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The Balloon Goes Up (1980 - 1989)

The Balloon Goes Up (1980 - 1989)


The Cold War was the continuing state of conflict, tension and competition that existed after World War II between the Soviet Union and its satellites and the powers of the Western world under the leadership of the United States from the mid-1940s to the early 1990s. Throughout this period, the conflict was expressed through military coalitions, espionage, weapons development, invasions, propaganda, and competitive technological development, which included the space race. The conflict included costly defense spending, a massive conventional and nuclear arms race, and numerous proxy wars; the two superpowers never fought one another directly.
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Italian Lockheed F-104S Starfighter - 12 Gruppo CIO, 36 Stormo Italian Lockheed F-104S Starfighter - 12 Gruppo CIO, 3 Stormo (1:100 Scale)

Introduced to the world as "the missile with a man in it," the striking Lockheed F-104 Starfighter promised to be the ultimate interceptor. Small, light in weight and with stunning straight-line performance, the F-104 was never agile enough to become what its designers wanted.

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Italian AMX A-11 Ghibli Ground Attack Aircraft - 13 Gruppo CB, 32 Stormo Italian AMX A-11 Ghibli Ground Attack Aircraft - 13 Gruppo CB, 32 Stormo (1:100 Scale)

The AMX International AMX is a ground-attack aircraft for battlefield interdiction, close air support and reconnaissance missions. It was built until 1999 by AMX International, an Italian-Brazilian joint venture.

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Italian Fiat G.91Y Ground Attack Aircraft - 101 Gruppo, 8 Stormo Italian Fiat G.91Y Ground Attack Aircraft - 101 Gruppo, 8 Stormo (1:100 Scale)

The Fiat G.91Y was an Italian ground attack and reconnaissance aircraft that first flew in 1966. Resembling its predecessor, the Fiat G.91 the aircraft was a complete redesign, a major difference being its twin-turbojet engines.

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Italian Lockheed C-130H Hercules Transport - 50 Gruppo, 46 Aerobrigata Trasporti Italian Lockheed C-130H Hercules Transport - 50 Gruppo, 46 Aerobrigata Trasporti (1:250 Scale)

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin.

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Italian Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Fighter-Bomber - 155 Gruppo CB, 50 Stormo Italian Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Fighter-Bomber - 155 Gruppo CB, 50 Stormo (1:100 Scale)

The Republic F-84F Thunderstreak was an American-built swept-wing turbojet fighter-bomber. While an evolutionary development of the straight-wing F-84 Thunderjet, the F-84F was a new design. The RF-84F Thunderflash was a photo reconnaissance version.

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Italian Macchi DH.100 Vampire Fighter - 6 Gruppo, 6 Stormo Italian Macchi DH.100 Vampire Fighter - 6 Gruppo, 6 Stormo (1:100 Scale)

The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was a British jet fighter developed and manufactured by de Havilland. Having been developed during the Second World War to harness the newly developed jet engine, the Vampire entered service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1945.

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Italian Aeritalia G.222TCM Military Transport - 98 Gruppo, 46 Aerobrigata Trasporti Italian Aeritalia G.222TCM Military Transport - 98 Gruppo, 46 Aerobrigata Trasporti (1:250 Scale)

The Aeritalia G.222 (formerly Fiat Aviazione, later Alenia Aeronautica) is a medium-sized STOL military transport aircraft. It was developed to meet a NATO specification, but Italy was initially the only NATO member to adopt the type.

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Italian Aermacchi MB-339A Light Attack Aircraft - 61 Stormo Italian Aermacchi MB-339A Light Attack Aircraft - 61 Stormo (1:100 Scale)

The Aermacchi MB-339 is an Italian military trainer and light attack aircraft. It was developed as a replacement for the earlier MB-326.

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Italian Lockheed F-104S Starfighter - 20 Gruppo AO, 4 Stormo Italian Lockheed F-104S Starfighter - 20 Gruppo AO, 4 Stormo (1:100 Scale)

Introduced to the world as "the missile with a man in it," the striking Lockheed F-104 Starfighter promised to be the ultimate interceptor. Small, light in weight and with stunning straight-line performance, the F-104 was never agile enough to become what its designers wanted.

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Italian Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" Transport Aircraft - 2 Gruppo, 46 Aerobrigata, 1961 Italian Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" Transport Aircraft - 2 Gruppo, 46 Aerobrigata, 1961 (1:200 Scale)

The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (Navy and Marine Corps designation R4Q) was an American military transport aircraft developed from the World War II-era Fairchild C-82 Packet, designed to carry cargo, personnel, litter patients, and mechanized equipment, and to drop cargo and troops by parachute.

