Yanks in the Royal Air Force ! Before the US entered the war, many American pilots fought for the United Kingdom as part of the Eagle Squadrons: No 71, 121 and 133 Squadrons of the Royal Air Force. Initially equipped with the Hawker Hurricane, these units later converted to the superb Spitfire. The Eagle Squadron […]
The Beechcraft saga continues with the Bonanza. In this case it is the F-33 aerobatic variant, with side, top and bottom views created. Despite being a rather sleek and clean aircraft, this was also a fairly challenging set of templates to create. With over 17,000 Bonanza/Debonair produced since 1947, the type ranks as one of […]
This is somewhat further away from my comfort zone, but it was a great opportunity to learn about the famous King Air and the Beechcraft company ! Nearly 7,000 King Airs and Super King Airs have been built, making it a classic. If you take the time to look at it closely and from all […]
Here are a few P-47 Thunderbolt profiles which were created for a commission and for the book Squadrons! No. 23 – The republic Thunderbolt Mk II by Phil Listemann.
This A-20G transferred from the US Army Air Force to the Royal Australian Air Force’s No 22 Squadron was based on Noemfoor Island in October 1944. Douglas Boston Mk III A28-13 of No 22 Squadron RAAF in Port Moresby, late 1942. Douglas Boston Mk III A28-9 flown by Squadron Leader Charles Learmonth, No 22 Squadron RAAF, […]
This VF-41 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat flown by Lt(jg) “Windy” Shields took part in Operation Torch, the landings in North Africa in November 1942. The aircraft was based on the USS Ranger, and received a yellow ring around the US roundel for better recognition.
These profiles were part of a series of Boeing Fortress profiles created for the book “Squadrons! No.21: The Boeing Fortress Mk II & Mk III” by Phil Listemann.
Terry Pappas became an US Air Force pilot in 1971 and went on to fly the legendary Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, and later flew for NASA. He has over 10,000 flying hours. Terry retired from NASA in Oct 2011 and now lives in Houston, Texas. This SR-71A, serial number 61-7975, was the aircraft flown by Terry Pappas and […]
After a landing accident in Arizona in July 2017, Spitfire Mk Vb JG891 was shipped to England and flew again on July 6. She is currently decorated as JK879, a No 249 Squadron aircraft flown from Malta by Flt Sgt John G. “Jack” Hughes (RCAF).
I’m currently working on something rather different from my usual material: the Extra EA-330SC, although this might eventually be modified to become the EA-330LT two-seater. I haven’t decided yet which version I prefer. What do you think: does the single-seater look better than the twin-seater Extra EA-300/330?