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    Plastic kit models and related products

    • Bf 109F Royal Class by: Srecko

      March 26, 2017, 07:16

      Bf 109F Royal Class There was talk about a nice kit of the Bf 109F from Eduard in 1/48 scale. this kit has few other releases and the best of all is their…

    • Brassin 1/72 cockpit for Fw 190A by: Srecko

      March 14, 2017, 22:35

      For extra details, Brassin products from Eduard work the best and they don't miss the chance to deliver some of these products for brand new kits. From my…

    • Eduard Bf 109F 1/48 by: Srecko

      January 28, 2017, 01:20

      Following their excellent line of Bf 109G kits, Eduard has released a new kit of the Bf 109F. It follows the entire assembly and mold design of their Bf 109G…

    • Eduard Spitfire 1/72 by: Srecko

      January 22, 2017, 23:52

      The Spitfire in 1/48 scale from Eduard was a big hit when it appeared a few years ago and it was greatly refreshed last year when they released the kit in…

    • Dauntless by Eduard by: Srecko

      January 12, 2017, 08:43

      'Slow but deadly' was a nice description of the Douglas iconic naval dive bomber Dauntless. A plane which served in many battles, won many victories over the…

    • Yak-3 Eduard weekend kit by: Srecko

      December 21, 2016, 23:53

      Yak-3 Eduard weekend kit Subjects like the Yak-3 are never enough so I am happy with the Eduard update of their kit production. Their release is Yak-3…

    • US Navy steel belts by: Srecko

      November 27, 2016, 12:18

      US Navy steel belts The series of seat belts has become richer with these sets for US Navy in WW2. Eduard has released them as steel products and three of…

    • Euro Scale Modelling 2016 by: Nico

      October 30, 2016, 23:52

      Euro Scale Modelling 2016 On Saturday 29 October 2016 the annual Euro Scale Modelling (ESM) was held at Nieuwegein near Utrecht. This annual show was…

    • VVS steel belts by: Srecko

      October 14, 2016, 00:21

      Thanks to some manufacturers from East Europe, we have today more and more kits of aircraft from the Soviet era as well as Russia and best of all is that these…

    • IJN Steel belts by: Srecko

      September 2, 2016, 08:01

      IJN Steel belts For the last few years Eduard has delivered to the market a number of seat belt sets, made in various technology and I have released that…

    • Tarangus Lansen 1/72 by: Srecko

      August 28, 2016, 11:02

      I am always happy when I see a new product from Tarangus. This time I will show their Lansen, the kit was released a few months ago but I was too lazy to built…

    • Luftwaffe fighters steel belts by: Srecko

      August 22, 2016, 07:37

      One of the latest improvements of the model product is the new series of Eduard seat belts. They are called steel seat belts and as the name says, they are…

    • New Bf 109G from Eduard by: Srecko

      August 6, 2016, 08:42

      Eduard's new Bf 109G in 1/48 scale Two years ago, I made a build review of Eduard's brand new kit of the Messerschmitt Bf 109G in 1/48 scale and the review…

    • Eduard Fw 190A 1/72 by: Srecko

      July 27, 2016, 16:06

      Eduard Fw 190A 1/72 A few years ago Eduard released an excellent and very detailed kit of the Fw 190 in 1/48 scale. Impressed with its features, I was…

    • Racer Spitfire XVI by: Srecko

      July 20, 2016, 07:24

      This Weekend Edition of the Spitfire XVI is among the Eduard releases of this kit in 1/48 scale. The Spitfire XVI featured a Merlin 266 which was the Merlin 66…

    • Bf 109G propeller by: Srecko

      July 18, 2016, 10:13

      For their new kit of theBf 109G, Eduard has prepared and released many new products and one of these is a propeller. This is from their Brassin range and…

    • Spitfire type A pattern by: Srecko

      July 15, 2016, 08:19

      Last year, Eduard introduced a painting mask for the Spitfire in 1/48 scale and it is a welcome addition to their range of Spitfire kits in the same scale.…

    • Bf 109G Brassin exhaust by: Srecko

      July 2, 2016, 02:56

      The new Eduard kit of the Bf 109G is so good that even in plastic only it is a nice and detailed kit. But injection moldings have some limits and for those who…

    • DeLuxe Glue by: Srecko

      May 28, 2016, 10:29

      Let’s go back to the roots and principal material we need for our hobby- glue! Today there are so many manufacturers of glue and many are good—it’s…

    • Pe-2 by Eduard by: Srecko

      April 5, 2016, 10:45

      The Pe-2 was from my point of view among the best WW2 medium bombers and it is a bit sad that not much attention was given to this plane by plastic kit…

    • Eduard Spitfire XVI Dual Combo Limited Edition by: Daniel

      March 29, 2016, 11:29

      The box is simply gorgeous : two Spitfires XVI to build ; the first one with a bubble canopy and the second one with the Malcolm Hood. Eduard Spitfire…

    • Brush Magic by: Srecko

      February 12, 2016, 13:25

      The cleaning of tools and equipment takes some time and the results are not always perfect. There are many products available on the market for years but none…

    • Bf 109 fabric belts by: Srecko

      January 26, 2016, 11:19

      Eduard is the leader in mass production of various items to enhance  the look of plastic kits. Among them are fabric pilot belts which are of great appearance…

    • Grumman Hellcat Eduard 7077 by: Srecko

      January 9, 2016, 12:44

      It looks like the Hellcat will never be a boring subject to me, even if it is reissued. This time it is the Hellcat kit in 1/72 scale, Profipack and stock code…

    • HGW seatbelts for Arado 196 by: Srecko

      November 12, 2015, 08:26

      The absolute leader in super fabric products for the plastic kit interior is HGW from the Czech Republic. Seat belts made in this way are very authentic and…

    • Yak-1B by Eduard by: Srecko

      November 8, 2015, 09:28

      The Yakovlev series of fighters was simple and effective and I must say that a similar claim can be stated for the plastic kits of these famous fighters. For…

    • Eduard Starfighter by: Srecko

      October 11, 2015, 08:28

      The Starfighter is one of my most favorite airplanes and Eduard’s release was so welcome to me. Their kit is based on the Hasegawa kit with all possible…

    • GBU-8 HOBOS by: Srecko

      August 26, 2015, 10:43

      The GBU-8 HOBOS (Homing Bomb System) was a Vietnam-era guided bomb where the standard iron bomb was fitted with a conversion kit which converted it into a…

    • Eduard MiG-21PF by: Srecko

      August 20, 2015, 10:02

      The MiG-21PF was the production version of the all-weather interceptor and second generation of this fighter. It was produced 1961–1966 and included advanced…

    • Ultimate new wash by: Srecko

      August 18, 2015, 04:55

      When I got an email from our friends from Ultimate and got info about updates of some products, I was really curious what was made there. I already have some…

    • Eduard Spitfire XVI detail set by: Daniel

      August 5, 2015, 10:02

      With the release of the Spitfire XVI Limited Edition, Eduard proposes also photoetched sheets that will enhance your models. Eduard Spitfire XVI detail…

    • Junkers J.I by: Srecko

      July 19, 2015, 23:14

      The Junkers J.I is the father of the attack airplane and definitely a milestone in aircraft development. It was made in WW1 and its main advanced features were…

    • YAHU instrument panels by: Daniel

      June 21, 2015, 06:13

      YAHU offers to modelers ready-to-use photo etched instruments panels: there are prepainted in authentic colors and glasses are glossy from origin: you just…

    • Spitfire Mk.VIII Eduard by: Srecko

      June 14, 2015, 08:13

      Beauty is the best word to describe this Eduard kit of the Spitfire Mk. VIII in 1/48 scale. I am a bit personal because I like much this extended wing version…

    • Jakt Viggen Tarangus by: Srecko

      June 8, 2015, 21:50

      There are not many kits of the JA-37 Jakt Viggen and the best one we have is the kit in 1/48 produced by Tarangus. It was delayed a bit in its release and…

    • Eduard set for Revell 1/72 Vought Corsair by: Daniel

      April 4, 2015, 08:54

      This is a great add-on for your Revell Corsair. Eduard give us a very complete sheet. Of course and as usual, lots of parts are made for the cockpit interior. …

    • APC decals French Canberra by: Srecko

      March 23, 2015, 08:19

      I hope that some of you remember this great article where is presented one very interesting and less known subject—the Canberra in French service. APC…

    • Ultimate thinner and cleaner by: Srecko

      March 15, 2015, 04:00

      You have seen many builds on this site and I hope that many more are to come. Apart from review of the plastic/resin kits, you have seen other material reviews…

    • Ultimate placer by: Srecko

      March 5, 2015, 10:20

      I am sure that you have met with many small parts during your modeling time and if you work with photo etched parts, small and very small parts are parts of…

    • Edaurd’s masks for Revell 1/72 F4U-1D Corsair by: Daniel

      March 2, 2015, 22:30

      Eduard’s masks are always useful, especially for canopies. This time I’ve used the ones conceived for the Revell 1/72 F4U-1D Corsair. On the tiny sheet you…

    • Yahu P-40M by: Srecko

      March 1, 2015, 23:36

      The P-40M instrument panel is in the range of the Yahu products and this sample product we review here is in 1/72 scale and stock code is YMA7215. Yahu…

    • RAF early belts by: Srecko

      February 23, 2015, 09:27

      Another product from Eduard in their excellent series of fabric seat belts is the one for the early RAF airplanes. Scale is 1/72 and stock code is 73 025. …

    • Yahu Gladiator instruments by: Srecko

      February 20, 2015, 08:26

      Yahu is the brand new name in the world of modeling and they bring one very interesting range of products- instrument panels. Yahu Gladiator instruments …

    • F-35 update set by: Srecko

      February 18, 2015, 11:42

      Eduard remains a modeler’s best friend when update sets are what we talk about. It’s impossible to count what they have released until today and one of the…

    • Siemens Schuckert D.III Eduard 1/48 by: Daniel

      January 25, 2015, 06:20

      The brand new Siemens Schuckert D.III from Eduardis not a reboxing of the old one, but really a brand new one! Siemens Schuckert D.III Eduard 1/48 Under…

    • Eduard re edition of FW 190A by: Srecko

      January 2, 2015, 12:30

      The year 2014 is good for me to remember since Eduard has again released some of their old projects. Two of interest are the Focke Wulf 190s. Very good kits,…

    • Eduard SSW D.III engine by: Daniel

      December 29, 2014, 10:39

      That brassin set is made for Eduard Siemens Schuckert D.III kit. Eduard SSW D.III engine The original engine of the kit is constituted by three plastic…

    • Luftwaffe seatbelts by: Srecko

      December 18, 2014, 00:37

      Seat belts are very possibly about the most wanted details need for any airplane kits. They are very prominent in their position and with ease catch the eye…

    • Avia C.2 by: Srecko

      December 12, 2014, 21:46

      The Arado Ar 96 was a German single-engine, low-wing monoplane of all-metal construction produced by Arado Flugzeugwerke. It was the standard Luftwaffe…

    • Martin Mariner Eduard sets by: Srecko

      December 8, 2014, 05:03

      Interesting to note that Martin Mariner get more focus last time, last to be delivered is the Minicraft kit in 1/72 scale. Eduard has soon after released…

    • Ultimate sanding tools by: Srecko

      December 7, 2014, 10:51

      Excellent sanding tools are coming from Ultimate Modelling Products and their range is wide enough that can satisfy everybody's needs. The range is large and…

    • North Star MiG-29 engine by: Srecko

      December 4, 2014, 09:20

      Just a short time ago I had the pleasure to present one product from North Star and right now I have another great pleasure to say some words of another of…

    • Grumman Hellcat Eduard re edition by: Srecko

      December 3, 2014, 01:35

      Eduard release again their older kit of Grumman Hellcat and it have stock code 8221 and scale is 1/48. We have this kit review before and kit with markings of…

    • Ultimate weathering wash by: Srecko

      December 1, 2014, 18:12

      I guess you have an overload with the number of images of badly weathered and run-down kits as well as the various product used to achieve that effect. Each…

    • Eduard Bf 109G Royal Class by: Srecko

      November 26, 2014, 12:05

      It was just matter of time before Eduard had a go with a Bf 109G kit and after long preparation and promotional campaign; it arrived on market during the…

    • S-199 cockpit mask by: Daniel

      November 18, 2014, 12:29

      Eduard masks for Kovozavody Prostejov “Avia S-199” 1/72 Express masks are always useful, and I’m very happy that Eduard released those masks at the same…

    • GBU-38 by: Srecko

      November 15, 2014, 07:11

      Details make things even better and bring more beauty. One of the creators of this beauty is North Star Models and the subject I will show here is their resin…

    • Valom P-75 Eagle by: Srecko

      October 29, 2014, 16:37

      In the age where everything is submitted to be popular commercially, I really like all those who dare to do less commercial but very interesting projects. The…

    • BK-2 patrol boat by: Srecko

      October 27, 2014, 01:12

      From our previous reviews, you have realized that Brengun have some of excellent products related to aircraft modeling but their range of products is much…

    • Hobbycentrum by: Srecko

      October 20, 2014, 08:00

      I like small things and in my experience, small in many cases is proven to be better and effective then something big. This time I will talk to you about…

    • Zeppelin Rammer by: Srecko

      October 18, 2014, 08:51

      One more project just arrived from Brengun and this is the Zeppelin Rammer. This is a small airplane designed at the end of the WW2 by the Germans with…

    • Longest day Spitfire by: Srecko

      October 17, 2014, 09:22

      D-Day is greatly celebrated this summer and we also have the pleasure to see products dedicated to this great historic event. The product we have here is the…

    • Da Nang Phantom by: Srecko

      September 18, 2014, 08:45

      After big announce, Eduard has released in the spring of this year one great and rich kit, McDonell Douglas F-4B Phantom II and this edition was named ‘Good…

    • SAAB Safir by: Srecko

      September 9, 2014, 04:27

      The SAAB Safir is the latest jewel coming from Tarangus and the scale is as usual, 1/48. This comes as a bit of a surprise since they have for a long time…

    • Eduard stripes and meshes by: Srecko

      August 31, 2014, 04:36

      Among the “must have” materials for model projects is for sure strips and meshes. No matter how much the model industry tries to deliver extra detailed…

    • Eduard MG 81Z by: Srecko

      August 17, 2014, 08:44

      Some time ago we made an article of the Bordwaffen and today I find this article as good historic background for this review. One of the last releases (in the…

    • Steel container and padlock by: Srecko

      August 14, 2014, 06:31

      Model products are spreading the range and it is hard to say what makes this influence, many skilled modelers who build some amazing subjects or more and more…

    • Eduard templates by: Srecko

      August 9, 2014, 21:52

      Templates are very important tools in modeling and they allow us to correct, update and enhance surface details of the kit and bring them into a more authentic…

    • Windshield wipers by: Srecko

      August 3, 2014, 00:06

      No matter how detailed a kit may be, it always has space for some additional detailing. One detail which appears from time to time on aircraft kits is…

    • Dartford expo 2014 by: Daniel

      July 2, 2014, 12:33

      IT’S A SMALL WORLD – The Dartford expo at The Orchards, 28 june 2014. This year it was the second edition of the expo “it’s a small world” organized…

    • Bf 109G-4 by: Srecko

      June 18, 2014, 22:13

      During the last years I have had the pleasure to build many kits manufactured by AZ Models and I was really curious when the owner of company, Petr Muzikant,…

    • Zlin Trener by: Srecko

      June 9, 2014, 22:46

      Kovozavody Prostejov is back in action and it returns in the best way- with a brand new kit entirely designed with full benefit of 3D design. This brand new…

    • Black!!! by: Srecko

      May 25, 2014, 09:02

      A real innovation in the field of model finishing and painting started with the Verlinden team more than two decades ago. They used many new modeling methods…

    • Eduard set for Zvezda Bf 109F by: Srecko

      April 7, 2014, 07:49

      For the many years behind us, Eduard has delivered so many products related to the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and I think that without it, the world market would be…

    • BV-40 from Brengun by: Srecko

      April 1, 2014, 11:08

      There were many strange projects laid out on drawing boards and few of them were even released as prototypes. One of these projects was the Blohm & Voss…

    • La-5FN by: Srecko

      March 24, 2014, 09:03

      The Lavochkin La-5 had a very interesting development history as it started as an in-line engine powered fighter but a bit underpowered.  It then passed…

    • Albatros L-39 by: Srecko

      March 22, 2014, 08:55

      The Albatros is a very interesting trainer and light combat airplane and during the last decades it was the subject of several model projects. One of the very…

    • MiG-21R by: Srecko

      March 13, 2014, 08:31

      The MiG-21R was a reconnaissance version of the basic MiG-21 interceptor built in limited numbers and used by the Soviet Union as well as some foreign…

    • Eduard MiG-15 by: Srecko

      February 23, 2014, 11:37

      After some troubles and delays, Eduard has finally released their kit of the MiG-15 in 1/72 scale. When I opened the box and viewed the content inside, I have…

    • Eduard details for Hawker Typhoon by: Srecko

      February 11, 2014, 09:14

      The Hawker Typhoon has become a very attractive subject in last month’s/year and a few very interesting kits have been delivered with the focus on 1/72…

    • Strike Eagle by: Srecko

      February 8, 2014, 23:06

      The Strike Eagle is one of the most powerful combat airplanes used in the last decades and it has proven its capabilities in several conflicts. No wonder that…

    • Cushman scooter by: Srecko

      February 2, 2014, 00:19

      The Cushman Motor Works in 1936 decided to manufacture scooters and raise their production. The company grew slowly until WWII and their scooter was popular.…

    • Brengun ribs by: Srecko

      January 14, 2014, 13:05

      The modeling market is over crowded with many kinds of specialized products, especially in the sphere of the etched parts. Almost all products are dedicated to…

    • Float Spitfire by: Srecko

      November 12, 2013, 23:51

      The Spitfire is definitely a legend whose glory will hardly ever fade out and this is proven with each new kit of this plane. Most are dedicated to widely used…

    • Nieuwegein 2013 by: Nico

      October 27, 2013, 01:45

      On Saturday 26 October 2013 the Dutch branch of the IPMS had organized its usual annual event Euro Scale Modeler or ESM. The event was held at Nieuwegein near…

    • Brengun 1/144 WWII German pilot by: Daniel

      October 20, 2013, 06:28

      Some times ago I presented you the WWII Japanese pilot from Brengun, at 1/144th scale. Now, it’s the WWII German pilot that I’ve just finished to paint. …

    • RetrokiT news by: Daniel

      October 16, 2013, 04:56

      Retrokit is successfully developing some ranges of his products. Minions Minions are still alive! No less than 4 news are coming; amongst them this one,…

    • MiG-21PFM by: Srecko

      October 11, 2013, 22:48

      The family of Eduard kits of the MiG-21 is growing and latest in the family is their MiG-21PFM in 1/48 scale. Dorsal spine is the main feature and there are…

    • Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar by: Srecko

      October 7, 2013, 22:16

      The Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar was a very interesting Canadian project (later handed to USA) of the disc shaped VTOL aircraft with the idea being to test the…

    • Tarangus Tunnan by: Srecko

      October 2, 2013, 22:52

      The Tunnan was a very important aircraft after WW2 and one of the few modern jet fighters of the time. As a model kit, this type did not have much attention…

    • Japanese pilot by: Daniel

      September 29, 2013, 09:54

      Brengun realized recently some very nice pilots at 1/144th scale. That scale is knowing a stunning development actually… Japanese pilot The pack…

    • P-26 detail set by: Srecko

      September 26, 2013, 12:47

      Airplanes between the two world wars are often neglected by most of the manufacturers and I am very glad to see when any product is released regarding this…

    • Spitfire Mk.IXc Essential by: Daniel

      September 8, 2013, 06:20

      For those of you who want to detail your Eduard Spitfire Mk IXc at 1/48th scale (that is often a jawel in itself), the Eduard « SIN 64808 Spitfire Mk.IXc…

    • Jugs over Germany by: Srecko

      September 5, 2013, 01:50

      It may sound strange but in my four decades of modeling life, I have never made any P-47s, in any scale. And I am very fortunate and happy that my first kit of…

    • Early Hawker Typhoon by: Srecko

      September 2, 2013, 23:35

      Brengun have continued their series of the Hawker Typhoon kit in the best possible way- releasing the early version, with car style doors! They have even…

    • AIM-54 Phoenix by: Srecko

      August 19, 2013, 02:03

      The AIM-54 Phoenix was for many years the most powerful missile in the sky but it failed to prove itself in combat as a few well-known combat firings did not…

    • Chain by: Srecko

      July 18, 2013, 06:43

      Chains are not an everyday part of our kits but if you ever try to do any ground equipment device, or motorcycle, or bicycle you will be faced with one of the…

    • AGM-109 by: Srecko

      July 15, 2013, 09:43

      For me who lives in a country bombed by cruise missiles, the latest product by Brengun has special meaning. And this latest product is an all resin 1/48 scale…

    • The Orchards 2013 by: Daniel

      July 1, 2013, 12:53

      My friend Domi from Retrokit UK decided to organize this year his first model expo with its local club for young modelers from Rochester. The Orchards…

