The Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk, was the largest, fastest, most heavily-armed single-engine scouting-observation seaplane ever used by the U.S. Navy, with a top speed of 313mph and armament of two .50 caliber machine guns in the wings. It was [...]
This is the new Dora Wings kit. Truly something that I didn’t think we would see molded to this high of a standard. This is the third Dora Wings kit that I’ve built and was the most enjoyable of the trio. The P-43 and Vengeance were [...]
This is my presentation of the Trumpeter 1/32 P-40B, finished as a Hawaiian bird.
The model was a contribution to Louis Gardner's and the small team of great friends' idea to build subjects relative to the so important [...]
Finally the sun came out over the Gilbert Islands. After a tropical hurricane and heavy rains, the weather improved and flights resumed. After a short briefing, where the group commander known under the nickname "The Old Guy" [...]
Good day, and welcome.. Today I've simultaneously completed two builds. The first, this P-36A, has been built using what is one of the few P-36 kits available in 1/48 scale (for now), that is Hobbycraft's boxing from the 1990's. The kit [...]
The Curtiss Model 75 was developed by Donovan A. Berlin, a former Northrop designer, and had more in common with earlier Northrop aircraft than with any previous Curtiss design. It was an all-metal low-wing monoplane, with a fully [...]
The names Welch, Taylor, Brown, Rasmussen and Sanders are names commonly known as "the five that got up" on 7 December. What can be lesser known is the details of their aircraft. P-40B "160" is generally regarded as the [...]
Another one completed for the shelf, this time another popular kit from Modelsvit, the Curtiss XP-55 Ascender. This plane is unique for a number of reasons, but most obvious is its swept wing profile and its rear facing pusher prop.
The Curtiss F6C Hawk played an important role in the development of the tactic of Naval dive-bombing. The following comes from the book, "Destined for Glory: Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower" by Thomas [...]
The Sparrowhawk was designed as a “trapeze fighter” to be carried by the airships Akron and Macon. Their primary means of recovery was to hook onto the underside of the airship and be hoisted into an internal hanger. When operating [...]