Beech Model 18 / C-45 Expeditor

Despite being something of a disappointment early in its career, some 9,000 Model 18 were built from 1937 to 1969. It has now become a classic aircraft, although some are still flying commercially. 1. Bearing the colours of the USAAC early in the war, this Beech D18S is flown by the Arizona Wing of the […]

Piper Cub

The Piper Cub is the aircraft that made flying accessible to most and is often called the “Ford Model T” of aviation. With over 19,000 Cubs produced until 1946, it is still a very popular aircraft and copies are still being produced today, more than 70 years after its first flight.   1. This Cub, […]

de Havilland D.H.82 Tiger Moth

The Tiger Moth is a true aviation legend. Having entered service in the early 1930s, this well-loved biplane remained the RAF’s primary trainer until 1952. Many aircraft have been preserved and still fly today. 1. This D.H.82A(T-8209) is preserved at the Polish Aviation Museum at Cracow, Poland. It carries its wartime colours of No 25 […]

Stampe & Vertongen SV.4

1. The SV.4C was a postwar license-built version manufactured in France by the SNCAN and powered with a Renault engine. F-BCXD was a SV.4C built in Sartrouville in december 1946 and modified to SV.4A standard in 1956. Thanks to Pierre vdB, owner of this good-looking aircraft. 2. Another SV.4A, restored to its original condition and […]

Polikarpov I-16 ‘Rata’

I created this model for an article to appear on Naturally I’ll make a few other birds in addition to the one originally planned and add them here. This new drawing was also a chance to test some new highlighting and shading techniques as well as new weathering renditions. I am rather happy with […]

Tupolev SB

   1. This Tupolev SB 2M-103 was captured by Finland and flew with 2/LeLv 6 in autumn of 1942. 2. This Tupolev SB 2M-103 was transfered from the Soviet VVS to the Chinese AF and carried the markings of these two forces. It was later captured by Japanese troops.

Heinkel He 51

The Heinkel He 51 was at best an average plane but remains the symbol of the rebirth of the Luftwaffe. It was used in Spain during the civil war by the Condor Legion, before giving way to its far more successful successor, the Messerschmitt Bf 109. 1. He 51 of JG 132 “Richtofen”, I. Gruppe, […]