Transall C.160G in 1/72 by Heller

(December 2002)             In January 1959 French and German aeroplane manufacturing companies created the Transporter Allianze to design and build a new medium range short take off and landing transport to serve with French and German military forces, replacing the ageing Nord Noratlas cargo aeroplanes.  The first Transall flew in 1963 and the first production … More Transall C.160G in 1/72 by Heller

Bereznyak-Isaev BI in 1/72 by Eastern Express

(December 2002)             If anything, the Russians were more advanced in rocket design and development than the Germans by the beginning of World War Two.  Experiments into using rockets for many purposes including air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles were conducted by an official development bureau, the RN11, that was formally established in 1934 to coordinate research … More Bereznyak-Isaev BI in 1/72 by Eastern Express

Bloch 200 in 1/72 by KP

(December 2002)             In 1932 the French Air Ministry issued specifications for a five-seat night bomber and received eight proposals from five companies.  The Bloch design for an all metal cantilever high-wing monoplane was selected as the principal bomber in the four seater class for the Armée de l’Air (the Farnam design was also selected … More Bloch 200 in 1/72 by KP

Handley Page Victor B.2 in 1/72 by Matchbox

(November 2002)             The period immediately after World War II saw development of a wide and amazing range of new aeroplane designs intended to make best use of the latest developments in aerodynamics and jet engines.  One that captured the mood of those times was the Handley Page HP.80 which had its genesis in design … More Handley Page Victor B.2 in 1/72 by Matchbox

Airbus Industrie A.300B-4 in 1/144 by Airfix

(September 2002)             By the 1960s it seemed that European aviation manufacturers had lost out to the competition of the United States airliner manufacturers; Boeing, Douglas and Lockheed all had significant airliners in production.  Early planning of a European constructed wide body airliner to suit European conditions began in the mid 1960s in Britain, France … More Airbus Industrie A.300B-4 in 1/144 by Airfix