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2024 ACADEMY CATALOG
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2024 ACADEMY CATALOG

 
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USAF EC-121 Warming Star 1/144 - ACADEMY 12637
SKU AC-12637
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/144
Nation: United States of America
Period: Cold War
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

USAF EC-121 Warming Star 1/144 scale aircraft kit - Academy/Minicraft model.The USAF EC-121 was a reconnaissance and air control aircraft used by the United States Air Force (USAF) during the Cold War. It was a variant of the Lockheed Constellation transport aircraft modified to perform radar surveillance and air traffic control tasks.Here are some main characteristics of the USAF EC-121:Role: The EC-121 primarily performed air surveillance and air traffic control tasks. Equipped with radar and other surveillance instruments, it could detect and monitor air and sea movements, as well as provide air traffic control assistance.Configuration: Based on the Lockheed Constellation, the EC-121 had a conventional low-wing airplane configuration, with four radial engines and a cockpit located above the main body of the aircraft. It was developed in several variants to meet specific surveillance and control needs.Equipment: The EC-121 was equipped with radar and other sensors for aerial surveillance, including advanced communication systems to coordinate air traffic control operations or support military operations.Use: The EC-121 was primarily employed during the Cold War to monitor the air and maritime activities of adversary countries, as well as to provide air traffic control support during military and territorial defense operations.Legacy: Although the USAF EC-121 is no longer in active service, it has left a significant legacy in the history of air surveillance and air traffic control. Its surveillance capabilities and its role in ensuring air security helped establish the principles and technologies used in modern air surveillance and control aircraft.Overall, the USAF EC-121 was an important element in U.S. air defense during the Cold War, contributing to the security and defense of the national territory.

 
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Char Leclerc 1/72 - ACADEMY 13427
SKU AC-13427
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/72
Nation: France
Period: Modern
Type: Veicoli Militari
Category Kit

French army tank kit Char Lecrerc in 1/72 scale - Academy model. The Char Leclerc is a French main battle tank, considered one of the most advanced in the world. It was designed and manufactured by the French company GIAT Industries, now known as Nexter Systems, and entered service with the Armée de terre, the French Army, in 1992. It is named after General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, a hero of World War II. Here are some main features of the Char Leclerc: Armament: The Char Leclerc is armed with a long-barreled 120 mm L52 cannon, which provides exceptional firepower against enemy tanks and other targets. It is capable of firing a variety of munitions, including armor-piercing bullets and HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) rounds. Protection: The tank is equipped with advanced composite armor, which combines steel, ceramic and composite materials to provide high protection against bullets and shrapnel. It is also equipped with active defense systems, such as grenade launchers to protect against missiles. Mobility: The Char Leclerc is powered by a 1,500-horsepower diesel engine, enabling it to reach speeds in excess of 70 kilometers per hour on the road and traverse difficult terrain with ease. It has good maneuverability thanks to its hydraulic suspension system. Electronics: The tank is equipped with an advanced electronic suite, including computerized targeting systems, thermal viewers, and a computerized fire control system. These systems greatly increase the accuracy and effectiveness of the tank on the battlefield. Operational role: The Char Leclerc is designed to perform a variety of tasks on the battlefield, including territorial defense, attacking enemy forces, and supporting ground operations. It can operate in both urban and open terrain environments, ensuring the safety of French troops in any situation. In summary, the Char Leclerc is a highly advanced tank designed to meet the challenges of the modern battlefield. Its combination of firepower, protection and mobility makes it one of the most effective and lethal tanks in the world.

 
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Challenger Mk 3 - 1/72 - ACADEMY 13426
SKU AC-13426
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/72
Nation: United Kingdom
Period: WWII
Type: Veicoli Militari
Category Kit

British Army Challenger Mk 3 tank kit in 1/72 scale - Academy model. The Challenger Mk 3 is a variant of the Challenger 2 main battle tank used by the British Army. It is a highly advanced armored vehicle designed for modern combat and territorial defense. Here are some key features of the Challenger Mk 3: Armament: The Challenger Mk 3 is equipped with a 120 mm L30A1 cannon, which is extremely powerful and accurate. It can fire a variety of ammunition, including armor-piercing bullets and explosive rounds. Protection: The vehicle is equipped with heavy armor composed of ballistic steel, ceramic and other composite materials. This armor provides excellent protection against bullets, shrapnel and landmines. Mobility: The Challenger Mk 3 is powered by a 1,200-horsepower diesel engine, enabling it to reach speeds of up to 56 kilometers per hour on the road and traverse difficult terrain with ease. It also has excellent maneuverability thanks to its advanced suspension system. Electronics: The vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated electronic suite, including advanced aiming systems, target detection sensors, and a computerized fire control system. These systems greatly increase the accuracy and effectiveness of the tank on the battlefield. Operational Role: The Challenger Mk 3 is designed to perform a variety of tasks on the battlefield, including territorial defense, attacking enemy forces, and supporting ground operations. It can operate in both urban and open terrain environments, ensuring the safety of British troops in any situation. Overall, the Challenger Mk 3 represents one of the most advanced tanks in the world and is a cornerstone of British defense. Its combination of firepower, protection and mobility makes it a formidable opponent on any battlefield.

