The English Electric Lightning is one of those iconic aircraft of the Cold War era. It was designed, developed, and manufactured by English Electric, a company that subsequently came to be absorbed by the newly formed British Aircraft [...]
In contrast with the profiles posted in the first part of this article, the later versions of the F2H Banshee offered a rather greater variety of color schemes. These late-production Banshees also looked quite different from the [...]
Following the recent release of a new 1/48 F2H-2 Banshee from Kitty Hawk, let's have a look at some of the markings and history of this aircraft.
In late 1944, US Navy ordered three carrier-based jet fighters, the Vought XF6U-1 Pirate, the [...]
Let's round off our Curtiss *hawk series with a prequel - a few P-36 Mohawks in the RAF service. With profiles by Rick Kent (used by permission) accompanied by text and research by Joe Baugher. - Ed.
Considerable interest in the Hawk had [...]
Here's another selection of the color schemes carried by the Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk/Warhawk during its extensive service career. All artwork has been kindly contributed by Mr Rick Kent.
In 1939, Curtiss-Writght went about developing a [...]
The arrival of long-awaited new tool P-40B kits from Bronco and Airfix will likely spin renewed interest in the type. The attached collection of profiles demonstrates units and camouflages representative of the Tomahawk's service with the [...]
Celebrating the outcome of a recent Phantom II Group build, here are a few profiles of the aircraft drawn by Mr. Rick Kent (used with permission of the author).
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II was originally envisioned as a big, [...]
Considered by some to be elegant, dismissed by others as one of the ugliest monoplane fighters of all time... the Defiant was a British two-seater built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a "turret fighter", literally designed around a [...]
From the editorial archives comes this reprint of an old article from 2002, with artwork kindly provided back then by Ricardo Dacoba. Those were the times 🙂 Published as a comment to Gabor Szabo's model article from the week.
For a [...]
The Fury, originally named Hornet, first entered service with 43 Squadron RAF in May 1931. Powered by the Rolls-Royce V12 Kestrel IIS, the Fury was the RAF's first interceptor fighter capable of exceeding 200 mph (top speed 207 mph). The [...]