Tag Archives: Scale Models

Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma

A late-War armored car saw service from 1943 to the end. Let’s take a quick look at the Wehrmacht’s ultimate Armored Car.

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Douglass SBD-3 Dauntless

The US Navy’s famous workhorse of the early War period was just entering service as a combat ready type the summer before the US got into the War. Let’s take a look at one from the transition period just before … Continue reading

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Hawker Typhoon Mk Ib

This big fighter was best known as a ground attack aircraft with the 2nd Tactical Air Force, the scourge of German tanks, and trucks, tents, guys on motorcycles… But the Typhoon started as a high altitude fighter. Let’s take a … Continue reading

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M20 Armored Utility Vehicle

This light armored vehicle was in broad use with US and allied forces from the middle of 1943 to the end of the War. Let’s look at a common, and often unrecognized vehicle.

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIe

A different look appeared for the last Merlin Engined Spitfire produced during the War. Let’s take a brief look at the end of the line.

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Curtiss Tomahawk Mk IIb

Here’s a type we all know well. Right? Let’s take a look at a familiar type, that gets more than a little confusing in knowing where it actually fits into the grand scheme of things!

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Messerschmitt Bf 110C

The first major production of Messerschmitt’s famous “Zerstorer” was in extensive use from the start of the War. Let’s look at an example that fell, along with the type’s reputation, during the Battle of Britain.

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Mitsubishi A6M3a Model 22 Zero

The greater Solomons Campaign extended from the final securing of Guadalcanal in February 1943 until the major Japanese base at Rabaul was isolated and reduced to impotence in early 1944. Arguably even longer, fighting continued on several of the islands … Continue reading

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIe

The final Merlin-engined Mark of Supermarine’s famous product entered service in October 1944 and remained in service until well into the post-War period. Let’s look at a late War Spitfire.

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Vought F4U-1a Corsair

I imagine this type needs little introduction. Let’s take a look at a Corsair flown by the type’s most famous pilot.

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