The Spanish Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Española) acquired three F-27 MPA's in 1979.
Registration and Construction numbers: 2-01 (10581) / 2-02 (10585) / 2-03 (10587)
Were operational at Gando Air Base, Las Palmas Gran Canaria.
In December of 1985, the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, leased two F-27-400M Friendship aircraft from the Dutch aeronautical firm, Fokker. The two planes were to replace the team's aging fleet of YC-7A Caribou, which had served th[...]
No sane person specializing in World War I fighter models would choose 1/72 as his scale. When I started modeling in the 1970s, 1/48 was the main scale for WWI models, dominated by Aurora kits, with a few 1/32 and 1/24 offerings. Lately with t[...]
this is the old Esci mold from the 70's
the Wla Harley served U.S. armed forces from 1942 till 1945...they just made the same bike in 42 43 44 and 1945
it was a 750cc flathead motor
this one was attached to Omar Bradleys 12th Army headquarte[...]
R75 means 750cc
this craft served the Wehrmacht as part of 508th heavy Panzer in Italy and elsewhere
508th commanded by Major Hudel was present at the Falaise pocket and Anzio and Rome when that debacle took place
the unit was composed of 45[...]
Just getting to posting a weekend build. The first time I saw a picture of a Gina (young enough to be pre-internet, but still old enough to know what "license built" meant), I thought it was a license built Sabre. Now that I have the two side b[...]
THE STORY OF THE A-4E LADY JESSIE
Lady Jessie was married to Fred Beck. They ran the Keno game at Harold's Club in Reno. They became acquainted with Dick Perry,(She was like an adopted Mother to Lcdr Dick Perry.) who was shot[...]
Sometimes you just have to...
Robert's F-8s inspired me to take these pics and post them. I thought I was the last guy to have that old Fujimi kit on a display shelf! I built these in the mid 1980s. Robert's AMT kit is an Esci re-pop. I think I have at least 3 more of the[...]