This grim aspect of Japan’s air war is graphically conveyed in Osprey Publishing’s B-29 Hunters of the JAAF, and Ki-44 Tojo Aces of World War 2. Noted in some depth are details of the many ramming attacks executed, and their results in forensic detail, along with specific Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (IJAAF) aircraft types deemed suitable to carry out such high-altitude interceptions, and here lay the inspiration for my modelling project, the desire to build an aircraft of the 47th Sentai.
The crucial aspect of the unit’s activities that I wished to replicate was a 40mm gunned escort fighter, to capture this truly desperate aspect of the late Pacific War in model form.
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Small Scale Stingers
Huw Morgan stirs up a tiny nest of Hornets.
Hasegawa’s 1/48 Shoki as a 47th Sentai Gunned Escort Fighter
Tempest II in 1/48 - A lockdown conversion using Airwaves’ venerable resin set.
AH-64D Long Bow Apache By Rafał Lebioda
Thunderflash. Bang. Wallop. What a picture!
Aurelio Reale models the RF-84F in Italian Air Force colours
Ferocious Eastern Feline
Jeremy Moore strokes Arma’s FM-2 to purr-fection.
The Aero L-29 Delfin (Dolphin) was a military jet trainer and light attack aircraft manufactured in Czechoslovakia by Aero Vodochody.
From Lynx to Wildcat
Coronavirus has had many impacts on our lives over the past eleven months, many of them difficult, some of them tragic and most of them generally frustrating. To be faced suddenly with a situation where our lives are not our own to control, where we are unable to pursue the joys and pleasures we take for granted, and instead find ourselves all too often restricted to our own four walls is not something that is comfortable.
Salmson & Dai Nippon
Evangelos Vassilopoulos builds GasPatch Models’ Furanso no teisatsuki
LAKLAND Skyline J-Sonic
A classically-styled Jazz with a sonic twist... does that sound interesting? You bet it does, says Mike Brooks
The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner with no date display, which many view as the archetypal dive watch, is slightly larger and has an updated movement yet remains true to its original design. This is our first encounter with the new watch.
HyperX Cloud Stinger S
Sting like a bee
Postwar And Modern: Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo Collection
The two new 1940s-inspired pieces called the Heritage Classic Tuxedo Chronograph and the Heritage Classic Tuxedo Time only take their inspiration from the postwar period and the sector-dial designs that were popular at the time.
Following the current trend, Oris has encased its design icon, the Big Crown Pointer Date, in warm bronze — not only the case but the bezel, the namesake big crown, and even the dial. We tested the watch in real-life situations.
Apple Watch Series 6
Not as radical as the Series 5, but a welcome update nonetheless
Apple Watch SE
A super smartwatch available at a sensible price — where do we Apple Pay?
Apple Watch Series 6: The Best Smartwatch You Can Buy
The Apple Watch has been our longstanding Editors’ Choice for its excellent performance, unparalleled app selection, and ample health- and fitness-tracking features. With the Series 6, Apple builds upon its flagship smartwatch with the addition of a blood oxygen saturation sensor that calculates your SpO2 level on demand and captures periodic background measurements when you’re sleeping and inactive. Putting this technology in a consumer wearable has never been more important given the global COVID-19 pandemic, as it indicates how well your circulatory and respiratory systems are delivering oxygenated blood to your body and can help you gauge whether a hospital visit is necessary.
WHICH MODEL IS RIGHT FOR YOUR WRIST? APPLE WATCH SERIES 3 VS SE VS SERIES 6
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Asus ROG Strix Go 2.4
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