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On This Day…November 26th.

P51 D Mustang assigned to 2SF, 8th Air Force which crash landed at RAF Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire on 26th November, 1944. Pilot Lt Marvin H Castleberry survived the hard landing. Any landing you walk away from... A Bf 109 E from JG 26. Fr[...]

Wingnut Wings announces 1/32 scale Handley Page O/400

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, WnW announces the 2019 release of their Handley Page 0/400.

On This Day…November 25th

The prototype Martin B-26 Marauder (M40-1361) took off today on its maiden flight on 25 November 1940. The results of two Kamikaze attacks on 25th November, 1944 on the USS Intrepid (CV-11). The attacks killed 66 men and the second photo show[...]

On This Day…November 24th.

Alfred Magee Jr returns to the light carrier USS Cowpens (CVL 25) unaware that he has a catastrophic fuel leak on 24th November, 1943 during the Gilberts raids. Despite taking hits in his Hellcat and being on fire, Magee landed the aircraft safe[...]

On This Day…November 23rd.

Boone Guyton was a prolific test pilot, flying over 100 different types and marks of aircraft. This photo is him flying the V-173 (Flying Pancake) on 23rd November, 1942. He flew for Vought as a test pilot for over ten years and died at the age [...]

On This Day…November 22nd.

The incomparable Colonel Lewis 'Chesty' Puller, Commanding Officer, 1st Marines. Taken 22 November 1950 at Chigyong. Some quotes from 'Chesty'; "Great. Now we can shoot at those bastards from every direction." (On being surrounded). "Son, when[...]

On This Day…November 21st.

Three Avro 504's in Belfort, France, preparing before a raid on the Zeppelin sheds at Friedrichshaven, South Germany. This was the first strategic air raid in history. The three pilots took off carrying four 20lb bombs each, none of them having[...]

On This Day …November 20th.

B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-28853) of the 465th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force explodes in mid-air over Blechammer (Chemical forced labor plant in South Poland) as a result of two direct AAA hits. 20 November 1944. Quite unbelievably six crew m[...]

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[...]