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21 Apr 2018

Vietnamese People's Air Force Museum - Madaxeman.com on Tour

Having accidentally found myself in Hanoi with a spare morning, a trip to a military museum was required. Originally intending to go to the supposedly disappointing Vietnam War Museum, my driver ended up dropping me off instead at the Vietnamese Peoples Air Force Museum.


This place doesn't appear all that prominently in the normal guidebooks but as you will see is still pretty good, especially for a wargamer!


(yes, it does appear to be an "88"..!)

The museum has a large static park containing and (admittedly) limited range of aircraft and AA guns as used by the Vietnamese Air Force during the Vietnam war and immediately afterwards in some other conflicts (which don't really seem to get much of a look-in).


You can walk around the grounds and climb all over the kit if you wish, so its very much a hands-on experience.


It was a fairly decent and bright day without being overly sunny, so I managed to get a good number of pretty clear photos using my iPhone camera, all of which are now on Madaxeman.com

18 Jul 2017

Aircraft photos from RIAT 2017

The Royal International Air Tattoo is one of the world's best airshows.

The weather this year wasn't great, but I still managed to get some half-decent photos of some of the aircraft:


 Belgian Sea King Air Sea Rescue





Italian Tornado






Patrouille Suisse - F5E




Apache


F22 Raptor






The USAF Thunderbirds










2 Nov 2016

Modern Army Uniforms

It's inevitable that somewhere out there in wargaming land there is someone, right now, trying to work out the best possible colour match for their ultra-modern infantry cammo patterns.

Well, fear not as Madaxeman.com has the solution - a series of photos, all taken in quick succession, in identical conditions with even lighting and the same camera, comparing many of the worlds sets of current battledress. 


Covering armies across both Europe and Asia these photos will be invaluable if you actually care about this sort of thing, otherwise they will be at best a bemusing sideshow to your main area of gaming. 

Visit the Uniforms of the World gallery to find out more.  

11 Sep 2016

The War Memorial of Korea Museum

I was recently fortunate enough to go to the very impressive Korean War Memorial Museum in Seoul, which has an unsurprisingly large amount of Korean War and post-war Korean stuff in it, as well as some pretty solid ancient history, with uniforms, artifacts, armour and some impressive paintings of the Goguryeo and Joseon eras.

These are the nearly 100 pictures I managed to take before my phone ran out of juice, starting in the grounds with Korean War and post war aircraft and AFVs, then moving inside to the uniforms and kit from the Goguryeo Korean and Joseon Korean Dynasties era.

Some of the Ancient photos can be clicked to give you a marginally bigger but higher resolution original image.

Here's just a taste of whats in store...










7 Aug 2016

RIAT 2016 - the RAF Fairford Airshow

In July I just happened to be on holiday and staying in Cheltenham when the RAF Fairford Royal International Air Tattoo took place... and so a visit to it somehow snuck onto the week's agenda...

Here are some of the photos and videos from Europe's (or possibly the worlds) best military Airshow.

F16 lineup with some Mirages too


The A400M is big...


 USMC V22 Osprey

Tigermeet F16


 A400M's ridiculous display


A line of multinational Typhoons


More Typhoons (well, the same lot from a different angle)


Subtle squadron mottos #134


Greece - still flying the F4


View from the top of the aircraft steps


Same, but seconds later...


Erm... probably a Typhoon?


Typhoon, F35 and the Red Arrows in formation


And slightly nearer...

And hen going away..

F35B in hover mode.  
 Hopefully a video /..

F35B


F35A

Both flavours together

The Red Arrows


Both F35's, B in the foreground


The Red Arrows.  All 10 of them....

F22 Raptors
F22's again.

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