Brengun has released their new tool SBD-3 Dauntless model kit in 1/144 scale.

The new offering appears in two boxings, including a Coral Sea version (BRP144013) with four liveries, and a Midway version (BRP144014) with three marking options. Click below to check out product pages, kit contents and livery profiles.

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A “one-of-a-kind, high performance” 2011 XP-Talon sport experimental aircraft, described as “a cross between a Mustang and a Spitfire” in appearance, is currently available for sale. The listing states (in part):

It is all metal and is powered by a 400 aluminum Chevy Type Rodeck V-8 engine. The Talon sports a 74″ Hartzell constant speed propeller via a Geschwender 1.7:1 reduction unit. Engine cooling is accomplished with a Griffin radiator under each wind. The oil is cooled through two oil coolers mounted in the cowling. The engine was dyno’d at 420HP and uses a dry sump with a large oil tank behind the rear seat. Fuel is carried in two tanks in each wing for a total of 60 gallons. Fuel burn is 12-15 GPH depending on power settings. It is fuel injected by an Airflow-Performance System. At 3600 Engine RPM and 22″ MP it trues-out at 210 MPH.

The aircraft is located in Prineville, Oregon and is now being offered for US $175,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Tamiya has released their “one shot production run” P-38H Masterpiece kit in 1/48 scale.

As previously reported, the kit (25199) offers a bevy of new parts to replicate the type, including larger supercharger intakes, rear canopy without reinforcing frames, instrumentation, nose landing gear strut and bay covers, main landing gear reinforcements, upgraded 20mm cannon and 12.7mm machine guns that were often modified on the ground, plus turbocharger coolant pipe. It also includes weights for accurate balance and display and a detailed cockpit with wheel-type controls, radio, throttle box and more.

One marking option will be included representing 432nd Fighter Squadron, part of the 475th Fighter Group that was devastatingly effective from 1943-44 over the Pacific. A canopy painting mask is also included as well as a full-color painting guide.

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1944 North American P-51 Mustang S/N 484390 “Section Eight” (N2869D) has hit the market. The listing states:

TTAF 3385 Engine TTSM 206 50 hrs since heads and banks Prop TT 408. A.D. due 2023 Based in Idaho for the past 40 years. Excellent aircraft with a great history.

The machine is located in Pocatello, Idaho and is currently being offered for US $2,450,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

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Eduard has released a new, limited edition P-51D VLR (Very Long Range) “Tales of Iwo Jima” model kit in 1/48 scale.

The offering (11142) focuses on aircraft from 15th FG, 506th FG, 21st FG that flew so-called “Very Long Range” missions from Iwo Jima to Japan. It includes Eduard plastic parts and decals, pre-painted photo-etched parts, a painting mask, resin wheels and a pin bearing the emblem of the 78th Fighter Squadron. [continue reading…]

1941 Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet N6348 is currently available for sale.

The W670 Continental-powered aircraft reportedly has Redline brakes and 530 hrs SMOH. It is described as “always hangared” and “in great shape.” The machine is located in Woodland, CA and is now being offered for US $82,900, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to view the complete listing.

Special Hobby has released their new Short Sunderland Mk III model kit in 1/72 scale.

The offering (SH72304) is based on the new tool Sunderland Mk V model kit (SH72162) released in 2019. The new Mk III kit represents the anti-submarine version of the flying boat and reportedly offers “extremely detailed interior,” scale panel lines and marking options for four machines, including EK591/2-U of 422 Squadron, EJ168/J of 343 Squadron, EJ134/N of 461 Squadron and DV969 of 10 Squadron.

Click below to check out the product page as well as livery profiles.

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1940 North American NA64 Yale 3349 (S/N 64-2171), dubbed “Europe’s only airworthy Yale” is available for sale.

The “extremely rare and collectible” aircraft was “beautifully restored in 2000 by the Aircraft Restoration Company.” The airframe reportedly has 258 hrs, while the 420 hp Wright Whirlwind R-975-E3 engine has 50 hrs (zero timed on restoration).

The machine became an airshow regular in 2019, appearing at Little Gransden and Duxford’s Battle of Britain air show. It also appeared on the cover of FlyPast magazine twice.

The aircraft is currently being offered for £349,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

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Eduard has released its new tool Spitfire Mk.1 kit in 1/48 scale.

The new offering, dubbed “The Spitfire Story” (11143) is a limited edition “dual combo” kit focused on machines from the type’s introduction into service to the end of Battle of the Britain. It reportedly includes two sets of Eduard plastic parts to build two models with different fuselage options. Also included are pre-painted photo-etched parts, a painting mask and a resin figure of Douglas Bader.

A whopping 10 marking options are also included:

A) K9795, No. 19 Squadron, RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire, October 1938
B) No. 41 Squadron, RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire, Spring 1939
C) K9906, flown by F/O Robert Stanford Tuck, No. 65 Squadron, RAF Hornchurch, Essex, Summer 1939
D) K9955, flown by F/O Archibald Ashmore McKellar, No. 602 Squadron, RAF Drem, East Lothian, Scotland, March 1940
E) N3180, flown by P/O Alan Christopher Deere (RNZAF), No. 54 Squadron, RAF Hornchurch, Essex, May 1940
F) P9443, flown by F/Lt Douglas Bader, No. 222 Squadron, RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire / Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire, early June 1940
G) K9953, flown by F/Lt. Adolph Gysbert Malan, No. 74 Squadron, RAF Hornchurch, Essex, June/July 1940
H) N3162, flown by P/O Eric Stanley Lock, No. 41 Squadron, RAF Hornchurch, Essex, United Kingdom, August/September 1940
I) X4425, flown by F/Sgt. George Cecil Unwin, No. 19 Squadron, RAF Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire, August/September 1940
J) X4382, flown by P/O Osgood Philip Villiers Hanbury, No. 602 Squadron, RAF Westhampnett, West Sussex, September 1940

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A 1946 Ercoupe in “good flying condition” has hit the market.

According to the listing, the machine was last flown a month and a half ago but is in need of an annual. The airframe has 1763.4 and the engine 30 hrs since overhaul. All books and logs are reportedly included.

The machine is located in Edgerton, Wisconsin and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.