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Went to Prague for vacation. You know, Bohemian beer, like Pilsner Urquell, Kosel, Gambrinus and Budweiser, in the morning and the afternoon, not to forget in the evening (it was very hot these days, an the doctor said: Drink a lot! :thumbsup: ), Bohemian cuisine, all that stuff.

 

Oh, I also had a field day at both the Army Museum at Lesany (boy, hard to find place!) in the morning and the aircraft museum at Praha-Kbely in the afternoon :punk:Followed by some beers in the evening :thumbsup:.

 

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The famous pink tank from Lesany. They have a vast collection of military stuff, mostly guns, AA too, and the only 8,8 Flak 41 in Europe (or was it the only one in the world?), and tanks, but also 3 aircraft: An Avia BH-10 and two Tu-143. Also two railway ammo cars of the Dora gun:coolio:

 

And then Kbely:

 

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Kbely is stunnig. A number of hangars by period, outdoor displays and down the road the old hangars of the Aero factory containing the bomber collection. Anything the Cech AF used, a number of foreign aircraft too, airliners and a spaceship. The only place to see a S-199 and CS-199 together, both a Me-262 single- and doubleseater, an Il-2 and Il-10 and much more stuff.

 

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The old Aero factory hangar:

 

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And the entry is for free at both places!

 

If you are ever in Czech - don't miss it :punk:

 

Regards

- dutik

 

p.s. Did I mention the bohemian beer...?

 

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Wait till you see THIS :D

 

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The pink JS-2 is the gate guard. And the yellow and green "Armoredslidedevice 2000" above is part of the museums playground for children :clap2:

Otherwise all of the display items are properly painted in camo colors or factory finish.

 

Regards

- dutik

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BTW, they show a lot of interesting stuff there:

 

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That's not a childrens toy - it's a flight simulator!

 

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And the control unit:

 

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Guess you know what this is:

 

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German too: Ruhrstahl Fritz X glide bomb:

 

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The rudder of the Letov S-16 that made a 12.000 km flight from Prague to Beijing, showing all the landing places en route:

 

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The fuselage of a Saro Cloud:

 

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Interesting story behind this: Used by Czech Airways before WW2. Scrapped, the fuselage used after the war as a houseboat for decades. So it survived and got recovered from the museums team.

 

 

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The L-159 ALCA light attack aircraft. See it in Iraq - or Prague. Your choice :wicked:

 

They even have a Gloster Meteor, a Yak-23, an Iskra, a Su-25, both czech made towed aerial targets KT-03 and KT-04, a wing and engine of a Skoda-Kauba SK 257 and much more. Not to mention the plethora of replicas of czech interwar aircraft. Added to my collection a good number of detail photos of the Letov S-2 (kit by HPH) and for other LSP kits in my stash.

 

Enjoy!

- dutik

 

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On 6/1/2019 at 9:22 PM, DeanKB said:

Bargain Alert!!

 

Picked up a Trumpy Ju 87R for £34.60 delivered on EBay.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trumpeter-03216-model-Kit-Junkers-Ju-87r-Stuka-132-Plane-Model/132545765121?epid=1122849851&hash=item1edc57df01:g:5TAAAOSwQJxa0jp4

 

I know it has some issues, but even so - that's a great price, especially as it's a fairly expensive kit to ship, given its weight & size.

Forgot to say, this arrived couple of weeks ago, as did a Trumpy 1/32 Razorback P-47D for more or less the same price.

 

Ridiculously cheap, what with shipping costs being so high. Most importantly, both parcels avoided Parcelforce's dreaded VAT customs team, so I avoided the £8 + 20% charge on each kit.

 

I just need to make some room for them now. I've got a plan - I'm turning the shed into a Tardis.


Wish me luck. I need to get some blue paint to start with. Then a black hole or two.

 

I'll finish the blue painting, then reappraise my situation.

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27 minutes ago, DeanKB said:

Forgot to say, this arrived couple of weeks ago, as did a Trumpy 1/32 Razorback P-47D for more or less the same price.

 

Ridiculously cheap, what with shipping costs being so high. Most importantly, both parcels avoided Parcelforce's dreaded VAT customs team, so I avoided the £8 + 20% charge on each kit.

 

I just need to make some room for them now. I've got a plan - I'm turning the shed into a Tardis.


Wish me luck. I need to get some blue paint to start with. Then a black hole or two.

 

I'll finish the blue painting, then reappraise my situation.

 

Maybe start digging a cellar. Isn’t that all the rage now? Instead of extending the house out or up you extend down? Nice climate controlled environment for the decals. Me,  shelf I’m waiting for a hollowed out Bond Villain volcano to come up on rightmove or Zoopla. 

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