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Greek Air Force Lockheed F-104G Starfighter Interceptor - 336 Squadron, Olympus Greek Air Force Lockheed F-104G Starfighter Interceptor - 336 Squadron, "Olympus" (1:72 Scale)

Introduced to the world as "the missile with a man in it," the striking Lockheed F-104 Starfighter promised to be the ultimate interceptor. Small, light in weight and with stunning straight-line performance, the F-104 was never agile enough to become what its designers wanted.

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Japanese Air Self-Defense Force F-4EJ Kai Fighter-Bomber Japanese Air Self-Defense Force F-4EJ Kai Fighter-Bomber (1:72 Scale)

Known as the "MiG Killer," the F-4 Phantom was an unlikely hero given its unique design. Unlike traditionally smaller and sleeker single-seat fighters, the Phantom broke all the rules. It was huge, had bent wings, and a two-man crew, and was one of the first aircraft to carry missile armament.

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Royal Australian Navy McDonnell Douglas A-4G Skyhawk Attack Aircraft - VF-805, HMAS Melbourne, 1982 Royal Australian Navy McDonnell Douglas A-4G Skyhawk Attack Aircraft - VF-805, HMAS Melbourne, 1982 (1:72 Scale)

The A-4 Skyhawk is an attack aircraft originally designed to operate from United States Navy aircraft carriers. Fifty years after the type's first flight, some of the nearly 3,000 Skyhawks produced remain in service with smaller air arms around the world.

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USAF Lockheed U-2R Spy Plane - Dragon Lady, 9th Reconnaissance Wing USAF Lockheed U-2R Spy Plane - "Dragon Lady", 9th Reconnaissance Wing (1:144 Scale)

The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", is a single-engine, very high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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USAF Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 511th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, Bentwaters AFB, England USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 511th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, Bentwaters AFB, England (1:72 Scale)

The A-10 and OA-10 Thunderbolt IIs are the first Air Force aircraft designed specifically for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective, and highly survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, especially tanks and other armored vehicles.

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USAF Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - Black Lightning, 118th Fighter Squadron, 103rd Fighter Wing, Connecticut Air National Guard USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - "Black Lightning", 118th Fighter Squadron, 103rd Fighter Wing, Connecticut Air National Guard (1:72 Scale)

The A-10 and OA-10 Thunderbolt IIs are the first Air Force aircraft designed specifically for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective, and highly survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, especially tanks and other armored vehicles.

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USAF Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem, Germany USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem, Germany (1:72 Scale)

The A-10 and OA-10 Thunderbolt IIs are the first Air Force aircraft designed specifically for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective, and highly survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, especially tanks and other armored vehicles.

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USMC McDonnell Douglas A-4M Skyhawk Attack Aircraft - VMA-311 Tomcats, 1981 [Low-Vis Scheme] USMC McDonnell Douglas A-4M Skyhawk Attack Aircraft - VMA-311 "Tomcats", 1981 [Low-Vis Scheme] (1:72 Scale)

The A-4 Skyhawk is an attack aircraft originally designed to operate from United States Navy aircraft carriers. Fifty years after the type's first flight, some of the nearly 3,000 Skyhawks produced remain in service with smaller air arms around the world.

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USMC Boeing AV-8B+ Harrier II Jump Jet - Commanders Aircraft, VMA-214 Black Sheep, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona [Low-Vis Scheme] USMC Boeing AV-8B+ Harrier II Jump Jet - Commander's Aircraft, VMA-214 "Black Sheep", Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona [Low-Vis Scheme] (1:72 Scale)

The AV-8B Harrier II is a second generation vertical short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) aircraft based on the original British Harrier design of the late 1960's. Combining tactical mobility, responsiveness, reduced operating cost, and basing flexibility -- both afloat and ashore -- V/STOL aircraft are well-suited to the special combat and expeditionary requirements of the US Marine Corps.

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RAF Sepecat GR.1 Jaguar Attack Aircraft - XZ108, No. 2 Squadron, RAF Laarbruch, Germany, 1987 RAF Sepecat GR.1 Jaguar Attack Aircraft - XZ108, No. 2 Squadron, RAF Laarbruch, Germany, 1987 (1:72 Scale)

The SEPECAT Jaguar is an Anglo-French jet ground attack aircraft still in service with several export customers, notably the Indian Air Force and the Royal Air Force of Oman. It was among the first major Anglo-French military aircraft programs.

