Tag Archives: Scale Models

Sturmgeschutz III Ausf G

The German Wehrmacht remains a source of fascination to many history buffs, especially the array of interesting and imposing armored fighting vehicles. Yet Germany’s most produced AFV was the comparatively small StuG III.  Let’s look at the most produced variant … Continue reading

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Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX

Supermarine’s famous Spitfire is best known as a fighter, yet from early in the War it also served as a reconnaissance platform. So let’s look at a late War example of a photo-recon bird.

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Crusader Anti-Aircraft Mk III

Improving protection from air attack for armored formations proved to be a major concern for every combatant during World War II. Let’s look at a British response to that concern.

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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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Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind

In in the later years of World War II the Wehrmacht found they could no longer count on air superiority on any battlefield. So a weapon was needed that could provide effective ground based fire, to keep those pesky jabos away…

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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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Nakajima Ki-43-II “Oscar”

The Japanese Army’s newest fighter at the start of the Pacific War, the Ki-43 remained in service to the end of the war.  Long past it’s obsolescence. Let’s look at a late war Oscar.

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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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