Category Archives: Britain

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIb trop

Another desert warrior.  For a significant period of time the Hurricane was THE key British fighter serving in North Africa until sufficient Spitfires arrived in theater. Join me a brief look at a Hurricane that served during that transition period.

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Crusader Mk III Tank

From 1941 through early 1943 epic tank battles raged across North Africa. Join me for a brief look at a British tank from late in that campaign.

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc

Supermarine’s famous Spitfire served from the first day of World War II to the last.  The Mk IX was an expedient introduced in mid-1942 that would become the major type for the last half of the war. After the jump, … Continue reading

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII

Ooops… Every modeler has built the kit that fought them every step of the way.  But in the end, if you get the replica you wanted, its all good. But sometimes the problems go deeper than a tricky kit.  What … Continue reading

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Back to the truly iconic types of World War II. Let’s see what can be said about an early war Spitfire…

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Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc

The Hurricane was most famous for its role in the Battle of Britain.  But the type would continue to be improved for later service. After the jump, a brief look at a later model Hurricane.

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What’s in a Name – Great Britain

“It’s the sort of bloody silly name they would give it…” RJ Mitchell, head designer of the Spitfire Uniquely among the wartime powers Great Britain used names as the primary designation for all production aircraft.  Let’s take a brief look at … Continue reading

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