Thursday, July 27, 2017

Air Support

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.

5 comments:

commissarmoody said...

Cool, are you planning on gaming the Mexican civil war?

BaronVonJ said...

If you dig through the archives we've been doing a bit. I'm releasing a supplement for Fistful of Lead for the Mexican Revolution in next week or so.

Brett Murawski said...

Pretty sweet looking

J Jackaman said...

That looks great..can't wait for the Mexican Revolution supplement!

commissarmoody said...

I'll give it a look over.