 
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USN T-34B Mentor 1/48 - ACADEMY 12361
SKU AC-12361
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/48
Nation: United States of America
Period: Dopoguerra
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

USN T-34B Mentor "VT-5 Training Air Wing" aircraft kit in 1/48 scale - Academy/Minicraft model.

 
 
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USN SB2U-3 - 1/48 - ACADEMY 12350
SKU AC-12350
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/48
Nation: United States of America
Period: WWII
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

USN SB2U-3 The Battle of Midway 80th Anniversary aircraft kit in 1/48 scale - Academy model.

 
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USAAF C-47 Skytrain 1/144 - ACADEMY 12633
SKU AC-12633
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/144
Nation: United States of America
Period: WWII
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

USAAF C-47 Skytrain aircraft kit in 1/144 scale - Model Academy.

 
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USAAF B-24H Liberator Zodiac 1/72 - ACADEMY 12584
SKU AC-12584
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/72
Nation: United States of America
Period: WWII
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

USAAF B-24H Liberator "Zodiac" aircraft kit in 1/72 scale - Academy model.

 
 
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US Navy PBM5A Mariner 1/72 - ACADEMY 12586
SKU AC-12586
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/72
Nation: United States of America
Period: WWII
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

US Navy PBM5A Mariner (RAAF PBM-3S) aircraft kit in 1/72 scale - Academy model.

 
 
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Tu-22M3 - 1/144 - ACADEMY 12636
SKU AC-12636
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/144
Nation: Russia
Period: Modern
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

Tu-22M3 aircraft kit in 1/144 scale - Academy/Minicraft model.

 
 
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ROKAF KF-21 Boramae 1/72 - ACADEMY 12585
SKU AC-12585
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/72
Nation: Corea del Sud
Period: Modern
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

ROKAF KF-21 Boramae aircraft kit in 1/72 scale - Academy model.

 
 
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Lockheed C-130J-30 Super Hercules 1/144 - ACADEMY 12631
SKU AC-12631
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/144
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

Lockheed C-130J-30 Super Hercules airplane kit in 1/144 scale - Academy model.

 
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Il-2m3 - 1/48 - ACADEMY 12357
SKU AC-12357
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/48
Nation: Russia
Period: WWII
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

Il-2m3 "Berlin 1945" airplane kit in 1/48 scale - Academy model.

 
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Douglas DC-6/C-118 Liftmaster 1/144 - ACADEMY 12634
SKU AC-12634
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/144
Nation: United States of America
Period: Dopoguerra
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

Douglas DC-6/C-118 Liftmaster aircraft kit in 1/144 scale - Academy/Minicraft model.

 
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Boeing E-3G AEW&C 1/144 - ACADEMY 12629
SKU AC-12629
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/144
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

Boeing E-3G AEW&C Sentry/AWACS airplane kit in 1/144 scale - Academy model.

 
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B-52D Stratofortress 1/144 - ACADEMY 12632
SKU AC-12632
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/144
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

B-52D Stratofortress aircraft kit in 1/144 scale - Academy/Minicraft model.

 
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USMC PBJ-1D B-25 Mitchell 1/48 - ACADEMY 12334
SKU AC-12334
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/48
Nation: United States of America
Period: WWII
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

USMC PBJ-1D B-25 Mitchell 1/48-scale aircraft kit - Model Academy.The PBJ-1D is a variant of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) during World War II. This specific version was adapted to meet the needs of the Marines and played a significant role in the Pacific theater.Here are some key features of the PBJ-1D B-25 Mitchell:Armament: The PBJ-1D was equipped with heavy armament, which included .50-caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns mounted in dorsal, ventral, and side turrets. It could also carry bombs or rockets under the wings for tactical bombardment missions.Operational role: The PBJ-1D was primarily employed for tactical support missions, tactical bombardment, anti-submarine patrols, and escorting naval convoys. Its versatility made it suitable for a variety of missions in the Pacific theater.Adaptations for the Marines: The PBJ-1D included some modifications over standard versions of the B-25 Mitchell to meet the specific needs of the Marine Corps. These modifications included communication and navigation systems suitable for maritime operations.Performance: The PBJ-1D retained the overall performance of the B-25 Mitchell, with a top speed of about 440 km/h (275 mph) and a flight range sufficient for maritime patrol or close air support missions.War Participation: The PBJ-1Ds participated in numerous operations in the Pacific theater during World War II, including support for amphibious operations, bombing of Japanese positions, and protection of supply routes.Overall, the PBJ-1D B-25 Mitchell was a crucial element of the U.S. Marine Corps air force during World War II, contributing significantly to operations in the Pacific theater and providing essential support to troops engaged in combat.

