Thursday, June 24, 2010

C-160D Luftwaffe Transall Walk Around

by Dusan Lekic

C-160D Transall Luftwaffe

Rolls Royce Tyne Rty.20 (Mk 22/45) turboprop (4,549 kw/6100hp)

landing gear



Multi-Role Transport
Germany 90 units C.160D

Top Speed 319 mph (513 km/h) at 16,000 ft. (4875m)
Ceiling: 27,000 ft. (8230m)
Range (Max. Payload): 1,150 miles (1850 km)

Height: 38 ft. 2¾ in. (11.65m)
Length: 106 ft. 3½ in. (32.40m)
Wing Span: 131 ft. 2¾ in. (40.0m)
Wing Area: 322.93 sq. ft. (30.00m²)

Empty: 63,934 lb. (29,000 kg.)
Maximum Take-Off: 112,436 lb. (51,000 kg.)

93 Troop, 61-88 Paratroops, 62 Stretcher case plus attendants
35,274 lb. (16000 kg) of vehicles or cargo

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sturmgeschütz III Gallery

StuG III Ausf. F/8 (Sd.Kfz.142/1 ) at Belgrade Military Museum, Serbia.
by Dusan Lekic

The "StuG" III was designed to fill an infantry close support combat role. These versions were known as the Sturmgeschütz 40 Ausführung F, Ausf. F/8. From F/8. StuG III was equipped with a high-velocity 7.5 cm StuK 40 L/48 gun and becomes standard until the very last of the Ausf. G. (Sd.Kfz 142/1: September-December 1942, 250 produced).

Monday, June 7, 2010

PBY4 Catalina Flying Boat 1/72 scale

by Dusan Lekic

Produced by Consolidated Aircraft PBY "Catalina" was one of the most widely used multi-role aircraft of WWII. "Catalina" were deployed in practically all of the operational theatres of World War II, PBYs were used in patrol bombing, anti submarine, escort and search and rescue missions.

This version PBY-4 was the last of the early versions powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-1830-72 (1050hp) Twin Wasp engines, with new propeller spinners, blisters over waist guns (later units).
Only 33 where built by order (including one initial as a XBPY-4 which later became the XBPY-5A).

This is my model of PBY4 Catalina Flying Boat in 1/72 scale by Academy.

This model is 99% out of the box, and painted with (US WWII standard) gunze colors, to represent Catalina in the Philippines.

Erich Hartmann's "White 2"

by Dusan Lekic

When Erich Hartmann went to Germany on convalescent leave, his "white 2" was flown by Uffz. Herbert Meissler. On 28th of May (1943) his aircraft was damaged by LaGG-3 and he was obliged to make a forced landing in enemy territory and was captured.

Later, the aircraft was filmed for propaganda purposes by Soviets...

This is my model of Me-109G4/R6 in 1/72 scale by Fine Molds, painted with gunze colors, OOB, extratech seatbelts and some extra detail in cockpit.

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