Bell P-39N Airacobra

  Bell P-39N Airacobra Colonel Alexandr I. Pokryshkin, Commanding Officer, 9th Guards IAD, Soviet Air Force, Summer 1944 Pokryshkin became the Allies’ second-ranking ace of World War 2, with 59 aerial victories, of whyich 48 were achieved in an Airacobra (he flew a number during his frontline service). More than half the entire Airacobra production, … More Bell P-39N Airacobra

S-300PMU air defence missile launcher

NPO Almaz S-300PMU air defence missile system 5P85S Transporter/Erector/Launcher (NATO designation SA-10 Grumble) Belarus Army, 2007 The S-300 system was developed as a dedicated surface-to-air missile system for the air defence of large industrial and administrative facilities, military bases, and control of air space against enemy strike aircraft or cruise missiles. The project was developed … More S-300PMU air defence missile launcher

Mil Mi-24V Krokodil (Hind-E)

Mil Mi-24V Krokodil ‘Red 20’ (NATO reporting name Hind-E) 335th Independent Helicopter Combat Regiment, Red Army Aviation Djelalabad, Afghanistan, Spring 1982 -oOo- Мил Ми-24В Крокодил 335-й ОБВР, Джелалабад, Афганистан, Весна 1982 г The model This model was built from the Zvezda kit and (mainly) used the kit decals, though an accident with the tail rotor … More Mil Mi-24V Krokodil (Hind-E)

Schloß Falkenstein

The original Schloss Falkenstein can be found in the southern part of the Tauern range of mountains, in the Austrian Land of Carinthia. There are actually two castles in the area, Upper and Lower Falkenstein. Upper Falkenstein (Oberfalkenstein) was the earlier structure; this model depicts the lower castle, Unterfalkenstein, which was originally only a lower … More Schloß Falkenstein

Steyr RSO/01 Raupenschlepper Ost

The prototype After the Wehrmacht’s first autumn and winter (1941–42) on the Russian front, they found that the extremely primitive roadways in Russia and seasonal mud required a fully tracked supply vehicle to maintain mobility. Steyr responded by proposing a small, fully tracked vehicle based upon its 1.5-tonne truck (1500A light truck) already in use … More Steyr RSO/01 Raupenschlepper Ost

Martian tripod

The model This model is built from the Comet Miniatures kit; I have added a Pola N gauge demolished house to add some scale and to give the tripod something to stomp through. The tripod is supposedly 1/144th scale and the house is 1/160th, but these things are pretty approximate in this case. The design … More Martian tripod

Magirus-Deutz Jupiter Flkfz 3800

Magirus-Deutz Jupiter Flkfz 3800 Deutsches Bundeswehr Baumholder military training ground airfield, Rheinland-Pfalz The Jupiter 6×6 chassis was produced from 1960, mainly for military use in a variety of different roles. The airfield fire tender type shown here (Flugfeldlöschfahrzeug, or Flkfz) served until the 1980s, when they began to be withdrawn. Many were sold on to … More Magirus-Deutz Jupiter Flkfz 3800

Lavochkin La-5FN

Lavochkin La-5FN    -oOo-    Лабочкин Ла-5ФН White 68, Senior Lieutenant Georgy Baevsky 1st Guards Fighter Regiment, VVS, December 1943 The La-5’s heritage began even before the outbreak of war, with the LaGG-1, a promising yet underpowered aircraft. The LaGG-3 was a modification of that design that attempted to correct this by both lightening the … More Lavochkin La-5FN