As a result of collaboration between jet engine inventor Frank Whittle and W.George Carter, Chief Designer at Gloster Aircraft, the company was chosen on February 3, 1940 to create and produce the first British jet-powered aircraft.
Built to s[...]
RAF pilots first reported encountering a new German radial-engine fighter on cross-Channel missions in August 1941, with increasing numbers in September, though their main opponents were still Bf-109Fs. Their reports of its incredible flying ab[...]
The English Electric Canberra was developed by English Electric in response to a 1944 Air Ministry requirement for a successor to the wartime de Havilland Mosquito fast-bomber. This requirement, the initial revision being E.3/45, sought a high a[...]
Bill Bosworth's latest scratchbuilt creation: 1/32 Supermarine S5 Schneider Cup Racer.
Once again, "we're not worthy!" :-)
Latest news from Paul: His mother-in-law and kids are coming out from Denver to get him and Suzy and whatever they saved, they will be staying with family in Denver while they figure out how to proceed. Yes, the shop was wiped out.
For fellow Americans who have been tearing their hair trying to track down the new Revell Beaufighter, there are several sellers on eBay with prices under US$40.00 (got this one for $37.50) including FREE SHIPPING from the UK! This one just arri[...]
Following the success of the wartime Halifax, Handley Page began looking at jet power for bombers; a tail-less swept wing design became their pet project, which got the interest of the Air Ministry and in early 1947 an official specification. B[...]
"Fueled by winds, the wildfire jumped ridges from Pulga to Concow and down into Paradise, a town of 26,000 people about 85 miles north of Sacramento. Residents awoke to the stench of smoke and the morning horizon drenched in an ashen-orange [...]
So. Available for pre-order at your favorite online retailer. (Comes out in February 2109)
"The Fight That Never Happened" - Royce Williams in an F9F-5 goes 1:7 against Russian-flown MiG-15s of the Red Air Force and shoots down four[...]
Two word review: it's perfect.
Technically accurate, historically accurate (I've talked about Apollo with Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton and Gordo Cooper). Direction is superb, the screenplay is a delicate balance of the mundane and the fantastic, t[...]