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FMS 1400mm B25 Mitchell -Green PNP

  The North American B25 Mitchell was a twin-engine medium bomber that served in every theatre of WW2. The aircraft was safe and forgiving to fly and featured a formidable array of firepower. It was also used to strike the first ever bomber attack on mainland Japan that boosted moral of the American war machine after the devastation caused by the attack at Pearl Harbour.                                                                                                                                                                                                FMS has chosen the B25-D which featured upgraded supercharge radial engines and increased armament and first flew in January 1942. This is a highly detailed and feature rich model which includes: 5 painted pilots, 11 machine guns, high power LED Navigational lights, worm drive retracts with gear door sequence controller.                                                                                                                                                     Taxiing and ground handling is great using the steerable nose wheel and makes for stress free take offs. Once in the air, all control surfaces are very effective and coupled to the light wing loading and excellent power make this a winning package.                                                                                                                                                                           Confidence inspiring flight predictability will enable any budding twin enthusiastic pilot to really push the flight envelope and wring this aircraft out. At the same time it’s a walk in the park to bring it back down for a beautiful scale landing, all this without the use of flaps!                                             

Manufacturer

FMS

Wingspan

1,470mm/57.9in

Overall Length

1,130mm/44.5in

Flying Weight

Around 1,930g

Motor Size

4023-KV1000 Powerful Out runner Brushless Motor

ESC

40A Brushless ESC x 2

Servo

9g Servo x 8

Radio

6 Channel

CG (center of gravity)

55-60mm (From Leading Edge)

Prop Size

9*6.5 3 Blade Propeller With Spinner

Recommended Battery

Li-Po 11.1V 3300mAh 25C

Aileron

Yes

Elevator

Yes

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

No

Retracts

Yes

Approx. Flying Duration

6 minutes

Minimum Age Recommendation

14+

Experience Level

Intermediate

Recommended Environment

Outdoor

Assembly Time

45 minutes

Is Assembly Required

Yes

Material

Durable EPO

Package Options

PNP

Requires

PNP Requires Radio System, Battery and Charger

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F-16C Grey Super Scale 90mm with 12 Blade EDF Ducted Fan Jet RC Airplane PNP

Mission:
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.                                                                             Features:
In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius (distance it can fly to enter air combat, stay, fight and return) exceed that of all potential threat fighter aircraft. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. In an air-to-surface role, the F-16 can fly more than 500 miles (860 kilometers), deliver its weapons with superior accuracy, defend itself against enemy aircraft, and return to its starting point. An all-weather capability allows it to accurately deliver ordnance during non-visual bombing conditions.

In designing the F-16, advanced aerospace science and proven reliable systems from other aircraft such as the F-15 and F-111 were selected. These were combined to simplify the airplane and reduce its size, purchase price, maintenance costs and weight. The light weight of the fuselage is achieved without reducing its strength. With a full load of internal fuel, the F-16 can withstand up to nine G’s — nine times the force of gravity — which exceeds the capability of other current fighter aircraft.                                                                The cockpit and its bubble canopy give the pilot unobstructed forward and upward vision, and greatly improved vision over the side and to the rear. The seat-back angle was expanded from the usual 13 degrees to 30 degrees, increasing pilot comfort and gravity force tolerance. The pilot has excellent flight control of the F-16 through its “fly-by-wire” system. Electrical wires relay commands, replacing the usual cables and linkage controls. For easy and accurate control of the aircraft during high G-force combat maneuvers, a side stick controller is used instead of the conventional center-mounted stick. Hand pressure on the side stick controller sends electrical signals to actuators of flight control surfaces such as ailerons and rudder.

Avionics systems include a highly accurate enhanced global positioning and inertial navigation systems, or EGI, in which computers provide steering information to the pilot. The plane has UHF and VHF radios plus an instrument landing system. It also has a warning system and modular countermeasure pods to be used against airborne or surface electronic threats. The fuselage has space for additional avionics systems.                             Background:
The F-16A, a single-seat model, first flew in December 1976. The first operational F-16A was delivered in January 1979 to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

The F-16B, a two-seat model, has tandem cockpits that are about the same size as the one in the A model. Its bubble canopy extends to cover the second cockpit. To make room for the second cockpit, the forward fuselage fuel tank and avionics growth space were reduced. During training, the forward cockpit is used by a student pilot with an instructor pilot in the rear cockpit.

All F-16s delivered since November 1981 have built-in structural and wiring provisions and systems architecture that permit expansion of the multirole flexibility to perform precision strike, night attack and beyond-visual-range interception missions. This improvement program led to the F-16C and F-16D aircraft, which are the single- and two-place counterparts to the F-16A/B, and incorporate the latest cockpit control and display technology. All active units and many Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units have converted to the F-16C/D.                                                                                                         The F-16 was built under an unusual agreement creating a consortium between the United States and four NATO countries: Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway. These countries jointly produced with the United States an initial 348 F-16s for their air forces. Final airframe assembly lines were located in Belgium and the Netherlands. The consortium’s F-16s are assembled from components manufactured in all five countries. Belgium also provides final assembly of the F100 engine used in the European F-16s. Recently, Portugal joined the consortium. The long-term benefits of this program will be technology transfer among the nations producing the F-16, and a common-use aircraft for NATO nations. This program increases the supply and availability of repair parts in Europe and improves the F-16’s combat readiness.