    • Vickers K by: Srecko

      June 27, 2013, 11:27

      The Vickers K machine gun, known as the Vickers Gas Operated (Vickers G.O.) in British service, was a rapid-firing machine gun developed and manufactured for…

    • Top Falcons by: Srecko

      June 19, 2013, 07:08

      In the last months Eduard has released a few products related to the F-16 and one of these is this one --'Top Falcons' in 1/48 scale. Kit which is represented…

    • Tesa tape by: Srecko

      June 5, 2013, 22:55

      Self adhesive tapes have great importance in modeling and they have a wide use from keeping parts in position during gluing, fixing position and protection…

    • R-23 by: Srecko

      June 2, 2013, 06:49

      The Vympel R-23 (NATO reporting name AA-7 Apex) is a medium-range air-to-air missile developed by the Soviet Union for fighter aircraft MiG-23. Several air…

    • Cuba by: Srecko

      May 31, 2013, 21:53

      Cuba is very colorful country and in the same manner their aviation history is also colorful. During their history, Cuban aviation operated many types and in…

    • Wasserfall by: Srecko

      May 27, 2013, 22:03

      Wasserfall represents the German air to surface missile and this is world’s first ever weapon of the type. After long testing and development, the series…

    • Aztec Models F-5 by: Srecko

      May 24, 2013, 21:52

      The Northrop F-5 is without doubt one of the most colorful modern airplanes and this is a result of the fact that it served long period where many camouflage…

    • Pantserwagen DAF M39 by: Daniel

      April 19, 2013, 13:27

      Late in 1936, in response of the rapidly deteriorating international situation, the Dutch government decided to speed up its recent modernization programme for…

    • Brengun little pilots by: Daniel

      April 13, 2013, 02:25

      When I received those little packs, I stay stunned because the pilots are so tiny but really well molded and full of realism! Each pack contains two pilots.…

    • Brengun Typhoon by: Srecko

      April 8, 2013, 13:28

      Brengun is a well known manufacturer of various accessories and tools. They have a wide range of resin and photo etched products and now they have upgraded…

    • Mustang wheels by: Srecko

      April 4, 2013, 22:47

      The Mustang is one of the everlasting modeling subjects and we can witness new kits arriving on the market often. Along with new kits come new aftermarket…

    • Eduard Bf 110 G-2 by: Srecko

      March 16, 2013, 07:29

      By mid-war German authorities were looking for any option to face the advancing Allies more and more powerful aerial attack, and the adoption of a large-caliber…

    • Bronze by: Srecko

      February 24, 2013, 11:08

      Bronze was a most important material in ancient times and its wide use was to last until the medieval times. Today it has lost its role and it is replaced in…

    • Eduard's Lightnings by: Srecko

      February 16, 2013, 00:04

      Lightning lovers have great pleasure in the last couple of months. Eduard has delivered onto the market a few new issues of plastic kits and also some update…

    • New bases for aircrafts by: Daniel

      January 28, 2013, 12:20

      A Belgian photograph and modeler, Frédéric Mertès have had the great idea to create bases for aircrafts that are, in fact, different airbase tarmacs. He…

    • Lansen by: Srecko

      December 29, 2012, 09:11

      Once again the great company Tarangus, from Sweden, makes us happy with their products. This time it is the fighter version of the SAAB Lansen, model J32B. The…

    • Bunny Fighter Club by: Srecko

      December 10, 2012, 04:11

      Eduard’s Bunny Fighter Club will bring many advantages and special limited products to all modelers worldwide. Join the most exclusive modeling club ever…

    • Model Craft Magnifier by: Srecko

      December 9, 2012, 11:11

      For review now is the LED Magnifier Tweezers, product code FTW1124. This presents us with a very interesting combo tool with some interesting handling…

    • Eduard Bf 110 E 1/72 by: Srecko

      November 29, 2012, 23:39

      The summer of 2012 brought one great product from Eduard—a brand new Bf-110 in 1/72 scale. It is great to see that they are growing their 1/72 kit line and I…

    • MiG-15 details from Eduard by: Srecko

      November 27, 2012, 14:16

        Looking for a better MiG-15 in 1/72 scale? Well, it is hard for me to recommend kit for you, but I would, without any doubt, direct you to the latest…

    • I-16 Type 10 Over Spain Dual Combo by: Daniel

      November 19, 2012, 13:32

      The content of the box is simply gorgeous: two nice little I-16; decals for 6 aitcrafts (3 nationalists and 3 republicans), photoetch, masking tape… All you…

    • Star Wars Escape Pod by: Daniel

      November 11, 2012, 11:08

      As every aficionado knows, the Episode IV was the first released of the serie… Shortly seen but nevertheless a key element in the opening sequences of…

    • USAF Albatros by: Srecko

      September 13, 2012, 22:42

      The L-39C Albatros is one of the most important trainers in the countries of Eastern Europe and it is nice looking airplane also. Regretfully it does not…

    • TBD Devastator details by: Srecko

      September 5, 2012, 23:40

      The TBD Devastator does not have a large presence in scale models, the most recent delivered to the market being the 1/48 Great Wall Hobby kit. Eduard, who…

    • Eduard Bf 110 decals by: Srecko

      August 29, 2012, 11:36

      A very important moment from the manufacturer Eduard as they present decal production to their line of products. The very first one presents the Bf 110 in 1/72…

    • Escape Pod by: Daniel

      August 28, 2012, 03:36

      Shortly seen but nevertheless a key element in the opening sequences of Star Wars: Episode IV, the Escape pod was instrumental in delivering the stolen plans…

    • Mons Model Expo 2012 by: Daniel

      August 26, 2012, 01:39

      The model expo of Mons, Belgium, took place on the week-end of 18&19 august 2012. This year the weather was exceptionally hot in Belgium… Mons Model…

    • Bf 109 G Italeri by: Srecko

      August 4, 2012, 12:19

      The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is again the focus and Eduard has just delivered two etched sets for the Italeri 1/72 Bf 109 G-6. The set numbers are SS 4343 and 73…

    • Messerschmitt Bf 110 wheels by: Srecko

      July 27, 2012, 22:16

      Here is the new wheel set for the Bf 110, just one part of a great offensive from Eduard. Their fresh releases present a 1/72 Bf 110, main wheels, nose…

    • Bf 109E instrument panel by: Srecko

      July 24, 2012, 13:59

      Royal Class presents the top in product packaging delivered by any plastic manufacturer and this product is now well the well known brand of Eduard from…

    • Essex deck by: Srecko

      June 25, 2012, 20:51

      Eduard has launched a very interesting series – aircraft carrier decks. The set reviewed here (stock number 73419) became available this spring, and presents…

    • PMA - super thin masking tape by: Daniel

      June 24, 2012, 23:00

      I have discovered yesterday during the expo at Huy, Belgium, : ultrafine masking tape from PMA ! Each bag contains a roll of 25 meters of masking…

    • Huy Model expo 2012 by: Daniel

      June 24, 2012, 12:28

      Huy is a town situated on the Meuse river, between Namur and Liège. A nice town, dominated by a (now useless) fortress. The model expo organized every two…

    • P-40 upgrade by: Srecko

      June 19, 2012, 22:50

      One of the kits getting into the focus last time was the P-40 in 1/72 scale. Things got more got more interesting just recently when a wartime P-40 was…

    • MG 17 by: Srecko

      June 5, 2012, 00:08

      The MG 17 was a 7.92 mm machine gun produced by Rheinmetall-Borsig for use at fixed mountings in many World War II Luftwaffe aircraft. Its service started…

    • Leaves Fern by: Srecko

      June 2, 2012, 06:39

      Sometimes it is not just enough to make a perfect plastic kit; you need to make a background environment to put the kit in. To do so you need many other things…

    • HVAR by: Srecko

      May 21, 2012, 03:37

      The High Velocity Aircraft Rocket, or HVAR, also known by the nickname Holy Moses, was an American unguided rocket developed during World War II to attack…

    • Bf110 total solution by: Srecko

      May 11, 2012, 08:06

      The Eduard product with a stock number of 73388 could well be called the 'Bf110C total solution'. This package presents an upgrade set for the Airfix kit of…

    • Foxone T-2C by: Srecko

      April 28, 2012, 13:00

      Lately more and more 1/144 kits have become available and it is most interesting that they are of outstanding quality. One of the leading manufacturers is the…

    • SAAB Lansen by: Srecko

      April 19, 2012, 11:03

      Early this year were released brand new kit of SAAB Lansen by brand new company Tarangus from Sweden. Kit is in 1/48 scale and it is great surprise for many…

    • Bf109E-1 from Eduard by: Srecko

      March 26, 2012, 07:38

      Sad but true: Eduard’s latest kit of the Bf 109E-1 in 1/48 failed my expectations in regard to its accuracy. The kit I am reviewing now (Eduard product code…

    • Eduard Super 44 MiG-21 MF by: Daniel

      March 5, 2012, 07:01

      When I received that box and opened it, my first reaction was: AMAZING!!! So little parts, but so fine and well-detailed and a splendid decal sheet! The box…

    • MiG-21 ladders by: Srecko

      March 4, 2012, 09:33

      Aircrafts could be powerful tool of war but only when they are airborne. Airplanes of past and today need pilots (some close future maybe will not have pilot…

    • R-27R missiles by: Srecko

      January 31, 2012, 18:03

      Without armament, air forces would be nothing but expensive flying clubs. One powerful missiles used on MiG and Sukhoi fighters are their well known medium…

    • MiG-21BIS by: Srecko

      January 20, 2012, 10:58

      No other kit ever has been monitored with that level of criticism like the Eduard kit of MiG-21BIS. This mean simply that community which is interesting in…

    • Rotating Cutting Mat by: Srecko

      January 19, 2012, 10:44

      What ever you do you need working surface. In our modeling world is common that modeler start modeling with planes of what model to buy, work place and…

    • Canuck from Mini Wing by: Srecko

      January 11, 2012, 23:42

      Canuck belong to those type of aircrafts which is rarely chosen to be produced by kit manufacturers. And in many cases we are fortunate if any kit is available,…

    • MiG-29A Eduard kit 1157 by: Srecko

      January 4, 2012, 15:37

      To regret we all still miss any better kit of the MiG-29. In the moment of this review publishing, Academy MiG-29 in 1/48 scale is still the best kit available…

    • MiG-29 exhaust nozzle by: Srecko

      December 29, 2011, 12:46

      Sad but truth- you have not much options if you like to make MiG-29 in 1/48 scale. Best one is Academy MIG-29 but this kit have much of shortcomings and…

    • Eduard 1/72 F6F-5 Hellcat by: Daniel

      December 24, 2011, 18:29

      Here is the latest release of the 1/72 Hellcat from Eduard: the F6F-5 version. It's a really nice kit, completed with photoetched parts and masks. At first…

    • Hawker Tempest Eduard 1169 by: Srecko

      December 17, 2011, 16:39

      Tempest it in 1/48 is one of few great releases which come from Eduard this year. How this happen I have no idea, I know that I have ask Eduard boss about the…

    • Rogozarski IK-3 canopy by: Srecko

      December 16, 2011, 11:47

      Rogozarski IK-3 was built in small number and short lived in April War 1941. Its elegant lines and impressive result in combat did not leave many people…

    • Balkan Models December 2011 release by: Srecko

      December 10, 2011, 13:16

      Balkan Models has just released three new decal sets which cover various subjects and scale. Set coming in standard transparent plastic bag package and inside…

    • Piercing Steel Planking by: Srecko

      December 9, 2011, 15:04

      So what to do with finished kit? To put in display case, off course but is there anything else you can do with your small little baby? So how about the little…

    • MiG-21SMT Interior by: Daniel

      December 6, 2011, 16:58

      This upgrade set is realised for the recently MiG-21 SMT released by Eduard, of course. The set procure all that is needed for the cockpit interior, with a…

    • Alpha Jet detail set by: Daniel

      December 4, 2011, 15:22

      Retrowings continues to develop his range of 1/144th scale detail set; this time offering three cockpit sets for the Alpha Jet (one of the beautifulest…

    • Instrument Dial Decals – Early Soviet Jets by: Daniel

      December 2, 2011, 16:44

      Airscale just released a nice little decal sheet with instruments found in early Soviet jet fighters, like MiG-15, MiG-17, MiG-19, MiG-21, Su-7 and Yak-17.…

    • Albion Alloys Tubes by: Srecko

      November 23, 2011, 19:25

      Albion Alloys is great source for many very important modelers tools and materials but their nucleus present micro tubing. Micro tubing is the set of their…

    • Eduard 1/48 MiG-29UB by: Daniel

      November 15, 2011, 06:29

      Just released by Eduard is the MiG-29UB at 1/48th scale. It is the Academy kit, reboxed, but with lot of extras that improve grandly the kit! The opening of a…

    • Retrowings Tornado and F-18 by: Daniel

      November 13, 2011, 06:57

      1/144th scale is definitively not a toy scale… See how the number of kits of good quality is growing, and the implementation of societies like Dragon,…

    • HR Models 1/72 scale Nieuport 10 by: Daniel

      November 10, 2011, 10:00

      HR Models released recently a very nice little Nieuport 10 at 1/72 scale. There are different boxings for that kit, each one representing two aircrafts. The…

    • Flevo decals set FD-72-012 by: Edwin

      November 9, 2011, 20:56

      Once again Flevo Decals surprises us with a new high quality decal set for the specialized modeler. This time, a vast number of Netherlands Indies aircraft…

    • Egg F-86 cockpit set by: Daniel

      November 9, 2011, 11:03

      Retrowings realized a new detail set for an egg-plane: the cockpit of the F-86 Sabre for the Hasegawa kit. That resin cockpit will grandly improve your F-86,…

    • Instruments from APC by: Srecko

      November 4, 2011, 23:12

      In the cockpit of the plastic kits could be built in many details but most visible is pilot seat with its equipment and instruments boards. This is very…

    • Bloudek XV Lojze by: Srecko

      October 29, 2011, 10:26

      Bloudek XV Lojze is the name for small sport plane designed by Stanko Bloudek for Ljubljana flying Club, Slovenia. Designer was very experienced in aircraft…

    • Hamilton logo by: Srecko

      October 28, 2011, 09:18

      One of tiny details which capture or eye when look at the plastic kits is the propeller and details on it. One of this details are manufacturer logo and one of…

    • Fix it!! by: Srecko

      October 26, 2011, 17:10

      No doubt that one of the best cement available on market is Plastic-I-Weld. This product coming in glass bottle and inside is very quality liquid cement. Its…

    • MiG-21 SMT by: Srecko

      October 25, 2011, 08:18

      Soviet military magazine 'Krilya Rodini' is responsible that MiG-21SMT is my favorite version of MiG-21. Most of the MiG-21 images I have seen in '80 present…

    • Captured Brits by: Srecko

      October 24, 2011, 17:49

      Unusual is attracting many people in many different spheres in human life. It is the same in the aviation modeling world and there is many modeler who does not…

    • MiG-21 late seat by: Srecko

      October 22, 2011, 10:42

      Eduard kit of MiG-21 in 1/48 scale is pretty good kit and even basic plastic kit is excellent event in its basic plastic form. With additional sets which…

    • French colors by Agama by: Srecko

      October 19, 2011, 13:01

      Alcohol based camouflage paints for French aircrafts made by Agama

    • Perfect surface by: Srecko

      October 14, 2011, 15:53

      Best way to perfect surface of your plastic kits

    • Sand it! by: Srecko

      October 6, 2011, 13:16

      Important and must have work sanding material

    • New instruments from Airscale by: Srecko

      October 4, 2011, 15:47

      Printed instruments decals in 1/48 and 1/32 scale

    • Cloud City Aircar by: Daniel

      October 3, 2011, 21:30

      Released some times ago, this RetroSF aerial car S of the cloud city is a little jewel, very well molded. Presented in a solid box, the kit counts 19 fine parts

    • Kopro decals by: Srecko

      September 29, 2011, 10:07

      Excellent range of decals manufactured by Kopro

    • Pantserwagen DAF M39 by: Daniel

      September 24, 2011, 14:53

      The M39 was a modern AFV. The turret was equipped with the Swedish 37mm Bofors from Landsverk.

    • MiG-21MF and SMT exhaust nozzle by: Srecko

      September 23, 2011, 14:25

      Lat product from Eduard, resin nozzle for MiG-21 kit

    • RetroWings Egg Mustang cockpit by: Daniel

      September 6, 2011, 22:00

      Detail cockpit set for Hasegawa P-51D Mustang from RetrokiT

    • Eduard Hellcat 1/72 by: Srecko

      September 4, 2011, 18:50

      New plastic kit released by Eduard in 1/72 scale

    • Westland Lysander from Eduard by: Srecko

      August 18, 2011, 19:49

      Edurad release of Westland Lysander plastic kit

    • Long tail Dora by: Srecko

      July 18, 2011, 10:49

      Last plastic kit from Eduard, Fw 190 D but with wider chord vertical tail

    • AIM-9B Sidewinder by: Srecko

      July 12, 2011, 10:31

      Resin set from Eduard for making of Sidewinder missile in 1/48 scale

    • Eduard 1/48 Airco DH-2 Profipack ref 8094 by: Daniel

      June 19, 2011, 22:06

      Plastic kit of Airco DH-2 in 1/48 scale by Eduard

    • Instruments decals by: Srecko

      April 13, 2011, 12:32

      hat is the first thing what capture our eye when see cockpit of the aircraft or scale model? No doubt that most of you will say instrument panel and it is most…

    • Martin MS-1 by: Srecko

      April 4, 2011, 09:54

      y opinion is that many enthusiast would be less informed about the aviation history if the company like the Olimp Models would not exist. In the world of the…

    • MiG-21MF Eduard 8231 by: Srecko

      March 28, 2011, 18:15

      xcellent is the only word which can precisely describe brand new kit of MiG-21 released from Eduard.  So what is the good kit in the mentality of the plastic…

    • Supermarine Seagull ASR-1 by: Nico

      March 13, 2011, 18:41

      he Supermarine Seagull was a fast amphibious flying boat powered by a Rolls-Royce Griffon engine. It was completed after the end of the Second World War and…

    • Eduard Yak-3 Profipack by: admin

      March 7, 2011, 11:46

      he Yakovlev Yak-3 was a World War II Soviet fighter aircraft. Robust and easy to maintain, was much liked by pilots and ground crew alike.  It was one of the…

    • Liberator Beauties by: Srecko

      February 22, 2011, 10:54

      inicraft kit of the Consolidated B-24J Liberator in 1/72 scale cannot be credited as the top kit available on market but it is fine enough and accompanied with…

    • Remove Before Flight Israel Eduard 1/48 by: admin

      February 18, 2011, 17:12

      emove before flight tags are often find attached to various safety pins, nod covers that would lock the aircraft systems and/or block them from working…

    • F-4 exhaust nozzles by: Srecko

      February 3, 2011, 22:00

      t look like that aircrafts like the F-4 Phantom II will stay for a long time great impression for the model builder and every product is great add. Eduard has…

    • Airacobra over New Guinea by: Srecko

      January 30, 2011, 12:40

      plendid is the best word which can describe Eduard kit of the famous Bell P-39 Airacobra. As well this war machines served on various combat zones and flew…

    • Eduard Su-25 kit 1150 by: Srecko

      January 16, 2011, 18:15

      here is not much of the kits of Su-25 available on market and one of the still worth offer is the Kopro kit in 1/48 scale. In the August 2010 this kit is…

    • Su-17/22M4 Eduard 1/48 by: admin

      January 10, 2011, 16:49

      uring 2010 Eduard has re-released four old KP/OEZ kits upgraded by standards of today’s models. Eduard’s idea was great, at least I think so, basically…

    • Eduard Nieuport Ni-17 8051 ProfiPack by: admin

      January 9, 2011, 22:44

      duard brought out a great surprise for all fans of the First World War Aviation. I’m talking about a new old edition in a box number 8051 marked orange as…

    • Daimler Benz DB 601A/N engine by: admin

      January 8, 2011, 15:34

      ince the moment I saw Eduard Bf-109 kit in 1/48 scale it was an absolute must have for me, and I got it and start building it, but then Eduard announced DB 601…

    • Su-7 Brassin seat 1/48 by: admin

      January 5, 2011, 10:36

      duard previously released 1148 Su-7 kit in 1/48 scale, it was an old KP/OEZ kit but upgraded with Eduard’s brassin,  PE parts and masks. After a while…

    • Brassin Bf-109E wheels 1/32 by: admin

      January 4, 2011, 16:22

       nice addition to Eduad Brasssin line is set 632004 Bf-109E wheels  in 1/32 scale primarily for use on one of Eduard Bf-109E kits. As other previously…

    • Zuikaku class deck Eduard 1/48 by: admin

      November 30, 2010, 14:39

      Zuikaku aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her planes took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor that formally brought the United States into the…

    • MiG-21 by Balkan Models by: Srecko

      November 6, 2010, 16:09

      Thanks to the very turbulent political history, Serbia and Yugoslavia has changed in its history a number of various national markings on its aircrafts so in…

    • Eduard Brassin 648021 F-16N engine 1/48 by: admin

      November 2, 2010, 11:35

      The F-16N is based on the standard F-16C/D block 30 and is powered by the General Electric F110-GE-100 engine. However, the F-16N has a strengthened wing and…

