Judged by some to have been “the best night fighter of the war,” the Uhu (“Eagle Owl”) incorporated everything the Germans had learned about aerial combat in the dark.
Here I revisit an old model I first built in the 1970s, posed with some of the accessories I have lately completed for such Luftwaffe projects.
Complemented here by Hasegawa’s ground crew. This kit was probably my last foray into the realm of jet aircraft for a while…
These books detail and evaluate the quality of all of the gear used by German and British airmen in 1940, from goggles to jackets. Photos include close-ups of surviving, museum-quality examples as well as snapshots of the men wearing them nearly 80 years ago.
Scratch-built hangar, Airfix Do17E, Dragon He219-A5, Roden Opel Tankwagen, Esci Opel Blitz, Airfix and Zvezda Luftwaffe personnel, and Hasegawa pilots.
I could issue many caveats about the hangar, regarding its accuracy and scale and what not… but I won’t. It’s a more than satisfactory prop, I’ve decided, and it was fun to build!
Peter Jacobs’ impressively researched account will engross students of the air war in Europe with two parallel tracks: first, the evolution of each side’s strategies and tactics and second, perhaps even more fascinatingly, the desperate technological race that ensued between Bomber Command, as it tried to find its targets in the dark, and the Luftwaffe’s Nachtjagd, as it in turn tried to find and destroy the intruding British bombers.
Kit by MPM Models. After-market canopy masking by Eduard. Although I have been working steadily on various builds over the last several months, I have been on a posting hiatus […]
These images reflect the project I describe in my previous post.
I have continued my recent break from the prop planes of WW2 by building three F-104 Starfighters. The Starfighter’s sleek, pointy design seems to me to embody the Rocket Age. […]