Reviews of scale model kits, products and publications.
The T-34 was the brainchild of Walter Beech, who developed it as the Beechcraft Model 45 private venture at a time when there was no defense budget for a new trainer model. Beech hoped to sell it as an economical alternative to the North [...]
The F4U Corsair was designed by Vought Aircraft in response to a 1938 BuAer RFP for a fleet defense fighter. The prototype appeared in 1940, the first fighter to be powered by the new Pratt & Whitney R-2800, 2,000 hp radial engine. In [...]
Originally designed to meet an Air Corps specification for a high-altitude point-defense interceptor, forced to become a long-range escort fighter for lack of an alternative, then finding its metier as a low-altitude ground attack [...]