One of the main United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighters of World War II, and served with Allied air forces including France, Britain, and Russia. Kit has engraved panel lines, single piece (cowling and propeller), choice of canopy, optional (undercarriage, drop tank and bomb). Decals and markings for (2) USAAF aircraft: 324th FG, ETO, 1944 and 36th FG, ETO 1944.
The North American F-86 Sabre, sometimes called the Sabrejet, is a transonic jet fighter aircraft. Produced by North American Aviation, the Sabre is best known as the United States' first swept wing fighter that could counter the similarly-winged Soviet MiG-15 in high-speed dogfights over the skies of the Korean War (1950-1953). Snap tite easy to assemble kit is perfectly painted with extraordinary historical detail, has professionally finished parts, precision scaling and fine detail. Instruction pamphlet included. No glue required. Great for modelers age 14 and up.
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Wurger is a German single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s and widely used during World War II. The A-8 entered production in February 1944, powered either by the standard BMW 801 D-2 or the 801Q (also known as 801TU). Snap tite easy to assemble kit is perfectly painted with extraordinary historical detail, has professionally finished parts, precision scaling and fine detail. Instruction pamphlet included. No glue required. Great for modelers age 14 and up.
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after World War II. Snap tite easy to assemble kit is perfectly painted with extraordinary historical detail, has professionally finished parts, precision scaling and fine detail. Instruction pamphlet included. No glue required. Great for modelers age 14 and up.
Bob Carruthers; Images of War. An outstanding photographic study and written material authored by Bob Carruthers, the book is a fine examination of German circa 1941-1945. A great deal of the late war period armor has added improvements which are rarely seen anywhere else. A fact that makes the book a must have for avid tank enthusiasts and those who scale model and desire accurate images that existed in the field. Carruthers adds short and to the point detail in his captions which add great flow and readability to the material. The photo line-up is simply brilliant containing a depth that is consistent throughout. Provides images of German tanks killed on the Eastern Front. The huge area of the Eastern Front made ideal country for massive tank battles and loses were equally enormous. Rare photographs from both German and Russian sources. Today there are very few surviving vehicles from the Wehrmacht, which illustrate the fate of many of the armored fighting vehicles of Hitler's much vaunted Panzerwaffe. 144 pages.
USS Buchanan DD-484. Classic Warships. Warship Pictorial 31; Book by Steve Wiper. 30th of the prolific Gleaves class destroyers; active throughout the US Navy's WWII Pacific campaigns; struck from the Navy list and sold to Turkey in 1949. Complete history in US service - upgrades, movements and actions during WWII resulting in 16 Battle Stars. Amply illustrated with more than 64 b/w and 11 color photos showing overall and detail aspects, general appearance, camouflage, b/w detail drawings, plan and profile views; 72 pages.
USS Lexington CV-2. Warship Pictorial 34; Book by Steve Wiper. Covers the famous aircraft carrier during her later years, 1937 through to her sinking at the Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 May 1942. Includes a page of general statistics about her air wings, informative captions and offers previously unpublished information on this warship. Illustrated with 70 b/w and 5 color photos, 4 sets of original drawings; 72 pages.
Alaska Class Cruisers. Warship Pictorial 43; Book by Steve Wiper. Photographic history of the cruisers of the Alaska class, of which three were laid down, but only two, USS Alasaka CB-1 & USS Guam CB-2 were completed. Many have thought of these warships as battlecruisers, but the US Navy classified them as "Large Cruisers." Their completion late in the Second World War, only allowed them to see action for the last few months of the war, then they were soon retired. Contains photos of the two ships completed, as well as photos of the third incomplete vessel of the class, Hawaii. A brief history on these cruisers is provided, as well as informative captions about details seen in each photograph and statistical data. Illustrated with 71 black & white photos and 6 color photos; 72 pages.
Warship Pictorial 44; Steve Wiper. Commissioned a few years prior to WWII, she would be one of the primary contenders in Americas fight for survival in the first year of the Pacific War, The early 'Hit and Run' raids, the Battle of Coral Sea, until her loss at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. Her history is covered extensively with very detailed photography of nearly every aspect of this once great warship. A written history is provided, as well as extensive captions on each photograph. Many aspects of her are pointed out in the photographs, a few of which are printed here for the first time. This book is yet one more fantastic photo study of a warship in the extensive Warship Pictorial Series books. Illustrated with 10 color photos, 81 black & white photos and 4 illustrations; 72 pages.
