Diecast Fighter Airplanes
Diecast fighters airplanes holds an immerse fascination to most collectors due to the publicity that surround them. Most of the aircrafts that have been featured as diecast fighters airplanes models played a very significant role in the battles that many countries fought during the two world wars. These aircraft are designed primarily for air to air combat with other aircrafts. They also have a secondary role to play as air to ground attack weaponry. Thus, any countries that can achieve air superiority have an added advantage in any battles. It is for this reason that many military forces maintain a large defense budget for the upkeep of their air force.
Fighter airplanes are a different category by themselves because most the aviation engineering “first” arrived from the development of these fighter aircrafts. For example, the first fighter airplane that uses jet propulsion was the German Messerschmitt Me 262 “Schwalbe”. The advancement in aviation technology paved the way for many of the conveniences that we enjoyed with modern air travel nowadays.
Nevertheless, prior to jet fighters, propeller driven fighter airplanes are also the fastest known aircraft during their time. For example the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was the fastest German fighter and perhaps also the fastest fighter airplane of its time. The most advanced “Long Nose” version of the FW 190 could travel up to 472mph (755Km/h) and was regarded as a serious threat to the British Spitfire.
Diecast fighter airplanes models allow you to have visual representation of these awesome fighting machines that dominated the skies around the African theater, the Asian theater, the European theater and the Pacific theater during the Second World War Typically, you can find several scales of Diecast fighter airplanes models to base your collection on. There is the 1:32 or 1:48 scale for a high degree of visual details or the 1:72 scale for more space saving options. Virtually almost every make of fighters are covered by diecast fighter airplanes manufacturers. Each of these aircraft has their own unique characteristics and tactical envelope. For example, the best fighters among the USAAF (United States Army Air Force) were the P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang.
For the P-51 Mustang Diecast fighter airplanes models, collectors have the Franklin mint P-51A Mustang "Flip" Cochran at 1:48 scale to choose from. The model is engineered to exact scale and hand crafted and hand painted to the highest level of detail. At 1:48 scale, the model stands at 8.25 inches in length. These Franklin mint diecast fighter airplanes models are created after exhaustive research of wartime archives and the original plans of the real aircraft. Nevertheless, whatever scales that you decided to focus on, there are numerous models and brands for these diecast fighter airplanes to select from will accommodate your interest with history.