Aviation


Mosquitoes to Wolves

The use of Forward Air Controllers is an interesting aspect of aerial and ground warfare. Mosquitoes to Wolves by G.R. Lester describes how airborne FACs matured during the Korean War. Flying the T-6, the “Mosquitoes”  directed close air support strikes and interdiction near the front line. Sadly, lessons learned in […]


US Navy aircraft of WW II

This is an overview of the most important aircraft used by the US Navy during World War II. Fighters The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the Navy’s main fighter early in the war. It was armed with six 12.7mm MGs. While outperformed by the Zero, it was much sturdier than it’s […]


USAAF aircraft of World War II

This is an overview of the most important aircraft of the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) during World War II. Fighters The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was used throughout the USA’s involvement in WWII. While it was used in the Mediterranean and Europe, even as fighter bomber, it was most […]


British aircraft of WW II

This is an overview of the most important British aircraft of WW II. Fighters The Hawker Hurricane was the most numerous British fighter at the start of the war. In total, 14,000 were built. During the Battle of Britain, it scored more kills than the Spitfire. The Mk I was […]


German aircraft of WW II

A large number of aircraft was used by all forces in World War II. I will try to assemble overviews of the most important aircraft used in WW II. Due to the large number of models used, I will only mention those that were produced in significant numbers and were […]


Red Bull Air Race

Een paar foto’s van luchthaven Zestienhoven tijdens de Red Bull Air Race Rotterdam. Meer… Ein paar Fotos vom Flughafen Zestienhoven während des Red Bull Air Race Rotterdam. Mehr… A few pictures of Zestienhoven airport during the Red Bull Air Race Rotterdam. More…


Aircraft of the Vietnam War 3

This post provides an overview of the most important fixed-wing aircraft used during the Vietnam War, aimed at the wargamer. These are the aircraft likely to be employed during games. US Navy The US Navy used two fighters during the war. The missile-carrying McDonnell F-4 Phantom II was the most […]