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Sunday, 17 March 2019

Lockheed L14 Super Electra Sabena : Found at Hoboken this Saturday.

The saga started many years ago when I started to search pictures of the 2 Lockheed Super Electra (OO-CAG and OO-CAH) used by Sabena in Congo between 1940 and 1945. Although few pictures of the Lodestars of the Sabena are well known, I cannot find anything until 2017 where Aviation Society of Antwerp published pictures of OO-CAG (http://www.asa-be.com/photogallery_BCR_C.htm)
The aircraft is camouflaged as the Lodestar were. I also heard a lot of rumours about a VHS Video which include a video where Lodestars and Super Electra in Congo are on film. But although everybody seems to know this video, nobody had a copy. While sorting of aviation magazines, I found a picture of OO-CAG in Aluminium colours in Les Ailes Militaires Françaises (Nr 12). The colours were again the same as the ones of the Lodestar.

Finally, in 2017, I found a VHS titled “Sabena in Congo during the war” containing well a film explaining the post services between Congo and South Africa during the 2nd World War and showing colour images of a Super Electra in aluminium colour.

In the same time, I was looking for pictures, I was already searching for a suitable model of the Lockheed 14. In Hoboken, I already bough in the past scale models of Modellbaustudio Rhein-Ruhr (http://www.classic-plane-mrr.de/ ) and I had the good surprise to find amongst others gem they made a kid for the Lockheed 10 Electra as well as a conversion kit to transform a Lockheed Hudson in Lockheed 14 Super Electra. Talking with Detlef, he said to me he was interested to prepare a kit for the Sabena Super Electra if I can provide to him the needed information. I spent a lot of to prepare colour profiles, I sent to him.

Last Saturday, I had the very good surprise to discover the kit based on the Italeri Hudson (I had already bought myself as a base for an Hudson of John Mahieu Aviation.

A good example of a long quest where history and scale modelling passions meet.


It is also a good example of the role played by Sabena during World War 2, keeping open strategic links in Africa. A good occasion to remember the permanent connections between civil and military aviation in Belgium since the origins as it seems there are again there are attempts to rewrite history and to delete this fact. (http://www.congoposte.be/posteaerienne.htm) Un rapport de la SABENA ("L' effort de guerre de la Sabena"), 30/3/1945.

Special Thank you to Detlef of Modellbaustudio Rhein Rhur as well to the wonderful peoples of the Aviation Society of Antwerp and their continous efforts since so many years to perserve the history of the aviation in Antwerp and in our country.






























































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Saturday, 9 February 2019

[aerodynamicmedia.com] Scale modelling K Models Releases New 1/32 Avro Lancaster Mk I Model Kit




 
The Wait is Over: HK Models Releases New 1/32 Avro Lancaster Mk I Model Kit
 
HK Models has released their highly anticipated Avro Lancaster model kit in 1/32 scale. The limited release kit (HKM-01E010) reportedly spans 972mm and measures 664mm in length. It features over 824 parts and includes a one piece molded top and b…
 
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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

[aviationmegastore] Scale Model Nike Hercules

Once in use in the Belgian Air Force

US Army Surface to Air Missile MIN-14 Nike Hercules
Also used by the Dutch Air ForceÂ
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Thursday, 3 January 2019

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Friday, 31 August 2018

[Scale model] Douglas C47 Dakota Nasarr Trainer (Belgian AF 'Red")



Douglas C47 Dakota Nasarr Trainer (Belgian AF 'Red")
C47 with Starfighter Nose. Italeri kit with a resin nose and New Belgian AF decals for OT-CWS
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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

[www.aviationmegastore.com] [Scale model] Pitts S2A "Rothmans"

Regular visitors at the Belgian airshows in the years 1970's

Pitts S2A "Rothmans"
Pitts S2A "Rothmans"
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Saturday, 4 August 2018

New Renard R.31 (1/72) available at Air-Terre-Mer

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MONS (Belgium), August 18 and 19 : we will attend the Mons Air-Terre-Mer 2018 event and we offer the possibility to pre-order our kits and books with a rebate of 10 % (on public price). Please see Contact page and indicate MONS Preorder in the message title (see below). You will have to collect the kits at our booth (near IPMS Belgium). The R-31 would be pre-ordered at 21,60 euros.

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

[www.aviationmegastore.com] Concorde (Sabena) OO-SST with stand



Concorde (Sabena) OO-SST with stand
InFlight 200 are a range of 1:200 scale limited edition model aircraft, with all metal die-cast parts. Featuring antennas, scaled landing gear with rubber tires that roll and high tech tampo printing.
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Sunday, 23 April 2017

[www.aviationmegastore.com/] 1/72 and 1/48 Alpha Jet AT12 "75 Years 11Sqn - Batbird II" Belgian Air Force 1993




Alpha Jet AT12 "75 Years 11Sqn - Batbird II" Belgian Air Force 1993
Created on March 1, 1918, the 11th squadron is illustrated during the end of the First World War and during the beginning of the second. - In 1951, recreated on the base of Beauvechain as a night
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Alpha Jet AT12 "75 Years 11Sqn - Batbird II" Belgian Air Force 1993
Created on March 1, 1918, the 11th squadron is illustrated during the end of the First World War and during the beginning of the second. - In 1951, recreated on the base of Beauvechain as a night
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