The Super Cub was the evolution of the famous Piper Cub and is still a highly successful and popular aircraft today. While the Cub was very cheap and simple, its performance was quite limited. The Super Cub took the concept to the next level, offering more power, speed and payload, thus turning the Cub into […]
MD.450 Ouragan No 304 of EC 2/4 “Lafayette” in Bremgarten in 1954. MD.450 Ouragan No 317 of EC 3/4 “Flandres” in Bremgarten, Patrouille de France, 1956. This MD.450 Ouragan of the 2ème Escadron d’Instruction en Vol (2nd Flying Training Squadron) was based in Meknès, Morocco, in June 1957. Coded “BB”, the aircraft was soon adorned with a pin-up […]
This is the third version of my Dassault Ouragan profiles. The original ones can be found here. 1. MD.450 Ouragan No 155, of EC 1/4 Dauphiné, based in Bremgarten. This aircraft was part of the 1956 Patrouille de France. 2. MD.450 Ouragan No 173 of EC 1/12 “Cambrésis” based in Cambrai. This aircraft was part […]
An evolution of the Mystère II, the Mystère IV was the first transonic fighter to enter service in France. It was also exported to Israel and India, who both used it in combat.Mystère IVA No 112 was part of the 12th Escadre de Chasse based in Cambrai, which provided the crews and aircraft of the Patrouille de France in […]
This aircraft (s/n 84-0813) was assigned to Colonel Alton Whitley, CO of the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing during the Gulf War , and was nicknamed “The Toxic Avenger”. It flew 35 missions during the war, albeit not all with Whitley at the controls. Click below to see a larger version of the illustration.
This Boeing 747-400 is registered F-HSEA and is part of the Corsair fleet. I actually made this profile nearly 4 years ago, and I haven’t made a single other 747 since. I’d love to represent Air Force One, although it is such a heavily modified aircraft that it will probably require quite a bit of extra […]
As reported by AeroBuzz, the French air force has ordered 17 Pilatus PC-21 as replacements for the ageing Alpha Jet trainers, which are now in their fourth decade of service. The above profile represents HB-HZC, which is the third PC-21 prototype and demonstrator. Care to guess what the French PC-21 will look like? I’m certainly […]
The F-15 Eagle template is coming along nicely. I’m starting with the single-seater F-15A/C template, which I will then convert into the F-15B/D and then into the F-15E Strike Eagle. More coming soon !
It is with great pride and honour that I would like to introduce my partnership with maxFlite. The concept behind maxFlite’s product is quite simple: we all have fond childhood memories of playing with small foam gliders with propellers. In most cases, these gliders were as much fun as they were flimsy and unrealistic. MaxFlite […]
In August 1952, HMS Ocean was on station off the coast of Korea, providing air support for the Allied troops. One of Ocean’s units was No 802 Squadron, whose Sea Furies were tasked with escorting Fairey Fireflies on 8 August . The formation was attacked by eight MiG-15 jets. In the engagement, Lieutenant Peter “Hoagy” […]