Showing posts from June, 2010

C-160D Luftwaffe Transall Walk Around

C-160D Transall Luftwaffe

Rolls Royce TyneRty.20 (Mk 22/45) turboprop (4,549 kw/6100hp)

landing gear



Sturmgeschütz III Gallery

StuG III Ausf. F/8 (Sd.Kfz.142/1 ) at Belgrade Military Museum, Serbia.

The "StuG" III was designed to fill an infantry close support combat role. These versions were known as the Sturmgeschütz 40 Ausführung F, Ausf. F/8. From F/8. StuG III was equipped with a high-velocity 7.5 cm StuK 40 L/48 gun and becomes standard until the very last of the Ausf. G. (Sd.Kfz 142/1: September-December 1942, 250 produced).

PBY4 Catalina Flying Boat 1/72 scale

Produced by Consolidated Aircraft PBY "Catalina" was one of the most widely used multi-role aircraft of WWII. "Catalina" were deployed in practically all of the operational theatres of World War II, PBYs were used in patrol bombing, anti submarine, escort and search and rescue missions.
This version PBY-4 was the last of the early versions powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-1830-72 (1050hp) Twin Wasp engines, with new propeller spinners, blisters over waist guns (later units).
Only 33 where built by order (including one initial as a XBPY-4 which later became the XBPY-5A).

This is my model of PBY4 Catalina Flying Boat in 1/72 scale by Academy.
This model is 99% out of the box, and painted with (US WWII standard) gunze colors, to represent Catalina in the Philippines.

Erich Hartmann's "White 2"

When Erich Hartmann went to Germany on convalescent leave, his "white 2" was flown by Uffz. Herbert Meissler. On 28th of May (1943) his aircraft was damaged by LaGG-3 and he was obliged to make a forced landing in enemy territory and was captured.
Later, the aircraft was filmed for propaganda purposes by Soviets...

This is my model of Me-109G4/R6 in 1/72 scale by Fine Molds, painted with gunze colors, OOB, extratech seatbelts and some extra detail in cockpit.