Skrydstrup Air Base, 1959.
Some Cold War Heavy Metal to gladden your heart and rattle your bones! This is the
ancient Frog F-
As the 1950s opened, North American could see that they were in danger of falling
behind other US manufacturers. Their answer was the F-
Super Sabres were flown by the USAF, French Air Force, Turkish Air Force, Nationalist
Chinese Air Force and the Royal Danish Air Force. Danish F-
Revell's rather expensive BAe146 /RJ85/100 kit has appeared in a number of guises.
These are Welsh Models' after-
The BAe146 started life as a Hawker DeHavilland project in the early 1970s (DH.146/HS.146),
which was shelved due to the fuel crisis. British Aerospace re-
It was highly successful on short haul duties, including AirUK's Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Glasgow/Amsterdam/Channel Islands routes, inherited in the late 1980s from the defunct British Caledonian. BAe 146 "Whisperjets" were also the first jet aircraft permitted to fly into London's City Airport, thanks to their low noise and STOL abilities.
Originally built at the old DeHavilland factory in Hatfield, an advanced version, known as the Avro RJ (Regional Jet) was built from 1998 to 2003 at the old Avro factory at Woodford.
Friends & Allies -
The appearance of two Polish Airforce SU-
Netherlands Coastguard 2015, DeKooy Airfield, Den Helder, Netherlands 2015.
Revell’s 1/72 Do228 kit has been around since 1987 and has been released at least six times in a variety of different civil and military versions. This is the 2009 issue that includes well produced markings for German and Dutch coastal maritime patrol aircraft.
The kit itself is rather basic and a little disappointing -
The Dornier 228 STOL utility aircraft first flew in the late 1970s, taking advantage of a new supercritical wing design financed by the German government, that allows an excellent balance between performance and efficiency. Production by Dornier in Germany and licence production by HAL in India continued until 1998, with over 270 aircraft built.
In 2009, Swiss Government owned RUAG began building a New Generation Do228 variant, with wings, fuselage and tail produced by HAL in India.
Production has continued since then at low rates, with many customers specifying maritime patrol and SAR variants. Equipped with more powerful engines and propellers, a glass cockpit, advanced radar, FLIR, automated mission systems and ECM systems, the Do228 NG’s box section fuselage, high payload and long endurance make it a good choice for this role.
The Netherlands Coastguard (Nederlandse Kustwacht) use two modern Do228-
Together with the Su-
The Polish Air Force was one of the first export users of the Fulcrum, acquiring
10 aircraft in 1989 to replace MiG-
Poland is currently examining life extension programmes to extend their MiG-
The Airbus 320 family first flew in 1987 and consists of 4 types: the basic A320, the shortened A319 and A318 variants, and the stretched A321. Airbus A319s are assembled in Hamburg using components from across Europe, including wings manufactured by Airbus in the UK at Filton and Chester.
Over 1,400 Airbus A319 aircraft are currently in service with 106 operators. Easyjet and American Airlines operate the largest A319 fleets, consisting of 144 and 125 aircraft respectively.
Easyjet operate A320s and A319s from Bristol airport on a range of European routes, including up to 3 flights a day to Edinburgh.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has seen considerable success with its E-