    • AZ Model Tupolev Tu-134A 1/144 by: admin

      November 2, 2010, 00:04

      The Tupolev Tu-134 is a Soviet twin-engined airliner, similar to the American Dougla DC-9 and also the French Sud Aviation Caravelle. One of the most widely…

    • Nieuwegein 2010 by: Nico

      October 30, 2010, 16:42

      The last Saturday of October was traditionally again for the big EUROSCALE modelling event. The event is  organized by IPMS The Netherlands and it is now one…

    • La-7 Eduard kit 8098 by: Srecko

      October 19, 2010, 02:53

      Lavockin La-7 is one of the WW2 aircraft which really impress me and its appearance on the sky caused bitter days for the Messerschmitt  and Focke Wulf…

    • Su-27 powered by Eduard by: Srecko

      October 5, 2010, 18:47

      One of the prominent figure on the modern sky is without any doubt, Su-27, fighter aircraft of the Soviet origin. In this way there is no doubt that this…

    • Kawasaki Ki-78 AZ Model by: Srecko

      September 26, 2010, 16:24

      Kawasaki Ki-78 is one of the very interesting design used for research and until today it held speed record for the piston engined aircraft in Japan. It is…

    • Eduard Sukhoi Su-17/22 by: Srecko

      September 20, 2010, 16:23

      After the great scale model of the Su-7 released by Eduard, new kit from the Sukhoi family has been launch on market in June this year and this is Sukhoi…

    • Remove Before Flight yellow/black Eduard 1/48 by: admin

      September 15, 2010, 00:07

      Remove before flight tags are often find attached to various safety pins, nod covers that would lock the aircraft systems and/or block them from working…

    • Eduard Brassin 648018 F-22 seat for Hasegawa in 1/48 scale by: admin

      September 13, 2010, 13:57

      Brassin line from Eduard is really new look on the resin and photo-etched technologies and that there is no just brass applied on resin, but that this is a…

    • Grumman Martlet by AZ Model by: Srecko

      September 10, 2010, 13:32

      Grumman Wildcat was among the first modern deck operating airplanes and it features all metal construction, retractable landing gear, enclosed cockpit canopy…

    • DFS Kranich 2 AZ model 1/72 by: admin

      September 9, 2010, 23:10

      DFS Kranich 2 was  the most widely built glider in Germany from 1935 to 1939. Several hundred examples were built; exact numbers are not known. On 11 October…

    • L-60 Brigadyr by: Srecko

      September 2, 2010, 21:14

      My first association with L-60 was one very old kit, produced in East Germany and which was imported in Yugoslavia few decades ago and this kit was available…

    • Eduard F6F-5 interior for Hobby Boss by: Srecko

      August 29, 2010, 13:48

      Last few years the name of Grumman Hellcat is mostly associated with the Eduard from the Czecs Republic, who bring the best products related to this famous US…

    • Eduard Brasssin 648019 F-4B/J/N/S seat 1/48 by: admin

      August 17, 2010, 08:50

      The Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd (MBA) Mk. H-7 seat is one of the most manufactured ejection seats in the world with some 11000 manufactured or modified to…

    • Eduard EX301 Ta-152C 1/48 mask for Dragon kit by: admin

      August 16, 2010, 16:22

      Computer cut mask for accurate canopy frame and wheel hub’s painting is a great addition for building scale models. Eduard has released masks set EX 301 for…

    • Eduard SS357 J 35Ö Draken Self adhesive 1/72 by: admin

      August 15, 2010, 16:32

      Although not designed to be a dogfighter, the J 35 Draken proved to have good instantaneous turn capability and was a very capable fighter. It entered service…

    • Eduard Zoom Ta-152C 1/48 set FE491 by: admin

      August 14, 2010, 13:56

      The final expression of the Focke Wulf Fw 190, considered by many as the best German fighter of World War II, was the Ta 152, an aircraft that was rather…

    • Eduard Brassin 648020 F-16CJ Block 50 F110 GE-129 engine 1/48 by: admin

      August 12, 2010, 18:10

      Since entering service in 1992, the F110-GE-129 has proven to be the most successful fighter engine in U.S. Air Force history. Because of the F110 engine's…

    • Douglas DC-9 series 32 1/144 AZ model by: admin

      August 3, 2010, 13:59

      The DC-9 was designed specifically to operate from short runways and on short- to medium-range routes so that the speed, comfort and reliability of jet…

    • Suhoi Su-7 Eduard 1148 by: Srecko

      July 27, 2010, 19:47

      Eduard release in March 2010 was Suhoi Su-7, well known Soviet frontline fighter, specified for harsh warfare scenario in the Europe. This kit with item number…

    • Eduard Brassin wheels for F-4 1/48 by: admin

      July 26, 2010, 21:10

      The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engined, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber. First…

    • CMR G36 DFS Weihe/VT-3 Vazka 1/72 by: admin

      July 24, 2010, 15:11

      Hans Jacobs designed the prototype Weihe in 1938, after his Reiher of 1937 and before the Olympia Meise of 1939. As Hans Jacobs had been taught sailplane…

    • AZ Model 7301 Spitfire mk Va 1/72 by: admin

      July 22, 2010, 09:18

      The basic Mk V was a Mk I with the Merlin 45 series engine. This engine delivered 1,440 hp (1,074 kW) at take-off, and incorporated a new single-speed…

    • CMR 212 De Havilland Vampire F.3 1/72 by: admin

      July 21, 2010, 12:59

      The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was a British jet-engine fighter. It was commissioned by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, and was the second…

    • AZ model Zlin Z-50 M 1/48 cat no Az 4823 by: admin

      July 7, 2010, 21:23

      The Zlin Z-50 is a aerobatic sports plane built by the Zlin Aircraft company. Development of this single seat aerobatic airplane begun back in autumn 1973 in…

    • U-176 by: admin

      July 5, 2010, 22:57

      German submarine U-176 was a  Type IX cof the German Kriegsmarine built for service during WW II Built at the AG Weser shipyard in Bremen, U-176 was laid down…

    • Pick and place by: Srecko

      July 2, 2010, 19:12

      Milestone in the plastic kit development was the moment when the Verlinden has released on market various upgrade sets based on the etched brass and casted…

    • Zlin 50 AZ 4822 by: Srecko

      June 28, 2010, 20:46

      My personal opinion is that the acrobatic aircrafts are most attractive and very nice shaped flying machines and their performance on air show is great…

    • Schleicher Ka-6 Rhönlerche 1/72 resin kit CMR by: Nico

      June 27, 2010, 18:50

      This kit was released by the end of last year in the CMR series of gliders. As usual for CMR it is a nice little kit with much detail included. Ka-6 was a…

    • Eduard Brassin F-22 seat and wheels in 1/48 scale by: admin

      June 20, 2010, 12:37

      Brassin line from Eduard is really new look on the resin and photo-etched technologies and that there is no just brass applied on resin, but that this is a…

    • Eduard Brassin 648004 F-16CJ Block 52 engine 1/48 by: admin

      June 18, 2010, 07:41

      The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force. This…

    • Spitfire FR Mk. XVIII AZ Model by: Srecko

      June 6, 2010, 21:36

      Most frequent news regarding to the Spitfire new injected kits coming from AZ Models and their nice series of the Spitfire kits. In the April was released few…

    • Eduard Polikarpov I-16 type 17 1/48 Profipack kit 8146 by: admin

      June 3, 2010, 14:38

      Polikarpov I-16 was a Russian fighter designed during the 1930’s and it was the first fighter airplane to combine cantilever monoplane wings with retractable…

    • CMR-190 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXE/XVIE in "Royal Canadian Air Force" service by: admin

      April 19, 2010, 13:55

      The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries throughout the Second World War.…

    • CMR-206 De Havilland Venom Mk.1 - in "Swiss Air Force" service by: admin

      April 19, 2010, 13:17

      The newest addition to the CMR family of Venom kits is CMR 206 Venom Mk.1 in Swiss air force service. Switzerland was the biggest export customer for the…

    • CMR 170 Supermarine type 300 1/72 by: admin

      April 19, 2010, 12:34

      The Spitfire prototype, or to call it correctly, Supermarine Type 300 was  an early design made by R.J Mitchell. K5054 was the Air Ministry registration given…

    • AZ model AZCZ34 Blanik L-13 glider by: admin

      April 7, 2010, 10:16

      Blaník entered production in 1958 and quickly gained popularity as an inexpensive, rugged and durable type, which was easy to fly and operate. It was widely…

    • Spitfire AZCZ35 by: Srecko

      April 6, 2010, 17:06

      Spitfire offer are growing every month and in this moment largest offer coming from the AZ Model from Czechs Republic. Their 1/72 range of kit of this airplane…

    • Spiteful AZ Model 1/72 by: Srecko

      April 2, 2010, 17:07

      Spiteful belong to the great family of fighters and it is direct development of the famous Spitfire. Very interesting to note is that first version of the…

    • IK-3 AZ Models by: Srecko

      March 21, 2010, 23:01

      Finally we have injected kit of the Rogozarski IK-3 available on the market in large quantities! This is fighter airplane which was in limited number deployed…

    • Regia Aeronautica WW II colors set White Ensign by: admin

      March 18, 2010, 15:25

      White Ensign colors are well known to modelers, their range covers most interesting subjects like Luftwaffe, Japanese, RAF, VVS as well as Regia Aeronautica.…

    • Eduard set FE 453 for Re 2002 1/48 by: admin

      February 21, 2010, 20:35

      Like most Eduard zoom set this set comes packed in recognizable Eduard small package and contains a small prepainted photo etched fret for replacing and…

    • Eduard Brassin F-16 seat and wheels by: admin

      February 6, 2010, 15:37

      Since January 2010 Eduard released on the market a new line, “Eduard Brassin”. Brassin line from Eduard is really new look on the resin and photo-etched…

    • Dora by Eduard by: Srecko

      January 26, 2010, 00:32

      From my point of view, Fw190D is one of the most beautiful designed German WW 2 fighter introduced in large scale into the combat. This version was born after…

    • Fokker D.VII in Finland by: Srecko

      January 4, 2010, 11:20

      Splinter is well know camouflage type where the camouflage colors are applied in the large geometrical shape over the entire airframe. Well known user of this…

    • Albatros D.V in 1/72, Eduard 'Weekend Edition' kit no. 7402 by: admin

      December 30, 2009, 13:28

      Advancing from D.II to D.III, Albatros' engineer Robert Thelen kept good fuselage of D.II and had changed wings to known Nieuports' sesquiplane style with…

    • Eduard Lightning F Mk. 1A by: Srecko

      December 28, 2009, 11:57

      When the Airfix has released in 1998 the kit of the Lightning F Mk. 1 in 1/48 scale, this was good news to the market but no matter that kit was very new…

    • Airfix Bf 109G-6 mask by: Srecko

      December 23, 2009, 17:53

      One little big thing released in the November from Eduard was small masks for the Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 fighter in 1/72 scale. This mask are intended to be…

    • Bristol Fighter Eduard 1/48 by: Srecko

      September 24, 2009, 16:10

      My personal opinion is that the Eduard Bristol fighter is the most complex single engine kit to be build. Great number of parts as well the same construction…

    • Bf108 Taifun Eduard kit 8054 by: Srecko

      September 22, 2009, 16:19

      Eduard has released few updates kit in September 2009 and one of them is Messerschmitt Bf108 Taifun, famous German WW2 light plane.This one is one of the few…

    • Painting Japanese WW2 by: Srecko

      September 6, 2009, 16:01

      Subject of the camouflage and markings of Japanese aviation is very popular and we are happy to note that on market are available many of the kits and…

    • Fokker E.V 1/48 Eduard Weekend kit 8480 by: admin

      August 22, 2009, 21:40

      The Fokker E.V was a German airplane of the Great War who saw action in summer of 1918. The first production E.V aircraft were shipped to Jasta 6 in late July.…

    • Eduard Fokker Eindecker by: Srecko

      August 9, 2009, 10:51

      After three years of development Eduard has released their kit of Fokker E. II/III Eindecker in December 2008. This long time has taken to observe and find all…

    • Eduard Grumman Hellcat 8433 by: Srecko

      July 4, 2009, 11:10

      About the Eduard Grumman Hellcat kit in 1/48 I can't say anything other but this is one of the best model they have released last time. Its major feature is…

    • De Havilland Venom FB.4 by: admin

      July 3, 2009, 20:29

      The de Havilland DH.112 Venom was a British postwar single-engined jet aircraft developed from the de Havilland Vampire. It served with the Royal Air Force as…

    • De Havilland Sea Vampire T.22 CMR kit 153 by: admin

      June 26, 2009, 13:19

      The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was the second jet-powered aircraft commissioned by the Royal Air Force during the War. The Vampire served with front line RAF…

    • Fokker D.VII Limited Edition “Sieben Schwaben” Eduard 1139 by: admin

      May 3, 2009, 10:34

      During the latter half of 1917, the Allies had regained air superiority over the Western Front with the S.E.5 and the Spad fighters. To counter this, the…

    • CMR G-33 Blanik L-13 glider by: admin

      April 25, 2009, 10:13

      The Blaník entered production in 1958 and quickly gained popularity as an inexpensive, rugged and durable type, which was easy to fly and operate. It was…

    • New Luftwaffe paints by: Srecko

      April 15, 2009, 18:00

      Even after few decades of intensive work on Luftwaffe subject, there I think about many of books and magazines, some paints are stay still unreachable for the…

    • Eduard Polikarpov I-16 type 24 1/48 Weekend edition kit 8468 by: admin

      April 10, 2009, 17:36

      While working on the Polikarpov I-15 biplane, Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov began designing an advanced, small, light and simple to build monoplane fighter.…

    • CMR resin kit Venom by: Srecko

      April 7, 2009, 23:04

      One of the big gap in the model market is the kit of the Venom. In whole plastic modeling history there were just few kits ever made in 1/72 scale and they are…

    • Boulton Paul P.111/111a CMR kit 145 by: admin

      March 25, 2009, 10:37

      The Boulton Paul P.111 was a British experimental delta-wing aircraft built for the Air Ministry in order to confirm, investigate and develop the design ideas…

    • Eduard Bf109E 1/32 detail set by: Srecko

      March 18, 2009, 21:28

      I am sure that your impressions are still very high regarding to the very new Eduard release of famous German WW2 fighter Messerschmitt Bf109E in 1/32 scale so…

    • Czech Master Resin CMR 157 Ikarus Ik-2 1/72 by: admin

      March 12, 2009, 21:23

      The Ikarus IK-2 was a high-wing, all-metal, single seat, monoplane fighter aircraft designed as a private venture by Kosta Sivčev and Ljubomir Ilić. The…

    • AC-7 Airbrush Cleaning Kit by Paasche by: admin

      March 12, 2009, 00:10

      Probably the most disliking job for every modeler is cleaning his airbrush, but if you want your airbrush to always work properly you have to keep him tidy and…

    • Eduard Bf109E in 1/32 by: Srecko

      February 26, 2009, 08:36

      Eduard big step forward was release of brand new 1/32 model of Messerschmitt Bf109E in February 2009, kit No. 3001. Vesrion they deliver is E-1 but no doubt…

    • Eduard 1137 Spitfire LF Mk Vc Limited Edition by: admin

      February 13, 2009, 10:20

      Spitfire was a beautiful and very successful airplane, and Spitfire mk Vc was it’s most produced subtype. The Spitfire Mk. Vc introduced the "universal" wing…

    • Paasche Talon new head set by: admin

      February 10, 2009, 16:29

      Not so long ago Paasche Airbrush Company released their brand new Talon TG Airbush.  Superb design and one really excellent airbrush is now upgraded… Few…

    • Fokker early metal surface effect by: Srecko

      December 18, 2008, 15:53

      One of the very interesting technical details on few of the Fokker early types was the visible various shiny spots on the metal panels and cowlings. They could…

    • Paper stick by: Srecko

      December 5, 2008, 21:21

      Paper stick is most used in the classic pencil art for the smudge or toned down pencil strokes. It is made of the rolled paper with sharp edges. As many other…

    • Grumman Wildcat big edition from Eduard by: Srecko

      November 8, 2008, 11:30

      The Grumman F4F Wildcat was an American carrier-based fighter that began service with both the United States Navy and the Fleet Air Arm in 1940. Although first…

    • Lavochkin La-7 1/48 kit no 8461 Eduard Weekend edition by: admin

      October 30, 2008, 22:32

      By 1943, the La-5 had become a mainstay of the VVS, yet both its head designer, Semyon Lavochkin, as well as the engineers at TsAGI felt that it could be…

    • Eduard mask for Tamiya A6M5 Zero 1/48 by: admin

      October 24, 2008, 16:19

      The die-cut mask for accurate canopy frame painting of the A6M5 Zero in 1/48 scale set No EX 258 is one of the newest October editions of famous Eduard. This…

    • Eduard mask for ICM kit LAGG-3 1/48 scale by: admin

      October 24, 2008, 16:09

      The Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Goudkov LaGG-3 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. It was a refinement of the earlier LaGG-1, and was one of the most modern…

    • Hermann Goring Fokker D.VII by: Srecko

      October 10, 2008, 12:24

      Hermann Goring is well know by his WW2 military carrier and political position in the Germany but many modeler is less informed about its beginnings. He is…

    • S.P.A.D. XIII Eduard 1/48 8196 by: Srecko

      September 27, 2008, 11:09

      The French Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés (SPAD) S. XIII evolved as a development of the successful S. VII. SPAD’s Chief designer, Louis…

    • B-24J mask for Hasegawa kit by: Srecko

      September 16, 2008, 23:08

      Eduard hold the leading position in the manufacturing of the many modelers products and one of them is the quick mask. Idea of quick mask is to reduce modelers…

    • Ryan Spirit of St. Louis 1:48 scale by: Nico

      September 1, 2008, 16:13

      The Ryan NYP 'Spirit of St. Louis' is the plane that gave Charles Lindbergh world-wide fame when he crossed the Atlantic ocean in a non-stop flight from New…

    • Fokker D.VII detail set Eduard FE402 by: Srecko

      August 31, 2008, 16:21

      Fokker D.VII in 1/48 scale made by Eduard is possibly one of the best kit of this plane and scale on market. It is delivered in various forms and pattern on…

    • Airacobra P-400 1/48 scale Eduard kit 8471 weekend edition by: admin

      August 1, 2008, 09:59

      The P-400, essentially the export version of the P-39D with a Hispano 20 mm cannon providing a higher rate of fire in the nose. In addition to the cannon, the…

    • Eduard Seatbelts German WW1 73 017 by: Srecko

      July 11, 2008, 10:01

      Eduard is well known known by the great line of its plastic kit but they also manufacture more then excellent photo etched detail sets. This detail set are…

    • Messerschmitt Bf110 Eduard by: Srecko

      June 9, 2008, 13:33

      The first pages of history for the famous Zerstörer Bf 110 were written at the end of 1934, when C-Amt RLM (the technical branch of the Reich's Air Ministry)…

    • Eduard Polikarpov I-16 type 10 1/48 Weekend edition kit 8846 by: admin

      June 3, 2008, 13:32

      The Polikarpov I-16 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of revolutionary design; it was the world's first all- metal cantilever-winged monoplane fighter with…

    • Paasche airbrush Model VSR90 1 SET by: admin

      May 28, 2008, 07:06

      Paasche provides the largest selection of airbrush models, industrial sprayers and support equipment since the beginning of the twentieth century. Their…

    • Fokker Dr.I Eduard kit 1136 by: Srecko

      May 26, 2008, 12:31

      Manfred von Richthofen was definitely one of the most prominent person in the WW1. He was top ace and his glory was that great that in his honor aviation unit…

    • Paasche TG-Talon Airbrush by: admin

      May 20, 2008, 13:35

      The Paasche Airbrush company is a well known name in Airbrush industry. It is established in 1904 by Jens Andreas Paasche, a gunsmith by trade, and it…

    • Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 1/48 Weekend edition kit no 8430 by: admin

      May 16, 2008, 09:37

      The newest kit in Eduard’s 1/48 scale weekend edition is the beautiful Fw-190A-5 kit no 8430 released during the March 2008. Kit is presented in a beautiful…

    • Eduard’s 49411 F6F-3 Hellcat self adhesive set by: admin

      May 12, 2008, 10:04

      The first time you see new Eduard’s F6F-3 Hellcat kit in 1/48 scale all you can say is Wow, excellent kit that Eduard provided with everything it needs. But…

    • Eduard’s 49588 F6F-3 Hellcat gun bay set by: admin

      May 12, 2008, 09:31

      Eduard’s F6F-3 kit is great and fully detailed but Eduard just made it even better… New set 48588 contains parts to show the mighty Hellcat’s gun bay.…

    • Eduard’s 49585 F6F-3 Hellcat undercarriage set by: admin

      May 11, 2008, 11:33

      Eduard’s F6F-3 kit released previously this year is absolute hit kit on the market, for a long period of time modeler just could not find good Hellcat kit in…

    • Yak-3 detail set 1/48 Eduard FE399 by: admin

      May 9, 2008, 09:44

      Eduard 1/48 scale detail set FE399 for weekend edition kit Yak-3 is released during January 2008 provides excellent opportunity to build highly detailed kit of…

