The Curtiss Channel at iModeler

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Rear end first! The XP-55 “Ascender”, Curtiss daring flying wing project!

There are types of aircraft whose construction deviates so much from the usual that one hardly wants to believe in their ability to fly. The XP-55 "Ascender" undoubtedly belongs to this spectrum, whereby the "X" in its name already refers to its[...]

Jenny I got your number

In doing research on the history of dive-bombing, I discovered that the venerable old Curtiss JN-4 actually did service in combat zones, specifically with the US Marines in Haiti around 1920. I was taken by the camoflage scheme and determined t[...]

Freedom Models 1/48 Hawk III as a BF2C-1

History: Along with Boeing, the Curtiss Wright Corporation was the most prolific designer and manufacturer of single seat fighter aircraft for both the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Navy between 1925 and 1935. Curtiss, however, differed fundame[...]

More Dive Bombers

In a previous article, I presented my collection of 1/48 model dive-bombers that served with the Navy in WWII (SBC-3, SB2U, SBD-3, SB2C-3). In this article, I go back in time from there to the mid-1930s to present two aircraft that were the for[...]

Modelsvit 1/48 Curtiss XP-55 “Ascender”

HISTORY The Curtiss XP-55 Ascender was a response to Circular Proposal R-40C, issued on November 27, 1939, which called for a fighter more effective than any currently operational - with a superior top speed, rate of climb, maneuverability, arm[...]

Airfix 1/48 Curtiss Tomahawk II

With war clouds on the sky in 1938, the Army Air Corps determined it needed a fighter with better performance than the P-36. Curtiss had developed a design strategy stretching back to the P-1 if stretching an airframe as far as possible, and the[...]

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, Chinese Air Force

Here's my rendition of the mythical Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, realised one year ago. It is the "N" version from Hasegawa, and I had some minor issues with fitting, especially the rear part of the fuselage (due to the engineering choosen by Hasegawa [...]

HobbyBoss 1/72 P-40 B/C – finished

Good day! Model series is easy kit. Very weak detailing, so many homemade parts. Cockards and alphabetic codes infused with paint through a stencil. The model depicts the aircraft No. 250 Sgn., 262 Wing, Desert Air Force, RAF, 1942 Flown by Fln.[...]

World War II Dive Bombers

For several years I had a goal of building 1/48 scale models of all the Navy dive-bombers that saw action in WWII. I'd been fascinated with dive-bombing ever since I read Walter Lord's book "Incredible Victory", and saw the movie "Midway" in th[...]

P-40C TOMAHAWK 1/48 Academy

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