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On This Day…December 4th.

A ‘Kate’ B6N2 torpedo bomber explodes in mid-air after direct hit from carrier USS Yorktown, off Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 4 Dec 1943. Photo taken from the aft flight deck of the Yorktown by Photographer’s Mate Alfred N. Cooperman. Apparentl[...]

HK Models Lanc.

Now available to pre-order, it’s been announced. Contact your local hobby centre for details. Price estimated at around $330 USD....

On This Day…December 3rd.

This is a British Matilda that was captured by the German forces (note the Balkencreuz) and subsequently recaptured by New Zealand troops (3 December 1941) during the battle to open the corridor to Tobruk in Operation ‘Crusader’. Staying in A[...]

On This Day…December 2nd.

Russian T-26 light tanks and T-20 Komsomolets armored tractors advance into Finland during the Winter War, 2 Dec 1939 K-class airship with Blimp Squadron ZP-14 on a stop-over in Oran, Algeria, 2 Dec 1944. Martin B-26G Marauder that suffere[...]

On This Day…December 1st.

Beautifully shot image of a P-38 Lightning P-38 at rest on an airstrip in Chico, California, United States, 1 December, 1944 Anton Dostler was executed today in 1945. This is a photo of him just before being shot dead by a US Army firing squ[...]

On This Day…November 30th.

The Japanese carrier ‘Hosho’ running full power trials in Tateyama Bay, Japan, 30 Nov 1922. The Hosho, translated as ‘the Phoenix flying’ was the world's first commissioned ship that was designed and built as an aircraft carrier. She was primar[...]

On This Day…November 29th.

F6F Hellcat of VF-1 lands at Tarawa Atoll (Betio) on November 29, 1943. 18 year old Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya is led to her death on November 29, 1941 for her crimes as a Russian partisan. She was tortured before her hanging and her body left f[...]

On This Day…November 28th.

On 28 November 1940, Wing Commander (he was the youngest flyer in the Luftwaffe to hold this rank) Helmut Wick of JG 2 went missing south off the coast of the Isle of Wight, South England. His body was never recovered and remains listed as mis[...]

On This Day…November 27th.

Seventy five years ago today, the exhausted crew of the legendary USS Lexington take a (very well earned) rest. The Lady Lex earned eleven battlestars and a Presidential citation; the men earned a legacy. A Martin PM 4 Mercator (replacement f[...]

Wingnut Wings 1/32 Avro Lancaster B.Mk.I/III (Early) – Manufacturer’s preview

Wingnut Wings have released a set of preview images showing details of their forthcoming 1/32 scale Lancaster. This is a mix of 3D CAD images and photos of test shot sprues. Together with our previously published set of photos showing a partiall[...]