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...
IAI Kfir C2/ C7

IAI Kfir C2/ C7

IAI Kfir by AMK (Avantgarde Model Kits) 1/72 scale Kit No. 86002 Cost: $26.99 Decals: Five versions – One each for the air forces of Colombia and Ecuador, two for Israel, and one for a private American defense contractor, Airborne Tactical Advantage Company...
Aces & Aircraft of World War I

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...

Accurate Miniatures

A so-so manufacturer of … Douglas SBD Dauntless Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless by Accurate Miniatures 1/48 scale Kit No. 3412 Cost: $25.00 Decals: One version – for an SBD-5 of VB-16 aboard the U.S.S. Lexington, Battle of Tarawa, November 1943 Comments:...

Airfix

An excellent modeling company… BE2c (Airfix) Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c by Airfix 1/72 scale Kit No. A02101 Cost: $12.00 Decals: Two versions, one for Royal Flying Corps, the second for Royal Naval Air Service, both during 1916 Comments: New tooling;...

Amodel

kljsdf k jskldfj sdk  sdfksd fks dk sfd fkskf ksdf Polikarpov I-190 The I-190 was an experimental development of the Russian I-153 biplane fighter that never saw active service. Amodel’s I-190 features delicate engraved panel lines and skis. Share this:Click to...
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