The Old Irish Plane Collection
I first got interested in aircraft when as a young boy, a suplus jet fighter was brought to a local playground and we used to play on it for hours. Thanks to a school librarian's suggestion, I became enthused about WWII aircraft and the interst has continued ever since. Here is my small collection of favorites, all in 1/72 scale.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Prop Driven

Type: FM-2 Wildcat

Manuf.: Gruman

Engine: Curtis-Wright R-1820-56 Cyclone

Air Speed:

Weapons: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Crew: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Squadron: VC-80 Squadron Base: USS Manilla Bay (CVE-61) 1944

Type: A-26 Invader

Manuf.: Douglas

Engine: A big one

Air Speed:

Weapons: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Crew: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Squadron: Base: Tourane, French Indochina 1951

Type: P-51 Mustang

Manuf.:

Engine: A big one

Air Speed:

Weapons: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Crew: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Squadron: Base: Model by: War Master

Type: Spitfire Mk1

Manuf.: Supermarine

Engine: 1 Rolls-Royce Merlin 45 supercharged V12 engine

Max. Air Speed: 378 mph

Weapons: 2 x 20mm Hispano Mk II cannon, 4 x .303 in Browning machine guns

Pilot: Brian Lane, Squadron Leader

Squadron: RAF No. 19 Squadron

Base: RAF Fowlmere, England 1940

Battle of Britain

Type: Avenger

Manuf.:

Engine: A big one

Air Speed:

Weapons: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Crew: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Squadron: Base:

The Jet Age

Type: T33A Shooting Star

Manuf.: Lockheed

Engine: 1 Allison J33-A-35 centrifugal compressor turbojet

Max. Air Speed:

Weapons: 2 0.50 in Browning M3 machine guns

Hardpoints: 2 with a capacity of 2,000 lb of bombs or rocket pods

Crew: Two

Squadron: USAF 5021st Tactical Operations Squadron

Base: Alaskan Air Command, Elmsdorf AFB 1983

Type: F-100D Super Sabre

Manuf.: North American

Engine:

Air Speed:

Weapons: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Crew:

Squadron:54-1800 Fighter Day Squadron, 4th FDW Base: Seymour Johnson AFB, USA 1958

Type: Delta

Manuf.:

Engine: A big one

Air Speed:

Weapons: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Crew: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Squadron: Base:

Type: F/A 18C Hornet

Manuf.: McDonnell Douglas

Engine:

Air Speed:

Weapons: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Crew: Capt. Bill Courtney

Squadron: Base:



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