After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, A group of U.S. Army pilots were ordered by Jimmy Doolittle to preform a dangerous mission: Take off from a carrier in […]
I acquired these WW2 cavalry figures over 20 years ago (undoubtedly at my old favorite hobby store, the long-defunct San Antonio Hobby Shop in Mountain View, California). To have finally finished this project after looking at the box for so many years is definitely satisfying.
If you want to immerse yourself in the building of a particular model aircraft, a book from the “Flight Craft” series could make the perfect companion for your project. Like […]
Like its many popular cousins in the Images of War series, The Eighth Army in North Africa uses page after page of photographs, primarily, to retell the story of a famous campaign from […]
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.
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.
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.
Along with the RAF’s Typhoon fighter-bomber, the wide-ranging P-47 was the scourge of enemy aircraft, infrastructure and vehicles.
Making ample use of eyewitness accounts from war diaries on both sides, and with a wealth of maps and photos in support, Arras Counterattack: 1940 follows developments from the British assembly areas and start lines to their high-water marks and Rommel’s improvised defense and riposte, achieving an immediacy that conveys to readers something very close to “what it was really like” on that day nearly 80 years ago.
The “Zeke” models pictured here are actually based on the aircraft in The Eternal Zero. Tamiya came out with a version of the A6M5 with decals to match the squadron shown in the film.