US Military Aviation Models
US Navy middle 40's through middle 50's



All the models are 1:72 scale (if not otherwise specified) built from plastic or resin kit. Modification have been normally made to have the final result as much as possible closer to the real aircraft design.


FR-1 Fireball VF-41 "Firebirds" USS Bairoko 1946
US Navy Composite-powered fighter. The Fireball was designed and built by Ryan. This aircraft flow with very few US Navy squadrons during the second half of 40's.

XF5U-1 Flying pancake Vought's Stratford plant 1947
US Navy Experimental composite-powered STOL fighter. Designed and built by Chance Vought This aircraft was only submitted to ground static test during 1947 and never get into active service.

FH-1 Phantom I VF-171 USS Philippine sea 1948
First US Navy jet propulsion fighter. Designed and built by Mc Donnell. This aircraft was on duty in very few squadrons of US Navy and Marines during the late 40's.

FJ-1 Fury VF-5A "Screaming Eagles" USS Princeton 1948
US Navy Jet fighter. Designed and built by North American. This aircraft was on service in very few US Navy squadrons at the end of 40's beginning of 50's.

F6U-1 Pirate VX-3 (development squadron) NAS Patuxent River 1950
US Navy jet fighter. Designed and built by Chance Vought. The aircraft flow only in US Navy test and valutative squadrons at the beginning of 50's

F9F-2 Panther VF-781 USS Bon Homme Richard 1951
US Navy jet fighter. Designed and built by Grumman. This aircraft in different versions was on duty in US Navy and Marines squadrons during the first half of the 50's.

XF10F-1 Jaguar Edwards AFB 1952
US Navy experimental swing-wing fighter. Designed and built by Grumman. This aircraft was the first US Navy experiment for a swing-wing fighter, it flow only in flight test during the 1952 and 1953.

F3D-2 Skyknight VF-11 "Red Rippers" NAS Jacksonville 1953
US Navy jet night fighter. Designed and built by Douglas. The Skyknight was on duty in US Navy and Marines squadrons during all the 50's and in few specific versions even during the 60's.

XFV-1 Salmon Edwards AFB 1954
US Navy experimental composite powered VTOL. Designed and built by Lockheed. This VTOL aircraft flow only in flight test during the 1953-1954.

XFY-1 Pogo NAS Moffett Field 1954
US Navy experimental composite powered VTOL. Designed and built by Convair. This VTOL aircraft flow only in flight test during the 1954-1955.