.:Kovozavody Prostejov:. More L-4 Pipers on the way #incoming

The Brodie landing system was a method of landing light aeroplane devised by James H Brodie, a Captain of the United States Air Force during World War II. The method of landing involved catching a hook attached to the plane with a sling which itself was attached to a cable. This system proved useful in landing aircraft in normally unsuitable terrain, such as the jungle or in mountains, and also afforded good camouflage.
Folks from AZ/KP don't stop expanding L4 "Cub" kits range.

L4 Cub with Brodie landing system
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or... with Bazooka launchers


(Major Charles “Bazooka Charlie” Carpenter, US Army, poses with his Piper L-4 Grasshopper, “Rosie the Rocketeer”)

Last but not least [?]
Piper L4 Grass.... yyy - floatplane:




.:Sword:. Supermarine Spitfire XIV family - june #incoming

Well, is 2016 the year of 1/72 Spitfire? (-:
The first Griffon-powered Spitfires suffered from poor high altitude performance due to having only a single stage supercharged engine. By 1943, Rolls-Royce engineers had developed a new Griffon engine, the 61 series, with a two-stage supercharger. In the end it was a slightly modified engine, the 65 series, which was used in the Mk XIV. The resulting aircraft provided a substantial performance increase over the Mk IX. Although initially based on the Mk VIII airframe, common improvements made in aircraft produced later included the cut-back fuselage and tear-drop canopies, and the E-Type wing with improved armament.
 Mk. XIV C/E "Bubbletop"
 Markings:


The Mk XIV differed from the Mk XII in that the longer, two-stage supercharged Griffon 65, producing 2,050 hp (1,528 kW), was mounted 10 inches (25.4 cm) further forward: the top section of the engine bulkhead was angled forward, creating a distinctive change of angle to the upper cowling's rear edge. A new five bladed Rotol propeller of 10 ft 5 in (3.18 m) in diameter was used, although one prototype JF321 was fitted with a six bladed contra rotating unit. The "fishtail" design of ejector exhaust stub gave way to ones of circular section. The increased cooling requirements of the Griffon engine meant that all radiators were much bigger and the underwing housings were deeper than previous versions /wikipedia of course my dear;)/
 Mk. XIV E/C :



Spitfire FR.Mk.XIVE

 

.:BRENGUN:. YakovlevYak-1 (mod. 1941) BRP72020 #firstlook

Which one?
January boxart
Or may boxart?
NVMD...
Let's see the first testshoot of the sprues:)
Closer look:


Propeller, landing gear legs, some inside/cockpit parts:
Fins/stabilizer + engine cowlings and guns fairings:
Details of engine cowling, and external cooler

 Some resin parts:
 And of course the clear
 PE fret:
Photo-film for...
 Inside view - landing gear bays details - a nice touch.
 A front panel of the resin cooler

Closer look @fuselage inside:

Fine and crisp detail[?]
Look @ the rudder:



The tailwheel.


all photos by Mr. Hladik Lada modelweb/modelforum