Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ever wonder...

Ever wonder about aircraft from the Spanish Civil War?

Now I know that this is a subject, many of us may not think of, it is not as well known in the U.S. as it is in Europe, and many of us may just ignore it.

When I grew up, only one model company that I bought from, even had models featuring markings and paint schemes from this conflict, and that was MPC, which does not exist any more.

However recently, I have been thinking about this conflict, mainly because this was such a mis match.  Italy and Germany provided very modern aircraft where as England, France, Russia and the U.S. all provided mostly obsolete bi-wing aircraft for the most part.  The few mon-wing aircraft were not up the same standard as the opposition.

Yet this is a conflict, well worth modeling.

Here is a link to a page, that has images and information on the aircraft, markings, and camoflague used by both sides, but most importantly, model kits available for these aircraft.

Enjoy, exploring this aspect of history.