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.
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.
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.
(Photo: Charlie Jackson / CC BY via Wikimedia Commons)
Eduard plans to release a Weekend Edition Hawker Tempest Mk.V Series 1 model kit in 1/48 scale.
The kit (84171) focuses on aircraft that participated in Operation Overlord and includes two liveries representing JN751 flown by W/Cdr Roland P. Beamont (DSO, DFC & Bar) CO of No. 150 Wing and JN765 of No. 3 Squadron.
It appears that the kit may be released in June. Click below to check out livery profiles.
A Bell 47 G4 helicopter described as “one of the best Bell 47s in Europe” has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
This aircraft has been maintained regardless of cost. Fabulous component times particularly the Main Blades, See component schedule. Turns heads where ever she goes. Full recent logs on request, Engine Lycoming O-540 on GR24. Air frame has complete 6450 hours and engine has complete 1050 hours, with recent top end overhaul. Maintained regardless of cost. Garmin 8.33, Mode S transponder and Audio Panel. Annual due Jan 2021. Totally corrosion free. Authentic and original, litters (for carrying the wounded), and wheels for ground handling. Complete with MASH cap and MASHED Helmet. Local collection only please.
The machine is located in Hull, United Kingdom and is currently being offered for £100,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Eduard has announced the upcoming release of a new tool Fw 190A-6 model kit in 1/48 scale.
Details are scarce, although the ProfiPACK edition offering (82148) reportedly includes five marking options representing aircraft from the Eastern as well as the Western Front.
The kit is currently slated for release in June. Click below to check out livery profiles.
A 1916 Standard J-1 has been spotted for sale.
Details are limited, but according to the listing the aircraft was war surplus and “never assembled.” Parts for a second airframe are reportedly included.
The machine is currently being offered for $110,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: SDASM Archives / Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons)
Tamiya has announced the upcoming release of a new P-38H Lightning model kit in 1/48 scale.
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.
The new offering will reportedly be available as a limited edition masterpiece kit with only one production run. It will be released in a white box format beginning sometime in late July. Click below to check out additional images.
A Model A-powered Pietenpol Air Camper project has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
I’m selling this project for a friend,he acquired this previously-flying Pietenpol Aircamper in March 2019 and has been working on it since then. He planned to complete the restoration, but priorities have changed. The airplane was damaged due to a landing incident. Most of all the hard work is done. Wings and cowling need to be painted. I have all the parts to finish this project.It has duel ignition Ford model A engine with less than 100 hrs TT. I Might consider selling the engine prop combo separate from the airframe. Selling this as a project/parts without airworthy certificate or FAA “N”. There is plenty of work left to become 51% builder for FAA certification.
The project is located in Millington, Illinois and is currently being offered for US $12,900, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.