The swan song of actual airborne assaults by German parachute units was the Pyrrhic conquest of Crete: objectives were taken and the island fell, but at a horrific cost to the Fallschirmjäger. From then on, German airborne troops continued throughout the war to serve on the Mediterranean and Western fronts as elite ground forces but rarely if ever in parachute assaults.
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 […]
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 […]
This rendition of the vehicle by IBG models was a nice kit to build! (Stray dog not included…)
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.
These photos are for those planes in my collection that I built with landing gear up so they could fly in the outdoor toy-soldier wars I used to run with my friends in the ’70s.
Most airplane enthusiasts admire the Corsair to this day. My ’70s gang and I practically worshiped it.
Junyô was considered a “lucky” ship because it actually survived hostilities, unlike virtually all of its contemporaries. Torpedoed near Nagasaki at the end of 1944, Junyô spent the rest of the […]