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Warplane Art / Re: Canadair CL-215 and CL-415
« on: July 05, 2021, 02:08:56 PM »
The rear stuff as the Paris Air Show

Combat Warplanes / Re: Aircraft photos
« on: June 15, 2021, 10:18:12 PM »
Apparently the cat did not like this!!

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.

Warplane Art / Re: Vickers Valiant
« on: June 05, 2021, 11:25:34 AM »
It is a wing fence!

Warplane Art / Re: Vickers Valiant
« on: May 29, 2021, 04:09:41 PM »
Don't forget the Küchemann 'carrots' on the wing's trailing edge as fitted at the later production models!

Warplane Art / Re: Convair B-32 Dominator
« on: April 07, 2021, 03:56:49 PM »
Book just arrived at my desk!! It presents all you need to know on the B-32 Dominator.

Combat Warplanes / Re: Gloster Meteor
« on: March 08, 2021, 02:14:14 PM »
The last picture shows Meteor WA820 experimentally fitted with two Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire jet engines.
It was the most powerful Meteor to fly and the airframe had to be strengthened!

Warplane Art / Re: Convair B-32 Dominator
« on: January 26, 2021, 02:04:36 PM »
The first two Dominator prototypes were quite different from the final production version with a twin fin layout and a cockpit type that wat later used for the B-36 bomber.
The third prototype already had a single fin, although in combination with the original glazed cockpit.

Warplane Art / Re: Convair B-32 Dominator
« on: January 14, 2021, 01:48:19 PM »
This is the Dominator in full color, showing the first production model with the final enlarged vertical tail.
It was a fail-safe project for a long-range heavy bomber in case the B-29 Superfortress would run into insolvable problems.
The B-29 did not fail; in spite of a number of teething problems and with large-scale production of the B-29 only a relative small number of B-32's was built.
The type was just in time operational to be used on a small scale during the last months of the war against Japan.

Warplane Art / Re: He 111
« on: June 08, 2020, 03:49:00 PM »
We all know that the He 111 started its life disguised as a passenger plane for the Deutsche Lufthansa DLH. In reality they were spy planes fitted with camera's and flown by Luftwaffe pilots wearing DLH uniforms. In spite of this, a small batch of He 111 was supplied for just commercial flying. DLH flew these planes for a short period only since they proved to be uneconomical.
This He 111 variant was fitted with radial air-cooled engines and also visited in the late thirties Schiphol airport. They were soon taken over by the Luftwaffe as transport and liaison/training aircraft.

Warplane Art / Re: Boeing 737
« on: January 31, 2020, 09:54:19 AM »
Looks like the 737 Max 8, now all grounded! Last spring we flew with a Max 8 to Lanzarote for a one week holiday and all I can say is that the Max 8 is a very comfortable and quiet machine to fly with....

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

Aircraft Modeling / Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
« on: June 15, 2019, 10:52:00 PM »
The real monster; photographed at the Paris Airshow in 1989 with the Buran space-shuttle on top.

Warplane Art / Re: Breguet Taon
« on: April 03, 2019, 02:42:55 PM »
The signature of Louis Bréguet was placed on the tail of every Bréguet built!

Warplane Art / Re: Heinkel He 100
« on: October 29, 2018, 06:38:05 PM »
The white numbers were only used on the fake operational machines with camouflage scheme.
The prototypes flew in all-over alu with civil registrations.

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