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Academy has confirmed two upcoming releases on their forums. The two kits mentioned are a 1/32 F-18 Hornet and a 1/72 F-8 Crusader.
Want to build aircraft in 1/72 scale that were/are engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom? Two Bobs has stepped forward to offer more Enduring Freedom decal sets in 1:72 scale. These sets are for the same squadrons that are produced in 1:48 scale.
Mike Grant Decals has released a new range of 1/144 scale aircraft markings. Aircraft for which these markings are to be used for include the B-24 Liberator, B-29 Superfortress and MIG-23 Hellfighter.
The Polish company "JADAR" is releasing a 7 barelled 30 mm GAU-8 Cannon for the mighty 1:32 Trumpeter Warthog.
Trumpeter has released news concerning kits to be released later this year.
If you've been wanting to build an aircraft precisely modeled after those flying missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or in response to the World Trade Center attacks-now's your chance. Twobobs Aviation Graphics has decal packages available in 1/48 scale for those squadrons flying missions at home or abroad after September 11, 2001.
Amtech has recently announced their upcoming releases for 2003. All of the kits are manufactured with new steel tooling and etched panel lines.
Ukrainian manufacturer OKB-144 has just released a great model kit in1/144 scale, a Soviet three-engined civil aircraft. This kit will be produced as "limited edition".
Cobra Company has relased the 540 Rotor Replacement Set. This resin replacement set replaces the improper rotor system used on the Italeri 1/72 UH-1C (kit #050).
Pacific Coast Models has announced the upcoming release of their latest kit, the 1/48 scale Macchi C.200 serie VII-one of Italy's most widely used fighters. This is a plastic injection kit produced with newly designed molds.
TwoBobs Aviation Graphics has announced the release of a new product line in the form of Limited Edition Lithographs. The initial offering is an F-16B from Edwards Air Force Base.
Following the successful release of the 1/48 Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a w/ Kettenkraftrad, Tamiya is proud to present yet another aircraft/ground vehicle set: the 1/48 scale F4U-1D Corsair (Item 61061) with the all new 1/48 “Moto Tug.”
In war, there are secrets that need to be kept - and heroes that need to keep them.

On December 8, 1941, the United States declared war on Japan. For the next several years, U.S. forces were fully engaged in battle throughout the Pacific, taking over islands one by one in a slow progression towards mainland Japan. During this brutal campaign, the Japanese were continually able to break coded military transmissions, dramatically slowing U.S. progress.
Hasegawa has several interesting aircraft kits scheduled for release in June. First off is a 1/48 scale SBD-3 Dauntless from the battle of Midway (item number 09430). Next is the P-38L Lightning flown by Maj. Bong. Also in 1/48 scale (part number 09429). The Japanese forces of WWII is represented with the Mitsubishi A6M5b Zero Fighter, Type 52 OTSU. This 1/48 scale kit represents a plane from the 166th Fighter Squadron (part no. 09428). Read on for the Modern releases.


On 14 Nov.1965 in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, more than 400 troopers from the U.S. 7th Air Cavalry found themselves outnumbered. Nearly 2000 enemy soldiers surrounded them in a small clearing called Landing Zone, and they had to fight like they'd never fought before.
From USA Network
Combat Missions pits four elite squads comprised of six non-active military and law enforcement professionals against one another. Comprised of Navy SEALs, SWAT, CIA, Marine Recon, Delta Force, and Green Berets, squad members must use their strength, skills, and wits to compete for bounty — and, more importantly, for honor and pride. Check the USA site for showtimes.
From The History Channel
On October 4, 1993, the world was witness to the graphic images of dead American soldiers being dragged through the streets in Somalia. What had been planned as a 30-minute military mission had erupted into one of the most intense gun battles of recent U.S. history.

Based on Mark Bowden's best-selling book Black Hawk Down, takes an in-depth look at the Battle of Mogadishu by presenting the first-hand accounts of Army Rangers, Delta Force members, UN officials, and Somali militiamen. Bowden shares his knowledge and research throughout the program, guiding the story from the arrival of the UN peacekeeping force through the events of October 4, 1993.

For encore showtimes please check the listings at the History Channel.
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