U.S. Air Force F-16 multirole fighters were deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Storm, where more sorties were flown than with any other aircraft. These fighters were used to attack airfields, military production facilities, Scud missiles sites and a variety of other targets.

During Operation Allied Force, U.S. Air Force F-16 multirole fighters flew a variety of missions to include suppression of enemy air defense, offensive counter air, defensive counter air, close air support and forward air controller missions. Mission results were outstanding as these fighters destroyed radar sites, vehicles, tanks, MiGs and buildings.

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the F-16 has been a major component of the combat forces committed to the war on terrorism flying thousands of sorties in support of operations Noble Eagle (Homeland Defense), Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom.                                                                                                                                          General characteristics
Primary function: multirole fighter
Contractor: Lockheed Martin Corp.
Power plant: F-16C/D: one Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-200/220/229 or General Electric F110-GE-100/129
Thrust: F-16C/D, 27,000 pounds
Wingspan: 32 feet, 8 inches (9.8 meters)
Length: 49 feet, 5 inches (14.8 meters)
Height: 16 feet (4.8 meters)
Weight: 19,700 pounds without fuel (8,936 kilograms)
Maximum takeoff weight: 37,500 pounds (16,875 kilograms)
Fuel capacity: 7,000 pounds internal (3,175 kilograms); typical capacity, 12,000 pounds with two external tanks (5443 kilograms)
Payload: two 2,000-pound bombs, two AIM-9, two AIM-120 and two 2400-pound external fuel tanks
Speed: 1,500 mph (Mach 2 at altitude)
Range: more than 2,002 miles ferry range (1,740 nautical miles)
Ceiling: above 50,000 feet (15 kilometers)
Armament: one M-61A1 20mm multibarrel cannon with 500 rounds; external stations can carry up to six air-to-air missiles, conventional air-to-air and air-to-surface munitions and electronic countermeasure pods
Crew: F-16C, one; F-16D, one or two
Unit cost: F-16A/B , $14.6 million (fiscal 98 constant dollars); F-16C/D,$18.8 million (fiscal 98 constant dollars)
Initial operating capability: F-16A, January 1979; F-16C/D Block 25-32, 1981;  F-16C/D Block 40-42, 1989; and F-16C/D Block 50-52, 1994
Inventory: total force, F-16C/D, 1017                                                                                   

Product description

Features:
Large scale electronic ducted fan RC jet sporting an accurate 77th FS “Gamblers” livery
12 Blade factory balanced EDF with metal housing combined with 3748-1550KV brushless outrunner motor produces realistic jet turbine sound
Composite fan blades combined with metal EDF housing ensure AMA compliance
Hobbywing 130A with 8A UBEC
Electric retracts with scale, shock-absorbing struts and main operation,
Sequenced gear doors
Removeable wings, stabilators, vertical stabilizer, and nose cone for easy transport and compact storage
Machine screws and brass threaded inserts are used to attach the wings for a secure fit and longevity
Gap-less hinges on ailerons and rudder for scale appearance
Bright LED navigation lights
Pre-installed LED afterburner
Carbon fiber wing spars and reinforced body parts
Upgraded pushrod clevis and metal ball head connectors on elevators provide a robust connection between servo and control surface and eliminate “play”
Nylon hinges on all control surfaces                                                                                                                                      Spec:
Wingspan: 1023mm / 40.27in
Length: 1522mm / 59.92in
Flying Weight: 3550g / 125.22oz
Power System: 3748-1550kV Motor with 3150g thrust
ESC: 130A ESC, 8A UBEC, XT150 Connector
EDF: 90mm Metal Housing EDF with 12 Blade Fan
Servos: 9g*4, 17g *5
Landing Gear: CNC electric retracts with scale, shock-absorbing struts and main operation
Required Battery: 6S 22.2V 5000mAh 50C(Not Included)
Required Radio: Minimum 7 Channel(Not Included)
Ailerons: Yes
Elevator: Yes
Rudder: Yes
Flaps: Yes
Lights: Yes
Material: EPO Foam
Package Options:PNP(everything included except radio, receiver, battery and charger)                                                                                                                                  

Credits: http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104505/f-16-fighting-falcon/  
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RC Model C26416GUN Billet Machined 8X8 10T GL High-Mobility Off-Road Truck 1/10 Size ARTR

