Saturday, June 08, 2019

1/144 General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper - Miniwings









1/144 General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper Multi-national (Box Version) - Miniwing
The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (sometimes called Predator B) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) primarily for the United States Air Force (USAF). The MQ-9 and other UAVs are referred to as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) by the USAF to indicate their human ground controllers.[4][5]

The MQ-9 is the first hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance.[6] In 2006, the then–Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force General T. Michael Moseley said: "We've moved from using UAVs primarily in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance roles before Operation Iraqi Freedom, to a true hunter-killer role with the Reaper."[6]

The MQ-9 is a larger, heavier, and more capable aircraft than the earlier General Atomics MQ-1 Predator; it can be controlled by the same ground systems used to control MQ-1s. The Reaper has a 950-shaft-horsepower (712 kW) turboprop engine (compared to the Predator's 115 hp (86 kW) piston engine). The greater power allows the Reaper to carry 15 times more ordnance payload and cruise at about three times the speed of the MQ-1.[6] The aircraft is monitored and controlled by aircrew in the Ground Control Station (GCS), including weapons employment.[7]


U.S. Air Force
NASA
U.S. Homeland Security

Australia
Dominican Republic
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
United Kingdom
India

Belgium
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Atomics_MQ-9_Reaper

2 kits in 1 box
34 plastic parts each kit - Plastic Injection4 decal versions


http://www.miniwing.cz/mq-9-reaper.html

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https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MINI328 £11.70 + P&P/S+H





1/144 General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper USAF (Bag Version) - Miniwing

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (sometimes called Predator B) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) primarily for the United States Air Force (USAF). The MQ-9 and other UAVs are referred to as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) by the USAF to indicate their human ground controllers.[4][5]

The MQ-9 is the first hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance.[6] In 2006, the then–Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force General T. Michael Moseley said: "We've moved from using UAVs primarily in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance roles before Operation Iraqi Freedom, to a true hunter-killer role with the Reaper."[6]

The MQ-9 is a larger, heavier, and more capable aircraft than the earlier General Atomics MQ-1 Predator; it can be controlled by the same ground systems used to control MQ-1s. The Reaper has a 950-shaft-horsepower (712 kW) turboprop engine (compared to the Predator's 115 hp (86 kW) piston engine). The greater power allows the Reaper to carry 15 times more ordnance payload and cruise at about three times the speed of the MQ-1.[6] The aircraft is monitored and controlled by aircrew in the Ground Control Station (GCS), including weapons employment.[7]


U.S. Air Force
NASA
U.S. Homeland Security

Australia
Dominican Republic
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
United Kingdom
India
Belgium
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Atomics_MQ-9_Reaper

Also available as a single kit in carded bag, with one decal option

1 kit bagged
34 plastic part  - Plastic Injection 
1 decal version


http://www.miniwing.cz/mq-9%20reaper_.html

Available now from : http://www.kits-shop.com/ $15.99 & FREE Global Shipping
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MINI329  £6.99 + P&P/S+H

1/144 Pegasus Bridge (1944) - CGD






1/144 Pegasus Bridge (1944) - CGD

In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, CGD present you with an 1/144 scale working bascule bridge model based on the ORIGINAL 1944 Bénouville Bridge , or more famously known as Pegasus Bridge, as exhibited in Mémorial Pégasus.
Order directly on Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/Y9PQYVLBV/1-144-pegasus-bridge-d-day-75th-anniversary?optionId=105743006&fbclid=IwAR0EF0WlsgScssJ_AAm6F1lKpWC0JcWHsMDqWc1V3lbCqD01cIvsGN-qJWw

Pegasus Bridge is a sub type of bascule bridge, the "Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge" or "rolling bridge". Bridges of this type do not pivot about a hinge point, but roll back on curved tread plates attached to the girders of the main span. This design allows a greater clearance of the waterway for a given opening angle.
Move the engine room of this model backwards will roll back and raise the bridge.

Assembly instructions in PDF format can be downloaded here. https://www.combatgroupdynamix.com/New2019/Accessories/Bridges/PegasusBridgeShapeways/CGD_PegasusBridge_AssemblyInstruction_V1.pdf

Model measures 9.5 cm X 32 cm X 8 cm ( 3.75" X 12.7" X 3.2") when assembled. Bridge section can be raised by moving the engine room backwards.

More information and assembly instructions here:
https://www.combatgroupdynamix.com/Opening2019/PegasusBridgeIndex.html


With this 1:144 Pegasus Bridge, highly detailed and realistic, is specially designed for creating dioramas or wargame battlefields. Compatible with our 1:144 armour, especially the CGD Horsa glider, and other WTM and Cando products.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/CombatGroupDynamix/145539380721

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/combatgroupdynamix
http://www.combatgroupdynamix.com/Diorama/WargameSeries/144Armour.html

Operation Deadstick

22:30 5th June, Operation Deadstick set off "The Longest Day".

The objective was to capture intact two road bridges in Normandy across the River Orne and the Caen Canal.

Responsibility for the operation fell to the members of 'D' Company, 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, part of the 6th Airlanding Brigade of the 6th Airborne Division. The assault group comprised a reinforced company of six infantry platoons and an attached platoon of Royal Engineers. They flew from the south of England to Normandy in six Airspeed Horsa gliders.

At 22:30 on the 5th June, the first of six Halifax aircraft from 298 and 644 Squadrons, each towing a Horsa glider containing men of Major Howard's coup de main force, began to take-off from Tarrant Rushton.

At 00:16 on the 6th June 1944, Glider No.92, containing Major Howard and No.1 Platoon of the coup de main force, approached their objective, Bénouville bridge. Once landed, they proceeded to attack and take over the bridge.