    • Grumman Hellcat from Eduard 1/48 by: Srecko

      May 8, 2008, 13:27

      No need to tell anything special about the famous US fighter plane Grumman Hellcat. Introducing of this aircraft into the units in Pacific resulted in moving…

    • Yak-3 mask Eduard EX 238 by: admin

      May 8, 2008, 10:53

      A computer cut mask for accurate canopy frame and wheel hub’s painting is a great addition for building scale models. Leader in production of this masks is…

    • Bf108 Taifun mask Eduard EX 235 by: admin

      May 8, 2008, 10:46

      The die-cut mask for accurate canopy frame painting of the Messerschmitt Bf-108 Taifun Weekend edition in 1/48 scale set No EX 235 is one of the newest January…

    • Messerschmitt Bf108 Taifun detail set Eduard no FE 389 by: admin

      May 8, 2008, 10:39

      During January 2008 Eduard has realized an upgrade set FE 389 for their Messerschmitt Bf-108 Weekend edition kit in 1/48 scale. Inside of a recognizable…

    • Albatros D.II Eduard kit no. 8082 by: Srecko

      May 8, 2008, 09:20

      Appearance of the German Albatros fighter plane over the front present real disaster to the allied forces who have faced it in combat. That was compact built…

    • Bell P-39 Airacobra 1/48 Eduard kit 1128 by: Srecko

      May 7, 2008, 18:35

      My personal opinion is that there is no need to said that “Eduard” scale model of the Bell P-39 Airacobra in 1/48 scale as well it is well known and rated…

    • Heinkel He162 Eduard 1/48 details set FE 393 by: Srecko

      May 7, 2008, 17:40

      Heinkel He162 is one of the most indigenous fighter projects of the Second World War. Made in Germany in the Heinkel it features many of the great approach of…

    • Mirage 2000D/N Eduard 1/48 by: Srecko

      May 7, 2008, 17:30

      Mirage 2000 scale kit is release in the 1. July 2007 and just few day’s later, July 4. all stock is sold out. I was lucky one to get this scale kit in time.…

    • Polikarpov I-16 Eduard 1/48 by: Srecko

      May 7, 2008, 13:04

      Isyak is the nick which Soviet pilot give to the one of the most famous airplane before the WW2- the well know Polikarpov I-16 fighter. This fighter has its…

    • Avia B.534 Eduard 1/48 8191 by: Srecko

      May 7, 2008, 12:53

      In the spring of the 2007, or more precisely May, one new model was released from “Eduard” and that was famous CSSR fighter Avia B.534. That was continuing…

    • Mirage III C Eduard 1/48 by: Srecko

      May 6, 2008, 16:16

      Mirage II C was adaptation of the A model to use Cyrano radar and first flight of this version was at October 9. 1960 from the Bourdeux- Merignac airfield and…

    • Bob Buckle turnbuckles by: Srecko

      May 6, 2008, 14:40

      Modelers have their own sphere of interest and in many times we can hear even some classification like jet plane modelers, WW2 modeler, X-plane modeler etc.…

    • Nieuport 16- Eduard 1/48 weekend edition by: Srecko

      May 6, 2008, 14:27

      If you really need relaxation during your modeling the best choice is the “Eduard” weekend edition of kits. They are striped from all extra parts, no photo…

    • Corsair quick mask CX182 1/72 by: Srecko

      May 6, 2008, 14:08

      Standard feature of all “Eduard” scale kit is the small sheet of protective mask. For a years modelers search for the best solution to protect most…

    • Iljusin-2 Stormovik Eduard 1/48 by: Srecko

      May 6, 2008, 10:13

      Roots of the strike airplane dedicated for the close support and ground attack are going back to the WW1 and great project made by Junkers in Germany. This…

    • Focke Wulf 190A 1/48 Eduard kit 8173 by: Srecko

      May 5, 2008, 22:15

      I was a little bit surprised when at the postage I have received one large box. Scale 1/48 is large scale but kit inside is Focke Wulf 190 and in this scale it…

    • SM.79 super detail set 1/72 Eduard by: Srecko

      May 5, 2008, 09:48

      “Il Gobo” is the nick for the one of the most famous Italian combat plane Savoia Marcheti SM. 79 Sparviero . This bomber starts its operational carrier…

    • F-104G Starfighter CQ-7 seat detail set 1/48 by: Srecko

      May 5, 2008, 09:41

      For just 7,95 USD you can get highly detailed photo etched detail set with parts for two kits! Interesting? Here you are… In the December 2006 “Eduard”…

    • Super detail set for Fw190A from Eduard by: Srecko

      May 5, 2008, 09:35

      October 2006 bring on the market ultimate kit of the Focke Wulf 190A ever built and honor for this release belong to "Eduard". Everybody who has seen this kit…

    • Nieuport XVII 1/48 "Flyboys" movie by: Srecko

      May 5, 2008, 09:31

      Some of us are modelers, some not but in general movies and television play important role in our lives. Many years ago after the premiere of the well known…

    • Albatros D.V 1/48 Hans von Hippel by: Srecko

      May 5, 2008, 09:21

      One of the latest release from "Eduard" is the Albatros D.V "Weekend Edition" and this is 1/48 scale kit with manufacturer number 8406. Sample kit is presenting…

    • USN early seatbelts by: Srecko

      May 4, 2008, 14:49

      Under the number 73 014 is placed "Eduard" photo etched set for the USN early aircraft. There are a number of kits on the market which cover this period of…

    • France WW2 seatbelts by: Srecko

      May 4, 2008, 14:46

      Nice addition for the Aeronavale planes of WW2 is the "Eduard" photo etched set for the France WW2 and set include parts for the seat belts. No matter that the…

    • France WW1 seatbelts by: Srecko

      May 4, 2008, 14:42

      Small scale is not easy to built and give it an extra detail. Thing became more critical when the subject is already small in its origin and this is the fact…

    • Lavockin La-7 three cannon 1/72 by: Srecko

      May 4, 2008, 14:38

      La-7 is one of the best fighters of the Second World War and many of the famous Soviet aces flew this type of fighter. This is the final world of the long…

    • The PZL-Bielsko SZD-51-1 Junior by: Nico

      May 4, 2008, 14:21

      Isn't it the wish of all model builders to build a kit of a plane they have actually flown in? The answer is very short: yes, of course! When you are an…

    • Vanneau plastic kit by: Nico

      May 4, 2008, 13:54

      The Fonderie Miniature kits are limited production run so-called mixed kits. And 'limited' means it is only manufactured in relatively small numbers! When…

    • Fokker Dr. I streaky camouflage by: Srecko

      May 1, 2008, 18:57

      Fokker Dr. I have one of the very specific camouflage pattern. In regards to the other pattern this plane, as well Fokker D. VII, had streaky camouflage. This…

    • Messerschmitt Bf108 Taifun 1/48 "Eduard" by: Srecko

      April 30, 2008, 18:13

      "Eduard" limited edition plastic kit is the one of the best offer for the modeler in the moment. Part of this series is the German best WW2 liaison plane…

    • Yak-1b 1/48 "Eduard" by: Srecko

      April 29, 2008, 23:50

      "Eduard" from Czech Republic released in the limited number model of the Yak-1b in 1/48 scale. This limited edition feature a lot of new material for the kit…

    • Agama decal system by: Srecko

      April 29, 2008, 23:06

      Agama is the company from Czech Republic with many of product intended for the model finishing. Very interesting set for decal application coming in one…

    • White Ensign Luftwaffe colors by: Srecko

      April 29, 2008, 23:02

      There is no serious model paint manufacturer who does not make colors for the Luftwaffe airplanes from the WW2 era. White Ensign as you know well manufacture a…

    • IPMS event in Nieuwegein 2005 by: Nico

      April 29, 2008, 16:10

      The Dutch IPMS is an organization with some 1000 members. They have their own magazine MIP (Model Building in Plastic) and organize several local meetings…

    • Sogolee 3500 airbrush by: Srecko

      April 29, 2008, 15:41

      Sogolee 3500 is the basic single action air brush and it is essential spray tool for every modeler. From my point of view it is very important airbrush as well…

    • White Ensign Soviet WW2 colors by: Srecko

      April 29, 2008, 15:29

      Long time ago I have collect a number of available models related to the Soviet WW2 warplanes. And more over I need some ten years to search until I have found…

    • Xtracolor late Luftwaffe colors by: Srecko

      April 29, 2008, 15:23

      Xtracolor is the Hannants line of authentic airplane camouflage color. In the world of plastic kit finishing Hannant bring a big novelty in placing a various…

    • Sogolee AB-2000 D dual action airbrush by: Srecko

      April 29, 2008, 15:04

      Sogolee is the world well know name of the precision airbrush manufacturer. Started in the 1985 they have brought to the market a lot of very interesting…

    • Rareplanes 1:72 Airacuda by: Srecko

      April 28, 2008, 16:57

      This 1:72 Airacuda is built from the Rareplanes vacform kit, long out of production. The shapes are quite accurate and the moulding was covered in fine…

    • IPMS Flanders 2006 by: Nico

      April 28, 2008, 16:42

      Small impression from a vist to the IPMS Flandres event at Hoboken, a small town near Antwerp - Belgium. Attached a photographic impression of this event. Date…

    • VVS colors for scale models by: Srecko

      April 28, 2008, 16:03

      This is the quick reference regarding to the painting of the scale aircraft models of the VVS SSSR warplanes in second world war. No / Name of the color…

  • Category: Art  (44)

    Digital and Classic aviation paintings

    • Cessna O-1 Bird Dog by: Srecko

      September 3, 2016, 02:56

      Cessna XL-19B Bird Dog (credit- Nico Braas) The Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog was a liaison and observation aircraft. It was the first all metal fixed wing…

    • Dewoitine D. 500-510 camouflage paint schemes by: Jean Claude Mermet

      July 8, 2016, 12:23

      When delivered to the units of the Armée de l’air, from March 1935 to GC I/3 through June 1938, Dewoitine D. 500s, D. 501s and D. 510s are left in natural…

    • Henschel Hs 129 colors by: Srecko

      January 30, 2015, 20:55

      Henschel Hs129 during its career have been used two standard camouflage pattern. First one was splinter type and it consisted of the RLM70 Schwarzgrun and…

    • German Thunderstreaks by: Srecko

      December 15, 2014, 00:46

      The Republic F-84F Thunderstreak was an American-built swept-wing turbojet fighter-bomber. While an evolutionary development of the straight-wing F-84…

    • S.P.A.D. XIII camouflage by: Srecko

      December 10, 2014, 10:50

      The SPAD S.XIII was a French biplane fighter aircraft of World War I, developed by Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés (SPAD) from the earlier highly…

    • Avia B-33 by: Srecko

      December 6, 2014, 02:48

      Avia B-33 is the license build Soviet attach plane Il-10. In 1951, the Czechoslovak firm Avia secured a license to make Il-10s, with the designation B-33. …

    • Hellcat drone by: Srecko

      December 1, 2014, 02:35

      Hellcat drone was initially developed and tested by Naval Air Development Unit at Johnsville, Pennsylvania. In this stage they was piloted and painted in some…

    • Fairey Gannet by: Srecko

      May 6, 2014, 01:11

      The Fairey Gannet was a British carrier-borne aircraft of the post-Second World War era developed for the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm (FAA) by the Fairey…

    • Belgian Spitfires by: Mick

      June 1, 2013, 07:46

      In the late 1930's Belgium had an interest in obtaining the right to produce Spitfires under licence in their own country, so in 1937 the Belgium Government…

    • Buffalo ace by: Srecko

      June 17, 2012, 00:48

      Statement of Captain W. C. Humberd, USMC, given at  4 June, 1942. is the best description of the classic painting bellow While in the standby division on…

    • A bad day for an ace! by: Nico

      May 27, 2012, 21:28

      Erich Hartmann, the leading German air ace during the second World War also had some hard times! On 20 August 1943 Hartmann flew a mission over the Russian…

    • U Bot Terminator by: Srecko

      March 21, 2012, 16:30

      The Martin PBM Mariner was a patrol bomber flying boat of World War II and the early Cold War period. It was designed to complement the Consolidated PBY…

    • K-Dog painting sold to Dutch ex F-86K pilot! by: Nico

      November 3, 2011, 07:40

      At the 2 November 2011, the acrylic painting 'K-Dog' was purchased by mr. Gerrit Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs is a former- Koningklijke Luchtmacht (KLu) pilot with…

    • Sabre-K by: Srecko

      May 12, 2011, 07:32

      Classic aviation art paintings, present fighter aircraft North American F-86K with Dutch markings.

    • Moments before disaster by: Srecko

      October 17, 2010, 11:25

      The de Havilland DH 108 "Swallow" was a British experimental aircraft designed by John Carver Meadows Frost in October 1945. The DH 108 featured a tailless,…

    • Moonlight serenade by: Srecko

      May 26, 2010, 15:50

      This Messerschmitt Me 262 B- 1a/U1, WNr. 110635, red 10, belong to the 10/NJG 10 and pilot of this airplane was Oberleutenant Kurt Welter. Oberleutenant Kurt…

    • Burn to ground by: Srecko

      May 11, 2009, 09:46

      One of the victims of Mafred von Richthofen was Barker, pilot of 3 Sq was flying Camel D6439 and was shot down at 1840 hrs SW of Bois de Hamel. His aircraft…

    • Climb by: Srecko

      May 11, 2009, 09:43

      The Fokker S-14 Derwent powered prototype shown during a rolling climb. It was flown by Fokker test pilot Gerben Sonderman, who was later tragically killed in…

    • Early bird by: Srecko

      May 11, 2009, 09:40

      Fokker Dr.I has its evolution in development and from the very start it have completely different wings layout as well constructions elements. This impression…

    • Frank Luke by: Srecko

      March 27, 2009, 21:51

      Frank Luke Jr.   was an American fighter ace, ranking second among U.S. Air Service pilots to Eddie Rickenbacker in number of aerial victories during World…

    • My plane by: Srecko

      March 15, 2009, 19:40

      The first art ever I have made with graphic pan is this one called "My plane". Subject is the German airman from WW1 and all subjects are optional. Whole…

    • Nad poljem Solunskim by: Srecko

      March 1, 2009, 15:35

      This digital art which I have named "Nad poljem Solunskim" is made under the impression of the Serbian pilots and their combat history. Serbia is among the…

    • Never Good by: Srecko

      January 11, 2009, 14:09

      After the First World War or better to call it Great War, new established state Kigdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians had in its equipment many of the types…

    • Last action hero by: Srecko

      December 29, 2008, 18:14

      The XF8B-1 made its first flight on 28 November 1944 with Boeing test pilot Robert Lamson at the controls. The second prototype was ready for flight testing on…

    • Vvvrrooooommm by: Srecko

      December 6, 2008, 01:00

      Few decades ago bitter fight was happen over the South Asia sky and opposed sides was India and Pakistan. Art bellow captured one moment in this war and this…

    • Sloboda nasa by: Srecko

      December 1, 2008, 20:41

      Sloboda nasa digital art is inspired with the heroism and bravery of the Serbs in the WW1. Serbia has lost 25% of population in the Great War and whole army…

    • Target Voss by: Srecko

      November 28, 2008, 00:01

      This digital art show the epic combat from WW1 where the famous German pilot Werner Voss has lost his life. Plane he flown was well known Fokker Dr.I and his…

    • Winter Idle by: Srecko

      November 5, 2008, 21:05

      Winter Idle is the classic painting done two years ago and this painting is immediately gone to the new owner. Painting present famous German WW1 fighter…

    • Sea Hawk- the last jet fighter of the Marineluchtvaartdienst by: Srecko

      July 3, 2008, 21:37

      Sea Hawk is the deck operated fighter plane and it belong to the jet golden age. Art presented on images bellow show Dutch Sea Hawk and the name of art is "Sea…

    • Galland by: Srecko

      June 23, 2008, 07:28

      This pencil art present on of the several Messerschmitt Bf109E flown by famous German ace Adolf Galland. And this one is Bf109E-4 from JG26 late August 1940,…

    • Orkan na vatrenom nebu by: Srecko

      June 10, 2008, 16:23

      In the time of it's debut it was claimed as one of the aerodynamically finest plane. As with many project it was not enter in the production. Ikarus Orkan was…

    • Parasite in the sky by: Srecko

      June 9, 2008, 14:57

      Both XF-85 prototypes were completed and ready for flight in the spring of 1948. The first prototype was transported to the Ames laboratories for testing in…

    • Superfortress hunter by: Srecko

      June 8, 2008, 13:42

      During the WW2 bitter fight were held in the sky above the Japan mainland. Reason for that could be found in the new heavy bomber Boeing B-29 which strafe…

    • U nebo by: Srecko

      June 4, 2008, 23:06

      First all metal fighter airplane of Yugoslav construction was Ikarus IK-2. This digital painting show it in the climb above clouds. The Ikarus IK-2 was a 1930s…

    • Blade over Pacific by: Srecko

      June 4, 2008, 13:56

      This digital painting "Blade over Pacific" is the combat of the Shiden-kai at the last month of the WW2 and inspiration coming from the Genda unit which have…

    • Odlazak Kralja by: Srecko

      June 3, 2008, 16:05

      Odlazak Kralja is the epic episode from the short war against Yugoslavia and present evacuation of the HM King Petar II go Greece. Pilot of the airplane was…

    • Plamen nad Sumadijom by: Srecko

      June 2, 2008, 18:13

      During the short war against Yugoslavia in 1941, German have sent many recognizance missions in the depth of the Yugoslav territory. Yugoslav pilot managed few…

    • Strangers in the night by: Srecko

      June 1, 2008, 08:02

      Ilja Arizanov, pilot of Yugoslav MiG-29, gave its best in defeat of advancing strange enemy force. This is one of the scenes which actually happen in the war…

    • Kill' em all by: Srecko

      May 30, 2008, 09:44

      This art is as well many of others I have made, inspired by the brave pilots who have fight against the more powerful enemy. Art is made in digital technique…

    • Judgment day by: Srecko

      May 29, 2008, 21:05

      Most numbered type of bomber in the Yugoslav Kingdom was Dornier Do17K and units operated German and Yugoslav built machines. They were stationed in the South…

    • Dan prvi by: Srecko

      May 28, 2008, 09:48

      One of my greatest pleasures was personal conversation and interview with the former Yugoslav Kingdom fighter pilot, Sergeant Djordje Stojanovic. This old man,…

    • Dutch hero by: Srecko

      May 21, 2008, 17:15

      This classic oil painting was inspired with the heroic fight of the Dutch pilot Koos Roos who have downed two German Messerschmitt Bf110 twin engine fighters…

    • Bitka nad Aleksandrovcem by: Srecko

      May 14, 2008, 13:31

      Not much is published about the brave pilots from Yugoslav Kingdom who combat flew Hawker Hurricanes against much numbered enemy in April War, 1941. But from…

    • Udri ki tudje by: Srecko

      May 6, 2008, 17:06

      This art present my earliest attempt to start design and art in Adobe Photoshop. In that moment I was very limited with tool experience in that editor so this…

  • Category: Publications  (153)

    Books and magazines

    • The Aviation Historian - Again!! by: Nico

      February 18, 2017, 10:39

      Some years ago (in 2012) we gave some attention on this website on the introduction of a new aviation magazine. It is a quarterly with the name 'The Aviation…

    • AirDOC Skyhawk by: Srecko

      January 19, 2017, 00:41

      AirDOC Skyhawk The iconic A-4 Skyhawk gets a new book, published by AirDOC. This book is the first one from their new series Aircraft of the COLD WAR In…

    • Stratojet by: Nico

      September 24, 2016, 05:55

      New book by Nico Braas!! B-47 Stratojet by Nico Braas Latest publication from my hand, Warplane vol. no. 11 on the Boeing B-47 Stratojet, was released…

    • L’Aéronautique Militaire 1914-1918 by: Daniel

      June 24, 2016, 03:25

      My friend Philippe Jourdan just printed an extremely interesting book about the WWI French squadrons insignias. L’Aéronautique Militaire 1914-1918 The…

    • TNT 55 by: Daniel

      May 16, 2016, 23:08

      As usual this French magazine contains interresting articles with lot of documentation. TNT 55 La modernisation des Main Battle Tanks (the modernisatio…

    • Bf 109 Bible by: Srecko

      May 12, 2016, 00:24

      I was highly impressed with the content and quality of the publications released by Caraktere, from the first moment I got my samples. Very shortly after they…

    • TNT 54 by: Daniel

      March 11, 2016, 04:42

      Surprisingly there is few articles this time in TnT but there are long and very interresting ones ! TNT 54 Let see what we have to read : Des…

    • Cocardes by: Srecko

      February 28, 2016, 09:51

      Cocardes is a new name in the sky of the aviation modeling magazines and I must say it is definitely a promising publication. Cocardes This bi-monthly…

    • Panzer by: Srecko

      January 21, 2016, 11:27

      France is home of the encyclopedia and it’s no wonder that best titles from this sphere are still coming from that country. One of the last I have seen is…

    • TNT 53 by: Daniel

      January 13, 2016, 04:43

      To receive TnT in my mailbox is always a great moment. The articles included in TnT 53 are, once again, of big interest. As for TnT52, the number of articles…

    • TNT 52 by: Daniel

      November 15, 2015, 03:56

      To receive TnT in my mailbox is always a great moment. The articles included in TnT 52 are of big interest. The number of articles is a little bit less…

