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September 2010
Hasegawa’s F-22A captures the shapes and stance of the U.S. Air Force’s premier fighter.
By Jon Hergenrother
Published: July 12, 2010
Like Rebel ships from “Star Wars,” Galactica’s Vipers take a beating. Aaron used weathering powders to make Starbuck’s fighter look like it’s tangled with a more than a few Cylons.
By Aaron Skinner
Published: July 12, 2010
The Imperial Japanese Navy’s Mogami entered service in 1935 and participated in several crucial Pacific campaigns of World War II, including Midway and the Philippines.
By Bruno Schielzeth
Published: July 12, 2010

Heinkel’s He 178 became the first jet-powered aircraft when it took to the air August 27, 1939. The second prototype with a different wing is replicated in Special Hobby’s kit.

By Mark Hembree
Published: July 12, 2010

A development of the F-5A Freedom Fighter, Northrop’s more-powerful Tiger II has served around the world and as an aggressor aircraft to train U.S. pilots.

By Matthew Walker
Published: July 12, 2010

China’s amphibious six-wheeled ZSL92 IFV (infantry fighting vehicle) entered service in 1995.

By John Plzak
Published: July 12, 2010

The Peacemaker, a license-built variant of the Pilatus Porter, was designed as a light attack and counter-insurgency aircraft for the U.S. Air Force in Southeast Asia. Fairchild built 35, all of which were transferred to Thailand after unsatisfactory combat trials.

By Aaron Skinner
Published: July 12, 2010

With the long barrel, Academy’s K9 Thunder dominates the 1/35 scale battlefield. The real vehicle can land three rounds on a target at the same time.

By Aaron Skinner
Published: July 1, 2010

The Type VII U-boat was the most numerous submarine ever and a workhorse of the Kriegsmarine throughout World War II. The VIIC/41 was the final variant and had the latest features to improve survivability.

By Charlie Scardon
Published: July 1, 2010
New Zealand-based Wingnut Wings continues to astound modelers with high-quality moldings of World War I aircraft.
By Chuck Davis
Published: July 1, 2010
Like the American OS2U Kingfisher, Germany’s Arado Ar 196 was a shipborne, versatile World War II floatplane. It was well-known for serving on Kriegsmarine warships like the Bismarck and Graf Spee. Some were also deployed from coastal bases.
By Jim Zeske
Published: June 29, 2010

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