Warship Pictorial 45; Steve Wiper. US Navy Fletcher class destroyers from the Second World War period. Covers the warships in detail with historic photography, showing all aspects of the different variants from each of the builders, as well as the changes made to the type during their service during the war. As with all 'Warship Pictorial' series books, this is yet one more that offers the best photographic coverage of the stated topic. This is also a companion to the earlier "Round Bridge Fletcher" title in the WP series books, No. 42. Illustrated with 5 color photos, 126 black & white photos, 72 pages.
Plastic model kit of the Letov S.328, experimental S-28 of 1929 and the S-228 of 1931, the S-328 had been designed to meet a Finnish requirement, although, in the event, no Finnish order for the type materialised. However, the Czechoslovak Ministry of National Defence became interested in the type and in 1934, the S-328 had been ordered into production as the Czechoslovak Air Force's standard reconnaissance aircraft.
The famous Grumman F-14 Tomcat, American supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing jet, showing variety of the camouflage and markings of different users, 41 color profiles; 42 pages.
Ed Skelding Productions; Pen & Sword Digital; Running Time: 70 (mins), Documentary. Following on from the success of the two films on Ypres (Slaughter of the Innocents and The Immortal Salient) The Walking the Western Front series turns its attention to the infamous Battle of the Somme, where almost 60,000 British men were either killed, wounded or classed as missing on the first day alone. Spread across three seventy-minute DVDs, acclaimed film-maker Ed Skelding and eminent military historian Nigel Cave take us on a tour of the Somme battlefields as they exist today and explain the Battle of the Somme in its entirety, from the opening day offensive where thousands of troops lost their lives against a determined German defence to the abandonment of the operation on 18 November with the final failed Battle of the Ancre. Relying on their combined knowledge of the battlefields, Ed and Nigel revisit famous places relating to the battle including: Delville Wood, High Wood, Fricourt, Mametz, Guillemont and many more to explain the history behind each offensive, as well as the successes and failures of the Allied armies. The pair also visit a selection of war graves, including the Thiepval Memorial to give the viewer an insight into the scale of loss that the allies suffered during the conflict. Accompanied by a selection of original photographs from the period and exclusive money off vouchers for related books from the Pen and Sword catalogue, these DVDs are the perfect companion for fans of the Battleground series and students of the Great War alike.
Graham Simons; Pen & Sword Digital; Running Time: 60 (mins), Documentary. Without doubt Boeing Flying Fortress B-17F 41-42285 Memphis Belle and her crew generate an image that is an all-American icon. Indeed, it has been claimed that the Memphis Belle is in the top five of the most famous American aircraft of all time. In September, 1942, a new Flying Fortress was delivered at Bangor, Maine, to a crew of ten eager American lads headed by Robert K. Morgan, a lanky 24-year-old USAAF pilot from Asheville, N. C. The boys climbed aboard, flew their ship to Memphis, Tenn. and christened her Memphis Belle in honour of Morgan's fiancée, Miss Margaret Polk of Memphis, and then headed across the Atlantic to join the US Eighth Air Force in England. Between November 7 1942 and May 171943 they flew the Memphis Belle over Hitler's Europe twenty-five times. They dropped more than 60 tons of bombs on targets in Germany, France and Belgium. They blasted the Focke-Wulf plant at Bremen, locks at St. Nazaire and Brest, docks and shipbuilding installations at Wilhelmshaven, railway yards at Rouen, submarine pens and power houses at Lorient, and airplane works at Antwerp. They shot down eight enemy fighters, probably got five others and damaged at least a dozen. Memphis Belle flew through all the flak that Hitler could send up to them. She slugged it out with Goering's Messerschmitts and Focke-Wulfs. She was riddled by machine gun and cannon fire. Once she returned to base with most of her tail shot away. German guns destroyed a wing and five engines. Her fuselage was shot to pieces but Memphis Belle kept going back. The Memphis Belle crew has been decorated 51 times. Each of the 10 has received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters. The 51st award was Sergeant Quinlan's Purple Heart. This DVD is a compilation of footage on the famous B-17 Memphis Belle aircraft and is expertly put together by aviation historian and author Graham Simons.
Interlocking blocks which you will surely get to like as soon as you start to play, build your own adventure.
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The British Commonwealth and Soviet air forces used the name Tomahawk for models equivalent to the P-40B and P-40C, and the name Kittyhawk for models equivalent to the P-40D and all later variants. Snap tite easy to assemble kit is perfectly painted with extraordinary historical detail, has professionally finished parts, precision scaling and fine detail. Instruction pamphlet included. No glue required. Great for modelers age 14 and up.
Images of War Book Series; Norman Franks. By the close of 1916, the air war over France was progressing amazingly. The Royal Flying Corps, the French Air Force and the opposing German Air Service, were all engaged in fierce aerial conflict and the Allied air forces were following a particularly successful if aggressive policy. They were taking the war to the Germans by constantly crossing the massive trench system that stretched from the North Sea to the Swiss border. With observation and bombing aircraft requiring constant protection from the German fighter Jastas, the fighter aces on both sides soon gained publicity and fame as a result of their daily engagements.
