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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

My 1:100th-scale aircraft inventory

Having added the latest 'reinforcements' to my collection of 1:100th-scale Second World War aircraft, I decided that it would be a good idea to list them. At present, the collection includes the following aircraft, listed by country of origin:

Germany
  • 1 x Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber
  • 9 x Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter
  • 3 x Messerschmitt Bf 110 heavy fighter
  • 1 x Focke-Wulf Fw 190 W├╝rger fighter
Russia
  • 3 x Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik ground-attack aircraft
  • 1 x Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov LaGG-3 fighter
  • 1 x Lavochkin La-7 fighter
  • 3 x Polikarpov I-16 fighter
  • 3 x Yakovlev Yak-1 fighter
  • 3 x Yakovlev Yak-3 fighter
  • 1 x Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter
Italy
  • 2 x Fiat G.50 Freccia fighter
UK
  • 11 x Hawker Hurricane fighter
  • 1 x Hawker Typhoon fighter
  • 8 x Supermarine Spitfire fighter
USA
  • 1 x Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk fighter
  • 1 x North American P-51 Mustang fighter
  • 1 x Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter
Japanese
  • 1 x Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter
French
  • 1 x Dewoitine D.520 fighter
The list turned out to be longer that I had expected, and means that I can field quite a few different aircraft in any forthcoming air actions over my tabletop.

I also discovered that I have eight approximately 1:100th-scale diecast models of Boeing-Stearman two-seater biplanes in my collection, which with a little repainting will just about pass muster as generic light biplane bombers.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Bob- That is a very good collection of aircraft for your games- I'm assuming that they are with 'flight stands' as well...it is easy to make them from Piano Wire and Poker Chips.
    And a 1.0mm Drill for holes in the Poker Chip and Plane Fusalarge. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Kev Robertson (Kev),

      The plastic models (which were made for the AXIS & ALLIES MINIATURES ANGELS 20 and BANDITS HIGH air combat games) all come with flight stands designed to be used on a tabletop. The metal diecast models come with display stands which are not suitable for use on the tabletop. As a result, I tend to use upturned plastic champagne flutes or tumblers in place of the flight stands as they are see-through, stable, and cheap, and can also be placed over figures on the tabletop.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Everyone's list is longer than they think, Bob. Ask Tim Gow (quickly, before he tells you anyway) :-)

    Regards, Chris.

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    1. Chris Kemp (Chris),

      Mine certainly is ... as I found an He 111 to add to it this morning!

      All the best,

      Bob

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