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T-28C Trojan

Published: July 27, 2013
Company: Roden

The Aircraft

The T-28 Trojan was built by North American Aviation as a training replacement for the venerable and very dated T-6 Texan. The Navy wanted a tandem, tricycled training aircraft to train recruits to the new aircraft entering service. The contract was signed for VSN2S in 1946. The Army, also wanting to replace their T-6’s, contracted for their version of the VSN2S, the T-… more

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T-28 Trojan Cockpit

Published: July 27, 2013
Company: Aires Hobby Models

The Model Kit

Roden’s T-28 has a very respectable cockpit included in their kit. Their biggest weakness is in the seats and instrument panels. The Roden cockpit is composed of 17 parts, where the Aires tops out at 45, which include the individual components for each seat belt. Aires has developed a complete replacement that not only addresses these weaknesses, but also improves the… more

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T-28 Trojan Seats

Published: June 12, 2013
Company: Quickboost

Two seats come packaged in a plastic bag with a folded paper backing sheet. There is no color information and no instructions, as there is no assembly required. However, care should be taken cutting off the pouring plug as part of them may be used for properly spacing the seat away from the cockpit floor.

The seats and seatbelts are very well defined with reasonable undercuts and no… more

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F-86 Sabre Cockpit

Published: January 14, 2013
Company: AMS Resin

AMS Resin, Advanced Modelers Syndrome, specializes in resin sets for aircraft from the 50’s to 70’s in 1/32, 1/35 and 1/48 scale. Their products are available through Sprue Brothers.

Their offering of this 1/32 F-86 cockpit is intended for the F-86F-40 kit produced by Hasegawa, but there are cockpit color descriptions for many variants. Included information is provided on a small CD. I… more

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B-24 Liberator Mk. IV

Published: January 30, 2012
Company: Eduard

Although the B-24 Liberator shared the honors with the B-17 Flying Fortress of being the principal American heavy bomber of World War II, it was a much later design. It incorporated several unusual design features, including the Davis patent wing of very thin section and high aspect ratio, and bomb bay doors which rolled up like the top of a roll-top desk. This feature was created to make it… more

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F/A-18A Hornet Blue Angels

Published: November 27, 2010
Company: Academy Models

At the end of World War II Admiral Chester Nimitz ordered the formation of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team to showcase Naval Aviation. In June 1946 the Blue Angles flew their first show with the Grumman F6F Hellcat. In 1986 they completed their 40th anniversary season when the team transitioned from the McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk II to the F/A-18 Hornet. The main difference… more