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Miscellaneous Subjects / Rohrbach
« on: June 05, 2021, 11:30:51 AM »
Just received a copy of a brand new book on Rohrbach  released by Rob Mulder in Norway (
It is A4 size, hardcover and is illustrated with a lot of rare photographs and drawings.

Miscellaneous Subjects / Unknown amphibian
« on: August 12, 2019, 02:20:27 PM »
Any idea what type this is? Could be a mock-up!

Combat Warplanes / Any guess???
« on: April 05, 2018, 04:02:21 PM »
Any guess what type of aircraft this is?

Aircraft Modeling / Modelling Day Aviodrome
« on: June 26, 2016, 02:33:27 PM »
Yesterday (Saturday 25 June 2016) was at the Aviodrome Theme Park Museum the annual Modelling Day in cooperation with IPMS The Netherlands and some model flying clubs.
Unlucky for the visitors the day ended in rain but I am sure everybody present had a nice time.
One of the items was rocket building for kids and launching them. They were water/compressed air propelled and could cover a distance of some 40 metres!
Of course it was a nice occasion to open the 2nd-hand bookshop!

Combat Warplanes / Warbirds of the past in France
« on: June 20, 2016, 11:45:57 PM »
I photographed these aircraft  during my vacation in the summer of 1977 alongside the Route Nationale N157 between Vendôme and Blois.
That time I used an Olympus Pen F halfframe SLR camera with negative format 18x24 mm.
Big advantage was that you could take some 80 exposures on a normal 35 mm film of 36 exposures.
Unfortunately this format never became a great success; maybe because people had to wait too long before their film was full.
All I can say that the quality was excellent. These are scans from Kodachrome color slides.....

Combat Warplanes / Space Shuttle
« on: March 15, 2016, 10:03:17 PM »
During the Paris airshow of 1983 the NASA combination Space shuttle/Boeing 747 carrier plane was shown.
It was a quite unique spectacle and as we can see the plan(s) flew really LOW during the flight demonstration!
Images are from scanned Kodachrome color slides.

Warplane Art / Deruination
« on: February 14, 2015, 04:13:54 PM »
Just spent more than an hour to restore a ruined photograph!
Think I just invented a new word for it: deruination!
See here the results before and after!
Vickers VC-1000 was more or less a passenger plane version of the Vickers Valliant bomber.
Building had already started when the project was cancelled and it was never completed.

Combat Warplanes / JSF/F-35 Lightning II
« on: November 27, 2014, 04:00:10 PM »
Photo selection of JSF/F-35. More to follow!

Combat Warplanes / Buccaneer book is out!!
« on: June 07, 2014, 04:35:03 PM »
Just out: my book on the Blackburn Buccaneer.
Book review will follow on the Letletlet-warplane website!

Ground Forces / War Museum Overloon
« on: April 03, 2014, 12:23:11 PM »
This is a selction of photographs I made yesterday at Overloon.
 It was a long time ago since my last visit (some 25 years).
Earlier most exhibits were placed outside in a large park, but the long-time effects were quite devastating.
Everything is now placed inside a large museum hall and everything has been nicely restored.
Here is the first dozen of images......

Combat Warplanes / Bf 109G-12 back in the air again!
« on: January 13, 2014, 01:31:02 PM »
Work in Germany on a two-seat Bf 109G-12 back-engineered from a Hispano Buchon seems to progress very successfully!

Combat Warplanes / New B-58 book!!
« on: November 03, 2013, 11:10:27 AM »
In Lanasta's 'Violaero' series Volume 06 has been released by 01.11.'13 on the Convair B-58 Hustler.
We have managed to tell the concise story of the B-58 including a crash and a survivors list with no less than 85 nice black & white and color photographs + an additional five color profiles spread over a double page.

Combat Warplanes / Grumman Tracker: Please save me!
« on: June 01, 2013, 06:33:00 PM »
This Grumman Tracker is slowly rotting away at Aviodrome without any plans for restoration!
If we wait another few years it will be too late. Plane is already in very poor condition but at least it is complete!
Aviodrome Theme Park Museum, Pelikaanweg 50, 8218 PG Luchthaven Lelystad, The Netherlands

Combat Warplanes / Brewster Buffalo book is out!!
« on: March 16, 2013, 12:44:28 PM »
Yesterday, 15 March 2013 Volume 2 of the Fokker G-1 book was officially introduced at the MLM museum at Soesterberg in the Netherlands. Review will follow on the website. After the official introduction of the G-1 book, the latest Warplane volume no. 4 on the Brewster Buffalo was also 'officially' released. We managed to cram in 48 pages not only the conscise story of the Buffalo in all its versions, but also 90 photographs and 8 colour profiles!
Next volume will be on the Fokker C.10 armed reconnaissance plane.

Aircraft Modeling / I shall not buy.......
« on: March 15, 2013, 06:37:48 PM »
I shall not buy vintage kits; I shall not buy vintage kits; I shall not buy vintage kits.
Damn; just could not resist this one for only a few Euro's!!

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