OVERVIEW
We took our very popular and unique 7T-GL 6X6 and created a longer, larger machine in the new 10T GL 8X8! Realistically modeled after the historical 10-ton military-spec all-terrain trucks, our 8X8 10T-GL High Mobility Truck is a massive machine that weighs in at 15-pounds! The build of this machine all starts with the backbone: a pre-assembled box-type extended ladder frame made from steel and alloy components. From here, you’ll find four Billet machined alloy axles: two independent-steer front axles with metal spools and HD driveshafts, and two more straight rear axles with metal gear differentials, full ball bearings, full alloy high-ratio center transmission, full-time eight-wheel drive, and a multi-link crawler-type suspension with separate alloy shocks and springs.                                                                                         Topping the chassis is a full aluminum, scale detailed, multi-piece metal cab and bed (assembly required) with features such as front and rear LED lights, dual electric winches, adjustable side mirrors, front skid plate, actual working rear tailgate, clear Lexan windows, full-sized spare wheel and tire, paintable interior set and metal rear wheel fenders. The center section features a pivoting top with a hidden electronics area underneath. A matching set of eight (nine including the spare) of our true beadlock 1.9-class alloy beadlock wheels and pre-mounted rock crawler tires round out the look.                                                                                                                                           NOTE: PHOTOS ABOVE SHOW COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED VEHICLE. Out of the box, the lower chassis (frame, axles, suspension, etc.) arrives 90% assembled; Upper cab, and trailer bed arrive un-assembled and requires assembly. Interior is made from Lexan, and must be painted. Shimming may be required for perfect alignment and fitment. Reference photos included; if you do not know how to assemble the chassis or body, please ask your local dealer for assistance. Before installation, please check metal-to-metal fasteners for tightness, and use liquid threadlock when required, as some components are assembled for packaging purposes only.                                           BODY/CHASSIS
Anodized alloy full metal front cab w/interior and Lexan windows
Anodized alloy full metal rear cargo bed w/working tailgate
Extended alloy/steel ladder frame with alloy bracing
Anodized alloy/steel body and cab mounts
Anodized alloy rear fenders
Metal simulated fuel tank
Metal simulated compressed air tanks
Metal center roll bar                                                                                                                   DRIVETRAIN
Anodized alloy transmission case with metal internals
Adjustable anodized alloy heatsink motor mount
Front locked axles
Rear gear differentials
Full ball bearing set
9x 1.9″ anodized alloy beadlock wheels
9x 1.9″ scale rock crawling tires
Anodized alloy axle housings
HD driveshafts
Anodized alloy hub carriers
Anodized alloy knuckles
Anodized alloy axle lockouts                                                                                                    SUSPENSION
Anodized alloy multi-link suspension
Anodized alloy spring dampers
Separate mount suspension springs                                                                                     STEERING
4-Wheel independent steering configuration
Anodized alloy steering posts
Anodized alloy steering linkage                                                                                              MORE
Front mounted electronic winch (mounted to front bumper)
Center mounted electric winch (mounted to upper deck)
Front LED headlamps
Front LED spot lamps
Rear LED tail lamps
Molded battery tray
Velcro battery straps

SPECIFICATIONS
Overall Length (w/bumper): approx. 33.5-inches (850mm)
Overall Width (w/mirrors): 10-inches (254mm)
Overall Height (w/roll bar): 10-inches (254mm)
Wheelbase: 23.4-inches (594mm)
Weight (no electronics): 15-lbs. (6804g)

To get up and running you will need:
3-Channel Radio System with servo mixing function
2 Medium/High Torque Servos
Heavy Duty Electronic Speed Controller
High Torque Brushed or Brushless Motor
2S LiPo or 7.2 NiMH Battery Pack
Compatible Charger
Batteries for the Transmitter
Liquid thread lock for body parts
Lexan Paint for interior

NOTE: Instructions for installation are not included; if you do not know how to install the part, please ask your local dealer for assistance. All products require some prep out of the package – some components are assembled for packaging purposes only, so we strongly recommend that you check all metal-to-metal fasteners for tightness, check fitment and adjust if needed, and use liquid threadlock where applicable. Failure to do so is not a warranty-related incident.

Extra hardware, shims, or spacers may be required for some installations. Some parts may require permanent modification to the vehicle for fitment, and may eliminate certain OEM features. Some Integy-branded items may be only compatible with the vehicle’s OEM parts but not with another Integy-branded item due to design language. For multiple-fitment items, some parts may not be used based on application.                                                                                 

Taigen Tanks Sherman M4A3 76mm Metal Edition 2.4GHz 1/16th Scale Airsoft RTR RC Tank

Quantity and quality

The M4 Sherman (named after the famous American Civil War general William T. Sherman) is one of the few really iconic fighting vehicles of the Allies during Word War Two, and one of the most famous tanks in history. But while this historic status was gained partly thanks to its intrinsic qualities, but also due to the sheer numbers in which they were provided, only surpassed by the Soviet Union’s T-34, with a staggering 50,000 total delivered. It remains by far the most widely used tank on the Allied side during the war.                                                                                                                                                                                      M4, early production version (1942), 13th Armored Regiment of the 1st Armored Division, Tunisia, March 1943. One of the rare Shermans actually painted sand beige in US Service.

It remains by far the most widely used tank on the Allied side during the war. It was derived into countless derivatives and had a very long postwar career which lasted well into the Cold War. It has been largely compared to the T-34, and had the occasion to confront some during the Korean War.

However, the Sherman was not as successful as it seemed. Derived in a haste from the previous and controversial M3 Lee/Grant, it was the first to bear a fully-traversing turret with a 75 mm (2.95 in) gun. It was designed from the very beginning for mass-production. Cheap and relatively simple to build, easy to maintain, reliable, roomy, sturdy, fast, well-armored and well-armed, it was the good-all-around armored vehicle the Allies had sought for until 1942, when it first arrived on the North African front.                                     

