October 25, 2016
The German Henschel Hs-129 is not often depicted in aviation art. Marii Chernev’s painting, titled “Soviet Steel Train Lost”, is a welcome addition to the very small stable of aviation art featuring this ungainly aircraft.
The German Henschel Hs-129 was a single-seater twin-engine attack aircraft built for combat against tanks and armored trains.
Despite the plane’s shortcomings, the Luftwaffe desperately needed aircraft for the assault of 1940, and in the winter of 1940, Henschel received an order for a series of Hs-129 planes. With the occupation of France, a large number of Gnome-Rhone 14M engines were confiscated, each running at 700 hp. Experiments with installing more powerful (albeit unreliable) engines led to the creation of the Hs-129B, which had superior specs to the original Hs-129 and could return all the way to base if forced to fly with only one engine.
October 24, 2016
In April 1944, while B-17 Flying Fortresses of the USAAF’s 8th Air Force 381 BG bombed German aircraft production centers, they were intercepted by Messerschmitt Me 410s of Stab II / ZG 26.
October 10, 2016
If we received 10 cents every time this question is asked on eHangar.com, we would be able to pay for hosting forever! 😉
This is probably one of the most frequently-asked questions in our forum, and usually asked by someone who is not an aviation art collector. And to help everyone answer this question, I am featuring a very good reply made by one of our long-time members and serious aviation art collector, fuzzy, who is also a forum moderator.
Let The Fuzz give you the Buzz 🙂 (ok, fuzzy, lame-o attempt at some punny humor, but at least it rhymes!)
September 15, 2016
We’ve just completed the move to a new server. Its been a nail-biting few days because the IT tech guy I hired did not do the job properly, and so I had to do it all by myself, with a bit of guesswork here and there, and much uploading and deleting of files and databases.
It looks like the migration has gone well, with only the latest posts of the past few days missing, I think, including my post announcing the site will be down.
For the members’ whose recent posts might not have been backed up and restored properly, I apologise and request that you make the posts again.
Thanks everyone for your patience and accommodation. I hope this new server will serve the site well and quickly too.
As always, please post in the feedback section if you spot anything amiss or have suggestions to improve the site, our community.