Saturday, November 20, 2010


The Dornier Do 335A Pfeil ( Arrow) was one of the most unusual fighters of the Luftwaffe's, its most salient characteristic was the tractor/pusher, two propeller combination, but the cross-shaped tail and forward positioned landing gear also contributed to its unique appearance.
Two 1750hp Daimler Benz 603 engines allowed for a top speed of 750km/h.

The Do335 had one 30mm machine gun in the axis of the nose propeller and two 20mm machine guns over the engine. The fighter/bomber could carry up to 1000kg of bombs.

The top surface was camouflaged in a dark green - green/yellow and underside
was finished in light blue. In July 1944, the Air Ministry issued instructions to change the top camouflage to RLM81 brown-violet and RLM82 light green
1:48 scale Tamiya Kit. Do335 A-0W. Nr.240102.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Supermarine Spitfire MkI

The Supermarine Spitfire attained a top speed of 586 Km/h. Using the famous Rolls-Royce Merlin, liquid cooled 12 cylinder engine that produced more than 1000 horsepower. The MkI Spitfire was armed with eight 7.7mm machine guns.
Beginning in 1937, The British Royal Air Force used a two-tone camouflage of Dark Green and Dark Earth on their aircraft upper surface. Beginning in June 1940 a greenish gray color, called Sky, was applied under surface.

The kit used was Tamiya 1:48 scale