Thursday, 8 March 2018

Wings of Fame: Fleet Air Arm 1960-69


I was searching for some profiles of Sea Furies and Fireflies for the Korean War project, when I spotted a really good article on the Fleet Air Arm c1960-69 in an old Wings of Fame journal. I have several of these glossy paperback books, which I bought years ago in The Works when they were being sold off really cheap. They are still available on eBay although often at a highly inflated asking price.


Anyway, the article is really good, with loads of useful information, photos and even a chronology of Fleet Air Arm operations in the 1960's. I was thinking of painting up a selection of 1/600th scale Tumbling Dice Sea Vixens, Scimitars, Gannets and Buccaneers anyway, so this is yet more reason to do so, even if I have no real use for them other than a counter-factual 'what if?' East of Suez scenario of some sort.

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