The Bent-Winged Bird…. Whistling Death… Those two nicknames for this iconic WWII aircraft not only conjure up its reputation as a machine to be loved by friends and feared by enemies; they also happen to reference two of the central design features that made it powerful enough and fast enough to have been the second longest-produced fighter in U.S. aviation history–after only the F4 Phantom jet.
The propeller-driven Type 2 Ka-Mi armored fighting vehicle floated with the help of two large pontoon attachments, one on the front and one on the back. When the amphibious […]
Originally published in 1964 as The Campaigns in Egypt and Libya 1940-1942 and now reprinted by Pen & Sword, this classic piece of military history by David Braddock is a general’s-eye view of the war in the desert.
This collection of newly completed models represents my effort to get every WW2 Italian model I had off the shelf and built because my interest had recently been piqued by […]
I’m not sure I can articulate what it is about illustrations and paintings that can often be more satisfying than photographs — perhaps it is simply the touch of the artist’s vision and imagination — but whatever that quality is, this lovely volume has it in spades.
This rendition of the vehicle by IBG models was a nice kit to build! (Stray dog not included…)
IMAGES OF WAR: THE FALL OF BERLIN is a richly detailed photographic record of the German military in 1945.
I hadn’t built a P-51 in about 30 years. But I seem these days to be redoing a lot of models that I used to think I “already had one” of — and you’ve got to have at least one P-51 in your A-List collection.
So here we feature our newest ship, Heian Maru, an ocean liner converted to wartime service.
Along with the RAF’s Typhoon fighter-bomber, the wide-ranging P-47 was the scourge of enemy aircraft, infrastructure and vehicles.