Modelsvit is gearing up to release their new Yak-9D model kit in 1/48 scale.
The offering (4809) is described as the “first 3D designed Yak-9D,” being made from “completely new molds” and offering “higher accuracy” and “high level quality.” The kit spans 203mm, measures 179mm in length and boasts 123 parts. It appears that it will include adhesive masks as well as photo-etched parts.
The kit is currently slated for release at the end of July. Click below to check out a collection of newly released sprue images.
A “professionally built” 2014 Spitfire MK26B is currently available for sale. The listing states (in part):
Engine/Prop: Isuzu 3.5L V6 water cooled, quad cam, fuel injected; HP: 260; TT: 55; SMOH: 55; Exterior Colors: Beige/Army Green; N#: C-FUXM; SN: 071; Always Hangared; Journey/Flight Logs Complete; No Damage History. Avionics / Equipment / Modifications: All Aluminum Semi-Monocoque airframe; Pre-programmed Motec ECU with Motec 18017E Sport Dash Computer; MTV23-B three blade prop with electrically controlled variable pitch, installed in Oct. 2018; Retractable MLG; 650NM range; Underwing radiators; VFR Instrumentation; Provision for 2nd seat; +6/-4″G” rating
The “aircraft was awarded the ‘Best in Show’ by the Replica Fighter Association at Oshkosh In July 2019.” It is located in Breslau, Ontario, Canada and is currently being offered for $269,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
In his new book 75 years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, author James C. Goodall details the 46 unclassified programs developed by the Lockheed’s legendary Skunk Works, forming a pictorial history that takes the reader from the middle part of World War II, through the Korean War, the shoot down of Francis Gary Powers on May 1, 1960, the Vietnam War, Desert Shield/Storm and beyond.
This pictorial journey will take the reader from the very beginning of the Skunk Works’ very first project (XP-80 Shooting Star) and follow the program through prototype build-up, first flight and, if they reached the frontline, operational service. This treatment will be repeated for each of the 30 unclassified program designed and built by the Skunk Works. Each program will form a chapter of at least two pages in length, with a maximum of 14 pages being allocated for programs that went into production and merit more detailed coverage, such as the P-80/F-94/T-33 family, C-130 family and, of course, the A-12 and SR-71
The title is illustrated with over a thousand photographs and drawings and spans 384 pages.
1943 North American P-51C-1-NT S/N 42-103100 (N426QA) is available for sale. The listing states (in part):
In 2001 Pacific Fighters purchased the remains of FB 206. After 5 different Razorback Mustang restorations completed by Pacific Fighters it is finally time for FB 206s turn. As of 2020 FB 206s fuselage has been structurally completed and a large amount of B/C model parts have been acquired. Its has been a dream of the Pacific Fighters crew to complete this one of a kind and historically significant Mustang Mk III back to flying condition.
As of this writing, the fuselage is reportedly “95% structurally completed.” Additional features include a Malcolm Hood kit (minus the bubble), rear half moon canopies, one set of unrestored, original P-51B/C fabric covered elevators (very rare).
The project is currently being offered for $550,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Revell is commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the de Havilland Sea Vixen with a model kit release in 1/72 scale.
The Sea Vixen was the aircraft of British naval aviators for 20 years and the first in the world to have its Arrow wings were foldable for use on aircraft carriers. In 1964, the Fleet Air Arm introduced FAW 2, a much-improved version of the Sea Vixen equipped with modern air-to-air missiles.
The offering (03866) is reportedly based on the Cyber Hobby FAW.1 (5051) that was released as a new tool kit in 2011. The new kit represents the FAW.2 and is described as highly detailed with extensive external loads and many details in the cockpit. Two liveries are included: Sea Vixen FAW2, 890NAS, RNAS Yeovilton, England, July 1971; Sea Vixen FAW2, 899NAS, HMS Eagle, November 1970.
1952 Yakovlev Yak-11 S/N Y5434 (D-FJII) has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Airframe: 316 Hrs Since Restoration; Engine: Shvetsov Ash 21; 316 Hrs SMOH Propeller: 16 Hrs SPOH; Interior: Restored to stock military configuration. 8/10; Exterior: Painted as “White 5” 8/10; Avionics: Garmin GTR225A, Garmin GTX 335, ACK Model A-30, Kannad ELT 406, PM1200 intercom; Annual / Condition Inspection: Expires 7/2021
The aircraft is currently being offered for €295,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Photo: (Mick Baker)rooster [Cropped] via Flickr
A 1941 Waco YKS-7 has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Always Hangared, No Damage Reported and Logs Complete; Total Time: 2888; Serial # 5277; Registration #NC31653; Engine 1 Time: 1921 SNEW; Engine 2 Time: 106 SMOH; Prop 1 Time: 1921 SNEW… Engines / Mods / Prop: Continental W670-M 240 Hp; 106 SMOH By Radial Engines; Curtiss Reed Polished Prop; Oil Tank Shutoff Valve with Starter Interrupt; Oil Tank Heater; Crankcase Heater; Cabin Heat; Cleveland Wheels And Brakes with New 6 Ply Tires; Converted to Concorde Sealed Battery; Dual Oil Coolers; Avionics / Equipment: KX-125 Navcomm; Stratus ESG Transponder with ADS-B Out; Aux Com Jacks Wired to Ptt Switch and Phones; Aux Antenna Jack; Intercom; ATC Recorder; Stereo Input Jack; Airframe: Refurbished In 2007 At The Waco Classic Co.; Annual Due 3-21; Vacuum Flaps; New Windshield Side Panels 2013; Interior / Exterior: Very Attractive Original Paint Scheme; All Original Fairings Present; Dual Grimes Landing Lights; Grimes Rotating Beacon; Older Interior Very Well Executed, Looks Good, Smells Good; Front Seat Hooker Harnesses; New Custom Airtex Wall To Wall Carpet Mats; Mounted Fire Extinguisher
The aircraft is located in Novi, Michigan and is currently being offered for US $155,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A 1946 Ercoupe 415D has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Engine/Prop: Continental 0-200A (851 Hrs on 1800 Recommended Overhaul); 1A101/DCM6950 Prop; HP: 100 HP; TT: 1766; Exterior Colors: Tan/Maroon; N#: N99399; No Damage History; Mostly Hangared; Logs Complete; Avionics / Equipment / Modifications: Cleveland wheels and brakes, King KX170B com/nav radio + Sigtronics headset, com Stratus ES/ESG ADS-B in/out transponder (weather/traffic); Panel mount for ipad.
The aircraft is located in Cape Neddick, Maine and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
1960 Douglas A4C Skyhawk (S/N 60-12377 / N2262Z) is available for sale. The listing states:
Airframe: 1738.86 TTSN; Engine: Wright J65-W-16A; 251 hrs SMOH; Avionics: Collins Comm, Collins Nav, Garmin 200 MFD, Dynon Avionics EFIS-D10A; Additional Equipment: Centerline baggage tank and two (2) 150 gallon drop, tanks are included. Also included are an air start and starter probe.
The machine is currently being offered for $1,300,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A 1934 Fairchild 24 C8C has been spotted for sale. This listing states (in part):
FRESH ANNUAL! Engine/Prop: Werner 165, Sensenich; HP: 165 HP; TT: 2399.2; SMOH: 243.2; STOH: 152.2; Exterior Colors: Cream/Maroon; N#: NC14397; No Damage History; Always Hangared; Logs Complete; Avionics / Equipment / Modifications: New Exhaust, New Prop, Generator, ADSB.
The aircraft is located in Broomall, Pennsylvania and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.