 
 
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USN TBF-1C 1/48 - ACADEMY 12340
SKU AC-12340
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/48
Nation: United States of America
Period: WWII
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

USN TBF-1C "Battle of Leyte Gulf" embarked attack aircraft kit in 1/48 scale - Academy model. The Grumman TBF Avenger, also known as the TBF-1C, was an embarked attack and bombing aircraft used primarily by the United States Navy (USN) during World War II. Here is some information about it: Development: The TBF Avenger was developed by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation as a embarked attack aircraft for the US Navy during the 1940s. It was designed to replace the old Douglas TBD Devastator dive attack aircraft. Design: The TBF Avenger was a single-engine monoplane with folding wings designed to operate from U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. It was a relatively large aircraft by the standards of the time, with a strong structure and good payload capacity. Engine: The TBF-1C was equipped with a 14-cylinder Wright R-2600-8 Double Cyclone radial engine, which provided sufficient power for its embarked operations. Armament: The typical armament of the TBF-1C included 0.50 caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns mounted in defensive positions on the nose, dorsal and ventral sides of the aircraft. It could carry up to 1,814 kg of bombs or torpedoes under the wings. Role: The TBF Avenger was mainly used for naval bombing, ground attack, anti-submarine, and reconnaissance missions. Its versatility made it suitable for a variety of tasks during the conflict. Production and Use: The TBF-1C Avenger was produced in large quantities during World War II and saw use in theaters of war around the world, including the Pacific and the Atlantic. It was used by the US Navy and other allied air forces. Success: The TBF Avenger was a highly successful aircraft during World War II, known for its reliability, endurance, and ability to carry heavy loads. It was involved in many key actions during the conflict and contributed significantly to Allied war efforts. In summary, the TBF-1C Avenger was an embarked attack and bombing aircraft used by the U.S. Navy during World War II, known for its versatility and contribution to Allied war efforts.

 
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Tomahawk IIb 1/48 - ACADEMY 12235
SKU AC-12235
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/48
Nation: United States of America
Period: WWII
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

U.S. Tomahawk IIb "Ace of the African Front" fighter aircraft kit in 1/48 scale - Model Academy.The Tomahawk Mk IIb was a variant of the Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk fighter, used during World War II. Here is some information about it:Development: The Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk was a single-engine U.S. fighter developed in the 1930s and used during World War II. The Mk IIb was one of the production variants of the Tomahawk.Design: The Tomahawk Mk IIb retained the general configuration of the P-40, with straight wings and a single-seat cockpit. It was known for its ruggedness and simplicity of construction.Engine: It was equipped with an Allison V-1710 12-cylinder V-engine, which provided sufficient power for the fighter's performance.Armament: The Tomahawk Mk IIb was armed with 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine guns mounted on the wings and in the nose of the aircraft. Some models could also carry bombs or rockets under the wings for ground attack missions.Role: The Tomahawk Mk IIb was primarily employed as an escort and ground attack fighter. It was used in air defense operations, interception of enemy aircraft and ground troop support missions.Production and Use: The Tomahawk Mk IIb was produced in significant quantities and saw use in various theaters of war, including North Africa and the Middle East. It was used by British and allied air forces.Success: The P-40 Tomahawk, including its variants such as the Mk IIb, was considered a robust and reliable fighter aircraft. Although it was not up to the standards of the most advanced fighters of the time, such as the Supermarine Spitfire or the Messerschmitt Bf 109, it remained in service throughout the war and contributed significantly to the Allied war effort.In summary, the Tomahawk Mk IIb was a variant of the P-40 Tomahawk used during World War II, known for its ruggedness and versatility in being used in a variety of operational roles.

 
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ACADEMY 13425 M60A1 RISE (P)
SKU AC-13425
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/72
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Type: Veicoli Militari
Category Kit

1/72 M60A1 RISE (P) The M60A1 RISE (P) is a variant of the M60 tank, used by the U.S. military and some other nations during the Cold War and beyond. Here is some key information about the M60A1 RISE (P): M60: The M60 was a main battle tank (MBT) developed by the United States in the 1950s and entered service in the 1960s. It was widely used by the U.S. military during the Cold War. M60A1: The M60A1 was an improved version of the original M60. It was equipped with a clamshell-type composite armor that provided greater protection and other improvements such as an upgraded engine. RISE (P): The acronym "RISE" stands for "Reliability Improved Selected Equipment," while "(P)" stands for "Passive." The M60A1 RISE (P) represents a further improved version of the M60A1 with a focus on improved reliability and passive defense features. Features: The M60A1 RISE (P) had improved armor compared to previous models, which increased its survivability on the battlefield. It retained the 105 mm main gun, but could fire a variety of projectiles, including high-explosive and armor-piercing ones. It was equipped with .50 caliber and 7.62 mm machine guns for close defense. Use: This tank was used by the U.S. military and some allied nations during the Cold War and beyond. It participated in conflicts such as the Gulf War and the Iraq War. Legacy: The M60A1 RISE (P) represents a developmental stage in the evolution of U.S. tanks before the introduction of modern M1 Abrams tanks. Although it was surpassed in technology and capability by newer tanks, it played an important role in the defense and operations of the U.S. armed forces during the period in which it was employed. In summary, the M60A1 RISE (P) is an improved variant of the M60A1, a main battle tank used by the U.S. and some allied nations during the Cold War and beyond. This version was known for its reliability and passive defense improvements over previous models.

