A-3B Skywarrior

I have undeniable ties to the US Navy. My father served and so did my father-in-law. While my dad  never talked much about his service, my wife's father told me some very interesting stories about being a radar operator on an S2F Tracker. If I had to guess, there were at least a few of these A-3Bs on the aircraft carrier as well. Builder Mad Physicist has done it again with a large scale aircraft of one of the Navy's largest aircraft (they didn't call it "the whale" for nothing). It's loaded with details including foldable wings, articulated air brakes and an opening escape hatch. Ralph has also loaded the descriptions of numerous photos (including WIP) with loads of history, click through to learn more about this often overlooked aircraft.

A-3B Skywarrior of VAH-6 Fleurs
A-3B Skywarrior of VAH-6 Fleurs

P-98 Nemesis

Jon Hall is back with another gorgeous aircraft. This latest is clearly inspired by classic twin boom design, with dual props and a very centrally located cockpit. It's also armed to the teeth and combat ready. It features an opening cockpit, retractable landing gear and an unusual cowling using parts I honestly can't identify, adding even more intrigue. The color combination of sand blue, light grey and white accents is also really nice.

P-98 Nemesis
P-98 Nemesis
P-98 Nemesis

Chibi Air Superiority

This is a fun little forced perspective and chibi vignette by builder Klikstyle. It featured the last biplane to see official use by the US Navy, the Grumman F3. And while I say chibi, the F3F-2 has the distinction of actually being pretty chibi in real life, with it's squat fuselage, tucked in landing gear it's got cartoony but endearing proportions, earning it the nickname "beer barrel".

F-3 3 s
F-3 (Plane Back) s

Tomcat

This thing is insane! This 1/15th scale F-14A Tomcat by builder crash_cramer is over four feet long and features custom decals, a vacuum formed canopy, motorized control surfaces and lights & sound! It took over nine months to build, and judging by the accuracy and attention to detail, those were nine very busy months. Absolutely phenomenal work, Maverick and Goose would approve.

F-14A Tomcat Side
F-14A Tomcat & Deck Crew
F-14A Tomcat Nose
F-14A Tomcat Cockpit