Battle of Britain airplane models — Updated

(UPDATE: Mike’s drawings are now available in both .doc and PDF form. See below.)

By Mike Crane

The Battle of Britain is one of my favorite periods of history. I made almost all of these models in 2000 after a visit to London. Perhaps I was inspired by the 60th anniversary celebration or by the monument showing the ruins of the bombing. Whatever it was, I promised myself that I would play a Battle of Britain game when I came home from vacation. Unfortunately, we were low on funds when we returned and my wife warned me that I would not be able to buy any “toys” for several months. They say that necessity is the mother of invention, so I made up these paper models and wrote up the first of many home-brewed rules for the period.

This is the season for giving and, hoping that someone is interested, I am giving these colored models so you will be able to use them to make up a set of rules, play a game, and write an exciting article in Lone Warrior magazine to share with the rest of us. Just use your computer’s printer and white card stock to make as many airplanes as you want. Cut them out with scissors, bend out the wings and elevators, and glue the two halves together with white glue (Elmer’s). I hope you will have as much fun with them as I have had for the last dozen years. They never seem to wear out.  If you want to make stands, print them on the olive green cardstock paper found in the scrapbooking section of Hobby Lobby. Merry Christmas!

Here are the drawings in .doc form:

German planes

 British planes


Bomber & fighter stands

And here are the drawings in PDF form:

British planes

German planes


Bomber and fighter stands


About mike crane

I am a retired high school teacher living in Texarkana, Arkansas, USA. Although I enjoy wargaming in all periods, my favorite eras are WWII, Colonial, ACW, and Napoleonic. I enjoy making rules that are simple, fast, and fun.
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3 Responses to Battle of Britain airplane models — Updated

  1. Mike Crane says:

    I want to thank George Arnold for making everything in this article work. I was afraid all the models would not fit. George, you are a wizard.

    George, I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for your great article in LW 181, the “Back To Basics” horse and musket rules. They were everything you said they would be–step-by-step and simple–easy to understand and easy to play. How refreshing to find a set of rules that will fit two wars without filling up two books. Again, thanks.

    And, George and Rich, you have both gone above and beyond the call of duty to make the Lone Warrior a success. The Blog and the PDF edition were both steps in the right direction. Thank you so much for all you have done and all you continue to do for all of us solo wargamers!

  2. Paul Le Long says:

    I second that – well done George & Rich you’ve both done some great work with LW & the blog & I’m sure most people will agree that you deserve great credit.

    You too Mike – a steady stream of great, high quality articles, games & models.

  3. George Arnold says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Mike and Paul. And thanks for all the great material you guys provide, which makes everything else do-able.

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