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Imodeler prize for September has arrived

Hello, iModelers! My prize kit for September has arrived yesterday. Many thanks to all of you guys, to the jury and to iModeler team for selecting me as Imodeler best in show for September. It was just perfect, since September is also my birthda[...]

On This Day…November 19th.

On November 19th, 1952 Captain J. Slade Nash breaks the world speed record in his F-86 D Sabre 'Dog' by travelling across the Salton Sea (California) course at 698.50 mph. Only 36 years before, on Nov 19th, 1916, 19 November 1916, Ruth Law[...]

iModeler October Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during October. The past month was crazy, to put it mildly. With lots of new members joining our community, we set a new recor[...]

On This Day…November 18th.

Recovery of a crashed aircraft in Billington, Huron County, Ontario on 18th November 1943. There are few details of this event, my own thoughts are it’s the remains of an early Siskin of the Royal Canadian Air Force; be very pleased to hear any[...]

On This Day…November 17th.

P2Y’s of US Navy squadron VP-4 in formation flight over the Pacific Ocean, 17 Nov 1935. It is an awe inspiring sight to see so many of the beautiful aircraft in flight. Source; US Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation. German Army Oberleutna[...]

On This Day…November 16th.

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Rick Rescorla, Platoon Leader of 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division – Ia Drang Valley, South Vietnam, November 16, 1965 Born in England, Rick Rescorla first served in the British Army, then joined th[...]

On This Day…November 15th.

15th November 1967 saw the only fatality of the X-15 program during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams lost control of his aircraft which exploded mid-air over the Mojave Desert. TBM-1 Avenger of VT-87 launching from[...]

On This Day…November 14th.

The deck crew of the USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116) clearing snow from the flight deck, off Korea, 14 Nov 1950; the F4U-4B Corsairs belong with US Marine Corps squadron VMF-323. The Badoeng earned six battlestars in Korea. This following photo [...]

On This Day…November 13th.

The HMS Ark Royal was torpedoed on the 3rd November, 1941 by German submarine U-81 just off Gibraltar in the Med where she had been engaged in reinforcing Malta's defences. Remarkably she was lost with the death of just one crew. The aircraft ca[...]

On This Day…November 12th.

A really nice photo of a SBD-5 Dauntless flying over the USS Washington (with the USS Lexington in the beckground) heading toward the Gilbert Islands, 12 Nov 1943. In this photo, members of an RAF technical intelligence team are seen climbin[...]