Eduard has released its new tool Fw 190A-6 model kit in 1/48 scale.

The ProfiPACK edition kit (82148) reportedly includes Eduard plastic parts and decals, pre-painted photo-etched details, a painting mask and five marking options representing machines flown by Lt. Heinz-Günther Lück (1./JG 1), Oblt. Helmut Radtke (5./JG 54 / W. Nr. 550461), Günther Josten (1./JG 51), Fw. Walter Nietzsche (II./JG 300) and Hptm. Friedrich-Karl Müller (Stab./JG 300 / W. Nr. 550453).

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A Hawker Tempest Mk II project with original engine is currently available for sale.

Details on the offering are limited, although the machine is described as “almost complete” and in “V.G. condition.” It appears that pricing is available upon request.

Click here to check out the complete listing.

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Modelsvit has announced the upcoming release of a new Yak-9TD model kit in 1/48 scale.

The offering (4812) represents a rare modification of famous WWII Yak-9 fighter (mainly produced in 1944) and reportedly includes 86 plastic parts, decals for 3 marking variants, adhesive masks and rubber tires.

The kit is currently slated for release in July.

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1948 Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat S/N 121752 (N800H) has hit the market.

The airframe reportedly has 1569.3 hrs TTSN (145.4 hrs since restoration by Pacific Fighters), while the Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB-16 engine has 645.4 hrs SMOH by Anderson Airmotive. Additional features include an avionics package, a restored, excellent condition stock military configuration interior and 1x 150 gallon drop tank.

An annual inspection was reportedly completed 6/2020. The machine is located in Washington State and is currently being offered for $3,250,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

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A beautiful 1966 Alon Aircoupe (S/N 219) is currently available for sale. The listing states (in part):

Highly polished airframe in perfect condition low total time of 2000 hrs. (yes it has rudder pedals and toe brakes) Original untouched interior in mint shape. Perfect glass Strong C-90-16 F Continental 90 hp engine with 1000 smoh.New tires,recent annual inspection. A very nice Alon, hard to find in this shape.Fast and Fuel Efficient, Safe and Fun! Pick it up and fly home or ready to deliver anywhere for expenses. Currently Canadian registered.

The aircraft is located in Kelowna, Canada and is currently being offered for US $28,500, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.

A 1942 Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBY Canso C/N CV 264 (CV 264 / N983CF) is currently available for sale as a project aircraft. The listing states (in part):

This PBY is currently stored disassembled in Florida, USA. The engines are in storage with Anderson Aeromotive, Idaho whilst corrosion repairs have been carried out on the hull. The entire exterior of the aircraft has been stripped back to the anodize… The Centre Section in very good condition. The hull has been paint stripped and inspected. All major areas of concern have been repaired… There are still areas of corrosion but they are either a simple stringer repair or skins needing replacement. These aspects are in need of attention and the aircraft is a great candidate for full restoration to flight.

The aircraft is currently being offered for US $350,000. Click below to check out the link to the listing as well as an image of the machine before restoration work began.

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ICM is continuing their line of Invader model kits with an upcoming B-26С-50 model kit in 1/48 scale.

The new offering (48284) reportedly includes highly detailed engines, armament and cockpit interior as well as marking options for three aircraft.

Additional details are scarce, although the new kit is slated for release in June. A number of renderings have also been released, additional examples of which can be seen below.

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1944 Grumman / Eastern FM-2 Wildcat S/N 16203 (N909WJ) is for sale with a newly reduced price.

The airframe reportedly has 624.9 hrs since complete restoration by Vintage Aircraft of Fort Collins, CO, while the Wright R-1820-56W engine has 624.9 hrs SMOH by JRS Enterprises. It wears the “excellent condition” colors of observation composite squadron VOC-1, which operated off of the USS Wake Island and USS Marshall Island during the landings on the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.

The aircraft is located in California with a reduced price of $1,225,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

(Photo: D. Miller via Flickr)

Sword models has announced the upcoming release of three new Grumman Avenger kits in 1/72 scale.

The kits will reportedly represent Avenger AS.4 (SW72130), TBM-3S2 Avenger (SW72131) and TBM-3R (SW72132).

Additional details are limited at the moment, although the offerings are slated for release sometime at the end of June. Box art images have also been released, additional examples of which can be seen below.

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North American TF-51 Mustang S/N 44-73871 (D-FTSI), described as “one of the nicest dual control TF-51 Mustangs in the world” has hit the market.

The airframe reportedly has 377 hrs since restoration by Pioneer Aero, Chino, CA (fuselage converted to full dual control configuration per TEMCO Specifications), while the Packard -1650-7 (w/ -9 Heads & Banks, Roush Pistons, Merlin Fingers) has 150 hrs SMOH by Vintage V-12s.

The machine is newly refinished by by Meier Motors in Germany and now has a polished fuselage / painted wings with markings representing “Double Trouble Two” of 353rd FG. Additional equipment reportedly includes P-63 wheels and brakes, landing gear handle, starter, primer in rear cockpit.

The machine is currently being offered for $3,995,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

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