    • Aéro-Journal No. 49 by: Jean Claude Mermet

      October 4, 2015, 00:56

      Aéro-Journal No. 49 “Present time”: Aeronautical news, the Shin Maywa US-2 or “Welcome to the “Emily”. Presentation of DVD “Kamikaze”…

    • TNT 51 by: Daniel

      September 6, 2015, 11:13

      The new TNT magazine is as always full of interesting informations. Less articles this time, but a big one presenting Dr Porsche’s projects. TNT 51 In…

    • TNT 50 by: Daniel

      July 12, 2015, 03:18

      TnT50 is, as we can expect, full of interesting articles that contains lot of informations. The articles are illustrated by many photos and drawings. Let see…

    • TNT 49 by: Daniel

      May 24, 2015, 02:31

      The arrival in the mailbox of TnT is always a great moment. This new TnT contains less articles than usual, but there are more detailed and take more pages.…

    • Fouga Magister by: Nico

      March 22, 2015, 14:35

      The Polish publisher Stratus has recently released a book on the Fouga Magister in their 'White Series'. The book is written by the Belgian author Tine…

    • TNT 48 by: Daniel

      March 10, 2015, 13:10

      Once again, the French magazine TnT is giving us big value and lot of useful informations with lot of photos and drawings! TNT 48 Maneuver Combat…

    • TNT 47 by: Daniel

      January 2, 2015, 03:50

      Once again, the French magazine TnT is giving us big value and lot of useful informations with lot of photos and drawings! TNT 47 Tank Biathlon 2014:…

    • Trucks And Tanks (TnT) magazine 46 by: Daniel

      November 13, 2014, 05:14

      Great moment as always when TNT Magazine arrives in the mailbox. Lots of interesting articles to read! Trucks And Tanks (TnT) magazine 46 • Light…

    • TNT 45 by: Daniel

      September 7, 2014, 02:57

      The new edition of the famous French magazine is as always full of valuable informations for those of you that have interrest for AFV vehicles. TNT…

    • TNT 44 by: Daniel

      July 23, 2014, 04:35

      No holidays for the team of the French TNT magazine; and it’s great value for the readers! TNT 44 As always full of interesting and instructive…

    • Blackburn Buccaneer by: Srecko

      July 15, 2014, 02:14

      From the early days of aviation it was clearly known that low level attack could be very efficient and several aircraft types were developed with low level…

    • Trucks and Tracks TNT 43 by: Daniel

      May 25, 2014, 12:19

      As always, the new French TNT magazine is full of interesting articles. For an easy way for all, I give here a personal translation of the titles of those…

    • WM-21 Solyom by: Nico

      May 6, 2014, 21:47

      A very recent release in the Warplane series from the Dutch publisher Lanasta is on a very rare and unknown aircraft type: the Hungarian Weiss WM-21 Solyom.…

    • Trucks & Tracks Magazine (TNT) 42 by: Daniel

      March 12, 2014, 00:15

      The March/April issue of Trucks & Tracks (TNT) is, as always, very interesting and full of historical informations. Trucks & Tracks Magazine (TNT)…

    • Trucks and Tanks Magazine TnT 41 by: Daniel

      December 28, 2013, 14:33

      It’s always a great pleasure to receive the new TnT magazine! This #41 is as usual a pleasure to read. What is different this time is that the principal…

    • TNT 40 by: Daniel

      November 3, 2013, 04:45

      It’s always a great moment when the new TNT comes in my mailbox… Full of interesting articles, it’s a pleasure to read. TNT 40 First article is a…

    • Stuka Attack by: Nico

      October 1, 2013, 04:09

      Author Andy Saunders gives a complete overview of these attacks which started actually already in May 1940 when the British forces at Dunkirk were bombed by…

    • TNT 39 by: Daniel

      September 3, 2013, 21:02

      The famous French magazine TNT is back again ! And, as always, it’s full of interesting articles…. TNT 39 In a short presentation of two pages…

    • Fokker C.10 by: Nico

      August 30, 2013, 05:35

      Volume 05 of Lanasta's Wareplane series has just been released. Subject is the lesser known Fokker C.10 armed reconnaissance plane and light bomber. This well…

    • Hungarian fighter colours by: Srecko

      August 14, 2013, 10:57

      There is no doubt that plastic modelers are the most prominent customers of aviation publications and one of the favorite subjects is the titles related to the…

    • Air Combat by: Daniel

      August 12, 2013, 11:40

      The Editions Caraktère from France have released a new magazine considered to aerial warfare : Air Combat! Air Combat The specificity of the magazine…

    • Trucks and Tracks (TNT) n°38 by: Daniel

      July 7, 2013, 11:13

      The most important article of the review is a comparative between the Tiger and the Panther. Why indeed did German develop those two types of tanks, at a…

    • The Bugatti 100P record plane by: Nico

      June 3, 2013, 23:16

      A recent release in the 'Violaero' series from the Dutch publisher Lanasta is on the Bugatti 100P record plane; a type that never flew. The name 'Bugatti' has…

    • Geen laag te hoog by: Nico

      May 29, 2013, 10:32

      The Dutch publisher 'Lanasta' from Emmen - the Netherlands had already established quite a reputation for its nautical books. Since a few years Lanasta has…

    • Trucks & Tanks Magazine 37 by: Daniel

      May 11, 2013, 01:40

      French magazine TNT #37 (may-june 2013) is, as always, full of excellent and interresting articles. Trucks & Tanks (TNT) Magazine 37 In the…

    • Project terminated by: Nico

      March 24, 2013, 02:22

      This book is a recent release from Crécy Publishing in the U.K. Project terminated Subject is a number of military aircraft from the Cold War period…

    • Fokker G-1 jachtkruiser - Deel 2 by: Nico

      March 20, 2013, 15:46

      When the Fokker G-1 book Part 1 was introduced in August 2011 work on the second part on its operational career was progressing well and the second part was…

    • TNT (Trucks & Tracks) 36 by: Daniel

      March 17, 2013, 02:42

      Once again, Trucks & Tracks is offering great articles to the readers.  In TNT 36 you will find what follows: TNT (Trucks & Tracks) 36 A short…

    • Air War Market Garden by: Nico

      March 1, 2013, 14:08

      Operation Market Garden  was made famous after the war when the book 'A Bridge too far' was published by Cornelius Ryan. The movie of the same title even had…

    • Wiking by: Srecko

      January 12, 2013, 09:56

      La Division Wiking is the very first book released by Caraktere and and the subject is the elite German Waffen SS unit. This is the first in the series…

    • TNT (Trucks & Tanks) 35 by: Daniel

      January 7, 2013, 00:17

      The new magazine is as always full of interesting articles. The reading is a real pleasure. In TNT 35 you will find what follows: TNT (Trucks & Tanks)…

    • Das erste Großflugzeug made in Austria by: Nico

      January 5, 2013, 06:44

      The story of the lesser known Austrian Avis Flugzeug- Und Autowerke has remained quite unknown until now. The Austrian scientist and historian Robert Krickl…

    • The Aviation Historian by: Nico

      December 24, 2012, 11:02

      Most of us will remember the historical aviation magazine 'Air Enthusiast'. However, in spite of its very interesting in-depth articles publication stopped a…

    • TNT no. 34 by: Daniel

      November 8, 2012, 01:33

      Once again, this French magazine is a must with lot of interesting articles ! Trucks & Tanks Magazine no. 34 First article describes the new modern…

    • Mustang by: Srecko

      October 15, 2012, 09:05

      Written by C-J Ehrengardt (our national ECJ), this monograph is the off-set for No.7 Spitfire in Europe. Horst Serie Mustang The first section deals…

    • Warplane No 03 Bf 109 G/K by: Daniel

      October 12, 2012, 08:55

      The third volume of the Warplanes serie from Violaero is dedicated to the Messerschmitt family, and especially to the Bf 109 G & K. The well known authors…

    • Fouga Magister - An Irish perspective by: Nico

      September 11, 2012, 05:03

      The French Fouga Magister flew first in the early fifties. As a two seat jet trainer and light attack aircraft it was quite successful and it was manufactured…

    • TNT (Trucks & Tanks) Magazine no 33 by: Daniel

      September 7, 2012, 00:35

      Well, since I have discovered that French-speaking magazine I must say I have never been disappointed : each new release is a great one ! TNT33 then remains in…

    • American military gliders of World War II by: Nico

      September 3, 2012, 04:25

      This is a very recent new title from the well-known publisher Schiffer. Relatively little has been published on U.S. glider development during the WW-II period…

    • Warplane 02- Hawker Hunter by: Daniel

      July 12, 2012, 22:54

      After the first book of the serie about the Martin Mariner that is successful, Nico Braas and Srecko Bradic are giving us with that new book about the Hawker…

    • DH2 vs Albatros DI/DII by: Daniel

      July 7, 2012, 03:28

      The ungainly yet nimble DH2 helped the Allies attain air superiority over the Somme in early 1916 and hold it through that summer. DH2 vs Albatros…

    • German Seaplane Fighters of WWI by: Nico

      July 1, 2012, 01:46

      As Great War Aviation Series no.2 this is a new title in this book series describing the seaplane fighters used by Germany in the first World War. German…

    • Trucks & Tracks Magazine – TNT 32 by: Daniel

      June 27, 2012, 00:55

      What a magazine this time !!! I must say I was really impressed when I saw the front cover, depicting the absolutely fabulous but crazy German project of a…

    • Naval Aces of World War I part 2 by: Daniel

      June 24, 2012, 03:00

      This volume looks at the naval aces who flew alongside or against those of the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). While the RNAS operated a formidable arsenal…

    • Mustang by: Srecko

      June 6, 2012, 10:03

      The Mustang is a famous airplane and there are many publication dedicated to this plane but this Haynes book is special! This is an 'Owners' Workshop Manual-…

    • Spotter's Guide by: Daniel

      June 3, 2012, 09:39

      Since their humble beginnings in the early 20th century, aeroplanes have revolutionized warfare. From the early dogfights about Europe in World War I to the…

    • Liberator vs Oscar by: Srecko

      May 31, 2012, 03:46

      The Imperial Japanese Army Air Force’s most numerous fighter aeroplane was the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa. It fought from the early days of the war until the…

    • Warplane 01 Martin Mariner by: Daniel

      May 26, 2012, 21:38

      I’m glad to have the opportunity to present you the first book of the WARPLANE serie about the Martin Mariner. The book is written by Nico Braas and…

    • Phantom by: Srecko

      May 26, 2012, 07:40

      The F-4 Phantom was, without any doubt, the best multirole fighter in the 1960s and the '70s. Despite contradictory comments it received (like comparing it to…

    • Les Paras de la seconde guerre mondiale by: Daniel

      May 22, 2012, 12:14

      Since more than 70 years, paratroops are assimilated as an elite troop of each army, due to the numerous exploits they made during the second world war. …

    • Fokker D.21: Fokker's last single engine fighter by: Nico

      May 13, 2012, 19:14

      This book has already been published earlier (in 2005) in the French language as 'Le Fokker D.21'. Now this book is also available in the Dutch language!…

    • TNT 31 by: Daniel

      May 9, 2012, 00:16

      Here we are with the new TNT ! The principal object of that #31 is the second part of the long and very instructive article about “the German…

    • Pompey by: Daniel

      April 3, 2012, 22:10

      Osprey Publishing just released in the « Command » series a very instructive book about Pompey, firstly friend of Caesar before to become his enemy and to…

    • Viermot aces by: Srecko

      March 15, 2012, 16:30

      'The appearance of the bombers in mass in 1943 was the turning point in the aerial warfare of World War 2. The era of sportsmanlike chivalrous hunting had…

    • Los! by: Daniel

      February 28, 2012, 17:44

      The French editor « Caraktère » will release on 1st march a new magazine that will  be related to the naval, aeronaval and submarine war. The…

    • Aichi 99 Kanbaku Val units 1937-42 by: Daniel

      February 27, 2012, 12:04

      The mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s carrier dive-bomber force from 1941 onwards, the Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (D3A), code-named ‘Val’ by…

    • Trucks & Tanks Magazine nr 30 by: Daniel

      February 26, 2012, 14:39

      As usual for that serie, the new TNT is full of interesting informations and is a must for anyone interested by armored fighting vehicles. TNT30…

    • MiG-3 aces by: Srecko

      February 19, 2012, 15:42

      In the moment when German launched attack against the Soviet Union in 1941, the best Soviet fighter was MiG-1 and MiG-3. With its sleek lines and speed it was…

    • Aviashop by: Nico

      February 14, 2012, 16:35

      When I was working as a volunteer at the Aviodrome Theme Park Museum at Lelystad Airport I ran there two days a week the second-hand bookshop. Books coming in…

    • Watchers by: Srecko

      January 29, 2012, 14:23

      In the December 2011 Lanasta has published b ook related to one very important subject- New Guinea War in WW2 and Dutch units participated there. There is not…

    • A6M Zero by: Srecko

      December 30, 2011, 11:34

      There is not much aircrafts in aviation history which bring such a calamity into the enemy lines like the famous WW2 fighter from Japan- A6M!!! He was…

    • Trucks & Tanks Magazine nr 29 by: Daniel

      December 26, 2011, 21:06

      TNT is a French historical and technical magazine about tanks and vehicles of the XXth century. The new TNT presents the following subjects: The infantry…

    • Lavochkin vs Focke Wulf by: Srecko

      December 8, 2011, 14:55

      East front was the place of the bitter fights during the world war and both sides in this conflict, Soviets as well Germans, give its maximum in man and…

    • Trucks and Tanks Hors série publications by: Daniel

      December 5, 2011, 20:11

      Trucks & Tanks is a French historical magazine on military vehicles and tanks of the XX Century. They cover numerous monographies on various vehicles like,…

    • Strategic Force Bomber Command by: Srecko

      November 22, 2011, 17:06

      There is just few Air Forces in the world who had or still have strategic force capabilities and one of them is RAF. Last book Strategic Force Bomber Command…

    • The Secret Years By Tim Mason by: Nico

      November 12, 2011, 10:49

      Hikoki Publications has another book published by Tim Mason entitled 'The Secret Years' on flight testing at Boscombe Down over the WW-II years 1939-1945. The…

    • Small-Scale Armour Modelling by: Daniel

      November 7, 2011, 22:18

      If you like to build 1/72 AFV kits, you cannot live without that book ; it’s as simple as that… The author who is a well known modeler, takes the time to…

    • Osprey Combat Aircraft 90 by: admin

      November 2, 2011, 13:45

      When Iraq invaded Kuwait in august 1990, a coalition of nations launched Operation Desert Shield in order to defend Saudi Arabia. The Harrier II was amongst…

    • Ki-44 ‘Tojo’ Aces of World War 2 by: Daniel

      October 30, 2011, 07:55

      The Ki-44 ‘Tojo’ represented a radical departure from the Japanese Army Air Force’s emphasis on maneuverability and aerobatics, being designed from the…

    • The Seaplane Years by Tim Mason by: Nico

      October 27, 2011, 14:46

      Hikoki Publications at Manchester U.K. has published a range of 16 very interesting books on various historical aviation subjects. Latest title released is…

    • Vought Corsair by Aero Journal by: Srecko

      October 7, 2011, 21:34

      Aero Journal special edition about Vought Corsair

    • 60 jaar helicopters bij de Koninklijke Marine by: Nico

      October 5, 2011, 22:39

      Book about the 60 years of the helicopters in Dutch navy

    • F-100 units in Vietnam by: Srecko

      September 30, 2011, 12:50

      Osprey book about the use of F-100 in Vietnam war

    • Naval Aces of World War I – Part I by: Daniel

      September 21, 2011, 20:14

      Osprey book about the Naval aces in First World War

    • Fokker G-1 jachtkruiser - Deel 1 by: Nico

      August 29, 2011, 15:01

      New book about famous Dutch combat aircraft project Fokker G.1

    • Jets vol 2 by: Srecko

      August 21, 2011, 13:57

      Early jet aircraft use in WW2

    • Jets by: Srecko

      July 24, 2011, 19:12

      Excellent book which cover early jet aircraft development

    • Aces of the Legion Condor by: Srecko

      July 11, 2011, 16:50

      Book about the German aces from Spanish civil war

    • Victor Units by: Srecko

      May 30, 2011, 08:53

      Brief history of the Victor bomber during the cold was period

    • Warplanes by: Srecko

      May 25, 2011, 21:28

      Aviation digital magazine, monthly published, with top content

    • 57 Fighter Group by: Srecko

      May 14, 2011, 18:58

      Brief history of the 57 Fighter Group, the first US fighter unit which practiced fighter bomber missions

    • The Fokker F27 Friendship Story by: Nico

      May 8, 2011, 07:37

      The Fokker Friendship was without doubt the most successful medium airliner ever produced by Fokker.

    • Jasta 18 by: admin

      May 6, 2011, 17:02

      Osprey last book about the history of the famous German WW1 fighter unit

    • Fw190 Defence of the Reich Aces by: Srecko

      May 3, 2011, 17:02

      last book from Osprey, author John Weal, with brief description of the Fw 190 units in homeland defense

    • Sud -Est SE-2010 Armagnac - The Forgotten Giant by: Nico

      April 3, 2011, 14:12

      he Sud-Est SE-2010 Armagnac was a post-war French airliner with a pressurized cabin intended to operate on the Air France trans-ocean routes. Development of…

    • Fokker C.V book by: admin

      March 16, 2011, 15:10

      n march 3d, 2011 the book “Fokker C.5: ontwikkeling, gebruik en ondergang” was presented at the Militaire luchtvaart museum, Soesterberg (Netherlands).…

    • Hurricane vs Bf 110 by: Srecko

      March 15, 2011, 19:16

      sprey Duel series of publications are focused on the war time account and machines engaged in combat against each other. This approach required a lot of…

    • Mustang Aces of the 357th Fighter Group by: admin

      February 23, 2011, 11:48

      On 1 December1942, nearly a year after the United States entered World War 2, the US Army Air Forces ordered the 357th Fighter group into existence at Hamilton…

    • Jagdgeschwader 53 Pik-As by: admin

      February 16, 2011, 16:25

      agdgeschwader 53 - or as it was better known, the "Pik As" (Ace of Spades) Geschwader - was one of the oldest German fighter units of World War II with its…

    • Flugzeuge und Hubschrauber der Luftwaffe 1933-1945 by: Killian

      January 3, 2011, 21:58

      his publication out of Motorbuch Verlag from 2005 deals with the manifold German aircraft types that were produced during the WWII era. On 454 pages of this…

    • DH Hornet & Sea Hornet by: Nico

      December 29, 2010, 15:16

      he De Havilland DH.103 Hornet was a Spec. F.12/43 long-range day  fighter capable of reaching a top speed of at least 480 mph (772.5 km/h). Although it…

    • Avro Lancaster, Lincoln and York in post-war RAF service 1945-1950 by: admin

      December 17, 2010, 22:51

      uring the World War II RAF Bomber command had played a very significant role, but that role continued even after Victory over Europe day arrived. A new era in…

    • Junkers Ju-88 Osprey by: admin

      December 16, 2010, 10:14

      unkers Ju-88 kampfgeschwader on the Russian front Combat aircraft book number 79 is November issue of Osprey publications. As other books from this series,…

    • A-26 Invader – Osprey by: admin

      December 15, 2010, 14:29

      amous Osprey publishing series Combat aircraft book number 82 is dedicated to A-26 Invader units of the World war II. Designed to combine the bombing capability…

    • Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943-45 by: Daniel

      December 5, 2010, 23:42

      hris Thomas is the son of a Typhoon pilot and specialist of that aircraft. He is amongst other things the (co-)author of “Aircraft of the Aces 27 – Typhoon…

    • Mil Mi-24 Hind Osprey Vanguard 171 by: admin

      October 26, 2010, 21:27

      One of the most significant gunship helicopters of the cold war era was by far most Soviet built Mil Mi-24. As a combination gunship and troop transport, the…

    • Special Operations Command by: Srecko

      October 18, 2010, 12:25

      When said ’Special Operations’, most people have impressions from scenes from B- production movie where main hero, with giant muscles, goes alone and win…

    • Kursk by: Srecko

      September 30, 2010, 10:14

      We all who has lived in the Eastern Europe and have been interesting in aviation history, was more or less informed about the battle of Kursk and that this…

    • Osprey masterclass Aircraft Modelling by Brett Green by: admin

      September 7, 2010, 23:32

      Back in the early nineties when I started building model kits, finding a book about scale models was impossible. All those tips and tricks that are nowadays…

    • Fiat CR.32 Aces of the Spanish Civil War - Aircraft of the Aces 94 by: admin

      August 11, 2010, 16:17

      The Fiat CR.32 was an Italian biplane fighter used in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. This nimble little Fiat was compact, robust and highly maneuverabl…

    • Osprey Duel 28 Mirage III vs MiG-21 - Six Day War 1967 by: admin

      August 4, 2010, 10:47

      During the Six-Day War, the IAF demonstrated the importance of air superiority during the course of a modern conflict, especially in a desert theatre.…

    • MDF 17 Harrier by: Srecko

      July 4, 2010, 17:20

      British combat airplane Hawker Siddeley Harrier have its very important place in aviation history as well it is very first airplane with vertical take off and…

