Tag Archives: Bomber Command

Vicker’s “Herculean” Tester

Testbed aircraft are always interesting thanks to their sometimes bizarre modifications. One example of a little-known testbed aircraft was the Vickers Type 289, which was a Wellesley bomber (itself not that well known today) adapted to test the Hercules two-row radial engine. In order to make sure that this important aircraft is not forgotten, I […]

Big Wing, Small Box!

To paraphrase the great Winston Churchill: “Never in the field of plastic modelling has so much wing been crammed into so small a box by so many different companies”. Both Matchbox, and later Revell, were able to take a plane with a wingspan TWICE that of a Spitfire and fit it into a box smaller […]