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RAF Hawker Hunter T7 Training Aircraft - No. 237 OCU, RAF Honnington, England, July 1987 RAF Hawker Hunter T7 Training Aircraft - No. 237 OCU, RAF Honnington, England, July 1987 (1:72 Scale)

The Hawker Hunter was a UK jet fighter aircraft of the 1950s and 1960s. The Hunter served for many years with the Royal Air Force and was widely exported, serving with 19 air forces. A total of 1,972 Hunters were produced by Hawker Siddeley and under licence.

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USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, Wing Commander, RAF Bentwaters, 1986 USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, Wing Commander, RAF Bentwaters, 1986 (1:72 Scale)

The A-10 and OA-10 Thunderbolt IIs are the first Air Force aircraft designed specifically for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective, and highly survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, especially tanks and other armored vehicles.

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USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 343rd Tactical Fighter Wing Spirit of Fairbanks, August 1986 USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 343rd Tactical Fighter Wing "Spirit of Fairbanks", August 1986 (1:72 Scale)

The A-10 and OA-10 Thunderbolt IIs are the first Air Force aircraft designed specifically for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective, and highly survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, especially tanks and other armored vehicles.

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USAF Convair F-106A Delta Dart Interceptor - 101st Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 102nd Fighter Interceptor Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, April 1982 USAF Convair F-106A Delta Dart Interceptor - 101st Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 102nd Fighter Interceptor Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, April 1982 (1:72 Scale)

The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft for the United States Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s. Designed as the so-called "Ultimate Interceptor", it has proven to be the last dedicated interceptor in USAF service to date. It was gradually retired during the 1980s, with the QF-106 drone conversions of the aircraft being used until 1998.

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USAF Convair F-106A Delta Dart Interceptor - City of Jacksonville Florida Air National Guard, 1976 USAF Convair F-106A Delta Dart Interceptor - "City of Jacksonville" Florida Air National Guard, 1976 (1:72 Scale)

The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft for the United States Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s. Designed as the so-called "Ultimate Interceptor", it has proven to be the last dedicated interceptor in USAF service to date. It was gradually retired during the 1980s, with the QF-106 drone conversions of the aircraft being used until 1998.

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USAF Convair F-106A Delta Dart Interceptor - 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Spittin Kittens, Minot AFB, North Dakota, 1984 USAF Convair F-106A Delta Dart Interceptor - 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, "Spittin' Kittens", Minot AFB, North Dakota, 1984 (1:72 Scale)

The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft for the United States Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s. Designed as the so-called "Ultimate Interceptor", it has proven to be the last dedicated interceptor in USAF service to date. It was gradually retired during the 1980s, with the QF-106 drone conversions of the aircraft being used until 1998.

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USAF Convair F-106A Delta Dart Interceptor - 186th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 120th FIG, Montana Air National Guard, 1970s USAF Convair F-106A Delta Dart Interceptor - 186th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 120th FIG, Montana Air National Guard, 1970s (1:72 Scale)

The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft for the United States Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s. Designed as the so-called "Ultimate Interceptor", it has proven to be the last dedicated interceptor in USAF service to date. It was gradually retired during the 1980s, with the QF-106 drone conversions of the aircraft being used until 1998.

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USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 926th Fighter Wing "Ragin Cajuns," New Orleans ANG, Operation Enduring Freedom, Bagram, Afghanistan USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 926th Fighter Wing "Ragin Cajuns," New Orleans ANG, Operation Enduring Freedom, Bagram, Afghanistan (1:72 Scale)

The A-10 and OA-10 Thunderbolt IIs are the first Air Force aircraft designed specifically for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective, and highly survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, especially tanks and other armored vehicles.

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USN McDonnell Douglas A-4C Skyhawk Attack Aircraft - VA-144 Roadrunners, USS Kity Hawk [CV-63], 1960s USN McDonnell Douglas A-4C Skyhawk Attack Aircraft - VA-144 "Roadrunners," USS Kitty Hawk [CV-63], 1960s (1:72 Scale)

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USN McDonnell Douglas A-4C Skyhawk Attack Aircraft - VA-94 "Shrikes," USS Enterprise (CVN-65), 1960s USN McDonnell Douglas A-4C Skyhawk Attack Aircraft - VA-94 "Shrikes," USS Enterprise (CVN-65), 1960s (1:72 Scale)

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