    • Polikarpov I-15, I-16 and I-153 Aces - Aircraft of the Aces 95 by: admin

      June 21, 2010, 19:22

      Polikarpov family of fighter’s I-15, I-16 and I-153 were first Soviet fighters produced in serial mass production. More than 17.000 of these were produced…

    • Fokker T.V "Luchtkruiser' History, camouflage and markings by: Nico

      May 3, 2010, 17:01

      Another very interesting new book in the DUTCH PROFILE series was released by the end of 2009. Just like the earlier described Fokker D.XXI volume it is a book…

    • Fleet Air Arm Camouflage and markings by: admin

      April 19, 2010, 11:08

      The appearance of naval aircraft in the late 1930s and early 1940s was governed by considerations that were common to most military aircraft of the period. In…

    • PZL P.24 Ace Publication – Serie “Pod Lupa” number 15 by: admin

      January 19, 2010, 18:24

      This 36 page softcover monograph has everything the modeller would need to super detail their kit- factory drawings, scale planes, archive photos, colour…

    • Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet Ace Publication – Serie Pod Lupa number 14 by: admin

      January 4, 2010, 15:55

      Serie Pod Lupa is known to me for a some times already since I have in my modest library their first monograph P-51A, A-36 Mustang. Ace publication has done a…

    • Fokker S-14 Machtrainer by Nico Braas and Willem Vredeling by: Nico

      October 26, 2009, 22:13

      Last week, on 22 October 2009 the first batch of the Fokker S-14 book finally arrived at the publisher's office at Maarssen. First book sales took place on…

    • Luftwaffe 1946 by: admin

      August 25, 2009, 21:01

      During the Second World War, German designers were developing projects well beyond their time. Some magnificent machines even entered the service but many of…

    • Operation Dragoon by: admin

      August 13, 2009, 00:38

      Operation Dragoon was the Allied invasion of Southern France between Toulon and Cannes on 15th August 1944. The operation was originally, and for most of the…

    • The Hawker Hunter - A comprehensive guide by: Nico

      May 1, 2009, 17:10

      Number sixteen of the SAM monograph publications is on one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built: the Hawker Hunter. Just like the other volumes, this book…

    • F6F Hellcat at War by: Killian

      April 26, 2009, 16:56

      When I first read the title of this new book I though to myself: This might be one of many publications about this aircraft that appeared since 1979. But…

    • Havitajalentolaivue 26 by: Srecko

      March 26, 2009, 18:25

      Just few days ago in Finland was released a book under name 'Havitajalentolaivue 26' and under this Suomi named book is held a great publication about the 26.…

    • Los Aviones del Moncayo by: Srecko

      February 24, 2009, 10:53

      I have a great pleasure to been in contact with Michel Lozares Sanchez from Spain and to be informed about various very interesting subjects from Spain. Michel…

    • Fokker D-VII book by Nico Geldhof by: Nico

      February 12, 2009, 17:36

      Latest book published by Geromy is a monograph dedicated to the Fokker D-VII fighter. Being the best German fighter, it was transported after the end of the…

    • Der rote Kampfflieger by: Nico

      January 8, 2009, 19:35

      On the famous Baron Manfred von Richthofen, many books have been published. The first book on this pilot ace was already published as a biography in 1917 under…

    • The Lonely Sky by Bill Bridgeman & Jaqueline Hazard by: Nico

      December 23, 2008, 15:32

      This book review is again not for a new book, but for a book printed many years ago. The famous Douglas test pilot Bill Bridgeman put his experiences with the…

    • Fokker D.XXI history, camouflage and markings by: Nico

      December 21, 2008, 18:22

      This little book, introduced in 2007, is one of a series of monographs (no. 5) released by Dutch Profile of aircraft types used by Dutch forces in the past . …

    • Grumman F-14 Tomcat MDF 15 book by: Srecko

      November 7, 2008, 11:24

      The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable geometry wing aircraft. The F-14 was the United States Navy's primary maritime air…

    • Flying the SR-71 On a secret operational Mission by: Killian

      October 11, 2008, 21:39

      The long awaited new book of Colonel Richard H. Graham finally is out, an expert when it comes to the Blackbird, having commanded the 1st Strategic Reconnaiss…

    • Encyclopedia of Aviation and The Complete Book of Aviation by: Nico

      August 23, 2008, 16:03

      Although the above two titles may suggest just another new book on the history of aviation, this is not exactly true. In fact these two titles are no new…

    • PBY-5A "Catalina" by: Nico

      May 1, 2008, 18:40

      The Spanish aviation museum 'Museo de Aeronautica y Astronautica de Cuatro Vientos' has recently released a book on one of their exhibits: the PBY-5A Catalina.…

    • Focke Wulf 190D by JaPo Publications by: Srecko

      May 1, 2008, 18:37

      With no doubt that one of the most interesting areas of aviation enthusiast interest is the German aviation during the Second World War. Many books and…

    • Unknown 5 by: Srecko

      May 1, 2008, 18:30

      Mysteries and “unknown” subjects are fields of great interest for many people. Sometimes this results in pure speculation on author´s part but there is…

    • Flugplatz Großenhain – Historischer Abriss by: Killian

      May 1, 2008, 18:26

      This special book deals with the history of the airfield Großenhain in Saxonia near the City of Dresden, Germany. It comes along in form of a compendium and…

    • Mil Mi-24 HT model special no.904 by: Srecko

      May 1, 2008, 18:20

      One of the well knows combat helicopter is for sure Soviet Mil Mi-24.Many books and articles are written about this great machine but if you are looking for…

    • 'Alle hens' van 320 Squadron- All hands of 320 squadron by: Nico

      May 1, 2008, 18:13

      The Dutch author Nico Geldhof concludes in this very recently released book the story of Dutch 320 Squadron during the second world war. In his previous two…

    • Fokker D.23 by Willem Vredeling by: Nico

      May 1, 2008, 18:09

      The Fokker D.23 (or D-XXIII) was a very unorthodox fighter that was built as a prototype only. A very realistic mock-up was showed at the Paris Airshow of…

    • Fouga Magister- Whistling turtles in Belgian skies by: Nico

      May 1, 2008, 18:05

      This book was already announced some time ago on the Fouga Magister website from van Heertum and Arys. Now it is finally released both in a French and in a…

    • Sukhoi SU-25 Frogfoot – The Soviet Union’s tank buster by: Killian

      May 1, 2008, 17:53

      This recent book out of the popular Aerofax series by Ian Allan Publishing deals with the Soviet Sukhoi Su-25 combat plane. The author, Yefim Gordon is a…

    • De Operaties Van 320 Squadron by: Nico

      May 1, 2008, 17:48

      Where Nico Geldhof's book DE VLIEGTUIGEN VAN 320 SQUADRON describes in detail the aircraft of this famous Dutch squadron in British service, he describes in…

    • De Vliegtuigen van 320 squadron by: Nico

      May 1, 2008, 17:45

      The naval 320 Squadron operated in the United Kingdom during the Second World War as a unit consisting of Dutch people who had escaped at the start of the war…

    • The Dutch Naval Air Force against Japan by: Nico

      May 1, 2008, 17:42

      'The Dutch Naval Air Force against Japan' is a recent book release from McFarland Publishers in the US. It is written by Tom Womack, vice president of a large…

    • EE Lightning Modellers Datafile by: Srecko

      May 1, 2008, 16:07

      BAC Lightning is one of the most important British fighter airplane and the last one solely developed by the British industry. This plane serve as the in the…

    • 1000 Flugzeuge by: Nico

      May 1, 2008, 16:01

      A recent release in Germany is the book 1000 Flugzeuge (1000 aircraft) from the publisher Naumann & Göbel Verlagsgesellschaft mbH in Germany. The book…

    • Wildcat Aces of WW2 by: Srecko

      May 1, 2008, 15:56

      Wildcat is by my personal opinion, one of the most interesting navy fighter plane used by US Navy and Marines in the Second World War. He fought from the first…

    • B-29 hunters by: Srecko

      May 1, 2008, 15:51

      In the moment when the US heavy bomber B-29 became operation this plane was by the modern terms "state of art" of the military technology. Crew was positioned…

    • Venäläiset pommittarjat-Russian bombers by: Srecko

      May 1, 2008, 15:45

      Venäläiset pommittarjat in Finnish language mean Russian bombers and this is the brand new book released by Kalevi Keskinen and Kari Stenman. Subject of the…

    • Mosquito Aces of World War 2 by: Srecko

      May 1, 2008, 15:41

      Story of the aces and their combat career is attracting most of the aviation fans and for a years a many of warplanes was a subject of the books. Osprey from…

    • Fokker XXI book by: Srecko

      May 1, 2008, 15:36

      Fokker D. XXI is one of the most famous fighters built in Netherland. In the moment when the type was made, it perform top flying performance, just some under…

    • Hover MF 11 by: Srecko

      April 29, 2008, 15:36

      For most of the aviation enthusiast world name Høver M.F. 11 maybe don’t mean much but let’s remind of the words of the famous aviator Charles Lindberg:…

    • Norge Caproni 310 by: Srecko

      April 29, 2008, 15:16

      Caproni Ca. 310 was Italian interwar twin engine light bomber. This plane served in service in several countries and there is presented booklet about its…

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    Articles from history of aviation

    • SBD-5 by: Nico

      December 3, 2016, 07:46

      Douglass SBD-5 Dauntless It is little known that the famous Dauntless dive bomber from the Unites States started its life at the Northrop works as the…

    • North American's Furies by: Nico

      September 5, 2016, 00:03

      North American XFJ-1 BuNo. 39053 prototype NATC Patuxent River Introduction North American Aviation Inc. started with the design and manufacturing of…

    • SAAB 32 Lansen by: Nico

      July 31, 2016, 05:36

      A Lansen A 32A carrying a pair of Rb 304 air-to-ground missiles. They were primarily intended as anti-ship missiles Introduction: Sweden's aircraft…

    • Grumman F11F-1 by: Nico

      July 25, 2016, 05:32

      The first Tiger no. 138604, still designated as Grumman F9F-9. The prefix 'X' to indicate it was a prototype was never used In the early fifties aircraft…

    • Douglas Skyhawk- Heinemann's Hot-Rod by: Nico

      May 18, 2016, 23:10

      Introduction Although the small Douglas A4D Skyhawk looked like a lightweight fighter, its type designation 'A' stood for 'Attack'. Its main task when its…

    • RB Racer by: Srecko

      March 16, 2016, 03:35

      In the days of its debuts, Dayton Wright RB Racer was state of art of technology. In the 1920 monoplane with retractable landing gear, smooth skin, variable…

    • Percival Provost by: Mick

      February 5, 2016, 11:51

      On the 11th September 1948 the UK Air Ministry issued specification T.16/48 under Operational Requirement 257 to look for a replacement for its Percival…

    • Seafire F Mk.46 and FR Mk.46 by: Mick

      October 30, 2015, 04:59

      The Supermarine Seafire F Mk.46 was to be the first Griffon powered Seafire that was to be actually suitable for service on Royal Navy aircraft carriers though…

    • S.P.A.D. XII by: Srecko

      August 30, 2015, 16:00

      The airplane is a pure compromise and for a fighter plane, armament presents one of them. Several fighters from WW2 have central armament, where most of the…

    • Curtiss-Wright Model CW-25 / AT-9 Jeep by: Nico

      June 22, 2015, 05:34

      Introduction The CW-25 prototype for the AT-9 Jeep. The fuselage was made of tubular steel covered with fabric With the introduction of new high-performa…

    • Henschel Hs123 by: Srecko

      December 21, 2014, 13:37

      In February 1934, a requirement was published for a combat aircraft for the new German Luftwaffe. The tender was awarded to the company's Hamburger Flugzeugbau…

    • A Short History of the RAF Pathfinder Force by: Mick

      August 30, 2014, 07:01

      RAF Bomber Command was Britain’s greatest and mightiest weapon during the Second World War. It was the only weapon capable of striking heavily and directly…

    • French Canberras by: Jean Claude Mermet

      July 24, 2014, 11:31

      After the Second World War, France had no bombers on strength. In the 1950s the French government tried to find a valuable bomber from England and, in 1954,…

    • No master of the sea! by: Nico

      June 2, 2014, 12:02

      The combination of a flying boat and jet engines seemed in the early fifties a logical development as a replacement for the much slower piston engine flying…

    • Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark by: Nico

      May 25, 2014, 00:34

      With the Douglas AD-1 Skyraider operational shortly after the end of the Second World War, the U.S. Navy was already interested in a successor. Because the jet…

    • Convair XP5Y-1/R3Y-1 and –2 Tradewind by: Nico

      May 12, 2014, 00:27

      Based on 1945 U.S. Navy requirements Consolidated-Vultee (later renamed Convair) designed a fast flying boat that was suitable for various tasks like submarine…

    • Martin Mars by: Nico

      April 2, 2014, 04:36

      When in the thirties the first 'Clipper' flying boats were introduced for trans-ocean passenger transport, this seemed the final solution. Independent from…

    • Sopwith aircraft by: Nico

      February 8, 2014, 10:20

      In aviation history, the name Sopwith Camel represents one of the flying legends and great aircraft from the First World War: the Sopwith Camel. However,…

    • Willem de Graaff - KLM and KG 200 pilot! by: Nico

      November 28, 2013, 02:58

      Willem  Eduard de Graaff was the son of a Dutch father and an Indonesian mother. Before the Second World War he became in 1933 a KLM airline pilot after he…

    • Short Sunderland- The flying porcupine  by: Nico

      October 7, 2013, 00:11

      One of the most outstanding British seaplanes during the Second World War was the Short Sunderland flying boat. It was a heavily armed long-range naval patrol…

    • Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly by: Nico

      September 16, 2013, 07:19

      Beechcraft is mostly associated with trainers and private aircraft. However, during the Second World War they designed and built a very potent attack bomber.…

    • Convair F-102 Delta Dagger by: Srecko

      July 20, 2013, 00:34

      The Soviet Union became a strong threat to the West after WWII and the development of the atomic weapon removed the natural protection of the oceans and long…

    • Morane Saulnier M.S. 406 by: Srecko

      July 17, 2013, 10:49

      No matter that it is not one of the top performers, the Morane Saulnier MS 406 was without doubt a most important French fighter at the outbreak of WW2 and…

    • Mustang by: Mick

      June 27, 2013, 23:06

      In the late 1930's, as a war with Germany was looking inevitable, it came as a matter of great urgency for both the United Kingdom and France to expand their…

    • Westland Whirlwind by: Nico

      June 24, 2013, 03:22

      Petters Ltd was an engineering company that started in 1915 with the production of aircraft at Westland Farm, Yeovil, Somerset. The company was appropriately…

    • Vought XF4U-1 Corsair by: Srecko

      June 3, 2013, 01:35

      In February 1938 the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics published two requests for proposal for twin-engined and single-engined fighters. For the single-engined…

    • Martin XB-51 by: Nico

      April 16, 2013, 14:11

      In 1946 the U.S.Army Air Force (soon to be renamed into the U.S. Air Force!) released a design specification for a new attack bomber intended as a successor…

    • The Caproni Ca.113 and Mario De Benardi by: Nico

      September 17, 2012, 06:22

      The Ca.113 was a two-seat advanced trainer and aerobatic aircraft developed and built by Caproni in Italy. It made its first flight in 1931 and was manufactured…

    • Republic F-84 family by: Daniel

      July 16, 2012, 03:57

      In 1944, the Republic Aviation Company is envisaging to give a successor to the famous P-47 Thunderboldt. The first project is to transform the Thunderboldt…

    • North American XB-28 by: Nico

      June 30, 2012, 01:25

      At the time the North American NA-40, the prototype of the later B-25 Mitchell, made its first flight early 1939 North American's design bureau was already…

    • P-40N in the Netherlands Indies by: Edwin

      June 18, 2012, 02:43

      Among the vast number of operators of the P-40 was 120 squadron of the Royal Australian Air force. This squadron was one of two units operated by Dutch…

    • Irbitis I-12 by: Srecko

      March 6, 2012, 21:55

      Latvia is less known as the country of the aircraft constructions but they did have its own constructions with roots going back in the years after the First…

    • Boeing's Boats by: Nico

      January 8, 2012, 17:33

      The Boeing Company is in most cases associated with aircraft production. However, Boeing was, and still is, also active in the production of missiles,…

    • The Mitrovich MMS-3 by: Nico

      September 18, 2011, 07:51

      Yugoslav prototype of light civil aircraft

    • Reichenberg by: Srecko

      May 18, 2011, 20:14

      Reichenberg was German development of manned flying bomb, based on V-1 flying bomb

    • Harrier by: Mick

      December 1, 2010, 11:43

      The “Jump Jet” has arrived Classed as the first operational close-support fighter/reconnaissance aircraft with vertical take-off capabilities, the Hawker…

    • Curtiss Model 75 Hawk - fixed u/c versions by: Nico

      November 21, 2010, 10:08

      The Curtiss Model 75 was originally developed by Curtiss to enter the new U.S. Army pursuit plane competition of May 1935. It was a revolutionary design from…

    • Lambach HL-2 by: Nico

      July 22, 2010, 14:43

      Ir. Hugo Lambach was an aeronautical engineer and former member of the Delft Student Aeroclub. The DSA was an aeroclub of students of the Technical University…

    • Dornier Do-28 amphibian for the MLD by: Nico

      December 22, 2009, 17:48

      After the end of the Second World War the Dutch Marineluchtvaartdienst (MLD) had on its inventory the Consolidated Vultee PBY-5 Catalina amphibious flying…

    • Vickers Supermarine Type 381 Seagull ASR-1 by: Nico

      October 16, 2009, 15:29

      Supermarine Aviation Works Ltd. at Southampton, England was always a company well known for its flying boat  and floatplane designs. This started already in…

    • English Electric Canberra by: Mick

      May 4, 2009, 17:07

      A legend is born... The Canberra can be classed as one of the greatest aircraft of all times, it was the first jet bomber to enter service with the Royal Air…

    • SAAB 35 Draken by: Nico

      April 4, 2009, 20:04

      To defend its neutrality during the second world war, Sweden faced the problem that they could not easily order fighters from other countries. In the U.S.A.…

    • Grumman Hellcat history by: admin

      January 11, 2009, 01:22

      After early US Navy experience in the Pacific in the early months of WWII, and after consultation with Allied air forces in the European theater, Grumman began…

    • Bordwaffen MG 15 and MG 81 by: Nico

      November 28, 2008, 00:19

      The MG 15 was a 7.92 mm (0.31 in) machine gun designed specifically as a hand manipulated defensive gun for combat aircraft during the early 1930s. By 1941 it…

    • Folland Gnat- Petter's lightweight fighter by: Nico

      November 4, 2008, 15:51

      W.E.W Petter was a brilliant aircraft designer, responsible for some very well-known British aircraft types. When working at Westland he designed the Lysander…

    • Vickers Type 161 COW-gun fighter by: Nico

      July 9, 2008, 14:11

      The Coventry Ordnance Works (C.O.W.) designed and built in 1915 a small 37 mm cannon capable of firing a 1 pound, and then later 1.5 pound high-explosive…

    • Saunders Roe SR.53 and 177 by: Nico

      July 6, 2008, 15:15

      In the mid-fifties the British aircraft industry produced a number of operational jet fighters with trans-sonic capabilities like the Hawker Hunter, Gloster…

    • French flying boats and amphibians by: Nico

      July 5, 2008, 14:57

      This article gives an overview of the most important and significant flying boats and amphibians developed and built by the French aircraft industry. In fact…

    • Luftwaffe paints- new discoveries by: Srecko

      July 1, 2008, 09:39

      We announced at the very end of our second book Fw 190D Camouflage & Markings , part II , JaPo publishing 2007, that we will include in our third volume a…

    • S.N.C.A.S.O SO-9000 Trident and SO-9050 Trident II by: Nico

      June 28, 2008, 12:30

      The period 1950-1960 was an extremely interesting period for French jet fighter development. With jet fighters in production that could barely exceed the…

    • Werner Voss: Hero or Super Hero by: admin

      June 19, 2008, 13:53

      In the distance, you hear the wispy sound of a rotary motor in the early morning hours of 23 Sept 1917. The engine sound starts off very faint, in the distance…

    • Batajnica airbase by: admin

      June 18, 2008, 12:01

      The work on construction of Airport Batajnica begun back in 1947 and lasted until 1951, when the airport became operational. The airport was projected to have…

    • Fiat G.50 variants by: Srecko

      June 16, 2008, 16:19

      Fiat G.50 present one of the very important and wide used combat monoplane in Iaty in WW2. Operational use started in civil war in Spain and used until the…

    • Fokker S-14 Machtrainer by: Nico

      June 15, 2008, 23:52

      When Germany capitulated in May 1945 and German troops left the Netherlands, there was not much left of the national aircraft industry. The Fokker works at…

    • The Fairey Rotodyne by: Nico

      June 15, 2008, 18:31

      The idea of a convertiplane is not new. A combination of a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft has been tried several times. However, such a convertiplane not…

    • The Schneider Cup racers by: Nico

      June 14, 2008, 14:10

      At a time floatplanes and flying boats were barely capable of leaving the water, the Frenchman Jacques Schneider introduced in 1911 at a banquet following the…