Lieutenant Den Brotheridge and Lance corporal Fred Greenhalgh became the first British soldier casualties on D-Day.

Another three gliders landing near the River Orne to attack and take over Ranville bridge.

After a brief exchange of fire, both bridges were captured had been taken in just ten minutes.

The operation was later hailed by Air Vice-Marshal Leigh-Mallory, the commander of Allied air forces during the invasion, as "one of the most outstanding flying achievements of the war."

In 1944 Bénouville bridge was renamed Pegasus Bridge in honour of the operation. The name is derived from the shoulder emblem worn by the British airborne forces, which is the flying horse Pegasus.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Deadstick
By Christie (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit - http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//36/media-36070/large.jpgThis is photograph B 5288 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24488751







Wednesday, June 05, 2019

1/144 Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 "JV-44" Sachsenberg’s Platzschutzschwarm- Platz


1/144 Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 "JV-44" Sachsenberg’s Platzschutzschwarm- Platz(Set of 2) (Plastic model)

The fourth series of the highly popular series that renews and develops Platts 1/144 War aircraft.
-The Focke Wolf Fw 190 D-9, which has been described as the best Reciprocal fighter in World War II Germany, is now available.

-Fw190D-9 appeared on the battle line at the end of the war, and it is a masterpiece aircraft that shows the success of the German fighter squadron using the high performance such as the air support mission of the jet fighter unit.

-Renewal of decals, packages and illustrations, leaving the kit as it is with detailed mold expression and easy-to-make parts configuration.

-It is a set of two 1 / 144-scale aircraft that you can easily enjoy the plane kit in an affordable size.

-Marking includes 4 aircraft belonging to the 44th fighter team, and it is possible to select 2 of them for assembly.

-A high-quality, high-quality cultograph decal with vivid color and red and white stripes on the underside of the wing and fuselage.

-Please reproduce by hand the affiliation of the 44th squadron where the ace pilots were collected.

[Major features]
-Reproduce the Focke Wolf Fw 190 D-9 in 1/144 scale
-1/144 scale plastic model unpainted assembly kit
-2 aircraft set
-Total length 70 mm at completion
-Precise mold representation beyond scale, such as delicate panel lines
-Silkscreen printing decals with markings for 4 aircraft
-Decal is made of Italian cultura
-Easy to understand with color printing

( This is a machine translation. Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )

The Platz fw-190 to be issued ith JV-44 Decals with full wing decals, Eduard will have different decals (white stripes and with the user painting the wings red for the JV44 option!) sprues are the same for both releases!

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10611517

1,620yen 14.96USD  13.4EUR 11.84GBP  21.56AUD









1/144 Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 - Eduard/Platz


1/144 Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 - Eduard/Platz

-Injection parts are made by Platzs
-A package with a header contains parts for one machine.
-4 kinds of decals & painted mask seals included (Cartograf)

( This is a machine translation. Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10607643

1,105yen 10.21USD  9.14EUR  8.07GBP 14.71AUD

Super 44 edition kit of German WWII fighter aircraft Fw 190D-9 in 1/144 scale.
New Style Packaging
plastic parts: Platz
No. of decal options: 4
decals: Eduard
PE parts: no
painting mask: yes
resin parts: no

This is part of Eduards new 1/144 strategy, where kits will be released in this bag/carded format and will consist of repackaging PLATZ kits with new/alternative decals. In additional many existing Eduard kits will be re-released in this format. 

The Platz fw-190 to be issued ith JV-44 Decals with full wing decals, Eduard will have different decals (white stripes and with the user painting the wings red for the JV44 option!) sprues are the same for both releases!

https://www.eduard.com/eduard/fw-190d-9-1-144.html
https://www.eduard.com/out/media/4461.pdf











1/144 Sopwith F.I Camel vs Fokker Dr.I (Duels in the Sky) - VALOM



1/144 Sopwith F.I Camel vs Fokker Dr.I (Duels in the Sky) - VALOM
 (2 Types, 2 Pieces Each) (Plastic model)

-Two models that represent the upper world of World War I Sopwith Camel F.1 is the most powerful unit of the British Army's most downright airframe and the strong rotational torque of the engine makes it difficult to manoeuvre but reverses the agile movement and can be said to be unbeatable It was done.

-Fokker Dr. I is a triplane that is also famous as Richthofen's last aircraft.
-Although the speed was low, the aircraft was excellent in climbing and mobility, but it was difficult to manoeuvre and lacked stability, so some veterans preferred to board.

** So, you get four kits with this set ( 2 x 2 )

( This is a machine translation. Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10611410

2,088yen  19.29USD  17.27EUR   15.26GBP    27.79AUD

1/144 A-4E/F Skyhawk `Dambusters / Golden Dragons` (Set of 2) (Plastic model) - Platz


1/144 A-4E/F Skyhawk `Dambusters / Golden Dragons` (Set of 2) (Plastic model) - Platz

[A-4 About Skyhawk]
-The A-4 Skyhawk is a masterpiece jet attack aircraft that has built an era with light mobility and high loading capacity.
-The high performance is due to the design concept in pursuit of lightweight and compact.
-Developed in the 1950s, it exerts its high offensive power in many actual battles including the Vietnam War. Active in the 1980s as a major naval attack ship on the United States Navy.

[Major features]
-1/144 scale plastic model unpainted assembly kit
-2 aircraft set
-85 mm total length at completion
-Precise mold representation beyond scale, such as delicate panel lines
-Decal is silk screen printing made by Italian cultograph
-In addition to the VA-195 Dambusters, VA-192 Golden Dragons (2 types), the Atsugi base's gate guard machine specifications are also available.
-Easy to understand with color printing

Full length: approx 85mm.

-Decal schemes for 3 types +1!

( This is a machine translation. Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10617366

1,530yen / 14.13USD 12GBP 13Euro