 
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ACADEMY 13423 German King Tiger
SKU AC-13423
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/72
Nation: Germany
Period: WWII
Type: Veicoli Militari
Category Kit

1/72 German King Tiger ''Henschel Turret'' The German "King Tiger" with Henschel turret refers to the German heavy tank officially designated as Tiger II or Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B. This heavy tank was developed during World War II as the successor to the Tiger I and is known for its power and thick armor. Here is some key information about the King Tiger with Henschel turret: Designation: The official name of this tank is Tiger II, but it is often called "King Tiger" by the Allies because of its impressive power. The designation "Ausf. B" indicates that it was the second version of the Tiger, the first having been the Tiger I. Henschel turret: The King Tiger was available in two main turret variants: Henschel and Porsche. The Henschel turret was the most common and widely produced version. The rarer Porsche turret had a slightly different design and was only available in limited numbers. Main Features: The King Tiger was known for its thick and tough armor, which made it virtually invulnerable to Allied tank shells and light artillery. It mounted a powerful 88 mm KwK 43 L/71 gun, which had excellent armor-piercing capability. Performance: Despite its power, the King Tiger had considerable weight and limited mobility compared to other tanks. It was often prone to mechanical problems and had high fuel consumption. Employment: The King Tiger was used primarily on the Eastern Front during World War II, but was also deployed in other theaters. However, its limited production means that it did not have a significant impact on the course of the war. Legacy: The King Tiger is considered one of the most powerful and iconic tanks ever built. Its armor strength and powerful cannon made it a fearsome opponent in combat. After the war, some examples were preserved and are displayed in museums around the world. In summary, the King Tiger with Henschel turret is a variant of the Tiger II, a German heavy tank known for its thick armor and powerful cannon. It became a symbol of German technological potential during World War II, although its limited production limited its impact on the battlefield.

 
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ACADEMY 13422 German Tiger-I
SKU AC-13422
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/72
Nation: Germany
Period: WWII
Type: Veicoli Militari
Category Kit

1/72 German Tiger-I Ver. Early The "Tiger I" (Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausführung E) Ver. Early is an early variant of the famous Tiger heavy tank used by Nazi Germany during World War II. Here is some information about this version: Tiger I: The Tiger I was one of the best known and most powerful heavy tanks of its era. It was developed in response to demands for a heavy tank with thick armor and a powerful 88 mm gun. Ver. Early (Early Version): The designation "Ver. Early" indicates that this is one of the earliest versions of the Tiger I produced during its production. These early variants underwent some modifications during production in response to combat conditions and lessons learned on the battlefield. Features: The Tiger I Ver. Early was known for its heavy thick front armor and 88 mm KwK 36 L/56 cannon, which gave it a powerful firepower. However, it had some vulnerabilities, including limited mobility and high fuel consumption. Employment: The Tiger I was used primarily on the Eastern Front during World War II, but it was also employed in other theaters. It was involved in some of the best-known battles, including the Battle of Kursk. Legacy: The Tiger I is one of the most iconic tanks in military history and has aroused the interest and admiration of military history and modeling enthusiasts. Its power and fame made it a symbol of German military engineering during the war. In summary, the Tiger I Ver. Early is an early variant of the Tiger I heavy tank used by Nazi Germany during World War II. This version has some differences from later variants and contributed to the Tiger I's reputation as one of the most formidable tanks of the conflict.

 
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ACADEMY 12620 Rockwell B-1B Lance USAF
SKU AC-12620
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/144
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

1/144 Rockwell B-1B Lance USAF 34th US Air Forces The USAF B-1B 34th BS "Thunderbirds" refers to a B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft in service with the United States Air Force (USAF) assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, which is a heavy bomber unit. However, it should be noted that the designation "Thunderbirds" is more commonly associated with the USAF's famous aerobatics team, the "United States Air Force Thunderbirds," which uses fighter planes such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Here is some key information: B-1B Lancer: The B-1B Lancer is a supersonic jet heavy bomber developed by the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. It was designed primarily to perform long-range bombing missions with a focus on operational flexibility and the ability to carry a varied bomb load. 34th Bomb Squadron: The 34th Bomb Squadron is a USAF unit based at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. Its primary role is the employment of B-1B Lancers for strategic and tactical bombing missions. Thunderbirds: The term "Thunderbirds" has been used in the past to refer to USAF flying units and aircraft that had a special association with training or special operations. In the case of the 34th Bomb Squadron, it may indicate a historical connection to this tradition, but it does not represent the famous aerobatics team. Operational Role: The B-1B Lancer plays an important role in nuclear deterrence and conventional bombing missions. It is capable of carrying a variety of munitions, including nuclear bombs and precision-guided bombs, and has been used in several conflicts, including the Gulf War and Afghanistan. In summary, the USAF B-1B 34th BS "Thunderbirds" refers to a B-1B Lancer assigned to the USAF's 34th Bomb Squadron, a heavy bomber unit. These aircraft play an essential role in strategic and tactical bombing missions and contribute to the U.S. defense and power projection capability. However, it is important to distinguish between this unit and the famous Thunderbirds aerobatic team, which is known for its aerobatic displays in fighter aircraft.

