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Deriving from the Messerschmitt Me 262 A, the B-1a/U1 version was developed to produce a night time reaction bomber intended to check the numerous allied bomber air raids over the skies of Germany in the last phase of World War II. Equipped with the characteristic Neptun system antenna masts on its nose, it was characterised with a two-man fuselage which housed the pilot and the radar operator. Like the one-man Me 262 A version, it was powered by two Junker Jumo 004-B jet propulsion engines that brought it to a record speed, for the 1940’s, of 870 Km/h at a 6,000 metre altitude, making it about 150 Km/h faster than any other allied piston engine bomber. Heavily armed with 4 MK 108 30mm cannons, it arrived at operation units too late and with only a few models, but it quickly obtained a good number of victories over the allied airplanes.
The Mustang is one of the worlds best known airplanes and was without doubt the best fighter plane of World War II. It was built in record time in 1943 for the European campaign and was well suited to fight the BF-109s and FW-190s of the German Luftwaffe.
As the Volkswagen 82 (Kubelwagen) proved very successful during the campaign in Poland, it was necessary to produce everincreasing numbers of this vehicle. Later, Ferdinand Porsche developed an amphibian version of this car, called the Schwimmwagen. The light weight of this vehicle (about 1/2 ton) permitted crossing of muddy areas, since only two men were sufficient to keep this vehicle moving. For reconnaissance and liaison missions, water had to be crossed frequently, which was impossible with other vehicles.
The Hawker Hurricane has been the most widely used fighter by the British Royal Air Force at the beginning of World War II. The Hurricane was powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin 12-cylinders, liquid-cooled, with more than 1,000 HP. The eight 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, which equipped it , guaranteed a good firepower. Although it was slower and more antiquated, for aerodynamic design, then the famous "colleague" with whom it shared the
The Eurofighter project, developed from the second half of the 80s by a consortium of European companies, had the aim of realizing an advanced multi-role combat aircraft strongly specialized in interception. The result of the project is the "Typhoon" that is one of the best air superiority fighter in the world. Its aerodynamic design is characterized by canard-delta wings. Thanks to its two Eurojet EJ200 turbofan engines, the Typhoon is able to reach a maximum speed of Mach 2. The on board technology, enhanced by fly-by-wire control system, allows to obtain a great maneuverability in air combat duties. To celebrate the 100 years from the establishment of Italian Air Force fighter Squadrons in First World War, the “Gruppi di Volo” have realised on the modern Typhoons four captivating commemorative liveries.
Russian helicopter gunship and transport, primary production variant. Kit has fine engraved panel lines, detailed tandem cockpits with seated aircrew, full engines and gear box, well detailed cargo bay interior, poseable crew doors and access hatches, optional exhaust suppressors, excellent rotorhead, choice of chin turrets (4-barrel YakB-12.7 machine gun or twin-barrel GSh-23L cannon), plus winglets with ample stores (fuel tanks, UPK-23-250 cannon pods, B-8V20 rocket launchers and 9K114 Shturm AT missile launchers). Ex-Zvezda mold. Decals and painting reference for (2) aircraft: Czech Air Force No 3361 of the 221st Attack Helicopter Squadron, 2011 and Soviet VVS 'Yellow 40' of the 337th OBVP, 1993 - includes stencil data and instrument markings.
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This versatile tool makes installing small nails into model railroad track, doll-houses or planking on wooden model ships simple and permanent. Features include sturdy wooden handle with adjustable spring-loaded shaft and a magnetized post to securely hold nails.
The new German army made use of the experiences collected in World War I to realize their modern reconstruction based on motorization. In spite of the limitations of the Treaty of Versailles able commanders introduced civilian vehicles into the army, thus creating a motorized mentality. In 1940 already, a battalion consisting of 3 to 4 companies each equipped with 52 motorcycles with sidecars and 4 motorcy-cles (single), was integrated into the motorized infantry and the armored divisions. Moreover, motorcycles were present in nearly all other Wehrmacht units, especially with the reconaissance units and the command, as well as the pioneer and the supply units. Produced in 16.500 units, the BMW R 75 together with the Zijndapp KS 750 formed the nucleus of the motorized units on all theatres of operations, especially in Africa and in Russia. The motorcycle was armored with an MG 34 mounted on the sidecar. On the road, it reached a maximum speed of 92 Km/h.
