the South Australian Aviation Museum in Port Adelaide, a short ride by train from Adelaide city centre. From a distance they look much the same but once you are up close you […]

GAF Jindivik Mk 303A

And now to something completely different…a drone! In 1948 development begun in Australia to find a suitable unmanned aircraft for missile test purposes. In 1950 a manned prototype called Pika was flown for the first time and the unmanned GAF […]

FAA Grumman Wildcat AL426 being stripped, restored & preserved at Yeovilton, UK

by Gary Stevenson on February 8, 2017 in Photo Collections -- 16 Comments

These few pics are from a visit we paid to the FAA Museum at Yeovilton in around 2006 when they were restoring their Wildcat AL246. I found it amazing that the colours inside had never been touched up or replaced […]

Focke Wulf 190 A8 at Gatow

by Ulf Lundberg on September 20, 2016 in Photo Collections -- 8 Comments

On the 28th of August, at IPMS-Deutschlands modelling show, I had the privilege to be invited to a guided tour of the FW 190 A8 that’s being restored at Gatow air force museum in Berlin. http://www.mhm-gatow.de/en/ Stabsfeldwebel Enrico Schade, who […]

Reference For Your 300 SL Project

by Johannes Gerl on September 10, 2016 in Photo Collections -- 8 Comments

Guys, some of you may contemplate about building Tamiya’s new Mercedes 300 SL like Jack and George already did. Back to the classics – part 2 Back to The Classics I found this magnificent car today at the Schlumpf Museum […]