 
 
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ACADEMY 12583 Horten Ho 229 German
SKU AC-12583
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/72
Nation: Germany
Period: WWII
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

1/72 German Horten Ho 229 "Wunderwaffe" The Horten Ho 229, also known as Gotha Go 229 or Horten H.IX, was an experimental aircraft developed by Nazi Germany during World War II. The Ho 229 is often cited as an example of the "Wunderwaffe," a German term meaning "miracle weapon" or "wonder weapon." Here is some key information about the Horten Ho 229: Development and Background: The Horten Ho 229 was developed by brothers Walter and Reimar Horten, German aeronautical engineers. The design was an advanced, experimental flying wing with a tailless configuration and jet engines. Innovative Design: The Ho 229 was notable for its innovative design. It had a delta wing, with no external tail fins or traditional vertical tailpipes. This design reduced drag and increased the aircraft's top speed. Rocket Engines: The original plan was to use BMW 003 or Junkers Jumo 004 rocket engines for propulsion. These jet engines would have provided the plane with considerable speed compared to propeller-driven aircraft of the time. Purpose: The Ho 229 was designed as a long-range fighter and bombing aircraft. Its design made it ideal for high-speed, high-altitude missions. War Situation: The Ho 229 project was part of German efforts to develop advanced weapons to turn the tide in the European theater of World War II. However, the flying prototype was still under development when the war ended in May 1945. Legacy: The Horten Ho 229 is interesting for its innovative design and "Wunderwaffe" status. However, it was never employed in combat during the war, and only a couple of prototypes were built. After the war, the design of the Ho 229 influenced the development of advanced jet aircraft around the world. The Ho 229 became a subject of interest to aviation enthusiasts and military historians, mainly because of its uniqueness and innovative potential. Subsequently, plans were made to build flying copies of the Ho 229 for research and experimental purposes, demonstrating the continuing interest in this aircraft.

 
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ACADEMY 12582 F-15C Eagle “Vernice Medaglia d'Onore 75° Anniversario”
SKU AC-12582
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/72
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

1/72 F-15C Eagle “Vernice Medaglia d'Onore 75° Anniversario”L'F-15C Eagle "Vernice Medaglia d'Onore 75° Anniversario" è una versione personalizzata dell'aereo da caccia F-15C Eagle, celebrativa del 75º anniversario della creazione della United States Air Force (USAF). Ecco alcune informazioni sulla sua designazione e significato:F-15C Eagle: L'F-15C Eagle è un aereo da caccia multifunzione sviluppato dagli Stati Uniti, noto per le sue prestazioni eccezionali in termini di velocità, manovrabilità e capacità di combattimento aereo. È stato introdotto negli anni '70 ed è ancora in servizio con l'USAF.75º Anniversario dell'USAF: La United States Air Force è stata fondata il 18 settembre 1947, ed è l'attuale ramo aereo delle forze armate degli Stati Uniti. Il 75º anniversario dell'USAF è stato celebrato nel 2022.Vernice Medaglia d'Onore: La "Vernice Medaglia d'Onore" è una livrea personalizzata o uno schema di colori applicato a un aereo militare per commemorare eventi speciali o significativi. In questo caso, l'F-15C Eagle è stato decorato con questa livrea speciale per celebrare il 75º anniversario dell'USAF.Significato: Questa livrea personalizzata può includere simboli, emblemi o decorazioni che rappresentano l'USAF e la sua storia di servizio. L'obiettivo principale è quello di onorare e celebrare gli uomini e le donne dell'USAF che hanno contribuito alla difesa degli Stati Uniti negli ultimi 75 anni.Presenza e Utilizzo: Gli aerei con vernici personalizzate spesso partecipano a eventi speciali, mostre aeree, cerimonie di commemorazione e altre occasioni in cui è appropriato celebrare e mostrare orgoglio per i risultati e la storia delle forze armate.In sintesi, l'F-15C Eagle "Vernice Medaglia d'Onore 75° Anniversario" è un aereo da caccia personalizzato con una livrea speciale creata per celebrare il 75º anniversario della United States Air Force e onorare la sua storia e il suo servizio. Questi aerei possono essere utilizzati in eventi speciali e cerimonie per commemorare l'USAF e i suoi membri. 

 
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ACADEMY 12348 A-10C Thunderbolt II 75th FS Flying Tigers
SKU AC-12348
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/48
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

1/48 A-10C Thunderbolt II 75th FS Flying Tigers The A-10C Thunderbolt II is a ground attack aircraft developed by the United States, also known by the nickname "Warthog." The "75th FS" unit refers to the United States Air Force (USAF) 75th Squadron, known as the "Flying Tigers." Here is some information about both: A-10C Thunderbolt II (Warthog): The A-10C Thunderbolt II is a ground attack aircraft designed to support ground troops and destroy enemy armored vehicles. It is known for its ruggedness, heavy armament and combat zone survivability. It has been used in various conflicts, including the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq. 75th Fighter Squadron (Flying Tigers): The 75th Squadron, known as the "Flying Tigers," is a USAF unit with an important historical history. The name "Flying Tigers" was inherited from the famous Flying Tigers volunteers who successfully fought in China against Japanese forces during World War II. When the A-10C Thunderbolt II is assigned to the 75th Squadron, it is likely to be used for close air support and general ground attack missions. This combination of aircraft and unit can be involved in a variety of missions, including those aimed at supporting ground forces, destroying enemy targets, providing air cover, and performing tactical support missions. The association between the A-10C Thunderbolt II and the 75th Squadron, known as the "Flying Tigers," represents a continuation of a tradition of excellence in air combat and training for the U.S. Air Force.

