The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (飛燕, "flying swallow") is a Japanese World War II fighter aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service. The Japanese Army designation was "Army Type 3 Fighter" (三式戦闘機). Allied pilots initially believed Ki-61s were Messerschmitt Bf 109s and later an Italian aircraft, which led to the Allied reporting name of "Tony", assigned by the United States War Department. It was the only mass-produced Japanese fighter of the war to use
With the release of the New Kitty 1/32nd scale OV-10A, a new (to me) company announced a sheet of decals specifically for this kit. AOA Decals has released a sheet of US Navy and USMC Broncos in both 1/32nd and 1/72nd scales. What attracted me can be seen on the fuel pod in the cropped image below: After all, my Internet name is sharkmouth! Visiting the web site, I saw that the sheet
Suppressing enemy air defenses is a crucial, highly demanding, and highly dangerous mission. It amounts, tactically to a deadly game of hide and seek in which hidden SAM batteries try to down lurking aircraft before they themselves are destroyed. The F-4 Phantom II was one of the most potent 'Wild Weasel' aircraft of the last several decades. These aircraft played a key role in conflicts from Vietnam to Desert Storm. Kit features access ladder, choice
The Avia S-199 was a propeller-driven fighter aircraft built after World War II by the two aircraft factories in Czechoslovakia: one of them officially called závod Avia (Avia Plant) (1946–48) and závod Avia-Jiřího Dimitrova (Avia-George Dimitroff-Plant, 1948–49) in Čakovice near Prague, as a post-war corporative part of the Automobilové závody, n.p. [Automotive Works, National Corp.], and the other one called závod Vysočany (Vysočany Plant, 1948–49) in Prague, as a corporative part of Letecké závody, n.p.
Highly regarded as one of the world's leading lightweight multi-purpose fighters, the F-16 Fighting Falcon is capable of precision attack during air-to-air and air-to-surface combat. The success of the F-16 comes from its precision control, with aerodynamic body design combining with innovative electronic fly-by-wire technology for precision maneuvering at both low and high speeds, and low and high altitudes. Fitted with one single turbo jet engine, the F- 16 has a top speed of over
Finally, 80 hours working on this beautiful model and I can just consider it done. This beautiful Phantom F-4J is part of a group build from the Fine Scale Modeler's Forums. I guess I was the 1st one from the group build to finish this project. For this group build I chose Tamiya's kit # 60306. I might say that out of those 80 hours, around 15 hours went into the ejection seats. I'm an OOB
This kit from Kinetic was built about 6 months ago. The kit comes with what it looks some clunky parts and sprues (thick) especially on the wings but overall fit is very good and for the price, you'll get a quite n ice surface detail is quite accurate based on my picture references. Even without an after market cockpit resin kit which can be as expensive as the kit itself, it finishes up an impressive