Object 279 was a sixty-ton prototype of a Soviet heavy tank developed in 1957-1959. The tank was characterized by very strong armor protection and its shape was intended to withstand the shock wave of a nuclear attack. It moved on four tracks with the possibility of changing the ground clearance of the vehicle, which should ensure high passability through difficult terrain. The armament consisted of an experimental 130-millimetre M-65 tank cannon with a rate of 5-7 rounds per minute, which was supposed to be able to penetrate the 300-millimetre-thick armour plate of the enemy. The cannon was equipped with Grozda stabilization and night vision, the range was 12,500 meters. A 14.5-millimeter KPVT heavy machine gun was coupled to the cannon. Only 3 prototypes were produced, serial production did not take place due to high costs and unsatisfactory test results. The only surviving example can be found in the Russian Tank Museum in Kubinka.Read more
The Gladiator, one of the most famous late 1930s biplane fighters, a brave underdog of the early WW2 years, probably doesn’t need a long introduction. The build was fun, even though “a bit” protracted.😁Read more
The British de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito multipurpose aircraft was built in 1938-1940 and entered service in 1941. It was used as a light bomber, night and day fighter and reconnaissance aircraft. Its mostly wooden construction and high flight speed earned it the nickname “Wooden Wonder”. The Mosquitos FB Mk.VI and T.Mk.III were in the Czechoslovak service between 1945-1953 under designations B-36 (CB-36).Read more
During the Christmas Holidays I wanted to unwind by building an easy, relaxing kit and I was also wondering how I could manage to build some of my SBS models resin kit, which I’ve never done before. I have plenty of them in my stash, but I never had the courage to build any of them.Read more
I managed to finish another Hurricane in 1/72 scale. Arma Hobby is really the best kit of this famous plane in 72 scale. The camouflage represents one of the twelve Hurricanes delivered to Romania operating by the famous Escadrille 53.Read more
The Praga E-114 was an excellent sports aircraft that was widely used in our flying clubs before and after World War II.
It has several records to its credit and, above all, a lot of trained pilots.
It was designed in the Praga factory in 1934 by Ing. Jaroslav Šlechta as an all-wooden high-wing aircraft and his trademark was the atypical tilting of the upper part of the cabin to facilitate boarding.
The F4F Wildcat fighter and its modifications were in service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps throughout WW2. In the early years of the war in the Pacific, the F4F-3/4 versions repelled Japanese attacks on Midway and Guadalnacal, while in the final stages the FM-1/2 versions aboard escort carriers assisted in the battles of Okinawa and patrolled the Atlantic on anti-submarine patrols.Read more
After a few months I’m coming back to the Crusader theme, this time in an anti-aircraft variant, and I add the even lesser-known British tank Cruiser A9, which took part in the battles in France as part of the BEF and subsequently in the Greek and African campaigns, before being withdrawn from the front line due to its obsolescence.Read more
The CANT Z.1007bis was an Italian medium bomber designed in the mid-1930s and used throughout World War II. I’ve always been fond of the tri-motor configuration, and I believe the “Alcione/Kingfisher” was one of the most graceful-looking Italian aircraft. Even at 50 years of age, I realized that the venerable Supermodel kit, when combined with 3D-printed aftermarket parts from Airone Hobby, can still yield very pleasing results.Read more
The infantry tank is a category of tanks that originated between world wars in Great Britain. These tanks were intended mainly for direct support of the advancing infantry and for destroying the enemy’s fortified positions. The Infantry Tank Mk.III was named Valentine and replaced the older Matilda types. In 1940-1944 over eight and a quarter thousand Valentines were produced in eleven versions.Read more
The Miles M.5 Sparrowhawk was a 1930s British single-seat racing and touring monoplane designed by Miles Aircraft Limited.Read more
The Dassault Mirage F.1 is a French single-engine fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by Dassault Aviation. It was developed as a successor to the popular Mirage III family. Her operational usage in many countries and active involvement in combat operations makes this elegant airplane attractive for aircraft modellers across the scales.Read more
The Crusader is a British medium (cruiser) tank produced since 1939 in several modernized versions as well as special anti-aircraft variants. The type played a significant role in the first part of the war in Africa, but it was soon replaced by heavier and more powerful types entering the arsenal of the Allies.Read more