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1/48 Trumpeter Supermarine Attacker F.1

The Attacker developed from a Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter jet project, under Air Ministry Specification E.10 of 1944 (the E for experimental). The design of the Attacker used the laminar flow straight-wings of the Supermarine Spiteful, a piston-engined fighter intended to replace the Supermarine Spitfire, and what became the Attacker was originally referred to as the "Jet Spiteful".  The project was intended to provide an interim fighter for the RAF while another aircraft, the Gloster

Trumpeter 1/48 Mig 21F-13

The MiG-21 was the Soviet Union's first truly modern, second-generation jet fighter. Testing began in 1956, and the first version entered service in 1960 as the MiG-21F-13. Soviet designers developed a unique "tailed delta" configuration with a very thin delta wing, which gave the aircraft maneuverability, high speed, good medium-altitude performance, and adequate takeoff and landing characteristics. The MiG-21 became the standard Soviet clear-air interceptor. With the addition of radar, more powerful engines, and other modifications,

1/48 Kitty Hawk F-35B Lightning II

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fifth generation multirole fighters under development to perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with stealth capability.The F-35 has three main models; the F-35A is a conventional takeoff and landing variant, the F-35B is a short take off and vertical-landing variant, and the F-35C is a carrier-based variant. The F-35 is descended from the X-35, the product of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

Revell 1/48 EA-6A Wild Weasel

Developed as an evolutionary variant of the original Grumman A2F-1H, the sophisticated EA-6A was constructed in the mid-sixties as a dedicated Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) aircraft. Its primary mission was to "jam" enemy surface-to-air missile radar emissions to protect U.S. Navy and Marine attack aircraft. Revell 1/48 EA-6A Wild Weasel Here is a kit I've got with a gift card someone gave me from my local hobby shop. I did no research on this

1/48 Academy F-4B Built Photos

Here it is, the final installment of the Academy 1/48 F-4B review. Seems like just a few weeks ago, when we posted with great excitement pictures of the new tooling for this model kit. It is here, from tiny plastic granules to a nicely engineered precision model kit on my shelf. I seldom do work-in-progress posts because of time limitations. But I had to make an exception for this one. It has been quite a

Academy F-4B sprues & Work In Progress

New Academy 1/48 F-4B

Well, and here it is. For the last 7 to 8 weeks in a row, 1 of our most visited pages (followed by the Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck) has been the Academy 1/48 Phantom F-4B. I'm pleased to announce the pictures of the sprues. They are in a large size format so you can enjoy them better. This page will not only showcase the pictures of the sprues for the Academy F-4B, it will also feature

Tamiya HAWK Mk.66 “SWISS AIR FORCE”

Since its first flight in 1974, the Hawk has been used by the RAF as a training/light combat aircraft. The Adour 151 turbofan engine which has a 2,360kg maximum takeoff weight was fitted to the 11m long, 5.7 tons lightweight fuselage. In addition to the 30mm gun pod, the Hawk could carry up to 3 tons of ordnance such as AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles.  The Hawk which has been operated by 16 countries as well as

1/48 Trumpeter F-100C Super Sabre

The F-100 History: The North American F-100 Super Sabre was a supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1954 to 1971 and with the Air National Guard (ANG) until 1979.  The first of the Century Series collection of USAF jet fighters, it was the first USAF fighter capable of supersonic speed in level flight.  The F-100 was originally designed by North American Aviation as a higher performance follow-on to

Revell 1/48 SU-25 Frogfoot

The Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO reporting name: "Frogfoot") is a single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft developed in the Soviet Union by the Sukhoi Design Bureau. It was designed to provide close air support for the Soviet Ground Forces. The first prototype made its maiden flight on 22 February 1975. After testing, the aircraft went into series production in 1978 at Tbilisi in the Soviet Republic of Georgia. Russian air and ground forces nicknamed it "Grach" ("Rook"). Early variants

Revell 1/48 Consolidated B-24D Liberator

Here it is, as promised during the last few weeks. This is the 1:48 scale B-24D Liberator from Revell.  This model kits has its age, but has managed the test of time based on previous Revell models I've built from around the same molding period.  The kit comes with some vintage 1/48 scale figures that most likely you have or will see in other Revell models. This model is big, so make sure you have

Tamiya 1/48 Douglas A-1H Skyraider U.S Navy

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (formerly AD) was an American single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the late 1940s and early 1980s. It became a piston-powered, propeller-driven anachronism in the jet age, and was nicknamed "Spad", after a French World War I fighter.The Skyraider had a remarkably long and successful career, even inspiring its straight-winged, slow-flying, jet-powered successor, the A-10 Thunderbolt II.  It was operated by the United States Navy (USN), the U.S. Marine Corps

Italeri’s Venezuela’s F-16 Falcon ’20 Años’

Venezuela was the first Latin-American country who got permission from the US to buy F-16s. They stayed the sole operator in Southern America untill Chile received their new F-16s in the course of 2005.  In May 1982, the government of Venezuela signed an agreement to buy 18 block 15 F-16A's and six Block 15 F-16B's to replace the fleet of Mirage III interceptors and Mirage 5 ground-attack aircraft serving with the Fuerza Aérea Venezolana. This

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