M4 Sherman, early production vehicle, 32nd Tank Battalion of the 3rd Armored Division, Normandy, 1944. Notice the “low visibility” stars.                  It literally soldiered in every corner of the globe, under many colors, from 1942 to the end of the war. These theaters included (in WWII alone) most of North Africa, Russia, most of Europe, the Eastern Indies, the Philippines, many Pacific islands and China.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      By 1940, Great Britain had found itself desperately short on tanks. Some were provided through the freshly signed Lend-Lease agreement. At the same time, the US Army, fully learning from the shock caused by the Blitzkrieg in Western Europe, was in the process of emergency modernization of its equipment. The M4 was, in fact, the type of medium tank the US industry was not yet prepared to build in early 1940, which led to the intermediate M3 Lee. The latter was to be equipped with a fully revolving turret at first, but the urge in production imposed the choice of a transitional, yet unsatisfactory solution, a 75 mm (2.95 in) gun in a hull sponson. So, by late August 1940, as the M3 production started, U.S. Army Ordnance Department tried many solutions for mating a fully traversing turret with the M3 hull, which eventually led to the M4.                                                                                                    Early production M4 Sherman, 40th Tank Battalion, 8th Armored Division, Belgium, February 1945, at the end of the battle of the Bulge.

The latter was to be equipped with a fully revolving turret at first, but the urge in production imposed the choice of a transitional, yet unsatisfactory solution, a 75 mm (2.95 in) gun in a hull sponson. So, by late August 1940, as the M3 production started, U.S. Army Ordnance Department tried many solutions for mating a fully traversing turret with the M3 hull, which eventually led to the M4.

On April 18, 1941, the U.S. Armored Forces Board chose the T6, among five designs, to be the blueprint of a pre-production series. The final mock-up was approved in May and the definitive prototype sent to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds for extensive trials in September 1941. Basically, it was an M3 armed with the same main gun relocated in a large, rounded revolving turret. By the standards of 1940, the M4 offered a dependable gun platform able to deal with the main German tanks of the time, the Panzer III and IV, support infantry and make a breakthrough through speed and firepower.                                                               M4 Sherman, 2nd Armored Division, 1st Free French Army, Operation Anvil Dragoon, Provence, August 1944.                                                                                         Its designing and manufacturing were eased by the borrowing of many parts and innovations from previous models, the Light Tank M2,  Medium Tank M2 and the M3, like the efficient and well-proven vertical volute spring suspension, the rubberized track links, but, perhaps above all, a highly standardized, compact, light and powerful aviation radial engine, the Continental R975. This model was already largely produced for the aircraft industry, which assured comfortable provision of spare parts and ease of maintenance by any trained personnel.                                                                                                                                   Early type M4, unknown unit, Normandy, summer 1944.

Cold war career and memorabilia

Despite being designed in 1941, the Sherman was still in service in many countries as far as the fall of the iron curtain in 1990, leaving the strange impression of a “living fossil”. This could be found in the many improvements performed on its chassis, a testimony to its sturdiness and adaptability, and the huge supplies of spare parts available due to an early standardization and unrivaled, at least in the West, mass production. The “Easy Eight” was the blueprint for some improvements and late wartime versions that fought under the US flag during the Korean war and later the Vietnam war, under South Vietnamese flag. The Israeli completely modernized the type, later known as the M51 “Super Sherman”, which performed well during the 1967 and 1973 wars, armed with a new 105 mm (4.13 in) high velocity gun.

M4 Sherman specifications

Dimensions

5.84 x 2.62 x 2.74 m

19’2” x 8’7” x 9′

Total weight, battle ready

30.3 tons (66,800 lbs)

Crew

5 (commander, driver, co-driver, gunner, loader)

Propulsion

Continental R975 9-cyl. air-cooled gasoline, 400 hp (298 kW)

Maximum speed

48 km/h (30 mph) on road

Suspensions

Vertical Volute Spring (VVSS)

Range

193 km (120 mi)

Armament

M2 L/32 or M3 L/40 75 mm (2.95 in) with 90 rounds

2xBrowning M2HB cal.30 M1919 (7.62 mm) machine-guns

Armor

Maximum 76 mm (3 in)

Product description

This M4A3 Sherman 76mm Metal Edition is available as an airsoft BB version and is RTR out of the box. The TAG13060 features a weathered olive drab and black striped paint scheme. This Sherman tank comes with a new design for the lower chassis, which is now over 2mm thick with a one piece stamped lower hull. It also comes with a textured metal turret, metal gun barrel, metal hatches, metal VVSS suspension, metal idler wheels with bearings, LED headlights, metal road wheels with rubber tires and bearings, metal drive wheels, metal “duckbill” caterpillar tracks, steel gearboxes (Steel, 3:1, H/L, 48mm), and more! This tank also comes with our new 360 degree turret rotation system, accessory kit, 2000mAh NIMH battery and charger, dual LED machine guns, a smoke unit, speaker, recoil, 2.4 GHz transmitter, and an easy access hull latch for accessibility.


Product information

Product Dimensions 18.1 x 6.7 x 7.3 inches
Item Weight 11.3 pounds
Shipping Weight 19 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B01MXBZUPH
Manufacturer recommended age 12 years and up

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1/72 Scale Radio Controlled Electric-Powered Almost-Ready-to-Run US Fletcher Class Destroyer Kit

Big, bold, beautiful-just like the originals.

