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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 2 x Fiat G.50 Freccia fighter
  • 11 x Hawker Hurricane fighter
  • 1 x Hawker Typhoon fighter
  • 8 x Supermarine Spitfire fighter
  • 1 x Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk fighter
  • 1 x North American P-51 Mustang fighter
  • 1 x Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter
  • 1 x Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter
  • 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.


  1. Hi Bob- That is a very good collection of aircraft for your games- I'm assuming that they are with 'flight stands' as 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.

    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,


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

    Regards, Chris.

    1. Chris Kemp (Chris),

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

      All the best,



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