1945 Consolidated Vultee 28-5ACF – PBY-6A Catalina S/N 46662 (N4NC) has hit the market. The airframe reportedly has 4115 TTSN (836.3 Hrs. since restoration) while the two Pratt & Whitney R-1830-94 engines have 12.1 and 23.9 SMOH.
The machine is painted in U.S. Navy markings of 75th Anniversary of NC4 Flight and is described as being in “good condition” with a “huge selection of spares, many NOS are available.”
The Catalina is being offered for US $750,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: USN [Public Domain] via Wikimedia Commons)
Brickmania has released a new, limited edition 1/35 P-40N Warhawk LEGO model kit.
The offering (BKM2256) consists of 468 LEGO elements, a high-quality sticker sheet, printed elements and full-color building instructions. Additional features include an updated dihedral wing design, detailed cockpit, brick-built exhaust, retractable landing gear and “all the bricks needed” to create a red or white nose. Three distinct decal options are also included to further customize the kit.
Click below to check out the product page and a video overview of the new kit.
A “fully decommissioned” Westland Lynx AH9 helicopter described as “the final & ultimate variant” has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
The Westland Lynx served with distinction in the British army air corps for 40 years having entered service in 1978 & the last of the type finally being retired from British army service in January 2018. This example has been fully decommissioned & most internal systems removed. Ideal for use as ground instructional training airframe, emergency evac trainer, gate guardian or stunning looking museum static display exhibit. Very rare opportunity to purchase an iconic lynx helicopter.
The offering is located in Ipswich, UK and is described as for UK sale only. It is currently being offered for £14,995. Click here to check out the complete listing.
The latest installment of Kermit Weeks’ “Kermie Cam” series focuses on Fantasy of Flight’s 1941 Stinson L-1.
This particular example was delivered to the Army Air Corps in December 1941 and initially served with 112th Observation Squadron at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina before moving on to different locations on the East Coast. It was later used for rescue with the 11th Air Force in Alaska. Following its military service the aircraft was acquired by Paul Mantz and used as a camera platform in a number of movie productions including The Great Waldo Pepper. Weeks acquired the machine from the Movieland Air Collection in 1981 and used it to tow banners. It was damaged during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and has since been completely restored.
The video will be released in two parts. This newly released first part includes an overview of a problem sorted out with the engine, a walk around, a tour of the cockpit and start up. Click below to check it out, along with a bonus video of its first post-restoration flight in 2013.
An F-86F Project (S/N 52-4689 / N8630) has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
F-86F-30-NA S/N 52-4689 N8630 and nearly 1600 line items of equaling about 9000 items. The spares include 3 GE J-47 engine cores in cans, combustion burner cans, brakes, flight controls, drop tanks/pylons, a set of wings, actuators, valves, and much more. This F-86F has the desirable and larger “6-3” wing. It last served in the Bolivian Air Force. The aircraft has been stored in the museum’s hangars since it arrived in 1994. It is a VERY stock aircraft. There are no logbooks for the aircraft or engines and the aircraft does not have an airworthiness certificate.
The machine is located in Ft. Worth, Texas and is currently being offered for $140,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Image: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons)
A 1954 Lockheed T-33 project has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Lockheed T-33 Project complete with engine in can and fresh tail pipe. A great static display for your museum or a good candidate for restoration to flight status. Will trade for a complete run out static display UH-1 B / H model Huey.
The aircraft is located in Lancaster, CA with offers being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: Alan Wilson via Flickr)
1949 Hawker Sea Fury FB.MK II F-AZXL (S/N 37514) has hit the market.
The machine, which is described as a “great opportunity,” wears the colors of a Sea Fury FB10 of the Royal Australian Navy and is located in France. Pricing is available upon request.
Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: Alan Wilson via Wikimedia Commons)
Hawker Hurricane Mk IIa F-AZXR (S/N P3351) has hit the market.
The machine was reportedly built at the Hawker factory at Brooklands in early 1940 and assigned to No 73 Squadron. It was later modified to a Mk II configuration and transferred to OTU 55 before moving on to Russia under Lend-Lease.
The listing contains scant details, noting that the machine is new to market and located in France. Pricing is available upon request.
Click here to check out the complete listing.
A “superb” example of a Me 109 fuselage assembly jig, which was reportedly used to construct three airworthy examples of the type, has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Made of steel, aluminum, and wood, this is an AMAZING example! Built in 2017, it was made to EXACT factory specs, and can be used to assemble/build an Me109 Fighter Aircraft Fuselage, from firewall to tail! To-date, this jig has been used to complete a total of THREE airworthy fuselages, for both private and museum projects throughout the world. It was also constructed to be easily disassembled and transported. One of the airworthy fuselages built using this jig is shown in the photos. Please note that the fuselage shown in the auction photos are NOT part of the auction! You are bidding on the assembly jig only… HIGHLY difficult to construct, this jig would be a PERFECT addition to any project needing to assemble their Me109!
The listing also notes that “one complete and airworthy fuselage” built in the jig is also available. The jig is located in Canada and is currently being offered for US $18,999.99, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
This summer, Flyzone released a new Fokker D.VII ultra-micro RTF RC model.
The model is described as “fully factory-assembled with everything you need to fly right in the box,” while offering “flight performance that’s ideal for indoor areas like a gymnasium.”
The offering reportedly boasts lightweight construction; an optimized design with outstanding control using three channels and an installed ultra-micro power system which delivers “a wide speed range and impressive flight times.” It also includes a compact transmitter with glitch-free 2.4GHz technology and a convenient, built-in 1S LiPo flight battery charger.
The Flyzone D.VII wears the livery of Ernst Udet’s famous “Du doch nicht!!” machine and includes transmitter, 1S LiPo battery and (4) AA transmitter batteries.
Product Page ($79.99)