Do you have what it takes to be a “Tin Can Sailor”? Tin Can Sailors fought the largest warships in the world with unarmored and lightly armed ships. Their Fletcher-Class Destroyers were tiny specks of metal on the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean… but their valor was legendary.                                                         AquaCraft honors that valor with this remote controlled 1/72 scale replica of a Fletcher-class Destroyer. Over five feet in length, this model is massive and incredibly detailed from the tops of the stacks to the twin counter-rotating propellers. Plus, you can actually sail it! Re-enact the Battle off Samar, where seven American destroyers turned back an entire Japanese Battle Group, or just enjoy the realism as you cruise for up to an hour on a single battery charge.                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Fletcher-Class Destroyer looks great on static display and even better on the water!                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The principal anti-submarine armament of any ship for decades, depth charges were simply massive drums of explosives set to explode at a pre-selected depth. Our Fletcher-class Destroyer includes four depth charge racks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The amidships 40 mm AA mount and 5-inch turrets #3 and #4 remove easily to reveal a hatch for your radio and electronic gear. Look inside and you’ll see two pre-installed 550-size motors, ready to power you across the lake.                                                                                        This exceptional model arrives nearly ready to go, pre-painted and mostly pre-assembled. Put it on the included wooden display stand for an instant collection centerpiece or go the extra mile like a true Tin Canner; drop in your electronics and batteries, fire up the included motors, and sail it around the local lake!

Includes:

FMS F4U Corsair RC Airplane 6CH 1700mm (66.9″) Wingspan Blue with Flaps LED Retracts PNP Warbird

The FMS Corsair airframe features a removable 2 piece wing that is simplistic in attachment and connection, the new FMS ‘multi-pin plugs’ mean that the complex wiring is now just a single connection per wing and not the usual plate full of spaghetti normally seen in lesser airframes.                                                                       The large cockpit is adorned with the full complement of dials and levers and the hand painted pilot finishes the effect. The chrome spinner and reinforced nylon four blade propeller really does give a purposeful look and assist in giving rise to the knick name of the ‘whistling death’.                                                                                           As you would expect, the huge brushless out- runner motor is mated with a top quality ESC enabling stunning flight performance.                                                                                                     New metal gear servos handle all the control surfaces and are fast with great centering performance. The resulting flight performance gives a finesse unseen in a model in this class. Order the 1700 Series F4U Corsair today and steal the limelight at your airfield.                                                                  

Manufacturer FMS
Wingspan 1700mm/66.9in
Overall Length 1,480mm/52.2in
Flying Weight Around 4,700g
Motor Size Brushless 5060-KV300
ESC 85A with 8A SBEC
Servo 3 x 9g analog,5 x 17g metal digital,5 x 25g metal
Radio 6 Channel
CG (center of gravity) 90mm (From Leading Edge)
Prop Size 17*10
Recommended Battery Li-Po 22.2V 3300-4000mAh 25C
Aileron Yes
Elevator Yes
Rudder Yes
Flaps Yes
Retracts Yes
Approx. Flying Duration 6 minutes
Minimum Age Recommendation 14+
Experience Level Intermediate
Recommended Environment Outdoor
Assembly Time 1.5 hours
Is Assembly Required Yes
Material Durable EPO
Package Options PNP
Requires PNP Requires Radio System, Battery and Charger

CH-47 CHINOOK

A Multi-role Aircraft

                                                                                                                                             The CH-47F is an advanced multi-mission helicopter for the U.S. Army and international defense forces. It contains a fully integrated, digital cockpit management system, Common Aviation Architecture Cockpit and advanced cargo-handling capabilities that complement the aircraft’s mission performance and handling characteristics.                                                          

CH-47 Chinook Quick Facts

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk RC Plane

The Flying Tigers’ plane-                                                                          The P-40 was the workhorse of the Allied aerial arsenal right through 1944. It may not have been as “hot” as later designs, but it was a sound design, based on the earlier P-36, mated to the Allison V-1710 engine, that Curtis was able to produce in large numbers. As Clair Chennault found out in China, the P-40 was heavier, faster, and sturdier than Japanese fighters, and it out-gunned them as well. Properly handled and below 15,000 feet, it was a lethal                                Colonel (later General Claire Lee Chennault) had been in China since the mid-Thirties. An outspoken advocate of “pursuit” (as fighter planes were called then), in an Army Air Force dominated by strategic bomber theorists, he alienated many of his superiors. But in China, equipped with P-40’s, he developed the basic fighter tactics that American pilots would use throughout the war.                          

The Japanese planes used over China were much more maneuverable than his Warhawks, whose advantages were speed in a dive, superior firepower, and better ability to absorb battle damage. Chennault worked out and documented the appropriate tactics that capitalized on the relative strengths of the American fighters: intercept, make a diving pass, avoid dogfighting, and dive away when in trouble. This remained the fundamental U.S. fighter doctrine throughout the Pacific War.

Chennault’s American Volunteer Group, popularly known as “The Flying Tigers” flew their P-40B’s and P-40C’s with great success against the Japanese aircraft.                                  

Product Description

Overview:
If you are a fan of military, you’ll understand the glorious history of the Flying Tiger. The Flying Tiger played an important role and had a brilliant record in China during WWII. To pay homage to this classic warbird, FMS has revived it AGAIN after numerous further studies and tests.

