Tag Archives: Scale Models

North American F-6A Mustang

Early production Mustangs often generate a lot of confusion and mis-information. Let’s take a look at one and it’s role.

Posted in Reconnaissance, USA | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Humber Armoured Car Mark IV

This ubiquitous vehicle accompanied the British Army everywhere from 1941 to the end of World War II. Let’s take a look at another of the important but often overlooked pieces of Wartime hardware.

Posted in Armor, Britain, Poland | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Hawker Hurricane Mk IId

A reasonably successful effort to bring anti-tank capability to the Desert Air Force. Let’s take a look at a late model Hurricane.

Posted in Anti-Tank, Britain | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

Sd.Kfz.222

Another of the ubiquitous armored cars employed by every military in World War II. Let’s take a look at a more or less “typical” piece of hardware.

Posted in Armor, Germany | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Bristol Blenheim Mk I

This brand new, state-of-the-art-the-art fast bomber made quite the splash in 1937.  By the time War came it didn’t seem so blazing fast, but it still capable when well supported. Let’s take a look at one of those weapons that … Continue reading

Posted in Bomber - Tactical, Britain | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

Vought F4U-1 Corsair

The Corsair made a huge impact from its earliest appearance in the Pacific. Let’s take a look at one of those first combatants.

Posted in Fighter, USA | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Scale Matters, Part II

I never planned on revisiting this article.  But a visitor to this site, ericritter65, asked a question about scale and it just got me to thinking I had never really shown how big any of these subjects are in real … Continue reading

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Sherman IC Firefly

The most effective version of Sherman against German heavy armor was a British modification. Let’s take a look at the Firefly.

Posted in Armor, Britain, USA | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

Panzerjager Tiger (P) Elefant

An odd, improvised weapon that had serious anti-tank ability. Let’s take a look at a sort of quasi-Tiger.

Posted in Armor, Germany | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Mitsubishi A6M2 Model 21 Zero

Air Raid, Pearl Harbor! Obviously the most famous Japanese fighter of World War II. The US military was abruptly introduced to the type on December 7, 1941. Let’s take a look at a participant in that attack.

Posted in Fighter, Japan | Tagged , , | 23 Comments