(AIR) Good read

This is a head's up for those who also have an interest in the history
of the aircraft we model and the people who flew them. I hit Barnes &
Noble this afternoon and low and behold there is a new edition of Pierre
Clostermann's "The Big Show" on the shelf. I first read this when I was
in middle school, around about 1950-52. This is a complete and
unabridged edition with 8 pages of photographs, a new introduction and 8
appendices. If you want to know what it was like to strap your butt into
a Hawker Tempest and go hunting long nosed Focke-Wolves this is the book
to tell you.
Bill Shuey
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and go hunting long nosed Focke-Wolves this is the book to tell you.>>
Sounds very interesting, thanks. One I always thought was good was "Early Birds of War"--can't remember the author offhand. This is THE book that fired my imagination and interest in WWI aircraft and pilots. Did you happen to see anything on Gen. Gunther Rall? He and Gen. Yeager always seem to be featured/interviewed in the same Discovery Wings episodes, and I thought it would be interesting to build whatever he flew (109's?) and display it next to Glamorous Glen and Old Crow
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TimeTraveler658
Rall flew strictly 109's in combat, he didn't like 190's.
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Ron
There's one or two Hasegawa kits in 1/48 that have his markings included. I can look them up if you're interested. hth
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
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The G-2 is one of them.
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can look them up if you're interested. The Keeper (of too much crap!)>
Keeper, you da Man!! I am most definitely interested--in my favorite scale too, who'd have thought it possible?
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. --Leonardo Da Vinci EAA # 729686 delete .mil.nav to email
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Dude, I coulda sworn I had two different ones; maybe I'm confusing it with some aftermarket decals (which I'll look up in the near future.)
As Ron stated, it's the G2 kit: J13 09013 It's got a greenish Russian front fighter on the cover as flown by Hannes Trautloft. It's also got markings for Steinhoff, Finlands' Luukannen and a bunch of others. It's a standard production item for about the last decade. I see it at EVERY swap meet I go to for around $20. Pick up some Hobbycraft G2's (assuming they make one 8^) )while you're at it so you can use the decals. hth
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