 
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ACADEMY 12326 US Navy Fighter F3F-2 VF-6.
SKU AC-12326
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/48
Nation: United States of America
Period: WWII
Type: Aircraft
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1/48 Fighter F3F-2 VF-6 U.S. Navy "Fighting Six" The F3F-2 VF-6 fighter was a variant of the Grumman F3F fighter plane used by the United States Navy (US Navy) in the 1930s. Here is some key information about the Grumman F3F-2 VF-6: Development and Background: The Grumman F3F was a boarded fighter aircraft used by the U.S. Navy and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) during the 1930s. The F3F-2 VF-6 represents one of the variants of this aircraft. Design and Features: The Grumman F3F was a biplane with a rugged structure and a double-deck wing configuration. The F3F-2 VF-6 was equipped with a 600 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp radial engine, which gave it decent performance for the time. Performance: The Grumman F3F-2 was a relatively maneuverable fighter plane, but it had limitations compared to more modern fighter planes. Its top speed was about 255 mph (about 410 km/h) and it had a limited operational range. Armament: The F3F-2 was armed with two .30-caliber (7.62 mm) machine guns mounted on the nose of the aircraft. Operational Role: The Grumman F3F-2 VF-6 and similar variants were used primarily for embarked air defense missions. They were assigned to U.S. Navy aircraft carriers to protect the fleet from enemy air threats. Legacy: The Grumman F3F was one of the last fighter biplanes used by the U.S. Navy before the transition to more advanced monoplane aircraft. With the advent of monoplane aircraft such as the Grumman F4F Wildcat, the F3F was gradually phased out of the front line. In summary, the Grumman F3F-2 VF-6 was a variant of the Grumman F3F used by the U.S. Navy in the 1930s for embarked air defense tasks. Although it was superseded by more modern aircraft, it played an important role in the history of U.S. naval aviation.

 
 
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ACADEMY 12249 Hughes 500D Police Helicopter.
SKU AC-12249
Brand ACADEMY
Scale: 1/48
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Type: Elicotteri
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1/48 Hughes 500D Police Helicopter The Hughes 500D helicopter is a variant of the Hughes 500 light helicopter, also known as the OH-6 Cayuse in U.S. military designations. This helicopter has been used in a variety of roles, including police operations. The following is some key information about the Hughes 500D helicopter used by the police: Development and Background: The Hughes 500 was developed in the United States as a light, versatile helicopter. It was originally designed for military purposes such as observation and reconnaissance, but has found civilian applications, including police operations. Design and Features: The Hughes 500D is a light single-engine turbine-powered helicopter. It has a relatively small cabin but can comfortably carry a pilot and a passenger or observer. Its compact design makes it suitable for operations in confined spaces. Performance: The Hughes 500D helicopter is known for its agility and ability to fly at low speeds. This makes it suitable for patrol, observation, search and rescue missions, and other police support operations. Armament: Versions used by police are generally not equipped with offensive armaments. However, they can be equipped with advanced communications equipment, cameras, and lighting systems for observation and patrol purposes. Operational Role: Hughes 500D helicopters have been used by police for a variety of tasks, including urban patrol, aerial surveillance, searching for missing persons, assisting during emergency situations, and more. Their ability to fly at low altitudes and their maneuverability make them useful tools for police support operations. Legacy: The Hughes 500D has been a helicopter widely used by various police agencies around the world. Its versatility has made it a valuable asset for public safety and rescue operations. In summary, the Hughes 500D helicopter has been used by police in a variety of roles, providing valuable aerial support for law enforcement and public safety operations. Its ability to operate in confined spaces and its maneuverability make it a suitable helicopter for a wide range of tasks.

 
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F/A-18F VFA-154
SKU AC-12577
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/72
Type: Aircraft
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1/72 USN F/A-18F VFA-154 Black KnightsThe Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, originally known as the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Super Hornet, is a twin-engine, embarked multi-role fighter based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet produced by Boeing. It is an enlarged and advanced version of the F/A-18C and D version of the Hornet.

 
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F-14B
SKU AC-12578
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/72
Type: Aircraft
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1/72 U.S. Navy F-14B "VF-103 Jolly Rogers"The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a twin-engine, twin-jet, variable geometry wing supersonic fighter aircraft. Developed in the United States of America in the late 1960s, the aircraft was born in response to the United States Navy Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program that followed the failure of the General Dynamics/Grumman F-111B project.

 
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Sepecat Jaguar
SKU AC-12606
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: France
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/144
Type: Aircraft
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1/144 Sepecat JaguarThe SEPECAT Jaguar is a twin-engine, jet-powered ground attack aircraft developed jointly by France and the United Kingdom in the 1960s. It was one of the major Anglo-French aircraft programs. It was one of the major fighter-bombers of the French Armée de l'air until July 1, 2005 (when it was replaced by the Dassault Rafale) and was employed by the British Royal Air Force until April 2007. It is still in service with the air forces of some states where it was imported, including India's Bhartiya Vayu Sena and Oman's Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Sultanya al-Omanya.

