DeHavilland Hornet F.1 in 1/72 by Special Hobby

(November 2003)             In between the Mosquito and the Vampire the deHavilland company had spare design capacity that was turned to several projects, finally emerging as the DH-103 Hornet.  It was a highly evolved piston engine fighter designed around two especially developed Merlin engines of low frontal area and calling upon the experience gained from … More DeHavilland Hornet F.1 in 1/72 by Special Hobby

Lockheed F-117A in 1/72 by Academy

(October 2003)             Following the invention of radar just before the beginning of World War II it became increasingly difficult for warplanes to reach their targets unannounced.  By the end of the war radar was an important weapon in defence against air attacks and thereafter radar, in league with air defence weaponry, made defence against … More Lockheed F-117A in 1/72 by Academy

MiG Ye-152A (Flipper) in 1/144 by Otaki

(August 2003)             Development of the MiG Ye-152 began with the Ye-150, a technology demonstrator optimised as a short range interceptor with a single Turmansky R-15 engine of 10150kg thrust, possibly capable of intercepting the U-2s that the United States had begun flying over Russia.  Only one Ye-150 was built and it flew for the … More MiG Ye-152A (Flipper) in 1/144 by Otaki

Boeing 747-200 in 1/144 by MPC

(June 2003)             It would be no exaggeration to say that Boeing’s 747 revolutionised air transport.  The huge airliner, designed to carry around 400 passengers, was more than double the capacity of the second generations of jet powered airliners such as the Boeing 707 and the Douglas DC-8.  This high capacity offered new operational economies … More Boeing 747-200 in 1/144 by MPC

Airbus A.330s and A.340s in 1/144 by Revell

A.340-300 (June 2003)             The origins of the Airbus A.340 lie in the decision made in 1970 to form Airbus Industrie, a multinational European effort to design and construct a high capacity twin-jet transport in competition to United States manufacturers and to serve the route characteristics of many European airlines.  The original A.300 laid the … More Airbus A.330s and A.340s in 1/144 by Revell