of the most interesting and detailed aspects of any scale model
is the engine area, and this is particularly relevant to early
and WWI era flying boats where, very often, the engines were uncowled in the airstream with all the wiring and piping totally
exposed, with maybe just a radiator attached to the front as
'bodywork' in the accepted sense of the term. That all changed
in the 1930's as the long-range flying boats drove engine
development ever further.
During WWII, engine development carried on at an astonishing
pace; bigger, more powerful, more complicated engines were
built. In this gallery we aim to bring you first-class reference
material that can add detail to the
engine itself, especially for the modelers.
Click on the engine
to go to the galleries: