Both sides of the Mexican Revolution used early aircraft for reconnaissance, and for combat in a much more limited role. Most pilots were foreigners, paid by the government or rebels to scout ahead of the army, and more importantly the trains. The Villistas created makeshift bombs from 75mm artillery shells, and even made a mobile aerodrome of one of their captured trains. I picked up this 1/48th scale Bleriot Monoplane from Hobby Lobby for under $20. I was truly an atrocious model to put together, but the end result will do.
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