Dennis Oliver. Designed with the hard lessons of the North African campaign in mind, including the adoption of a dual-purpose gun capable of firing high-explosive and anti-tank rounds, the Cromwell was one of the most successful of the British cruiser tanks produced during the Second World War.The lack of heavy armor was made up for by the tank's high speed provided by a Rolls-Royce Meteor engine. The Centaur was externally almost identical to the Cromwell, the major difference being the installation of the less powerful Liberty engine. While the Centaur equipped the Royal Marines during the Normandy battles, the Cromwell served until the end of the war and formed the basis for the Comet.In his fifth book in the TankCraft series, author and illustrator Dennis Oliver uses official wartime photographs and comprehensively researched, exquisitely presented color profiles to tell the story of the penultimate British cruiser tank. In common with all the titles from the TankCraft series, the large full-color section features available model kits and accessories as well as after market products.In addition to the color profiles there is a gallery of expertly constructed and painted models. A separate section explains technical details and modifications made during production and in the field, giving the modeler all the information required to recreate an authentic replica of one of the tanks that served from the Normandy beaches to the final battles in Germany. 64 pages.
Aircraft Pictorial 9; Dana Bell celebrated authority on American military aircraft colors, returns with his first book on camouflage in more than twenty years. Covers the interwar development of temporary camouflages, the creation of Dark Olive Drab and Neutral Gray paints, and the combination and standardization of the two colors as the Army Air Forces basic camouflage scheme of World War II. Manufacturing variations in standard paints, Army-Navy camouflage agreements, Desert camouflages, Snow camouflages, Anti-submarine camouflages, Night camouflages, Abandonment and reintroduction of camouflage, Gray pathfinders and gray-bellied bombers, Other forces colors. A valuable addition to the library of any modeler, warbird restorer, or aviation enthusiast. Illustrated with 71 color photos, 46 black/white photos and 8 contemporary drawings; 72 pages.
Maciej Noszczak; Spotlight ON. 40 colour profiles of the famous German WW2 bomber Junkers Ju 88 A versions.Many subversions are shown in variety of the camouflages including captured Swiss Ju 88.
Quintin Barry; The Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy. For years before the outbreak of the First World War, it was the expectation of most officers of the Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy that very shortly thereafter, a decisive fleet action would be fought. The history of the war in the North Sea between 1914 and 1918 is a record of the attempts to break the deadlock, and it is also the history of the men who led the British and German navies. On both sides, the stresses of the huge burden which they bore led to a serious breakdown of trust in each other on the part of the admirals charged with the responsibility. The principal naval battle of Jutland occurred when the two most powerful fleets that the world had ever known clashed, almost by accident, in the North Sea on 31 May 1916. Most British historians claim the battle as a British victory - a view which this book questions. It has been often suggested that after Jutland, the High Seas Fleet remained in harbor for the rest of the war, but as this book shows, the underrated Admiral Reinhard Scheer (its commander-in-chief) subsequently launched a number of major sorties. This book reviews the entire course of the war in the North Sea, from the first contacts between the fleets in the early days, to the ambitious (but abortive) mission planned at the end of the war for the High Seas Fleet and, as a dramatic epilogue, its scuttling in Scapa Flow. Illustrated with 150 B&W photos and maps; 544 pages.
Georges Bernage. The Battle of the Odon evokes the clash between the British Army and the II SS-Panzer Korps, as they attacked across the Odon Valley during Operation Epsom in June 1944. Using contemporary photographs and documents, this book provides day-by-day details of the operation that was just one part of what is commonly referred to as the Battle of Normandy. 288 pages.
Air Modellers Guide. If you are a fan of WWI aircraft then this is a book for you. Showcasing a selection of builds of the stunningly high detailed kits available from New Zealand based brand Wingnut Wings. This publication is the second in a series of books showcasing a number of different kit builds that detail the methods and materials used to achieve the stunning models. Illustrated throughout with color photographs; 112 pages.
Building Blocks M-26 Pershing has rotable turret, gun can elevate, opening turret hatch and engine door, turret mounted Browning M2 rifle, two figures armed with M1917 revolver and Thompson machine gun.
Building Blocks Panzerjager Tiger, access hatches (open/close), gun barrel (elevates), rotating track and (2) crew figures.
Building Blocks M1A2 Abrams has rotable turret, gun can elevate, turret mounted machine gun, optional hatches, separate on-vehicle tools and accessories, workable track, one figure with weapon.