 
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MiG-29
SKU AC-12615
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: Russia
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/144
Type: Aircraft
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1/144 MiG-29 FULCRUMThe Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 is a Soviet- and Russian-made 4th-generation air superiority fighter first and then, developed and produced by MiG since the 1970s and entered service with the Soviet Armed Forces in August 1983.Designed to complete intercept, escort, bombing and maneuvered combat missions, it has enjoyed considerable commercial success particularly in the Asian and African regions. A twin-engine aircraft with high performance but low range, it owes its nickname - swift - to the balance and flight stability conferred by the particular shape of its fuselage.Updated constantly over its operational life, several versions have been created including the most recent in service today, the MiG-29SMT, equipped with external fuel tanks conforming to the fuselage. An embarked version called MiG-29K was also created.As of 2021, it is in service in numerous air forces around the world, including the Russian Aerospace Forces. A recent extensive redesign of the MiG-29 resulted in a new multi-role fighter, the MiG-35.

 
 
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MiG-23
SKU AC-12614
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: Russia
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/144
Type: Aircraft
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1/144 MiG-23 FLOGGERThe Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 is a single-engine, variable-geometry wing jet interceptor fighter designed by OKB 155 headed by Artëm Ivanovic Mikojan and Michail Iosifovic Gurevic and developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970s.Employed in the following years by the Sovetskie Voenno-vozdušnye sily (VVS), the air force of the Soviet Union, and by numerous Warsaw Pact and pro-Soviet air forces worldwide, it is one of the most representative aircraft of the wartime landscape of the second half of the 20th century.

 
 
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F-4J
SKU AC-12305
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: United States of America
Period: WWII
Scale: 1/48
Type: Aircraft
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1/48 F-4J "VF-84 Jolly Rogers"The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a long-range, twin-seat supersonic fighter-bomber designed and produced in its time by the U.S. company McDonnell Douglas in the early 1960s. It became during its long operational life one of the icons of American air superiority during the Vietnam War and the Cold War period, and is still in service with some air forces. The high flexibility of the design allowed the Phantom to evolve to include specific versions for aerial reconnaissance and ground attack with conventional and nuclear munitions.

 
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F-4E
SKU AC-12605
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/144
Type: Aircraft
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1/144 F-4E U.S. Air ForceThe McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a long-range, twin-seat supersonic fighter-bomber designed and produced in its time by the U.S. company McDonnell Douglas in the early 1960s. It became during its long operational life one of the icons of American air superiority during the Vietnam War and the Cold War period, and is still in service with some air forces. The high flexibility of the design allowed the Phantom to evolve to include specific versions for aerial reconnaissance and ground attack with conventional and nuclear munitions.

 
 
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F-16 Fighting Falcon
SKU AC-12610
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/144
Type: Aircraft
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1/144 F-16 Fighting FalconThe F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multi-role, single-engine fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the U.S. Air Force.Designed as a light fighter, it has since evolved into a multi-role aircraft with a maximum attainable altitude of about 15 000 meters. It has been chosen by the air forces of 25 nations. The F-16 is the largest Western combat aircraft design, with the more than 4,500 examples produced since it began production in 1976. Although it is no longer purchased by the U.S. Air Force, its newer versions are still produced for the foreign market. In 1993, General Dynamics sold its entire aircraft building division to Lockheed Corporation, which later became Lockheed Martin after merging in 1995 with Martin Marietta.

 
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F-15
SKU AC-12609
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/144
Type: Aircraft
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1/144 F-15 EagleThe McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is a U.S. air superiority fighter aircraft. First flown in 1972 and entered service in 1976, it is still used by the U.S. Air Force (USAF), Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Singapore. A variant of it is the F-15E Strike Eagle, a fighter-bomber that entered service in 1988.

 
 
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F-14
SKU AC-12608
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/144
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

1/144 F-14 TomcatThe Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a twin-engine, twin-jet, variable geometry wing supersonic fighter aircraft. Developed in the United States of America in the late 1960s, the aircraft was born in response to the United States Navy Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program that followed the failure of the General Dynamics/Grumman F-111B project.

 
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USMC F/A-18A
SKU AC-12627
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/144
Type: Aircraft
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1/144 USMC F/A-18A+ VMFA-232 "Red Devils"The F/A-18 Hornet is a U.S.-built fighter-bomber. Built by McDonnell Douglas following a request from the U.S. Navy, it is one of the most versatile aircraft currently in service: in fact, it is specially designed to cover the roles of fighter aircraft, ground attack, close air support, tactical bombing, reconnaissance, and advanced air control. Because of its ability to cover all these roles, it is an excellent embarked aircraft; its great (original) shortcoming, however, is its poor range, corrected in the new F/A-18E version. The project is now being overseen by Boeing after it acquired McDonnell Douglas in 1997.

 
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USAF B-47
SKU AC-12618
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/144
Type: Aircraft
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1/144 USAF B-47 "306th BW(M)"The U.S.-built Boeing B-47 Stratojet was the world's first successful jet-powered bomber. Produced between 1947 and 1955 in more than 2,000 examples, it took jet bomber technology to an unprecedented level of reliability and efficiency, as did the total number of aircraft produced, but it never gained popularity among its pilots, especially early in its career, which was also very short.It is especially important for having introduced two fundamental solutions (arrow wings and pod-mounted engines under the wings), which greatly influenced the airliner market, starting with the Boeing 707, which moreover adopted the "civilian" version of its engines.

