The cockpit section of DH Chipmunk WD293 has been spotted for sale. The listing states:
for sale is a cockpit section from chipmunk wd293 comes with a canopy windscreen frame seats x2 flap levers x3 brake levers x2 rudder bars and brackets x2 canopy cover buyer collects
The section is located in Evesham, United Kingdom and is currently availble for £1,800, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing, which includes a number of additional photos.
The new KōTARE model company, which includes members of the now defunct Wingnut Wings, has announced their first kit: a Battle of Britain era Spitfire Mk.I in 1/32 scale.
The upcoming offering (K32001) is described as “the first all new 1/32 Battle of Britain era Spitfire Mk.I kitset since 1967.” It is currently slated for release “later in 2022” with pricing still to be announced.
In addition to the box art, the company has also released a few renderings which can be seen below.
A 1946 Bellanca Cruisair 14-13 has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Engine/Prop: Single Engine FRANKLIN 6A4150 SERIES (Reciprocating); HP: 150; TT: 62; SMOH: 62; Exterior Colors: Red and White; N#: N86719; SN: 1080; Any Damage History?: No; Always Hangered?: Yes; Logs Complete?; Yes; Avionics / Equipment / Modifications: Total Restoration From the Inside Out, KMA20, KXT55XO, NARCO COMS
The aircraft is located in Webster, Minnesota and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing.
An ultralight Curtiss Jenny has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
This is a Jenny ultralight aircraft by Cloud Dancer corp it is in good shape and runs great. Just ran it today. This biplane requires no license to fly because of it being a 103 ultralight airplane.
The machine is located in Janesville, Wisconsin and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing.
A 1949 Funk has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
2486 TT, 0-235 Lycoming conversion, hard landing to left gear, close to perfect!… Other mods are to modern Cleveland wheels and brakes, shoulder harnesses, wingtip strobes auto fuel approval, etc. Fabric on the whole airframe was recently (2006) upgraded to Ceconite… Last annual just expired 4/1/2021, so this airplane is fresh, not a sitter… A firm landing has resulted in the left side of the airplane sitting low… It is not clear what was bent, as there is no obvious fuselage wrinkling, nor obvious gear leg deformation. Perhaps there is a problem with the bungee cords. It would not appear that there is any serious deformation, and you can see there is no firewall deformation at all. No damage to the wings or tail… The 0-235 engine has been removed as it was beyond TBO. The exhaust system (undamaged), airbox assembly (undamaged) and engine mount (undamaged) are all included, as are the paperwork to reinstall either a 235- c, c1 or c2c! This aircraft is in very good to excellent condition, with a repairable isolated flaw.
The aircraft is located in Geneseo, NY and is available for US $5,995, although bids are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing.
Arma Hobby has released a series of renderings for their upcoming new tool P-51B/C Mustang model kit in 1/72 scale.
The “Expert Set” offering (70038) will reportedly include parts to represent the P-51 B/C, Mustang Mk III and F6C. Features include plastic parts, photo etched parts, decals with six marking options (4x USAAF 2x RAF) and masks for canopy and wheels. At the moment it appears that there is no confirmed release date.
Click below to check out a selection of renderings detailing different variants included in the kit.
An Orlican NP Chocen L-60 has been spotted for sale. L-60 The listing states (in part):
Orlican NP Chocen L-60 This aircraft was involved in a ground loop and will need propeller overhaul and wing repair, the windscreen is also damaged… Airplane comes with paperwork from Russia as well as USA logbooks for aircraft-engine-propeller… This aircraft will come with airworthiness and a FAA bill of sale. I can also deliver to lower 48 states for $2.50 per mile included the loading round trip… This plane can take off and land in short distances! 230hp radial Walter -Lom 753 hours smoh model# M46ZRF serial# 02528
The aircraft is located in Lone Jack, Missouri and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing, which includes a number of additional photos.
A “fairly hurt, cheap” 2008 Titan T-51D Mustang has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
The aircraft is seriously hurt, as you can see! But not all is destroyed! The new engine, with 4.5 hours since install, appears 100% undamaged! The tubular engine mount is dented on the right side but intact, and all of the special engine modifications required to increase the conversion from the $8,000 engine only price to the $48,000 conversion price (with the exception of the radiator, possibly damaged but all there) and the damaged propellor, are intact. This aircraft is sold without avionics, but complete from (damaged) propellor to tail otherwise… The main landing gear (heavy duty option) seems to have held up well, as the mounts inside the wings failed, not the trunions, wheels or brakes.
The machine is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is currently available for US $25,950, although bids are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing, which includes many additional photos and details.
Chris Ward continues his series on Bomber Command Squadron Profiles with his new book 619 Squadron, which is described as a “comprehensively-illustrated, in-depth operational history of this fine unit.”
The squadron was formed at Woodhall Spa in April 1943 under the banner of 5 Group, and it would serve as a standard “squadron of the line”, beginning operations in June 1943, during the most intense weeks of the five-month-long Ruhr offensive. From that point on, the squadron took part in all the main bombing campaigns, including the devastating four-raid series against Hamburg under Operation Gomorrah at the end of July. The squadron then participated in attacks against Italy, Peenemünde and the start of the Berlin offensive in August. Autumn saw the crippling attacks on Hannover, Mannheim and Kassel in September and October, followed by the main Winter Offensive from November 1943 to the end of March 1944, including the sixteen further raids on Berlin… 619 Squadron ended the war with a fine record of service, having made a telling contribution to Bomber Command’s part in the ultimate victory.
The paperback title spans 229 pages and measures 8.5 x 0.52 x 11 inches.
Airfix has released the first sample build photos of their upcoming new tool de Havilland Vampire F.3 in 1/48 scale.
As previously reported, the upcoming kit (A06107) is comprised of 123 parts with plastic sprues and three marking options representing D.H 100 Vampire F.3 P42408, D.H 100 Vampire F.3 No. 442 “City of Vancouver” and D.H 100 Vampire F.3 No. 601 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force (shown here).
The kit is currently slated for release in October. Click below to check out additional images.