Mohawks of the British Commonwealth

The Royal Air Force and South African Air Force were some of the operators of the Curtiss Hawk 75, the export version of the P-36 Hawk. In RAF or SAAF service, these aircraft were called Mohawk. Here are a few examples, created for Phil Listemann’s book Squadrons! No. 17 – The Curtiss Mohawk.   This Mohawk […]

The Spitfire Mk VIII in the Southwest Pacific

These Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII profiles were created for the book Squadrons! No. 14 – The Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII in the Southwest Pacific – The British by Phil H. Listemann.   Supermarine Spitfire LF. VIII A58-370 (JG603) of No 54 Squadron RAF in Darwin, Australia, spring 1945.     Supermarine Spitfire LF. VIII A58-317 (JF936) of […]

F-8 Crusaders

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 […]