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12-13-2009, 05:00 PM
Find here some of of favorite Airplane scale models including short description & some cool videos and pictures !!

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Revell 1:48 Junkers JU87D Stuka
The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, "dive bomber") was a two-seat (pilot and rear gunner) German ground-attack aircraft. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, the Stuka first flew in 1935 and made its combat debut in 1936 as part of the Luftwaffe's Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War.
The aircraft was easily recognizable by its inverted gull wings, fixed spatted undercarriage and its infamous Jericho-Trompete ("Jericho Trumpet") wailing , becoming the propaganda symbol of German air power and the Blitzkrieg victories of 1939-1942. The Stuka's design included several innovative features, including automatic pull-up dive brakes under both wings to ensure that the plane recovered from its attack dive even if the pilot blacked out from the high acceleration. Although sturdy, accurate, and very effective, the Ju 87 was vulnerable to modern fighter aircraft, like many other dive bombers of the war. Its flaws became apparent during the Battle of Britain; poor maneuverability, lack of speed and defensive armament meant that the Stuka required a fighter escort to operate effectively.

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Some RC & vintage Stuka videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq9lUOquloc ( RC Model )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ14mqf4Rps ( RC Model )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_E1iKmdAMw (RC Model )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-B9060bCWE ( Vintage slideshow )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FymTeD6RDzs ( WWII b/w video archive )

Revell 1:48 P-51D Mustang
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was a long-range single-seat World War II fighter aircraft. Designed, built and airborne in just 117 days, the Mustang first flew in RAF service as a fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft before conversion to a bomber escort, employed in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air superiority from early 1944. The P-51 was in service with Allied air forces in Europe and also saw limited service against the Japanese in the Pacific War. The Mustang began the Korean War as the United Nations' main fighter, but was relegated to a ground attack role when superseded by jet fighters early in the conflict. Nevertheless, it remained in service with some air forces until the early 1980s.
As well as being economical to produce, the Mustang was a fast, well-made, and highly durable aircraft. The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650, a two-stage two-speed supercharged version of the legendary Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, and was armed with six .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns.
After World War II and the Korean War, many Mustangs were converted for civilian use, especially air racing. The Mustang's reputation was such that, in the mid-1960s, Ford Motor Company's Designer John Najjar proposed the name for a new youth-oriented coupe automobile after the fighter.

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Some P-51D Mustang scale model videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tgMmfIJXu4 ( Scale Modeling in Metal 1/16 )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHOEgM8-KA4 (1/24 Mustang P51 WW II Aircraft )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO-_ffOqDFg ( Douglas Dauntless Aluminum Scale Model )

F-14a Tomcat Black Knights 1-32 Tamiya
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing aircraft. The F-14 was the United States Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor and tactical reconnaissance platform from 1974 to 2006. It later performed precision strike missions once it was integrated with the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night LANTIRN system. The F-14 was developed after the collapse of the F-111B project, and was the first of the American teen-series fighters which were designed incorporating the experience of air combat against MiGs during the Vietnam War.
The F-14 first deployed in 1974 with the U.S. Navy aboard USS Enterprise, replacing the F-4 Phantom II and was retired from the active U.S. Navy fleet on 22 September 2006, having been replaced by the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The F-14 is in service with only the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force as of 2009, having been exported to the former Imperial Iranian Air Force in 1976, during a time when the US had good diplomatic relations with Iran.

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Some F-14A Tomcat scale model videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_yu6bsUhoI ( Own design, wood built F-14A Tomcat RC )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN7Y3oHo2To ( F-14 Tomcat VF-1 Wolf Pack Revell 1/144 )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhyprrof0JM ( Real F-14A Tombat in action )

Revell 1:48 P-40B Tiger Shark
The Curtiss P-40 was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. It was used by the air forces of 28 nations, including those of most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in front line service until the end of the war. By November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built, all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facility at Buffalo, New York.
The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36; this reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service.
Warhawk was the name the United States Army Air Corps adopted for all models, making it the official name in the United States for all P-40s. The British Commonwealth and Soviet air forces used the name Tomahawk for models equivalent to the P-40B and P-40C, and the name Kittyhawk for models equivalent to the P-40D and all later variants.

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Some P-40B RC & Models videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGhI78AYpMQ ( P 40B first motor tests )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o68EIjM7yvI ( Curtiss P-40B / Metal scale models )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2xBPi92Pl4 ( Real P-40 Warhawk departure )

Piper PA18-150 Floatplane 1-32 Revell
The Piper PA-18 Super Cub is a two-seat, single-engine monoplane. Introduced in 1949 by Piper Aircraft, it was developed from the Piper PA-11, and traces its lineage back through the J-3 to the Taylor E-2 Cub of the 1930's. In close to 40 years of production, over 9,000 were built. Super Cubs are commonly found in roles such as bush flying, banner and glider towing.

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Some Piper PA18 videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXZSyOqCxw8 ( A kid play with RC Piper PA18 )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBI39tMDcxM ( Very hard landing !!! )

InAir E-Z Build Model Kit - Sopwith Camel F.1
The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter introduced on the Western Front in 1917. It had a combination of a short-coupled fuselage, heavy, powerful rotary engine and concentrated fire from twin synchronized machine guns. The Camel was credited with shooting down 1,294 enemy aircraft, more than any other Allied fighter in the First World War.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDz5Yoh6E9I ( Vintage video b/w )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT9wtDNiKaI ( Real Brooklands Sopwith Camel flying )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QA1K8SqMgc ( RC Sopwith Camel flying )

Revell 1:39 Wright Flyer - First Powered Flight
The Wright Flyer (often retrospectively referred to as Flyer I, 1903 Flyer and occasionally Kitty Hawk) was the first powered aircraft designed and built by the Wright brothers. The flight of the Wright Flyer is recognized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the standard setting and record-keeping body for aeronautics and astronautics, as "the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight".
The Wrights built the aircraft in 1903 using 'giant spruce' wood as their construction material. The wings were designed with a 1-in-20 camber.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPUmim7k0jE ( RC Wright Flyer with articulated pilot !! )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6EhA7HFY68 ( Great Plane's E-FEST 2009 Indoor Electric Festival )

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