A 1955 Grumman HU-16C Albatross has hit the market.

The machine, which is being offered for US $17,500, is described as Navy Bureau No. 142428, and is located in Tucson,AZ. Additional details are scarce, although the listing is accompanied by a sizable selection of photos. Click here to check it out.

A 1940 Allison V-1710-F2R engine has hit the market.

The engine is located in El Paso, Texas and is listed as Bureau Model V-1710-27. Additional details are scarce although the listing does feature a number of photos. Click here to check it out.

A 1960 De Havilland CS-2F Tracker has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

This aircraft was the second last of 100 S2 Trackers built in Canada by DeHavilland for Grumman. Serial number 098/1599 served on the Majestic-class HMCS Bonaventure aircraft carrier for a period of time before it was decommissioned and sold to the Saskatchewan Government where it was reconfigured to fight forest fires. It served the Saskatchewan Government for many years until retired in the late 1990’s. This aircraft is for static purposes and to my knowledge can not be made airworthy in Canada. There are no logs available for the aircraft and does not come with engines or props. It is sold as is. Pick up only. Airplane was successfully towed backward over 250 miles to its current location. Cleveland brakes removed. Comes with tow bar and various faring panels

The machine is located in Warman, Saskatchewan, Canada and is currently being offered for C $45,000, or about US $34,004. Click here to check out the complete listing.

1934 Stinson Reliant SR-5E NC14187 has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

Tom Laurie of Newport Beach, California, spotted this Stinson in the back of a hangar at FlaBob Airport, Rubidoux, California in 1974. Laurie, after 10 years, finished the restoration in 1984 and was awarded the 1984 EAA Grand Champion Antique trophy at Oshkosh against one of the most formidable fields ever assembled at an EEA Convention… The San Diego Air & Space Museum acquired the Reliant in 1997 following Laurie’s death… The Reliant has been periodically flown, in a hangar all the time and an Annual each year. New Annual in November 2018. New tires. FAA Registry Record. All Maintenance Manuals. Registration good until August 31, 2020.

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

Motion RC has released a new FlightLine 850mm (33″) P-51D Mustang PNP RC model.

The offering is described as “re-imagined” to fit a beginner-friendly format with “accurate styling, gyro-readiness, low operating cost and high fun factor in an easily transportable size.” The model reportedly features a long plywood battery plate, reinforced motor firewall, shatter resistant two blade propeller, one-piece wing with carbon spar, servo horn protectors, plastic sheathed underside fuselage to resist scuffs during landing and balanced wing loading for precise handling and steady landing characteristics.

The FlightLine Mustang includes two different decal sets representing “The Enchantress”, flown by 2nd Lt William Saks of 457th Fighter Squadron, 506th Fighter Group and “Shanghai Lil'” flown by Ed Linfante of 462nd Fighter Squadron, 506th Fighter Group.

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An Aero L-29 Delfin has hit the market.

The listing lacks a description, but it appears that the machine is N129MR “Spirit of Freedom” which served with the Czechoslovak Air Force from 1965 to 1987 and competed in the jet class of the Reno Air Races from 2010-2016 as #55.

The aircraft is located in Brigham City, Utah and is currently being offered for US $55,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

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Airfix has announced the upcoming release of new Spitfire (J6045) and P-51 (J6046) kits to coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The kits snap together, eliminating the need for for glue or paint, and each includes a sticker sheet with a D-Day livery. Additional details, such as scale, remain a mystery.

The kits are currently slated for release in May. Click below to check out product links and additional images.

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An F-94A Starfire fuselage has hit the market.

Details are scarce, although the machine is identified as a 1948 model number 2 prototype and is listed as a parts aircraft. It is located in West Islip, New York and is currently available for $20,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

A “full-size” Nieuport 17 static reproduction has hit the market. The listing states:

If you need a cool WW1 fighter to hang from the ceiling of your bar or restaurant (or your living room), this is the plane for you. Full-size French Nieuport 17 replica, ready to hang. Includes with replica Le Rhone rotary engine and wooden prop, this aircraft weighs only 370 pounds! Hand-formed aluminum cowl, British markings, Vickers machine gun (non-firing, of course). Built by an artist, it includes a great piece of original, hand-painted art on the fuselage. Includes simulated (and real) “battle damage”. NON AIRWORTHY, but completely DISPLAY WORTHY.

The reproduction is located in new Mexico and is currently available for $5,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

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A Canberra forward fuselage / cockpit has hit the market.

The listing states that the section is for parts and is non functional. The complete cockpit and nose showing in picture is “1000 on collection,” while the forward nose section is available for 600.

The section is located in Belfast, UK. Click here to check out the complete listing.