Here are some articles of interest.

Aces & Aircraft of World War I

Aces and Aircraft of World War I by Christopher Campbell Copyright 1981, Blandford Press, Great Britain This is a highly informative volume on the early days of military aviation, with 160 illustrations. Aces and Aircraft of World War I chronicles the birth of...

Best Phantom Ejection Seats

The Best Phantom Ejection Seats For those modelers who want a truly detailed F-4 Phantom cockpit, if you are building in 1/72 scale, most out-of-the-box cockpits are not enough. The only truly detailed Phantom driver’s “office” I’ve seen in 1/72 was in the...

Blue Moon Over Cuba

Blue Moon Over Cuba: Aerial Reconnaissance during the Cuban Missile Crisis by Captain William B. Ecker USN (ret.) and Kenneth V. Jack Copyright 2012 by Osprey Publishing; Oxford (United Kingdom) Blue Moon Over Cuba, based largely on the previously unpublished memoir...

Ghosts of the Air

Ghosts of the Air by Martin Caidin Copyright 1997 by Barnes & Noble; New York Just in time for Halloween, this re-issued publication of true-life supernatural accounts in the aviation world will make those who don’t believe in ghosts think twice....

Il-2 Sturmovik Exhausts

Quickboost 1/48 Exhausts for Accurate Miniatures IL-2 Sturmovik Cost: $5.95 Kit No. QB48079 Comments: Realism at an affordable price Quickboost has released a set of engine exhausts for that famous flying tank hunter of the Eastern Front, the Accurate...

Mk 54 Depth Charges

Mk 54 Depth Charges with Bomb Racks by Attack Squadron 1/72 scale Kit No. 72003 Price: $9.35 (7 Euros) Comments: Resin with photo-etched details; great for detailing 1/72 WWII anti-submarine aircraft Attack Squadron, a Polish manufacturer, has released a long-sought...

Night Hurricanes

Night Hurricanes – Hawker Hurricane decals by Eagle Strike In 2002, Eagle Strike released a set of markings for night intruder Hurricanes, Set No. 48124, that provide four striking versions of the Hurricane Mk.IIc employed from 1941-42, carrying the war to the...

The Other Missiles of October

The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy and the Jupiters 1957-1963 By Philip Nash University of North Carolina Press, Copyright 1997   The Other Missiles of October highlights an often overlooked but critical component of the history of the Cuban...

Quickboost Phantom Seats

Quickboost 1/72 F-4 Phantom Ejection Seats Kit No. QB72011 Cost: $5.95 Comments: Excellent, Crisp Detail for a reasonable price (Editor’s Note: Although an earlier article, “Best Phantom Seats” featured a strong sampling of many of the top...

Part P-51 Detail Set

Part P-51 Mk. III Detail Set Cost: $12.00 Kit No. 72-018 Comments: Excellent Detail set for those with AMS Part has produced a fine detail set for 1/72 P-51B’s. Although specifically designed for the Revell-Germany Mustang Mk.III, a variant of the P-51B, with...

Rat Hunter Knock Off

While thumbing through the December 2014 issue of Scale Aviation Modeler International, Hangar 47’s webmaster discovered the unimaginable… a major Chinese company (Trumpeter/Easy Model) had copied the original hand-painted nose art featured on this...

Using Aftermarket Parts

Using Aftermarket Parts Aftermarket Parts: Are they worth it? State-of-the-art modeling today involves injection molded plastic kits that, aided by computers and lasers, come from molds that are a quantum leap ahead of the kits of the 1960’s, 70’s and even ‘80’s in...

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