Features:
1, NEW technology foam
2,retractable main and rear landing gear
3,full scale split flap
4,ball linkage connection
5,servo box design
6, removeable sliding battery tray
7,new 4258 KV650 motor
8,metal shock absorbing struts

Specification:
Wingspan: 1400mm/55.1in
Overall Length: 1192mm/46.9 in
Flying Weight: Around 2500g
Motor Size:4258-KV650
ESC: 70A
Servo: 17g Digital Metal Gear x6, 9g Digital Metal gear x 1
Radio: 6 Channel(Not Included)
CG (center of gravity): 50-55mm(From Leading Edge)
Prop Size: 14 x 8 in 3 blade
Recommended Battery: 14.8V 3300 mAh 35C(Not Included)
Aileron: Yes
Elevator: Yes
Rudder: Yes
Flaps: Yes
Retracts: Yes, 3pcs(main and rear landing gears)
Approx. Flying Duration: 6 minutes
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14+
Experience Level :Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: 1 hour
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Material: Durable EPO foam
Package Options:PNP(not include Radio, Receiver, Battery and Charger)

AH-64 APACHE RC Helicopter

AH-64 APACHE

An Advanced Multi-role Helicopter

The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter and is used by the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces. Boeing has delivered more than 2,200 Apaches to customers around the world since the aircraft entered production. The U.S. Army Apache fleet has accumulated (as of July 2016) more than 4.2 million flight hours since the first AH-64A was delivered to the U.S. Army in January 1984.                                                                                                                ah-64-apache-longbow_009-ts600

Boeing

US Army
30 mm M230 Chain Gun; Hydra 70 mm and CRV7 70 mm air-to-ground rockets; AGM-114 Hellfire; AIM-92 Stinger
2 × T700-GE-701C turboshafts
227 mph
300 miles                                                                                                                                                                                ah-64-apache-longbow_008-ts600Conducts rear, close, and shaping missions including deep precision strike. Conducts distributed operations, precision strikes against relocatable targets, and provides armed reconnaissance when required in day, night, obscured battlefield and adverse weather conditions.

The AH-64 Apache is the Army’s heavy division/corps attack helicopter. The AH-64D Longbow remanufacture effort incorporates a millimeter wave fire control radar, radar frequency interferometer, fire-and-forget radar-guided HELLFIRE missile and cockpit management and digitization enhancements. The combination of the FCR, RFI, and the advanced navigation and avionics suite of the aircraft provide increased situational awareness, lethality and survivability.                                                       ah-64-apache-longbow_007-ts600

The AH-64 Apache has a four-blade main rotor and a four-blade tail rotor. The crew sits in tandem, with the pilot sitting behind and above the copilot/gunner. Both crew members are capable of flying the aircraft and performing methods of weapon engagements independently.

The crew compartment has shielding between the cockpits, such that at least one crew member can survive hits. The compartment and the rotor blades are designed to sustain a hit from 23-millimeter (0.91 in) rounds. The airframe includes some 2,500 pounds (1,100 kg) of protection and has a self-sealing fuel system to protect against ballistic projectiles.[45] The aircraft was designed to meet the crashworthiness requirements of MIL-STD-1290,[46] which specifies minimum requirement for crash impact energy attenuation to minimize crew injuries and fatalities. This was achieved through incorporation of increased structural strength, crashworthy landing gear, seats and fuel system. Up to six AH-64 Apaches can be safely fitted inside the cargo hold of a USAF Lockheed C-5 Galaxy.                              ah-64-apache-longbow_005-ts600

One of the most distinguishing features at the introduction of the Apache was its helmet mounted display, the Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System (IHADSS); among other abilities the pilot or gunner can slave the helicopter’s 30 mm automatic M230 Chain Gun to his helmet, making the gun track head movements to point at where he looks. The M230E1 can be alternatively fixed to a locked forward firing position, or controlled via the Target Acquisition and Designation System (TADS). The AH-64’s standard of performance for aerial gunnery is to achieve at least 1 hit for every 30 shots fired at a wheeled vehicle at a range of 800–1,200 m (870–1,300 yd).

The AH-64 is designed to endure front-line environments and to operate during the day or night and in adverse weather via its avionics and onboard sensor suites. These systems include the Target Acquisition and Designation System, Pilot Night Vision System (TADS/PNVS), passive infrared countermeasures, GPS, and the IHADSS.                                                                                                                                                            Credits: http://www.military.com/equipment/ah-64-apache-longbow                                        

1/16 German Tiger Air Soft Rc Battle Tank Smoke & Sound

 The Tiger tank was possibly the most famous tank of World War 2                       tank14

The German Tiger Tank was introduced in August 1942 and was at that time the most powerful tank in the world. The success of the Tiger was so profound, that no allied tank dared to engage it in open combat. This psychological fear soon became to be known as “Tigerphobia”.                                       tank5

A battalion of Tiger tanks being transported by rail. Their combat tracks can be seen rolled up in front.

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Tigers of sPzAbt.505 taking up positions shortly before commencement of Operation Zitadelle.
Germany was late to join in the race for the development of heavy tanks. By the time of Operation Barbarossa (invasion of Russia), the Russians had possessed the best tanks of its time, both superior in quality and quantity. The Red Army was the only one in the world equipped with heavy tanks (KV-1) and the superior medium tanks (T-34).

Many had noted that the Tiger was conceived after the Germans encountered the Russian T-34 during the campaign on the east . This is not entirely accurate as the planning had already begun at a meeting with Hitler on 26th May, 1941. It was not until June 22nd, 1941 that Operation Barbarossa was launched. However, Hitler’s interest in the project peaked after the Germans encountered the T-34 medium tank which had practically rendered the entire German panzer forces obsolete. This caused the development of the new heavy tank to progress at a feverish rate. Germany wasted no time in catching up in the gun-armor race and was soon to have developed some of the best armored fighting vehicles of world war 2.

