And now for something completely different… A “What If”, a “Definite Maybe”, and a “Just Because”!
Today I finished up the Mitsubishi J2M in the colors of an actual Ki-61 that was captured by the U.S. Marines during WWII. I think it catches the spirit of the "What If" without going to overboard. Next is a P-39 in Polish colors. I call this one a "Definite Maybe" since the Soviets did enable communist Polish forces with equipment, including "Lend Lease" surplus aircraft. If anyone can shine some light to the fact that these air units, under Soviet control, used there national insignias on the top of their wings, please let me know. As you can see, I didn't put any on top. Last, but not least, my Chinese National Air Force "Stuka"-ish made out of a Lindberg P-6 kit (that was missing the wind screen), wheels from a Fw-190, decals from an I-16 kit, leftover tanks from an F4F, and leftover bombs that looked great in the centerline. Let me know your favorite by ? or ?!
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