August 1, 1943

  Operation Tidal Wave: B-24 Liberators from five Bombardment Groups of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces, 178 planes in all, attack the heavily defended Ploesti oil refinery in Romania. The raid caused significant damage but not did result in meaningful...

September 2-3, 1916

  A German zeppellin on a night bombing raid over Great Britain is shot down for the first time since the raids began one year before.  The pilot, Lieutenant Leefe-Robinson of the Royal Flying Corps, is awarded the Victoria Cross. Share this:Click to share on...
March 25, 1958

March 25, 1958

First flight of the Avro CF-105 Arrow, Canada’s revolutionary long-range interceptor.  Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on...
March 19, 1909

March 19, 1909

A Wright aeroplane is included among the aircraft displayed at the International Aero and Motor-Boat Exhibition in London. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...
June 26, 1948

June 26, 1948

June 26, 1948: United States begins the Berlin Airlift in response to Russian blockade of Western ground access to West Berlin.  Together with the Royal Air Force, the U.S. Military Air Transport Command would transport over 2.3 million tons of food, coal and other...
Albatros D.III (Oef)

Albatros D.III (Oef)

Albatros D.III (Oef) by Blue Max 1/48 scale Cost: $35.00 Decals: Three versions Comments: Very nice multimedia kit with specialized parts for 3 individual versions History Manufactured under license from the German Albatros mbH, Johannistal, the Oeffag...
Halberstadt CI.II

Halberstadt CI.II

Halberstadt C1.II by Blue Max 1/48 scale Kit No. 633 Price: $35.00 Decals: One version – Imperial German Air Service Comments: Limited run injection molded kit; white metal detail parts for cockpit (internal bracing), engine, machine guns, support struts, and...
Lavochkin La-5

Lavochkin La-5

Lavochkin La-5 by Zvezda 1/48 scale Kit No. 4803 Cost: $22.00 Decals: 3 versions – all Soviet Air Force during WWII Comments: New tooling, engraved panel lines, complete engine and gun bay with internal structural frame History The LaGG-3 Soviet fighter employed...
Messerschmitt Bf 109E

Messerschmitt Bf 109E

Bf 109 E-3/E-4 by Amodel 1/72 scale Kit No. 72117 Cost: $15.00 – 20.00 Decals: Seven (7) versions – Luftwaffe E-4/N piloted by Adolf Galland, 1940-41; Romanian Air Force E-3; Armee de l’Aire E-3, November 1939; Swiss Air Force E-3, Summer 1939;...
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