    • Fokker D-VII used in the Netherlands by: Nico

      June 11, 2008, 06:54

      The Dutchman Anthony Fokker played an important role in equipping the German air force during the First World War. His early Eindecker (monoplane) E-types with…

    • Focke Wulf 190D in VVS SSSR by: Srecko

      June 10, 2008, 21:14

      During the Soviet advance in the last month of the Second World War they have captured a lot of the enemy warplanes. This included couple of Focke-Wulf…

    • Dornier Do 215 by: Srecko

      June 10, 2008, 12:34

      The international interest aroused in the Do17 in July 1937 by its success at Zurich was reneged in the following year by the début of the improved Do17Z, and…

    • German flying boats Part 2: 1935-2000 by: Nico

      June 9, 2008, 13:54

      In this second and last part, we will review the German flying boats built over the period 1935-2000. It is surprising to see that basic good designs as the…

    • German flying boats Part 1: 1914-1935 by: Nico

      June 4, 2008, 16:10

      German aircraft manufacturers have always been on the lead of new developments since the birth of aviation. They already used reliable and seaworthy seaplanes…

    • Dutch flying boats and amphibians by: Nico

      June 4, 2008, 15:26

      Fokker designs: Fokker W.1 The first flying boat designed under the leadership of Anthony Fokker was the W.1. It was built in Germany in 1913 before the…

    • The Kawasaki Ki-78 KEN III research plane by: Nico

      June 4, 2008, 08:43

      At first glance, this airplane can easily be mistaken for a modified version of the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien fighter. In fact, it was no fighter a all, but a…

    • Breguet XIX in Yugoslav service by: Srecko

      June 4, 2008, 08:33

      Breguet XIX was appeared just after the WW 1 and originally fitted with a 450hp Bugatti engine and displayed in this form at the Salon Aeronautique of 1921.…

    • Vanneau history by: Nico

      June 4, 2008, 08:19

      Already shortly after the armistice of 1940, the French Morane Saulnier design department, housed at Tarbes-Ossun in the South-West part of non-occupied France…

    • Vazduhoplovstvo Vojno units by: Srecko

      June 3, 2008, 20:23

      The most important warplanes for combat activities were fighter, bomber and reconnaissance. This units was cluster under the high command as well the opinion…

    • Stankovic bomb 106 kg by: Srecko

      June 2, 2008, 16:33

      Yugoslav industry had manufactured for the Yugoslavia military aviation a wide selection of ordnance and there were a number of various types of bombs. Caliber…

    • Modernization of Yugoslav VV by: Srecko

      June 2, 2008, 16:06

      In the mid of thirties Yugoslav aviation operated with the modern airplane of the period but it’s time were slowly running out. All other foreigner air…

    • Zmaj R-1 by: Srecko

      June 2, 2008, 15:57

      This plane was originally conceived as "Zmajev razarac broj jedan" and in 1936 Dusan Stankov and Djordje Ducic submitted to the Air Staff general proposal for…

    • Ikarus MM2 by: Srecko

      June 1, 2008, 18:18

      MM.2 is the advanced trainer designed by ing. Milosevic. This was result of the fact that in the mid thirties trainer airplanes in the Yugoslav Kingdom had…

    • Ikarus Orkan by: Srecko

      June 1, 2008, 17:41

      Ikarus Orkan was born as a private venture of the two young designers in attempt to create twin engine sleek bomber with low power engines. By the end of 1937…

    • Lavockin La-5 technical primer by: Srecko

      June 1, 2008, 07:47

      La-5 was made by modification of one LaGG-3 and mating with the M-82 radial engine, which virtually give better overall performance. Most important is that…

    • SAAB J-29 Tunnan by: Srecko

      May 30, 2008, 16:15

      Honor to become first European sweep wing fighter belong to the Swedish plane SAAB J-29. Tunnan. In the wake of the Second World War it was decided that…

    • Bell L-39 Sweep Cobra by: Nico

      May 30, 2008, 13:47

      After the capitulation of Germany in 1945, US forces captured large amounts of documents on all types of new aeronautical developments. One of these which were…

    • XP-83 by: Nico

      May 30, 2008, 09:26

      Fitted with jet engines of British origin, the Bell XP-59 no. 42-108784 made it highly secret first flight on 1 October 1942 from Muroc test centre. This was a…

    • XP-77 by: Nico

      May 29, 2008, 15:33

      After the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese planes, the Americans discovered in a painful way that the Japanese armed forces had a fighter that seemed to be…

    • Bell Airacuda by: Nico

      May 29, 2008, 13:28

      Bell Aircraft Corporation was founded in 1935 by Larry Bell. To gain experience in -for that time- modern aircraft constructions Bell started with contract…

    • The heroic fight of the Fokker D-XXI No. 229 by: Nico

      May 28, 2008, 11:35

      In May 1940 German forces invaded the Netherlands in a massive surprise attack that would only last five days. To oppose the German forces, the Dutch air force…

    • Camouflage and markings of Yugoslav Kingdom warplanes by: Srecko

      May 27, 2008, 22:03

      In the late 1937 Yugoslavia began to receive first modern warplanes Do17K and Blenheim Mk.I. That was the beginning of the complete modernization of the…

    • Radial engined Yak fighters by: Srecko

      May 20, 2008, 13:20

      In 1945 A. Yakovlev were designed new version of the famous Yak-3 fighter with radial air cooled AS-82FN engine. With this 1630 HP engine this model had…

    • Soviet Messerschmitt Me262 by: Srecko

      May 20, 2008, 13:16

      A little is known about the Messerschmitt Me262 in Soviet service. In the war Soviet hade a limited combat contact with this type of plane and most of them…

    • Ikarus Blenheim B-4 in Finland by: Srecko

      May 20, 2008, 11:07

      By the end of '30 Yugoslav Kingdom had received for it's service British twin engine bomber Bristol Blenheim and very soon had obtained license for production.…

    • US WW I failed fighter program by: Srecko

      May 20, 2008, 10:58

      Much has been written about the failures of the American aircraft program in the First World War, most echoing the biased and distorted conclusions of the…

    • Pulqui II by: Srecko

      May 20, 2008, 10:16

      FMA I.Ae 33 Pulqui II was projected by the team headed by brilliant German designer Kurt Tank and the idea was to replace British Gloster Meteor Mk. 4 in the…

    • British WW2 colors by: Srecko

      May 16, 2008, 15:03

      Britain in the WW2 have used number of the camouflage patterns for their airplanes. Use of colors as well camouflage patterns are directed by the Ministry and…

    • Dornier Do D by: Srecko

      May 13, 2008, 15:32

      In the early twenties of the 20th century especially “Wal” seaplanes and land based “Komet” aircraft had made the name Dornier well known for its…

    • Ansaldo SVA by: Srecko

      May 13, 2008, 14:40

      During the 1916 Italian officers Umberto Savoia and Rodolfo Verduzio begun project work on new training plane powered with 100 HP engine. This team was…

    • Rogozarski IK-3 camouflage by: Srecko

      May 13, 2008, 14:35

      Rogozarski IK-3 became operational in 1939. It was the only type to wear proposed fighter overall grey scheme. Problem is that this color was hand mixed ( and…

    • Vazduhoplovstvo Vojno Organization by: Srecko

      May 13, 2008, 14:05

      Vazduhoplovstvo VojnoAir Arm of the Yugoslav Kingdom had its roots in the aviation of Serbian Kingdom. After WWI on Balkan was constituted the new state which…

    • Messerschmitt Bf 109 K by: Killian

      May 12, 2008, 20:11

      The Messerschmitt Bf 109 K ("Kurfürst") was an enhanced version of the successful G ("Gustav") type. Since the Gustav had so many subtypes, it was decided to…

    • Dornier Do17K history by: Srecko

      April 30, 2008, 10:31

      Do17K was export version of Do17 for Royal Yugoslavia. As the Do17K being close resemblance of the Do17E and M type, it mainly differ in several major features…

    • Fiat G.50 history by: Srecko

      April 28, 2008, 11:19

      In 1931, at FIAT Aviazione, a second technical design office came into existence, directed by Gabrielli. His first activities were, at Piaggio, producing the…

    • Fokker Dr.I camouflage by: Srecko

      April 28, 2008, 09:55

      The triplane was done with a single coat of clear dope overall. The upper surface may, in fact, have had a second coat but this is doubtful. Colors were then…

  • Category: Images  (111)

    Museums, air show and walkaround

    • Lockheed T-33 in Lozovik by: Srecko

      August 31, 2016, 14:20

      Lockheed T-33 was one of the most important jet trainer and it seen widespread use in NATO countries but as well some other. One of this user was Yugoslavia,…

    • Rescue Hero by: Nico

      August 21, 2016, 09:09

      20 August 2016: A Rare Vistor at Aviodrome The Wright Cyclone engine being started During a week-end event at the Aviodrome Museum at Lelystad Airport…

    • Farnborough 2016 by: Robert

      July 22, 2016, 07:36

      Here are my set of photo's from Farnborough 2016 Farnborough 2016 Farnborough airport is owned by TAG Aviation who offer facilities for business…

    • RIAT 2016 by: Robert

      July 10, 2016, 09:51

      Here are my photo's from RIAT Fairford 2016 RIAT 2016 RIAT 2016 was the debut in the UK of the Lockheed Martin F35 Lightning II with several from the US…

    • RIAT 2015 by: Robert

      July 23, 2015, 07:39

      The theme of this years airshow focused on aircraft from around the globe that help Secure the Skies, whether in support of combat missions, intelligence…

    • Popham 2012 by: Robert

      March 1, 2015, 10:18

      Here are my photo's from the Microlight Trade Fair - Popham, UK 2012. Popham 2012 The Microlight Trade Fair is held yearly at Popham Airfield which is…

    • Air Venture 2014 by: Robert

      August 27, 2014, 08:15

      EAA AirVenture is held every year at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) was formed in 1953. Air…

    • Aviodrome 16 and 17 August 2014 by: Nico

      August 18, 2014, 21:29

      This weekend a small aviation event took place at the Aviodrome Museum at Lelystad airport. Aviodrome 16 and 17 August 2014 Theme was 'transport'. In…

    • Farnborough International Air Show 2014 by: Robert

      August 11, 2014, 04:32

      Farnborough International Air Show is held in July once every two years, it alternates with Paris Air Show. FIA is primarily a trade show to enable aerospace…

    • RIAT 2014 by: Robert

      August 6, 2014, 03:16

      This year's Royal International Air Tattoo - Fairford celebrated the 50th Display Season of the Royal Air Force - Red Arrows as well as the 40th anniversary…

    • EAA AirVenture Museum by: Robert

      September 20, 2013, 12:59

      The EAA AirVenture Museum is a museum dedicated to the display and preservation of historical and experimental aircraft located at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA. The…

    • Oshkosh - Pioneer Airport by: Robert

      September 11, 2013, 11:01

      Here are my photo' from Oshkosh - Pioneer Airport, USA. Pioneer Airport is a "living history" re-creation of what airports were like during the early…

    • Basler facility at Oshkosh by: Robert

      August 31, 2013, 02:22

      Here are my aircraft photo's taken at the Basler facility at Oshkosh, USA where I was fortunate to have a tour. Basler facility at Oshkosh Basler…

    • Lake Winnebago by: Robert

      August 25, 2013, 22:22

      Seaplane Base is on the shores of Lake Winnebago. Seaplanes are parked in the calm waters and boat tours are to view the aircrafts up close. Lake…

    • Korea weekend at Aviodrome by: Nico

      August 18, 2013, 03:16

      On 17 and 18 August 2013 an aviation event was held at the Aviodrome theme park museum at Lelystad airport. In fact it was the first event after Libéma had…

    • RIAT 2013 by: Robert

      August 11, 2013, 13:26

      RIAT 2013 took place on 20-21 July 2013. Invitations of participation have been distributed to over 70 countries so far. RIAT 2013 Following aircrafts…

    • Flying Legends 2013 by: Robert

      August 7, 2013, 05:25

      Here are my set of photo's from Flying Legends 2013 Flying Legends 2013 Junkers Ju 52/3 s/n D-CDLH / D-AQUI, Let Yakovlev C-11 s/n D-FJAK / 100, Curtiss…

    • Finow by: Robert

      May 9, 2013, 03:58

      The airfield at Finow is located in the former East Germany and was opened as a Luftwaffe base in 1938. The Soviet Air Force utilised the airfield from 1950…

    • Merseburg by: Robert

      April 27, 2013, 08:41

      The museum Merseburg is located in what was formerly East Germany. The Museum was established in the late 1990s on the site of a former Soviet Air Force base…

    • Warbird Adventures & The Kissimmee Air Museum by: Robert

      December 18, 2012, 08:03

      Warbird Flights & Museum is located at Kissimmee Gateway Airport, Florida, USA. You have the opportunity to fly in one of their excellent North American…

    • Aviodrome 1 September 2012 by: Nico

      September 2, 2012, 02:29

      September 1st was a very remarkable day at Lelystad Airport! Last month a very interesting visitor arrived at the Aviodrome Theme Park Museum: a De Havilland…

    • Farnborough Air Show 2012 by: Robert

      August 7, 2012, 22:18

      Farnborough Air Show is primarily a trade fair and is held in July every other year alternating with Paris Air Show. Farnborough Air Show The show gives…

    • Flying Legends 2012 by: Robert

      July 26, 2012, 05:02

      Flying Legends is an annual event organized by the Fighter Collection www.fighter-collection.com who own and operate a collection of classic warbirds based at…

    • Air Tattoo 2012 by: Robert

      July 12, 2012, 11:23

      The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is held yearly in July and is one of the largest Military Air Shows which is usually held at Fairford Gloucestershire…

    • Evreux 2012 by: Robert

      July 8, 2012, 09:34

      Evreux-Fauville Air Base is a French Air Force base located east of the town of Évreux in France. During the Cold War, Évreux-Fauville was a front-line base…

    • Florennes 2012 by: Robert

      June 29, 2012, 10:32

      Aircraft photos for 2012 taken at Belgian Air Force Show at Florennes - Belgium. Images: Robert Hodgson 

    • Open Depot Day by: Nico

      April 14, 2012, 20:40

      On this day the Dutch Military Aircraft Museum (MLM) held its annual Open Depot Day. This day is used to show the general public a view inside the depot at the…

    • Koolhoven FK.51 walk-around by: Nico

      February 21, 2012, 22:10

      In spite of being the most built Koolhoven type, the FK.51 was never preserved for display in a museum. Main reason was that during the 5-days war against…

    • Coventry 2010 by: Robert

      January 13, 2012, 18:36

      AIRBASE is housed in 35,000sq ft hangar at historic Coventry Airport and forms the home for more than 30 aeroplanes operated by Air Atlantique Ltd. AIRBA…

    • Militaire Luchtvaart Museum Soesterberg by: Robert

      October 10, 2011, 20:40

      The Military Aviation Museum is located in Soesterberg. It has an extensive collection of Dutch military airplanes exhibited in two separate halls.

    • Leeuwarden Air Base by: Robert

      September 29, 2011, 19:59

      Leeuwarden Air Base was originally built in 1936 as a civil airfield.

    • L'Epopee de l'Industrie et de l'Aeronautique Museum by: Robert

      September 25, 2011, 07:55

      L'Epopee de l'industrie et de l'aeronautique is a privately owned museum situated in the town of Albert in Northern France.

    • Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2011 by: Robert

      September 12, 2011, 21:07

      Photos of the aircraft preserved in Dunsfold Wings & Wheels, taken in 2011

    • RIAT 2011 by: Robert

      August 31, 2011, 06:52

      Air show Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world's largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July, usually at RAF Fairford…

    • Flying Legends 2011 by: Robert

      August 17, 2011, 20:11

      Air show held on Duxford

    • Antonovs at Aviodrome by: Nico

      August 14, 2011, 20:11

      Antonov An-2 visit on Aviodrome, Netherlands.

    • Bournemouth Aviation Museum by: Robert

      June 24, 2011, 17:09

      Bournemouth Aviation Museum, aircraft and engine collection

    • Tiger Meet 2011 by: Robert

      May 24, 2011, 20:07

      Annual meet of the NATO air force known as Tiger Meet

    • During the works by: Daniel

      March 19, 2011, 20:02

      oday 19 march 2011, I decided to go to the Brussels Air Museum. Going with the train from Namur to Brussels-Schuman, I found the Brussels station under works…

    • Viggen at Lelystad by: Srecko

      March 17, 2011, 17:51

      he Saab 37 Viggen was a Swedish single-seat, single-engine, short-medium range fighter and attack aircraft, manufactured between 1970 and 1990. Several…

    • Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor by: Srecko

      March 12, 2011, 15:47

      he Beechcraft Model 18, or "Twin Beech", as it is better known, is a 6-11 seat, twin-engine, low-wing, conventional-gear aircraft that was manufactured by the…

    • Science Museum Wroughton by: Robert

      January 9, 2011, 02:11

      he Science Museum at Wroughton is a Second World War maintenance airfield in Wiltshire and has been occupied by the Science Museum since the 1970s. Six…

    • Siai-Marchetti SF-260 by: Daniel

      December 17, 2010, 22:28

      n 2009, the Siai-Marchetti celebrated her 40th anniversary of use in Belgium. It was the occasion to create a special anniversary delivery on the ST…40, of…

    • The Mirage F1 of the Brussels Air Museum by: Daniel

      December 12, 2010, 13:55

      n 11 of December 2010 I visited the Brussels Air Museum to take some photos of the new acquisition made by the museum: an AMD-BA Mirage F1, a gift from…

    • Technikmuseum Speyer by: Robert

      November 30, 2010, 14:59

      The Technik Museum Speyer is a technology museum in Speyer (Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany. It was opened in 1991 as a daughter of the Sinsheim Auto &…

    • The Fouga Magister in use in Belgian Air Force by: Daniel

      November 21, 2010, 12:46

      On September 28th, 1958 the Belgian Governement decided to buy 45 Fouga Magisters for the air base of Kamina (Belgian Congo) where the student pilots were…

    • Belgian Nieuports by: Daniel

      November 18, 2010, 21:39

      In 1917, Belgium received  a little number of Nieuports 23 (some source says 12 aircrafts). Those aircrafts were coming from surplus of the French aviation.…

    • Farnborough 2010 by: Robert

      August 13, 2010, 15:04

      The Farnborough International Airshow is a seven-day international trade fair for the aerospace business which is held in even-numbered years in mid-July at…

    • RIAT 2010 by: Robert

      July 27, 2010, 18:54

      The first Air Tattoo was staged at North Weald airfield in Essex with just over 100 aircraft taking part. The event was founded by Timothy Prince and Paul…

    • RIAT Fairford 2009 by: Robert

      July 17, 2010, 20:12

      The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world's largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July, usually at RAF Fairford in…

    • Waddington 2009 by: Robert

      July 11, 2010, 20:32

      The first RAF Waddington International Air Show was staged at RAF Waddington in 1995, after the event was moved down from RAF Finningley - an RAF station…

    • Gilze-Rijen 2010 by: Robert

      June 29, 2010, 19:13

      Gilze-Rijen Air Base (Dutch: Vliegbasis Gilze-Rijen) (IATA: GLZ, ICAO: EHGR) is a military airbase in the Netherlands located between the cities of Breda and…

    • RAF Northolt 2010 by: Robert

      June 19, 2010, 22:52

      RAF Northolt is a Royal Air Force station located 2 NM (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) east by northeast of Uxbridge in the London Borough of Hillingdon, in West London, UK.…

    • ILA 2010 report by: Nico

      June 17, 2010, 08:48

      From 8 to 13 June 2010 the ILA or Internationale Luftfahrtausstellung (International Aviation Exhibition) was held at the airport Berlin-Schönefeld. First ILA…

    • Hawker Hurricane Mk IVRP in Museum of Aviation in Belgrade- Serbia by: admin

      March 31, 2010, 10:31

      The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. Some production of the…

    • Lasham Airfield by: Robert

      December 26, 2009, 16:26

      Second World War Aircraft Preservation Society is in the north-east area of Lasham Airfield, Alton, Hampshire. Collection include wartime buildings, material…

    • Flugausstellung Hermeskeil by: Robert

      August 19, 2009, 15:36

      Flugausstellung Hermeskeil in Germany is the largest privately owned aviation museum in Europe. It is founded in 1973 and it cover the space of some 76.000…

    • MiG-23 in Belgrade by: admin

      August 13, 2009, 23:40

      The MiG-23's predecessor, the MiG-21 (NATO reporting name 'Fishbed'), was fast and agile, but limited in its operational capabilities by its primitive radar,…

    • Le Bourget 2009 by: Nico

      July 8, 2009, 08:31

      The famous Paris Airshow at Le Bourget celebrated this year (1909) its 100th anniversary. It was important enough for president Sarkozy to visit the airshow on…

    • SBLim-2 at Cavanaugh 

      March 20, 2009, 16:58

      The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-15) was a jet fighter developed for the USSR by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail…

    • RIAT 2007 by: Robert

      December 15, 2008, 16:01

      The Royal International Air Tattoo is a very large Air Show containing hundreds of military aircraft from a wide variety of countries both in the static park…