The Mk. V version of the spitfire was introduced with the Royal Air force in 1941 in order to replace the preceding Mk. I, the backbone of the battle of Britain. This model was extensively used on all theatres until the end of the war despite the appearance of more modern aircraft. Its manoeuvrability and sturdiness made it possible to successfully oppose most enemy aircraft. This Spitfire version employed in North Africa was characterized by various anti-sand filters used for the main air intake in order to operate from improvised desert airfields.
The A-10 Thunderbolt II was developed by Fairchild Republic in the seventies with the purpose to create, accordingly the needs of USAF, a powerful aircraft capable to perform close air support missions including attacking tanks and armoured vehicles. The Thunderbolt II is heavily armoured and exceptionally tough. It is characterised by the two General Electric turbofan engines and the adoption of one of the most powerful aircraft gun ever flown : the 30 mm. GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling. Thanks to its eleven underwing and under fuselage pillars, the A-10 can carry an impressive offensive pay-load. The A-10 was used in combat for the first time during the Gulf War in 1991 and it has showed its operational effectiveness destroying more than 900 enemy tanks.
Tamiya Acrylic Model Paint paints are made from water-soluble Acrylic Model Paint resins and are excellent for either brush or spray painting. These paints can be used on styrol resins, styrofoam, wood, plus all the common model plastics. The paint covers well, flows smoothly with no blushing or fading, and can be blended easily. Each bottle contains 23ml.
The Range Rover Classic can be considered a milestone in the history of off-road vehicles. It was produced in numerous variants and versions from 1970 to 1996. It was the first vehicle produced under the "Range Rover" brand and from 1981 it was available in the two- or four-door version. Thanks to its 4x4 traction and its sturdy structure, simple for construction but very reliable, the Range Rover was able to achieve very good off-road performances. The vehicle was able to obtain, very soon, good commercial success all over the World. The Range Rover, furthermore, was widely used by bodybuilders to create numerous special versions able to satisfy satisfy all types of needs. It has also been used by Police Departments, Security Services and a lot of Public Services Fleet.
The U.S. Navys first super-fighter, the F-14, was developed partially on the basis of experience gained with the F-111, a multi-role plane designed by General Dynamics, the Navy version of which, the F111B, was built by Grumman. The F-14A first flew on 21st December 1970, and production-line models started reaching squadrons in 1973. Squadrons VF-1 and VF-2 accompanied the last voyage of the aircraft carrier Enterprise in Vietnam, yet never saw combat. The Tomcat would not see action until 1981, when it shot down two Libyan Su-22s during an encounter over the Gulf of Sirte. Since then the F-14 has been updated several times and has taken parts in various conflicts in the Middle East (Iran-Iraq war, 1st and 2nd Gulf War), as well as in operations over the former Yugoslavia and minor skirmishes over the Mediterranean.
During the ‘30s, the German aviation industry developed passenger or postal transport airplanes that could be easily declined and converted into military versions. Officially set up to be a civilian airplane to perform commercial duties, the Junkers Ju 86 was a monoplane twin-engine aircraft that, in the bomber version, equipped the squadrons of the nascent Luftwaffe. The Junkers Ju-86 was used, similarly to the Heinkel He 111 and the Dornier Do-17, as a medium-range bomber during the Spanish Civil War in 1936 under the Condor Legion insignia. Thanks to its two Junkers Jumo 205 engines, the Ju-86 was able to reach the maximum speed of 300 km / h and to carry up to 1,000 kg of offensive load. The Junkers Ju-86 participated to the early stages of the Poland Campaign but it was soon replaced by more modern and effective aircrafts. In addition to the Luftwaffe, it was used by Swedish and Hungarian air forces.
This unusual twin-engined aircraft with its double tailfin, extensive wingspan and bubble-like glass cockpit, ideal for reconnaissance missions and optimum use of on-board photographic equipment - was built by Germany as a tactical reconnaissance aircraft to replace the old Hs-126, built in the 30s. Thanks to robust cell construction the FW-189 was difficult to shoot down: numerous cases of the aircraft making it back to base despite extensive damage were recorded.
The actual first version built off of these plans was called the Nesher (Eagle) and built totally in Israel. The biggest difference in the design was the modification to accommodate the General Electric J79 turbojet the same engine used in the F-4 Phantom. This more advanced power plant gave the aircraft far better performance than the older Mirage III. After numerous revisions and improvements, the Kfir, which translates “Lion Cub” in Hebrew, finally entered service in 1975. Its role as the primary air superiority aircraft of the Israeli Air Force was very short however. In 1976 Israel started to take delivery of F-15 Eagles from the United States. They were used more for ground attack missions throughout their service life until 1990s when they were withdrawn from active duty.
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