Going back further, German heavy tank development can be traced back to 1937 with the German Armaments Ministry issuing a specification for a new heavy tank to Daimler-Benz, Henschel, MAN and Porsche. This project however was ignored as the current Panzer III and IV had so far proved effective tanks and served well in combat. It was not until spring 1941 that the project was revived after Hitler was impressed with heavy allied tanks, such as the French Char B1 and British Matilda 1 during the campaign in the west.

On May 26th May1941, during a Germans armament meeting, Hitler ordered for the creation of heavy Panzers which were to have an increased effectiveness to penetrate enemy tanks; possess heavier armor than was previously achieved; and attain a maximum speed of at least 40km/h. Another condition was the prototype had to be completed and presented to Hitler in time for his birthday on April 20, 1942. These key decisions led to the development of a new heavy tank, the Tiger 1. This project was known as the “Tiger program”.

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Two firms were contracted for the design of the new tank, Porsche of Stuttgart and Henschel and Sohn of Kassel. It’s an interesting note that Porsche is the same firm that today produces the famed Porsche sports car. Both Porsche and Henschel were responsible only for the chassis and automotive design. Turret and main weapon design was awarded to yet another firm, Krupp of Essen.

The first consideration for the Tiger 1 was the selection of a more powerful main gun. The invasion of Russia had shown that the current armament on German tanks were incapable of defeating Russian tanks except at very close ranges. The only effective weapon the German army possessed at that time against the Russian T-34 and KV-2s was the 88mm antiaircraft gun. The 88mm was a versatile weapon capable of serving many roles from anti-aircraft to anti-tank and artillery. By this time, the 88mm had already proven itself as a formidable tank killer, highly accurate and capable of taking out enemy tanks at extreme ranges. Its rise to fame was especially noted in the hands of the Afrika Korps, under the command of Rommel during the African campaign. In fact, during that time, the 88mm was the only weapon the German army possessed that could effectively deal with Russian tanks.

The 88mm was a cumbersome weapon, needing to be towed and deployed in order to be readied for action. As it was, the Tiger 1 was the first tank to mount the 88mm gun in a fully traversable turret. Krupp designed the turret to mount the KwK 36 L/56 88mm anti-tank gun. The designation KwK 36 and L/56 simply implied the model number year 36 and the barrel length of 56 calibers. Depending on the type of ammunition used, the Tiger’s 88mm has a muzzle velocity of 930m per second and could penetrate up to 110mm of armor at a distance of 2000 meters. For comparison’s sake, the T-34’s armor was 90mm at its thickest and this was only on the late T-34 models which possessed armor upgrades. Since the flight time of an armor piercing round at a range of 2000m is about 2.1 seconds, accuracy and correction of fire against moving targets is more important than with older anti tank guns. This made it ideally suited to open terrain where it could engage enemy tanks at long range before the opponent’s weapons were even in range.

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The 88mm Fliegerabwehrkanonen (FLAK) proved very deadly to allied planes and tanks.

 

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Inside view of the 88mm Kwk36 L/56 in a Tiger H1 (E).

 

For the chassis, Henschel and Porsche had produced their own designs. Porsche was more advanced than Henschel as they had independently embarked on a new heavy tank project beginning in the autumn of 1940, even before the official order was given for a new heavy tank. Porsche designed a totally new chassis codenamed VK4501 (P). The codename VK was for Volkettenfahrzeuge or “fully tracked experimental vehicle”, 45 means a 45 ton class and 01 represents the first model. The new VK4501 (P) chassis had 100mm of frontal armor, 80mm side and rear armor, 25mm top armor and 20mm bottom armor. It utilized an advanced power drive train system which used both a combination of petrol and electric to power the tracks. The engine was a two 10 cylinder, 15 litre, air-cooled Porsche Typ 101/1 delivering 320hp at 2400 rpm. These engines did not power the tank’s drive train directly. Instead it was linked to an electric generator which then supplied electricity to two electric motors. These electric motors would then power the drive train.

This concept of an electrically powered tank would have greatly conserved fuel and while technologically advanced, was too new and untested and very prone to breakdowns. Furthermore the electrical system used copper, a vital resource Germany was in short supply of. Weighing in at full combat weight of 59 tons, it could achieve a top speed of 35km/h. Designated Tiger (P) or Tiger P1, the Porsche Tiger had its turret mounted ahead in the front section of the hull.

On September 1941, an order was placed for 100 turrets and hulls for the VK4501 (P). On April 1942, the first prototype of Tiger (P) was completed, in time for a demonstration on Hitler’s birthday. However Tiger (P) encountered serious complications and manufacturing had been suspended many times. On October 1942, the Tiger commission met to evaluate which of the Tiger (P) or Tiger (H) would be selected for mass production.

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Porsche Tiger (P) had its turret mounted upfront.

 

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Porsche Tiger (P)s were converted to Ferdinand Panzerjager Tank Destroyer.

 

Henschel was working on a VK3601 (H) project when the order was received for new heavy tank design on May 1941. The VK3601 (H) was designed to carry the 75mm KwK 42 L/70 tapered bore gun and before the new order was given, Henschel did not intend to mount the 88mm gun. On September 1941, it was then decided that it is not possible to mount an 88mm gun on the VK3601 (H) chassis. Furthermore, Hitler had ordered that the Krupp designed turret for Porsche’s VK4501 (P) chassis with the 88mm KwK L/56 was to be fitted to Henschel’s Tiger. These restrictions left Henschel with no other option but to design a new VK4501 (H) chassis.

