An in box review for the 1/48 Flying Machines Fiat G.50 Series 1. A short run kit with plenty of resin and etch brass added, a very unusual version of this well know aircraft with markings for a single aircraft from the Spanish Civil War. Advertisements
Words and pictures by Nicolas Protonotarios The Moth was a two-seat biplane of wooden construction, it had a plywood covered fuselage and fabric covered surfaces, a standard tailplane with a single tailplane and fin. A useful feature of the design was its folding wings which allowed owners to hangar the aircraft in much smaller spaces. … More 1/72 Frog DH.60G Gipsy Moth
Words and pictures by Nicolas Protonotarios The Heinkel He 51 was ordered into production for the still secret Luftwaffe as the He 51, the first pre-production aircraft flying in May 1933.
Words and pictures by Nicolas Protonotarios Bristol Bulldog II The Bristol Bulldog was a British Royal Air Force single-seat biplane fighter designed during the 1920s by the Bristol Aeroplane Company. More than 400 Bulldogs were produced for the RAF and overseas customers, and it was one of the most famous aircraft used by the RAF … More 1/72 Airfix Bristol Bulldog II
Words and pictures by Nicolas Protonotarios DH-82 Tiger Moth There is little need for introduction for this brilliant little trainer biplane. The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth is a general purpose biplane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. It was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and … More 1/72 Airfix (Old Tool) DH-82 Tiger Moth
Words and pictures by Nicolas Protonotarios Loire 46 The Loire 46 was an improved version of the Loire 43 and 45. Although improved, it retaining the gull mono-wing configuration, open cockpit, and fixed landing gear. The first of five prototype Loire 46s flew in September 1934. It demonstrated excellent handling characteristics and 60 production aircraft … More 1/72 Replica Resin Loire 46
A single Beechcraft 17 Staggerwing was used during the conflict in Spain during 1936. The plane used in Spain had the serial Beechcraft B17R, n / s 66, NC15811 and was initially intended for the Monarch of Ethiopia (The Negus), it was sourced from the US by René Drouillet in early 1936 but due to the … More Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing during the Spanish Civil War
Words and pictures by Nicolas Protonotarios The Heinkel He 112 was one of four aircraft designed to compete for the Luftwaffe’s 1933 fighter contract, which was eventually won by the Messerschmitt Bf 109. Small numbers were used for a short time by the Luftwaffe, and small export runs were completed for several other countries, but … More 1/72 Heller He 112B
Here I have compiled a list of model kits available for tanks used during the Spanish Civil War, I have used Scalemates to provide details of the individual kits.
Words and pictures by Nicolas Protonotarios The Tupolev SB-2 first flown in 1934 was quite advanced but lacked refinement, a fact noted by crews, maintenance personnel and Stalin, who threatened to take action if these quality issues were not dealt with.