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 […]
Kit by Hobby Boss.
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.
A very nice recent addition to the Airfix product catalog, shown here with my Academy B-17G.
Shiretoko Class, completed as oiler, 10 August 1920; converted to seaplane carrier, 1924; re-converted to oiler in 1942; damaged in 1943 and 1944; used as floating fuel storage in Singapore; broken […]
Katori Class. Launched 25 September 1939, completed 31 May 1940; in 1945 she was the flagship of the China Coast Escort Squadron; damaged on 30 July 1945 at Maizuru by […]
Completed 20 August, 1923; sunk 10 October, 1944, NNE of Okinawa. Speed, 18 knots. Armament: 4 x 14 cm 50-cal guns, 2 x 8 cm 40-cal guns “…designed to operate […]