Aircraft Reference

Artiklar med flygplansreferenser

text by Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro photos by Harald Barth and Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro In the heady days after the Second World War, experimentation with jet engines and new wing configurations was rife and lots of futuristic designs were tested and even more proposed. Fairey started experimenting with delta aircraft with the Fairey […]

BAC 221 in Detail

 text and photos by Magnus Fridsell The CR 42 came into Swedish service via Finland. During the winter war the Finish Air Force ordered a few CR 42 aircraft. They arrived too late to see service in the winter war and for some reason Finns sold them to the Swedish […]

Fiat CR 42 Falco (J 11) in Detail

by Martin Waligorski Initially conceived as an upgraded, thin-wing Typhoon, the Tempest reached the ultimate in piston fighter performance. The Tempest Mk.II was designed to accommodate the Bristol Centaurus radial engine, thus loosing its beard-type radiator so typical for the Napier Sabre-powered Typhoons and Tempests. The prototype Tempest II made […]

Hawker Tempest Mk II in Detail

by Martin Waligorski Introduction Sometimes referred to as Salamander, the Heinkel He 162 was a rushed attempt to provide a mass-produced fighter that would stem the Allied bombing offensive on Germany. It was submitted by Heinkel to meet an 8 September 1944 requirement for a simple, lightweight jet fighter. The […]

Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger in Detail

by Martin Waligorski Introduction Did you already buy an Airfix 1/48 kit of a late mark Spitfire/Seafire? If not, you might want to reconsider – as of this writing it is certainly one of the most excellent Airfix kits ever! For all those who have it, here is a walk-around […]

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk 24 in Detail

by Martin Waligorski Introduction Grumman F4F Wildcat has been a popular modelling subject during recent years, the interest undobtedly boosted by some attractive new kits of this robust aircraft – Tamiya in 1/48th scale, and Hasegawa in 1/72nd, to name just two of them. Although we don’t have a proper […]

Grumman F4F Wildcat in Detail

by Martin Waligorski   Could IPMS Stockholms’ web site do without a Bf-109 walkaround? Of course not, so here it is… I took the pictures at the National Air & Space Museum, Washington D.C. during my visit in Autumn 1996. The Bf-109 featured is an early series G-6 with framed […]

Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 in Detail

by Martin Waligorski The problem with Yak fighters Some modellers asked me before through the net about the Soviet Yakovlev Yak-1 fighter, its variants, camouflage and general info. This little article describes what I could find out about the subject. Surprisingly little is known about the Yak fighters in western […]

The Confusion About Yak-1

The article about weapons and equipment for the A32A Strike Aircraft has been updated with new loadcharts and new profiles: Klick here on this elegant link to get to the new stuff A fantastic amount of Lansenmania can be found on Erik Gustavsson homepage PLASTICWARFARE, talk about crawlarounds!! Happy modeling […]

Arming your Swedish A32A Lansen

  By Lars Befring The Swedish A32A Lansen was the first truly modern attack airplane to enter the Swedish AF, when brought into service in the spring of 1956 it had one primary task: Defeat the Soviet naval invasion fleet! and as a secondary mission, strike at the enemy if […]

Weapons and Equipment A32A Lansen

Lansen walkaround på Plastic Warfare: Henrik Bergman på Swedish Airforce Historic Flight stod idag värd för ett studiebesök av mig och Magnus Billestedt, så att vi skulle kunna dokumentera Lansen för alla modellbyggares räkning. Jag fotade så kameran glödde, och här är 300+ bilder som jag hoppas ska svara på […]

Lansen walkaround