Known as Tiger (H), Henschel utilized as much already available components from previous heavy panzer designs. The VK4501 (H) was created by redesigning the hull of the VK3601 chassis. The chassis had 100mm frontal armor, 80mm side superstructure, 60mm side hull, 80mm rear armor and 25mm top and bottom armor. The turret was originally designed by Krupp for Tiger (P), but was modified and used by Tiger (H). For the engine, it utilized a 12 cylinder Maybach HL 210 P45, delivering 650horsepower at 3000rpm. The transmission was an 8 speed Maybach Olvar 40 12 16 designed to provide a maximum speed of 45km/h. As was usual with German tanks during that time, it was equipped with a ball mounted machine gun fitted on the front right side of the hull. Weighing in at full combat weight of 57 tons, Tiger (H) could carry up to 92 rounds of main gun ammunition and up to 5700 rounds of 7.92mm MG34 rounds.

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The first prototype of Tiger (H) was completed on April 1942, in time for a demonstration on Hitler’s birthday. The first Tiger (H) known as Versuchsserie Tiger Nr. V1 was fitted with a new feature called the Vorpanzer, which was a frontal shield which could be lowered to protect the tracks and drive sprocket. This feature was quickly discontinued and having been fitted only on the first Tiger (H).

By July 1942, both Tiger (P) and Tiger (H) were being tested at the firing grounds at Berka, Germany. The Tiger (H) proved superior and was approved for mass production. The production for Tiger (P) was discontinued. Of the original 100 Tiger (P) ordered, only 10 had been assembled by October 1942 (chassis Nr 150001 through 150010). The remaining 90 turrets were converted for mounting with Tiger (H). 90 hulls were converted to the Ferdinand Panzer-Jager (tank destroyer), named after its designer Dr. Ferdinand Porsche. This Panzer-Jager was later renamed to Elephant. Of the 10 assembled Tiger (P), three were converted to Bergefahrzeuge (recovery vehicles), another three were converted to Raumpanzer Tiger (debris clearance vehicle) and the last four were retained for further testing (Nr 150004, 150005, 150013 and 150014). Only one (Nr 150013) saw action as a command tank on the Eastern front.

Production Series

Officially designated Panzerkampfwagen VI Sd.Kfz 181, Tiger Ausf. E, the Tiger tank was the first tank to use animal names by the German army (such as Panther, Tiger, Elephant) as a propaganda tool to draw attention. Production started in July 1942 with the first Tigers delivered in August 1942. There is only one official production version for the Tiger 1, although several modifications had been made as suggested by battle experienced crews. These modifications began to be known as the early, mid and late production Tigers.

The early production Tigers had rather tall commander cupolas which used bullet proof glass as its vision ports. Other visible characteristics were a top opening commander’s hatch, smoke dischargers on the turret sides, rubber rimmed road wheels, dual headlights and Feifel air cleaners. Mid production models saw the replacement of the commander’s cupola which was now shorter and used seven periscopes instead of vision ports. The commander’s hatch now swivels to the side, an MG34 ring mount was added to the turret top for anti-aircraft defense, a gun travel lock at the rear was added and the dual headlights were replaced with a single centrally mounted headlight. The rubber rimmed road wheels were retained but the first outer wheels were often removed due to the muddy and snowy terrain Vimoutiers Tiger
on the Eastern front. Zimmerit was applied from August 1943 onwards. The smoke dischargers, pistol ports on the turret sides and Feifel air cleaners were discontinued. About 470 units of mid production series were produced between July 1943 and January 1944. Late production Tigers are most easily identified as the rubber rimmed road wheels were replaced with steel road wheels. the gun travel lock was discontinued and the gun sight was changed from a binocular TZF9b to a monocular TZF9c.
Despite the overall excellent design, the Tiger tank suffered from mechanical and logistical problems for a tank of its size. It was prone to mechanical breakdowns and needed constant repairs and maintenance to keep it operational. It was at one point forbidden to run the Tiger tank for long extended marches due to the overtaxed drivetrains. Fuel requirements were enormous, a resource which Germany was in short supply of. The massive size of the tank could not fit into the standard rail compartment.

To overcome this, two sets of tracks were needed, one narrower 66cm transportation tracks and a wider 80cm combat tracks. However when properly supported and maintained, it was a superior tank when deployed. It was not slow and un-maneuverable as some had noted. The road speed of the Tiger 1 was 38km/h, a mere 2km/h slower than the Panzer III and IV. The cross country speed equaled the Panzer IV at 20km/h while slightly faster than the Panzer III which was 18km/h.

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Southern Normandy, August 1944, fighting was intense after the American invasion of the Normandy coast. The germans were in constant retreat and were faced with a chronic fuel shortage crisis. A convoy of german tanks, near the town of Vimoutiers were headed to a nearby fuel dump. Many tanks never made it and had to be disabled after exhausting all fuel supplies. This was one of them, belonging to sPzAbt 501, blown up by their own crew to prevent capture. Two charges were placed, one in the turret and one in the engine compartment. It now sits facing west, close to the town of Vimoutiers, France. The outside has been restored and properly painted, but the hatches and all openings are welded shut. The inside is nothing but a mangled steel of rust.

 Credits: http://www.worldwar2aces.com/tiger-tank/