Category Archives: USA

North American P-51D Mustang

The Mustang has already been discussed at some length here, and will continue to be so. Because seriously, I have a lot of still unbuilt Mustang kits in my stash. This time, we’ll take a look at a model inspired by a … Continue reading

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North American B-25B Mitchell

One of the better known special missions of World War II was flown by a new bomber type making its combat debut.* Let’s take a look at the mission and plane.

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M4A3E8 Sherman

Easy Eight I’ve visited the Sherman tank here before.  With nearly 50000 built it is the second most produced tank history behind only the Soviet T-34. But previously we discussed the early production M4, this time we’ll look at the … Continue reading

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Ryan NYP

Spirit of St Louis This is obviously from a little earlier time than most of what I post here.  It is also, just as obviously, “iconic” in the truest sense of the word. Let’s look at a pioneering aircraft.

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Lockheed P-38G Lightning

The P-38 Lightning would become a major part of the American war effort against the Japanese.  It was flown by more aces than any other Army Air Force type in the Pacific.  But it is perhaps best known for one … Continue reading

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Lockheed PV-1 Ventura

The vast expanses of the Pacific meant a lot of patrol aircraft were needed. Let’s take a look at a successful wartime expedient to fill that need.

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Brewster Buffalo Mk I

Time for another look at that favorite American symbol of defeat and futility. This time, a Buffalo in Kiwi service and the defense of Singapore.

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