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T-90A Russian Main Battle Tank

Published: February 26, 2014
Company: Meng Model

The T-90A Main Battle Tank is currently the most modern tank in service with Russian ground forces. Although a development of the T-72, the tank consists of a 125mm 2A46M-5 smoothbore gun, a pair of auxiliary machine guns and Russia’s Shtora-1 combined electro-optical countermeasures suite to protect the tank against laser-guided weapons. It entered service in 2005, replacing the aging T-72s… more

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A6M2b Zero Seat with Belts

Published: July 22, 2013
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost now provides a seat with safety belts for the A6M2b Zero among their line of resin aircraft accessories. This is a tiny seat, but the details are excellent. The seat is molded in gray resin that is without flaws – no problems with seams or bubbles. The mold block attaches to the bottom of the seat, thereby making clean up easy, particularly as the attachment point will not be… more


Soviet Hurricane Aces of World War 2

Published: October 8, 2012
Book Author(s): Yuriy Rybin
Company: Osprey Publishing

As a Battle of Britain aficionado and avid reader of stories of the exploits of Allied pilots flying Hawker Hurricanes (and Spitfires of course!) on the Western Front and in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, it was with keen interest that I delved into this story of the Hurricane on the Eastern Front ― a story with which I was totally unfamiliar. Thus, it was much to my surprise that I… more


Yamamoto Isoroku

Published: July 30, 2012
Book Author(s): Mark Stille
Company: Osprey Publishing

Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku is largely regarded as the archetypal Japanese naval commander of World War II, and his reputation remained high in the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) despite numerous naval defeats. In his short book, Mark Stille undertakes a critical analysis of Yamamoto, calling into question his reputation as both a reluctant warrior and a brilliant and invincible admiral.



Grumman F6F Hellcat

Published: July 5, 2012
Book Author(s): Corwin Meyer and Steve Ginter
Company: Ginter Books

Among World War II naval aircraft, the Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter achieved a record that remains unsurpassed: 5,156 enemy aircraft downed, and in less than two years of combat operations at that! Clearly, it was the right plane in the right place at the right time. Meyer and Ginter’s new book provides a little something for everyone with an interest in the Hellcat, no matter what the angle.… more


Wing Leader: Top-scoring Allied Fighter Pilot of World War Two

Published: April 29, 2012
Book Author(s): Air Vice-Marshal ‘Johnnie’ Johnson
Company: Crecy Publishing, Ltd.

For me at least, an important and particularly enjoyable aspect of every aircraft modeling project is the research into the details of both the machine and the man (or men) who flew it. Consequently, as a Spitfire aficionado, I was most pleased when I received ‘Johnnie’ Johnson’s autobiography, which recounts the personal story of the top scoring Allied fighter pilot of the Second World War.… more

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57th Fighter Group, "First in the Blue"

Published: April 19, 2011
Book Author(s): Carl Molesworth
Company: Osprey Publishing

Often overlooked in historical accounts of U.S fighter operations during World War II, the 57th Fighter Group (FG) served with distinction during nearly three years of continuous combat in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. Activated in January 1941, the then 57th Pursuit Group deployed to North Africa in July 1942, launching their Curtiss P-40 Warhawks from the deck of the U.… more