I recently learned of the passing of Stephen C. Ananian, who flew with the 339th Fighter Group during World War II. Stephen was born on Christmas Day 1922 and joined the Army Air Corps after Pearl Harbor. He was deployed to the UK with the 339th FG and was shot down on his first mission,…Continue reading In Memoriam Stephen Ananian †
For the first time in a long time, I’ve made a profile that was not a commission and here is the result. This is P-51D-5-NT s/n 44-11222 “Jolie Hélène” of the 368th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group. I found some pictures of this aircraft and decided I wanted to make a profile of it…Continue reading P-51 Mustang “Jolie Hélène” and a few questions
These profiles were made for the book “Squadrons ! No 10 – The North American Mustang Mk IV in Western Europe” by Phil Listemann. A total of five Mustang profiles were created for this book, which is available in both softcover and electronic versions. North American Mustang Mk IV KH655 No 19 Squadron Flying Officer…Continue reading British and Canadian Mustang Mk IV
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…Continue reading Fly it for Christmas !
“Miss Velma” of The Fighter Collection is a P-51D-25-NT which was converted into a dual-control TF-51D but retained the original fin and rudder of the Mustang, instead of receiving the higher Cavalier type. It is painted in the colours of scheme of Capt Frank Birtciel’s P-51D 44-14561, Miss Velma, of the 55th Fighter Group. A…Continue reading The Fighter Collection’s P-51 Mustang “Miss Velma”
1. The P-51D template. Freshly out of the factory… 2. This P-51C is owned by the Commemorative Air Force. It is used by the Red Tail Project to tell the story of the Tuskegee airmen. Please visit their website for more information. 3. AG636 was a Mustang Mk I that served with No 2 Squadron…Continue reading North American P-51 Mustang
If my memory serves me correctly, these Mustang profiles were my very first digital aircraft profiles. To be honest, they look like rubbish and my more recent Mustang profiles are much better. In any case, they have some sort of sentimental value and are included here for fun. 1. P-51D-30-NA (serial number 44-75024) of…Continue reading The original North American P-51 Mustang