Monday, 19 March 2012

Forţele Aeriene Regale ale României (Royal Romanian Air Force)

The recent completion of an F-Toys Bf-109 in Romanian colours prompted this post showcasing the collected might of my 1/144 scale WW2 RRAF.  Hopefully this may act as an incentive to get on with more Romanian 20mm ground units..
The RRAF used an interesting variety of machines and I may well add to this motley collection before long.  The photos show the F-Toys '109, Ju-88 (Minicraft), Ju-87 (Eduard), Hurricane (Sweet).  The last two were built and painted by Wg Cdr Luddite. 
A number of Hurricanes (and Blenheims) were supplied to Romania in 1940 as part of an unsuccessful British effort to prevent the Romanians getting 'in bed' with Germany.
UPDATE 12/04/13 - see also the IAR 80


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I especially like the footnote of the classic bit of British 1940's foreign policy that was barking totally up the wrong tree

I think you have represented the whole Romanian air force for Mega Blitz!

Don M said...

Very nice looking Tim,

and Geordie don't feel so
bad about Romania you almost
went to war with Russia over
Finland! I'm not bragging we
yanks had plan orange our plan
to fight a war with the UK and take Canada, so bureaucratic stupidity is a universal...)

Paul said...

Nice selection of crates. Out of the ordinary for gaming.

Tim Gow said...

Having Hurricanes in the same air force as their usual opponents was irresistible!
I have at least one more Romanian aircraft still to paint....

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Continuing the theme, papers just released reveal that in WW2 the British government was having cosy chats with the Vichy regime....

Tim Gow said...

All your favourite aircraft - but with sillier markings!

west1871 said...

An unsual subject mate. I remember the old matchbox me109 coming with RRAF decals.

Cheers Rich.

Tim Gow said...

Me too - I remember it being a real eye opener to see a '109 in something other than Luftwaffe colours.

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

Now if only someone would do Royal Yugoslav Airforce markings we could really go to town.

Bf109s, Hurricanes, SM79s and Blenheims all in the same airforce !

Tim Gow said...

Wg Cdr Luddite
Never mind the Yugoslav markings (though I do have some in 1/72...) - I just wish there was a 1/144 scale Blenheim!