    • Flying Legends Air Show 2007 by: Robert

      December 9, 2008, 21:35

      The Flying Legends Air Show is held every year at the famous World War II airfield of Duxford. You can expect to see a variety of vintage warbirds performing…

    • North Weald Airfield 2007 by: Robert

      November 17, 2008, 15:28

      North Weald Airfield was established as a military airfield during the First World War. It continued to be used as a military base between the wars and was an…

    • Duxford 2007 by: Robert

      October 17, 2008, 15:16

      Duxford is an excellent museum and must rate as one of the best aircraft museums in the world, it is located in Cambridgeshire and was an active airfield…

    • Hendon March 2007 by: Robert

      October 9, 2008, 19:07

      One of the most famous collection of preserved aircraft in the world- museum in Hendon. Author Robert Hodgson visited RAF museum at Hendon in March 2007 and…

    • Shoreham Air show 2007 by: Robert

      October 2, 2008, 10:48

      Shoreham Air show is relatively new air show event and from the very start it is related to the historic warbirds. From the very start part of this show was…

    • Brussels Air Museum by: Robert

      July 15, 2008, 10:31

      Here are my photos from Brussels Air Museum. This is one of the very large collection in Europe with the samples of airplanes cover age from WW1 to the present…

    • ILA 2008 by: Nico

      June 12, 2008, 21:21

      ILA stands for 'Internationale Luftfahrt Austellung' (International Aviation Display) and is a one-week event held every two years. It was held from 27 May…

    • RAF Northolt by: Robert

      June 12, 2008, 13:33

      RAF Northolt is a Royal Air Force station in the London Borough of Hillingdon, in north west Greater London, England. Approximately 10 kilometres (6 miles)…

    • F-104G Lelystad by: Nico

      June 11, 2008, 18:42

      Set of walk around images of the Locheed F-104G Starfighter preserved at Lelystad. The F-104G version sold well amongst NATO air forces, where these high-speed…

    • Biggin Hill 2007 by: Robert

      June 11, 2008, 18:11

      The show was opened by a unique formation of Spitfire PR19, of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and Typhoon F2 from 29Sqn, both based at Coningsby. The…

    • Tatenhill by: Robert

      June 11, 2008, 14:20

      Tatenhill is a medium sized General Aviation field built, like so many, during the second world war. It stands about 5 miles west of Burton on Trent at an…

    • Blackburn Beverley C1 s/n XB259 by: Robert

      June 11, 2008, 14:13

      Originally designed and built by General Aircraft as the GAL.60 Universal Freighter, the first aircraft was dismantled at the Feltham, Middlesex factory and…

    • Bournemouth Aviation Museum by: Robert

      June 11, 2008, 09:52

      Bournemouth Aviation Museum is the only UK Charitable Museum dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public at large, amongst others, operational…

    • Conroy CL-44-0 Guppy by: Robert

      June 10, 2008, 20:54

      The aircraft was designed by Jack Conroy as a transport aircraft that could be used to ferry three Rolls-Royce RB.211 jet engines from Belfast, Northern…

    • Luftwaffe Air Force Base Porz-Wahn 50th anniversary by: Killian

      June 10, 2008, 20:40

      On 12 August 2007, a dreamlike summery day, around 80,000 people found their way to the Luftwaffen airbase Porz-Wahn near Cologne to celebrate the 50th…

    • Lelystad 2007 by: Nico

      June 10, 2008, 14:49

      Air show held at Lelystad 14. July 2007. Images bellow show following subjects: Fairchild Argus, Fokker S-11 from 'Fokker-Four' display team, Fokker D-VII…

    • Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace by: Nico

      June 9, 2008, 22:15

      The Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace (The Museum of Air and Space) is a French museum, located in the south-eastern edge of Le Bourget Airport, which is 10 km…

    • Gatwick Air Museum by: Robert

      June 8, 2008, 13:34

      The Gatwick Aviation Museum is located on the boundary of London Gatwick Airport in the village of Charlwood, Surrey. Originally started in 1987 by Peter…

    • Tweedekker Fly-in at Lelystad 2006 by: Nico

      June 4, 2008, 12:04

      Tweedekker fly in attract biplanes in flying condition from all of the world but as a special guest there is also some of monoplanes. This biplane fly-in was…

    • Air Show at Cuatro Vientos 2006 by: Robert

      June 3, 2008, 16:48

      Air Show at Cuatro Vientos is the largest one held in the Spain and images present event held on 3rd September 2006. This is very interesting place to see very…

    • Museo del Air at Cuatro Vientos by: Robert

      June 2, 2008, 15:42

      Cuatro Vientos is an area of the city of Madrid as well as housing the Museo del Aire it is also a Military Base it also has small air shows there. Grumman…

    • RIAT Fairford 2006 by: Robert

      June 2, 2008, 09:38

      RIAT Fairford is usually held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire which is a large base used infrequently by USAF deployments which makes it an ideal venue for…

    • Farnborough Air Show 2006 by: Robert

      June 1, 2008, 21:01

      Farnborough Air Show is the largest exhibition held in the UK and the 2006 Airshow was also the first exhibition presented by Farnborough International…

    • Biggin Hill 2006 by: Robert

      May 30, 2008, 15:55

      One of the very large air show held in the UK where unique collection of vintage airplanes is presented in airworthy condition. But interesting to see is also…

    • City of Norwich Aviation Museum by: Robert

      May 30, 2008, 09:50

      One of the many of museums in the UK is this small one- City of Norwich Aviation Museum. This Museum is located just off the A140 Norwich to Cromer road, on…

    • Flying Legends Air Show 2006 by: Robert

      May 27, 2008, 07:33

      One of the most visited air show in the UK. The show, presented in conjunction with the Duxford-based Fighter Collection, is a great event for both aviation…

    • North Weald by: Robert

      May 27, 2008, 07:01

      North Weald is not so well known as places such as Biggin Hill & Duxford but was active during World War II, It is not very far from Duxford. There are…

    • Douglas Skymaster by: Robert

      May 26, 2008, 23:44

      Here are some photos Robert took of Douglas C-54D Skymaster s/n 56498 taken at North Weald in June 2006 and this is the favorite plane of the author. Airplan…

    • East Midlands Aeropark by: Robert

      May 23, 2008, 20:30

      East Midlands Aeropark in its collection have very interesting British combat aircrafts. Images bellow present following airplanes: Supermarine Spitfire IX…

    • KLu Open Day at Leeuwarden AFB 2006 by: Nico

      May 23, 2008, 20:09

      These shots were taken on Friday 16 June 2006 during the KLu Open Day at Leeuwarden AFB. Imges bellow present following subjects: MIG-29 Polish AF, KLu solo…

    • Aviodrome Museum Lelystad by: Robert

      May 21, 2008, 16:20

      This is the well known museum from Holland. Last donation, Viggen, landed at Lelystad airport at 13.01.2006/13:40h. It was flown by captain Niklas Sandström.…

    • Middle Wallop by: Robert

      May 21, 2008, 16:08

      Middle Wallop from UK and some of the interesting aircrafts there: WAH-64 Apache AH1, Miles Magister s/n T9707, DHC1 Chipmunk T10 s/n WD325, Auster AOP6 s/n…

    • de Havilland museum by: Robert

      May 21, 2008, 15:54

      de Havilland had for a decades produced some of the very interesting aircrafts. Following aircrafts are presented on the images bellow: de Havilland DH-104…

    • Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum by: Robert

      May 20, 2008, 18:14

      Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum have in it's collection a lot of the reserved warplanes. Following aircraft are present on the images bellow: North…

    • Tangmere Military Aviation Museum by: Robert

      May 20, 2008, 16:23

      Tangmere Military Aviation Museum have in it's collection warplanes from WW2 up to the modern jets. Images bellow present following airplanes: Lockheed…

    • ILA 2006 by: Nico

      May 15, 2008, 14:57

      ILA-Berlin airshow is one of the greatest show in this part of Europe and images is from event held at 20.05.2006. Airplanes on images are: Antonov An-2,…

    • Shuttelworth collection by: Robert

      May 10, 2008, 16:34

      Shuttelworth collection from the UK is very interesting with the preserved planes as well replicas. Images bellow show following types: Avro 504K sn H5199,…

    • Yorkshire Air Museum by: Robert

      May 10, 2008, 10:07

      Here are some photos I took at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, Yorkshire UK. Following airplanes are present on the images bellow: Dassault Mirage IIIE…

    • Science Museum in London by: Robert

      May 9, 2008, 14:49

      Science Museum in London have in it's collection very interesting warplanes. Images bellow present following planes: Cierva C.30A s/n AP507, Roe Triplane…

    • Frankfurt C-47 by: Robert

      May 9, 2008, 14:29

      Sample of the famous C-47 transport plane preserved at Frankfurt airport, Germany. Robert Hodgson

    • Monino collection by: Nico

      May 9, 2008, 14:18

      One of the well known collection from Russia. On this page you have presented following airplanes: Antonov An-10A, Antonov An-22, Berezniak-Ischayev BI-1,…

    • Midland Air Museum by: Robert

      May 3, 2008, 16:16

      Very interesting collection mostly of the modern types of airplanes. Planes on images are as follows: Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star s/n 0-14419, North…

    • Duxford collection by: Robert

      May 2, 2008, 11:35

      Here are some of my photos from Duxford. Being a friend of Duxford is a way of contributing financially to the museum Duxford is home to quite a few aircraft…

    • Royal Air Force Museum Cosford by: Robert

      May 2, 2008, 10:14

      Here is the large installment of photos from the Royal Air Force Museum - Cosford. Planes presented on images are as follow: Lockheed SP-2H Neptune s/n 204,…

    • Imperial War Museum by: Robert

      May 2, 2008, 08:11

      Here are some of my photos taken at the Imperial War Museum in London which I hope you like. Few samples presented here: Heinkel He-162A-1 Salamander s/n…

    • Farnborough Air Sciences Museum by: Robert

      April 30, 2008, 16:37

      Farnborough Air Sciences Museum is maybe less know place with preserved airplanes but for sure is very interesting in every aspect. Airplane show on images…

    • RAF Museum Hendon by: Robert

      April 30, 2008, 14:35

      One of the most famous collection of preserved aircraft in the world- museum in Hendon. Images present following airplanes: Curtiss Kittyhawk IV s/n FX760,…

    • Australian Warbirds by: Srecko

      April 30, 2008, 09:23

      Very interesting images from the display held in Australia in 2005. Most of the photos were taken at my local airfield, some were taken at the RAAF Museum (ie…

    • Newark Air Museum by: Srecko

      April 29, 2008, 16:21

      Selection of images from this museum made by John Jarrat, member of restoration team. John Jarrat

    • PZL.11c in museum by: Srecko

      April 28, 2008, 13:09

      The PZL P.11 well known as “Jedenestka” was one of the most popular Polish aircraft in the 30’s. From all Pulawski’s fighters P.11 was produced in the…

  • Category: Collection  (33)

    Selected archive images from the Let Let Let members

    • Le Bourget 1965...... my first airshow! by: Nico

      March 23, 2017, 02:22

      Handley Page HP.115 XP841 At the age of 18 I made my first passenger flight in an airplane. I went on an organized trip by Fokker F-17 Friendship from the…

    • 35mm Colour slides - what to do with.... by: Nico

      January 29, 2017, 07:11

      I assume most of us have boxes full of 35 mm slides taken at airshows, aircraft exhibitions and Open Days. Before the digital camera took over, making slides…

    • B-47 by: Nico

      September 25, 2016, 03:04

      B-47 Stratojet These images arrived just too late to use them for the new Warplane book on the B-47 Stratojet. They are all from the collection of a…

    • Fiat G.91 by: Srecko

      September 9, 2016, 12:57

      Fiat G.91 The Fiat G.91 was an Italian jet fighter aircraft designed and built by Fiat Aviazione. The G.91 entered into operational service with the…

    • The Clement Adér Avion by: Nico

      August 25, 2016, 07:46

      The Frenchman Clement Adér was an inventor and electrical/mechanical engineer born on 2 April 1841. Already in the eighties and nineties of the 19th century…

    • Wolf Hagen collection by: Srecko

      February 1, 2015, 01:48

      The Priwall peninsula was used to 65 years ago intense than the airport and it lay in ruins along the way, concrete residues near the shore. It is great…

    • Rare aircraft photographs Pt. 1 by: Nico

      May 5, 2014, 01:23

      There seems to be a vivid E-bay market in aircraft photographs. Not all of these are rare; some were distributed by the thousands by aircraft manufacturers for…

    • Eighth Air Force by: Srecko

      July 4, 2013, 00:49

      The history of Eighth Air Force begins on 2 January 1942 with its activation at Savannah Air Base, Georgia. In quick order, on 5 January, Major General Carl…

    • Luftwaffe colour photos by: Nico

      April 25, 2013, 09:31

      During the Second World War some 1000 photographers were active on all German fronts to make propaganda shots for publication in well-known German magazines…

    • Junkers by: Srecko

      July 21, 2012, 02:15

      Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG (JFM), more commonly Junkers, was a major German aircraft manufacturer. It was founded by Hugo Junkers (3 February 1859…

    • The Koolhoven Story by: Nico

      January 24, 2012, 17:50

      In the Netherlands, Anthony Fokker is very well known as an aviation pioneer.  He was, however, not the only one who has founded an aviation factory. Another…

    • Canadian aircraft by: Nico

      February 17, 2011, 15:43

      anadian aircraft production has always more or less stood in the shadow of their big neighbor the U.S.A. In spite if this, Canada always had its own manufacture…

    • Aircraft production in Austria by: Nico

      December 4, 2010, 16:22

      Austria is not very well known for its aircraft production. However, this is not fully justified. The Phönix aicraft company started already at the First…

    • Aircraft of the Baltic States by: Nico

      July 5, 2010, 23:36

      Although the Baltic States Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania gained their independency shortly after the First World War, they were at the outbreak of the Second…

    • Italian aircraft types by: Nico

      September 17, 2009, 20:44

      The Italian aircraft manufacturers have a long history that goes back to the dawn of manned flight. Many pioneers like Caproni, the automobile manufacturer…

    • KNVvL photo archive by: Nico

      April 6, 2009, 22:04

      LetLetLet Warplanes has come into the possession of some 250 photos from the collection of the Dutch Royal Netherlands Aeronautical Society 'KNVvL'. Photos…

    • Focke Wulf Fw190 by: Nico

      March 23, 2009, 20:22

      Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger, was a German, single-seat, single-engine fighter and fighter bomber aircraft designed by Kurt Tank in the late '30s. It was used by…

    • Modern Warplanes by: Srecko

      September 3, 2008, 21:49

      This is the pack of the selected images of the modern combat airplanes. Images present operational airplanes, prototypes, special units and airplane in the…

    • Johannisthal by: Nico

      August 13, 2008, 21:28

      When Anthony Fokker went into serious aviation business it became soon evident that there was no place for him in his homeland The Netherlands. Instead he…

    • Sud Est SE.210 Caravelle by: Nico

      July 21, 2008, 13:52

      Designed by a team headed by Pierre Satre, the Sud Est Caravelle was one of the most innovative and original jetliners of the fifties. With a nose section…

    • WW2 Various Arado and Heinkel by: Killian

      July 3, 2008, 21:49

      Images of early Arado and Heinkel prototypes, trainer and seaplanes from the late 1920s and early 1930s. All but one photo come from an Luftwaffen photographers…

    • Various combat types by: Nico

      May 27, 2008, 16:03

      Images of the various combat planes, starting with Albatros WW1 combat plane up to the modern jet age. Most of the images show German airplanes and prototypes.…

    • Postcards by: Nico

      May 10, 2008, 14:27

      Aviation is very interesting subject and images of aviation were used for the postcard from the early days. Small selection show here were black and white…

    • Early Yugoslav Jets by: Srecko

      May 10, 2008, 10:28

      Yugoslav designer have made several patent in the sphere of the jet propulsion before the WW2 and there is also few attempt in Yugoslav Kingdom to made…

    • WW2 various RAF types by: Mick

      May 7, 2008, 23:12

      1. Brewster B-339B Buffalo Mk.I (AS417) Royal Navy This was one of fourty B-339Bs ordered by Belgium. The first,  while being delivered early May, 1940, ended…

    • Fokker D.XXIII by: Nico

      May 6, 2008, 23:21

      Fokker D.XXIII was very interesting design with push/ pull powerplants.

    • Fokker D.XVII by: Nico

      May 6, 2008, 22:01

      Fokker D.XVII is maybe one of the finest shaped fighter before WW2.

    • Fokker D.XVI by: Nico

      May 6, 2008, 21:51

      Outstanding set of images of Fokker D.XVI

    • Fokker D.XIV by: Nico

      May 6, 2008, 21:41

      Interesting monoplane of Fokker design.

    • Fokker D.XIII by: Nico

      May 6, 2008, 21:36

      Classic Fokker design.

    • Fokker D.VIII by: Nico

      May 6, 2008, 17:42

      Fokker E.VIII was parasol fighter design used in Germany in WW1. But many of them seen post war service. Images here present some in post war Dutch markings. …

    • Fokker D.XI by: Nico

      May 6, 2008, 17:36

      Less know but very interesting Fokker desing from the interwar period.

    • Belgian AF by: Nico

      May 6, 2008, 17:27

      Selected images of the post WW2 Belgian fighters.

  • Category: Aerospace  (17)

    News from the aviation world and industry

    • Model aircraft day at the Aviodrome by: Nico

      July 6, 2014, 04:12

      On Saturday 5 July 2014 the Dutch branch of the I.P.M.S. had organized at the Aviodrome theme park museum, Lelystad airport a model builder's day. The meeting…

    • New P-51D Mustang in the Netherlands by: Nico

      January 1, 2012, 16:35

      The Dutch Stichting Vroege Vogels SVV (Foundation Early Birds) acquired already in 1993 the P-51D 'Miss Ashley' from the United States. Here, it was used for a…

    • Aviodrome closes its gates! by: Nico

      December 22, 2011, 20:38

      The Aviodrome Theme Park Museum at Lelystad Airport in the Netherlands was since a few months in serious financial problems. This has finally resulted in its…

    • Fokker 100 for Aviodrome Theme Park Museum 23 June 2010 by: Nico

      June 23, 2010, 22:05

      One of the many airline companies operating the successful Fokker 100 is KLM. Although Fokker went already bankrupt in 1996 their aircraft continued to fly,…

    • McRobertson race by: Nico

      July 9, 2009, 09:11

      To celebrate the fact that 75 years ago the famous McRobertson race from London to Australia was held, the Aviodrome Theme Park Museum had organized in the…

    • Caudron C.460 Rafale replica presented at Le Bourget by: Nico

      June 26, 2009, 13:08

      In 1936 a French racing plane, the Caudron C-460 Rafale won both the Greve and the Thompson Trophy race in the United States flown by the famous French pilot…

    • Aviodrome Theme Park Museum Gets Gloster Meteor! by: Nico

      April 3, 2009, 13:33

      On 17 February 2009 a Gloster Meteor F.8 was donated to the Aviodrome Theme Park Museum. at Lelystad Airport. It was donated by mr. Aart van Wijk, a former…

    • P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Homebasing Announced by: admin

      January 4, 2009, 23:52

      The Department of the Navy announced on January 2nd 2009 its decision to provide facilities and functions to base five fleet squadrons of the P-8A Multi-Mission…

    • Exhibition- Gerben Sonderman 1908-1955 by: Nico

      December 14, 2008, 22:30

      Exhibition Gerben Sonderman 1908-1955- a born pilot, resistance man and friend of the Prince On Saturday 13 December 2008, Wouter Sonderman, the son of the…

    • Belgrade Air show 2008 by: admin

      October 22, 2008, 18:30

      The Belgrade air show took place above Kalemegdan fortress on October 19th 2008. Organizers dedicated this show to Istvan Kanas, a pilot who crashed recently…

    • High-Energy Laser Fires for First Time by: Mick

      September 27, 2008, 17:19

      The high-energy laser installed earlier this year on the Missile Defense Agency's Airborne Laser (ABL) aircraft fired successfully Sept. 7 in a ground test at…

    • G-4 crash on Batajnica by: admin

      September 24, 2008, 20:46

      Today 24th September 2008 a Serbian Air force G-4 Super Galeb (Super Seagull) crashed on Batajnica airfield near Belgrade. Plane crashed just two minutes…

    • New generation of aircraft paints by: Nico

      September 22, 2008, 14:01

      Aircraft paint coatings have to be of a very high quality since they will have to last for a long time under extremely severe temperature and weather conditions…

    • Active Electronically Scanned Array by: Mick

      September 13, 2008, 12:49

      AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) radars offer improvements over previous technologies. They are more sensitive, have better operational “uptime”…

    • Micro Air Vehnicle by: admin

      September 4, 2008, 07:41

      An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an unpiloted aircraft. UAVs can be remote controlled or fly autonomously based on pre-programmed flight plans or more…

    • First flight of Dutch Yak-3 by: Srecko

      August 29, 2008, 00:41

      Finally great news coming from Netherlands- Yak-3 with radial engine is finally airborne and images and movies bellow show it in action. Airplane is full metal…

    • F-35 Inlet Duct Drilling by: admin

      August 18, 2008, 12:40

      A world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management, Dassault Systèmes, announced today that Variation Reduction Solutions (VRSI), Inc. has selected DELMIA…