 
 
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S-22 Fitter
SKU AC-12612
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: Russia
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/144
Type: Aircraft
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1/144 S-22 FitterThe Sukhoi Su-17, was a single-engine, variable-geometry wing jet fighter-bomber designed by OKB 51 headed by Pavel Osipovic Suchoj and developed in the Soviet Union in the 1960s.Employed in later years mainly by the Voenno-vozdušnye sily (VVS), the air force of the Soviet Union, and by many air forces of Warsaw Pact and pro-Soviet nations it was the model derived from the earlier Su-7 with the transformation of the wing from a simple arrow to one equipped with variable-angle outer wings, which considerably improved low-speed performance and transportable payload.

 
 
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Panavia Tornado
SKU AC-12607
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: Europa
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/144
Type: Aircraft
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1/144 Panavia TornadoThe Panavia Tornado (officially Panavia PA-200 Tornado, but better known as Tornado MRCA - Multi Role Combat Aircraft) is a multi-role fighter with a variable geometry wing. Jointly developed by the UK, West Germany and Italy, there are three main variants of the Tornado: the IDS (Interdiction and Strike) for ground attack, the ECR (Electronic Combat/ Reconnaissance) equipped for suppression of air defenses and the ADV (Air Defense Variant) interceptor.Developed and built by Panavia Aircraft, a multinational company formed by British Aerospace (formerly British Aircraft Corporation), MBB and FIAT Velivoli (later Alenia Aermacchi, now merged into Leonardo), the Tornado first flew on August 14, 1974, and was used in action by the RAF, Air Force and Saudi Arabia Air Force in the Gulf War. Including variants, 1,001 examples were produced.

 
 
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Boeing B-52H
SKU AC-12622
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/144
Type: Aircraft
Category Kit

1/144 Boeing B-52H 20th BS "Buccaneers"The B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range strategic bomber produced by the U.S. company Boeing beginning in 1955. The origins of this aircraft date back to the late 1940s, when Boeing sought to develop a replacement for the now technologically outdated B-29 Superfortress and Convair B-36.First large bomber equipped with turbojet engines, built in 744 examples, it was the USAF's most important bomber throughout the Cold War period. To this day without a successor, the B-52 is likely to remain in service until 2040, thus becoming the world's oldest aircraft still in operation. Because of its line, the B-52 is also nicknamed BUFF, an acronym for Big Ugly Fat Fellow, or Cadillac, by its crews.

 
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AH-64D/DJ Apache
SKU AC-12625
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: United States of America
Period: Modern
Scale: 1/144
Type: Elicotteri
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1/144 AH-64D/DJ ApacheThe Boeing AH-64 Apache is an attack helicopter developed in the United States of America beginning in the 1970s. It uses a main rotor and a tail rotor, both with four blades. The helicopter was designed as a twin-engine two-seat tandem aircraft for use in anti-tank, assault, escort and anti-helicopter fighter missions, to be flown in all weather and light conditions. The main armament consists of a 30 mm caliber M230 Chain Gun automatic gun. It can come equipped with a combination of anti-tank missiles, rockets and air-to-air missiles attached to the side flaps.The Apache is the U.S. Army's main attack helicopter and the successor to the Bell AH-1 Cobra. It was designed by Hughes Helicopters to meet the requirements of the "advanced attack helicopter" (AAH or Advanced Attack Helicopter) program launched by the U.S. Army in 1972. Later, McDonnell Douglas acquired Hughes Helicopters and continued the development of the AH-64, resulting in the AH-64D Apache Longbow. At the end of various corporate ups and downs, the design was acquired by Boeing Defense, Space & Security, which continues its production for U.S. needs and for export to other countries.The Apache saw its first operational use in battle during the U.S. Army's engagement during the 1989 invasion of Panama. Other wartime uses of the helicopter by the U.S. Army included the 1991 Gulf War, the 1999 Kosovo War, the 2001 Afghanistan War, and the 2003 Iraq War. Israeli AH-64s have participated in all of their country's major military operations since the 1990s.

 
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Yakovlev Yak-1
SKU AC-12343
Brand ACADEMY
Nation: Russia
Period: WWII
Scale: 1/48
Type: Aircraft
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1/48 Yakovlev Yak-1 Battle of StalingradThe Yakovlev Yak-1 was a low-wing fighter/fighter-bomber designed by OKB 115 headed by Aleksandr Sergeevic Jakovlev[N 1] and developed in the Soviet Union in the early 1940s.With its wooden wings and steel tube skeleton, the Yak-1 was an agile, maneuverable, and, just as importantly, easy to maintain and reliable aircraft.[3] It turned out to be the best fighter in service in the Voenno-vozdušnye sily (V-VS), the Soviet Air Force, at the time of Operation Barbarossa in 1941, when it found itself being used against the pressing German war effort by helping, over the next twelve months, to stem the advance of the invaders while fighting in an unfavorable strategic situation. However, it was the Soviet fighter that, by far, suffered the greatest losses in combat against the Luftwaffe.The Yak-1 was the progenitor of a family of models that would be produced, over the course of the conflict, in more than 37,000 examples.

 
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