An update on Clostermann’s Hawker Tempests

One of the first names that comes to mind in association with the Hawker Tempest is that of French ace Pierre Clostermann, and particularly his Tempest JF-E named “Le Grand Charles”. Over the years, I’ve represented this aircraft several times. The first updates were simply due to the fact that my early Tempest profiles were…Continue reading An update on Clostermann’s Hawker Tempests

More two-seat Spitfires !

This a selection of profiles created for the book Two-Seat Spitfires, the complete history by Greg Davis, John Sanderson & Peter Arnold. Published in 2020, this is the most complete and exhaustive book on the subject, covering all known two-seat variants of the legendary Spitfire.

The Martin B-26 Marauder

These South African Martin Marauder profiles were created for phil Listemann’s book “Squadrons ! No. 35 : The Martin Marauder Mk II” dedicated to the Marauder Mk II. There are some interesting examples of nose art in this set, something not commonly seen on Commonwealth aircraft.

The Spitfire Mk II in foreign squadrons of the RAF

During World War II, the Royal Air Force included many squadrons manned by foreign nationals: Free French, Belgian, Polish, Norwegian, etc. Phil Listemann’s book Squadrons ! No.34: The Supermarine Spitfire Mk II – The Foreign squadrons is dedicated to the Spitfire Mk II as used by these squadrons. Here are some to the profiles that…Continue reading The Spitfire Mk II in foreign squadrons of the RAF

The most famous aircraft of all time ?

“Memphis Belle” was a Boeing B-17F-10-BO Flying Fortress and one of the first B-17 to complete 25 combat missions. It was named after pilot Robert K Morgan’s girlfriend Margaret Polk, a resident of Memphis, Tennessee. After completing its tour of operations, the aircraft returned to the US for a war bond tour and propaganda. After…Continue reading The most famous aircraft of all time ?