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๐—–๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐‘น๐’๐’š ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’๐’
Christmas Day 1941 dawned hot and muggy in Rangoon, Burma. It would be another 115-degree day. Charles H. Older was one of 13 pilots of the American Volunteer Group's Third Pursuit Squadron standing alert near their shark-mouthed Tomahawks on Mingaladon Airdrome, north of Rangoon. In his first combat two days earlier he had been credited with two Japanese bombers. At 1130 the air raid sounded, and minutes later 13 Tomahawks, joined by 16 RAF Brewster Buff...
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George McMillan, R.T. Smith, and Robert P. "Duke" Hedman attacked the left flank leading the "V" of bombers while Chuck Older, Tommy Haywood and Ed Overend worked over the right flank. The other seven took on the fighters.
With Haywood on his right wing, Older attacked from below and to the right of the outboard "V". Opening fire at 200 yards, in an almost vertical climb, he held the trigger down until less than 100 yards, and then kicked over in a hammerhead to dive away.
Using this zoom and dive technique he and Haywood shot down two bombers each. As the bombers turned east for home, Older downed a Nakajima Oscar for his third victory of the day. Twenty-four Japanese planes fell to the AVG that day.
Chuck Older became an ace, as did Duke Hedman, who shot down four bombers and a fighter. Other credited AVG victories included three for McMillan and Smith, two each for Parker DuPouy and Ed Overend, and one each for Bob Brouk and Ken Jernstedt.
#AviationArt #WW2 #AVG #fighter #bomber #interception #p40 #tomahawk #flyingtigers #RoyGrinnell '/>
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2020-12-15T07:47:40+08:00 ยท
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https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/12/preview-two-nice-looking-new-kits-from.html

There's an Osprey tilt-rotor kit reviewed hence me sharing it...
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2020-12-08T14:09:59+08:00 ยท
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RIP, General Chuck Yeager
๐™”๐™š๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™ง'๐™จ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ - ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™˜๐™ 1 ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™๐™ค๐™ฎ ๐™‚๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก
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2020-12-05T04:30:54+08:00 ยท
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/airlines-will-no-longer-be-required-to-transport-emotional-support-animals/ar-BB1bzZoX?ocid=msedgntp

The new rule now defines a service animal to be a dog that is โ€œindividually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disabilityโ€ and limits the number of service animals a person can travel with to two. It also requires airlines to treat psychiatric service animals as they would other service animals.

Emotional support animals aren'...
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The new rule now defines a service animal to be a dog that is โ€œindividually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disabilityโ€ and limits the number of service animals a person can travel with to two. It also requires airlines to treat psychiatric service animals as they would other service animals.

Emotional support animals aren't considered service animals under the new rule, which drew more than 15,000 public comments before it was finalized. Although the rule does not bar them from traveling in passenger cabins, airlines will not be required to accommodate them.'/>
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Here I have a group of photo's I took at last years AFW Air Show, I live 2 miles north of the field and was able to capture these from my backyard.
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2020-12-02T07:51:34+08:00 ยท
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https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/11/an-alfa-roadster-top-of-range-desert.html
This article has aircraft in it hence I'm sharing it...
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Zero Encounter by Robert Taylor
When the first US aircraft landed at the captured airstrip on the island of Guadalcanal on 12 August 1942, there was still heavy ground fighting within 3,000 yards of the airfield. A few days later it was named Henderson Field, after Major Lofton R. Henderson who led the Marine dive-bombers at Midway. The name of this small airfield is synonymous with the war in the South Pacific and it became home to some of the greatest Marine pilots who took part in the air f...
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2020-11-30T04:46:44+08:00 ยท ยท Edited
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A recent work done.
The first Zero I've ever illustrated. A commissioned work for a scale model box cover,
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๐—š๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ-๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ
World War 2 came to Scandinavia on 30 November 1939 when the Soviets invaded Finland.

This Soviet move was a direct result of a non-interference pact between Stalin and Hitler, signed in August 1939. This so-called Winter War was to last four months, and ended with a peace treaty in which Finland was forced to cede territory to increase the buffer zone around the Soviets' second city of Leningrad.

In this background, Hitler launched Operation Weserubun...
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In this background, Hitler launched Operation Weserubung, the invasion of Norway, on 9 April 1940.

Strategically, the occupation of Norway enabled him to block threats against the German Baltic coast, secure a route for high-grade Swedish iron ore and Finnish nickel, obtain access to Norwegian natural resources and to counter against British control of Scandinavia and the North Atlantic.

Having so secured his northern flank, Hitler launched Operation Gelb, the invasion of France, Belgium and the Netherlands on 10 May 1940. For a while, the German success in the Low Countries and in France lessened the strategic importance of Norway, but with the commencement of Operation Barbarossa - the German invasion of Soviet Russia on 22 June 1941 - Scandinavia assumed a greater strategic importance. The Finns joined the Germans and launched their own offensive against Russia in July 1941 to re-capture ceded territory in Karelia.

For the next four years, Norway was the base of operations by the Luftwaffe and the Kriegsmarine against the all-important supply convoys to Murmansk, which the Germans failed to capture or to isolate.

Against this background, Jagdgeschwader 5 (JG-5) Eismeer (Ice Sea) was formed in January 1942 to carry out aerial operations in this northern region: I.Gruppe was based in Sola-Stavanqer to defend against Allied attacks on German shipping; II & III Gruppen were based in Petsamo in northern Finland in support of operations over Murmansk and Karelia; IV Gruppe was created later in 1942, based at Trondheim as air activities increased against the Arctic convoys to Murmansk.

By January 1943, I & IV Gruppen were in southern Norway, at the airbases at Lista, Sola, Kjevik and Herdla, with June 1943 seeing JG-5 at its maximum strength with 14 Staffeln, comprising 12 Staffeln of single-engined fighters equipped with Bf109s and Fw190s, one Bf110 Zerstorerstaffel and an armoured-up Fw190A Jabo unit. In late 1943, however, I & III Gruppen left Norway and Finland for good, fighting the rest of the war elsewhere.

By the end of the war, JG-5 had amassed over 3,000 victories at a cost of 300 pilots lost over the 3 years of operations. Well-known aces include Heinrich Ehrler (208 victories) and Waiter Schuck (206 victories), both of whom flew Me262 jets with JG-7 at war's end.

In this print, Barry Spicer depicts in the reflected late Winter light, a rotte of Gustavs circling over Sola-Stavanger looking for a break in the persistent ground fog, in late 1944.

The lead aircraft is a Bf109G-14 flown by Ofw Heinz Halstrick of 16/JG-5 of IV Gruppe. Ofw Halstrick's aircraft carries his personal emblem comprising "Kolle alaaf', a traditional Cologne greeting, below the city emblem of Koln, his home town, and the Jagerpfeil.

Ofw Halstrick flew with IV JG-5 from the summer of 1943 until the end of the war acquiring an impressive tally of 13 victory claims and the destruction of one ship.
#aviationart #luftwaffe #barryspicer #bf109 #jg5 #eismeer '/>
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https://youtu.be/8FA1yCfz9s4

Without the original engines but it'll do...