Tag Archives: WWII
Two’s a Crowd
Unlike swimming, where it’s always good to go with a buddy, dogfighting is often better left to a single pilot in an appropriatley-sized aircraft. That was certainly proven to be the case by the Boulton Paul Defiant, one of two “turret fighters” put into service by the British in WWII. While it might seem cool […]
Situation Norm, all Farproed Up!
Yes, that also spells SNAFU! In a way, that’s a bit what this ancient Farpro Japan boxing of the equally ancient Aoshima E15K1 Shiun (Norm) recon float plane looks like! If you want to see how they did things back in the day, the Farpro 1/72 Kawanishi Shiun will certainly make you glad they don’t […]
A Boxful of German Beaver
The Kriegsmarine (German Navy) may have been the “poor relation” of the Nazi armed forces, but that didn’t stop it from coming up with its own outlandishly unsafe and ill-advised weaponry! A perfect example of this is the Biber (beaver) midget submarine! Just because it killed more of its own pilots than it did Allied […]