Here is a heavily-loaded Rafale B from EC 1/4 “Gascogne”, wearing the “wolf’s head” of escadrille SPA 79 and carrying GBU-12s and the Damoclès pod. It carries multiple strike markings beneath the cockpit.
Just as last year with Bandit Nightmare, I’ve had the honour and the pleasure of working with 3/3 Squadron “Les Félins” to represent their latest NATO Tiger Meet entry: the Gazelle named “The Roaring Three”. The paint scheme is once again the child of designer Régis Rocca, and was painted by Seb “Harry” Bault. 🙂 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
The beast is now officially unveiled so I am at liberty to show the profile of the 3/3 Squadron‘s Gazelle for the 2018 NATO Tiger Meet. The “Bandit Nightmare” livery was conceived by Régis Rocca in association with 3/3 Squadron “Les Félins” and the actual paintwork was made by “Harry” Bault (HB Radical Design) and […]
Here are a few profiles of one of my favourite aircraft: the Vought F-8 Crusader, the “last of the gunfighters”. According to some pilot reports I’ve read, the F-8 was able to defeat an F/A-18 Hornet in close combat. Obviously, it would have been totally outclassed in BVR combat against the legacy Hornet, but over […]
It’s now beginning to look like an actual aircraft ! More coming soon !
Fixed Wing Marine Fighter (All Weather) Squadron VMF(AW)-235 deployed to Vietnam on February 1, 1966 flying the F-8E Crusader. Between February 2 and November 15, 1966 the “Death Angels” flew over 6,000 combat sorties in support of over 22 major operations. They returned to Vietnam on February 15, 1967 this time for over a year […]