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I Made lots of models as a kid and in trying to make my 16 year old interested in doing the same started up again ! As to why, I think to keep a place where I can go to when I am preoccupied and find peace for a few moments and acquire new skills ( plastics ! )

My father was a fighter pilot in the 50 ies. flying SV-4 , Harvard in training then went to the US when the newly formed NATO sent cadets to train both in the USA and Europe then .T-33 and F-84 in the BAF. upon becoming a commercial pilot he flew just about anything starting with DC-3; 4 ;6; 7 caravelle, B-707; 727;737; F-27 , DH-twin Otter and more. My Brother, over the North Sea with S-58 and Westland Sea King for 30 years. Now he trains flight engineers for NHV , one of the worlds largest private helicopter firms .

All i ever did was to jump put of planes (C-130 ) i participated in Operation Red Bean. Now that is another story altogether...

The Belgian army museum in Brussels has one of the worlds best aircraft displays. There are more than 8 types displayed there that my family flew with !

Wurzburg radar

At the Atlantic wall museum in Raversijde Belgium. This German radar is the only one known to be mounted on a railroad flat car and was used, like many others in the emerging field of radio telescopy after WW2 . This is the type that [...]

Renault tank FT-17

The worlds first modern tank at the armistice clairière in Compiegne France. The museum was remodelled in 2018 and features a most interesting display on the surrender of the imperial German army on November 11 1918 that ended WW1 and [...]