Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mozzie Returns


First flight of de Havilland Mosquito KA114.
Ardmore, New Zealand, Thursday 27 September 2012.
Congratulations to all those who worked to put her there.


Back in the hangar, ready for the next stage.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Well worth the trip


 They now do make them like that anymore.



Very impressive.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mighty Mars

Just a great shot of the remarkable Martin Mars.


[Credit: Dan Megna, via Coulson Flying Tankers, in my case via XPLANES]

The Messerschmitt that delayed an invasion

From this webpage, comes a fascinating little story of early W.W.II.

"It was just a matter of time until Nazi-Germany would attack more countries. Fall Gelb ("Case Yellow"), the highly secret plan to attack France across Belgian and Dutch territory, was about to become reality. Hitler decided that 17th of January 1940, after being delayed 4 times, would be D-day for the German army. However, on 10th of January, one week prior to D-day, something occurred that made history. Fall Gelb was postponed until the 10th of May 1940."


One of three known existing pictures of the crash of the Bf 108 Taifun D-NFAW on January 10th 1940. [Via: http://www.powerglidertaifun.de]

Read the rest here