When I was in 4th grade, my grandfather, Lt. Col. A. Justin Williams, gave me a wonderful 25-volume history of the Second World War, The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of […]
Raise your hand if you like Grumman’s iconic design for a torpedo bomber! (Me too.)
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 […]
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.
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.
Along with the RAF’s Typhoon fighter-bomber, the wide-ranging P-47 was the scourge of enemy aircraft, infrastructure and vehicles.
Most airplane enthusiasts admire the Corsair to this day. My ’70s gang and I practically worshiped it.
Kit by Hobby Boss.
A very nice recent addition to the Airfix product catalog, shown here with my Academy B-17G.
Complemented here by Hasegawa’s ground crew. This kit was probably my last foray into the realm of jet aircraft for a while…