Tamiya has announced the upcoming release of a Korean War version of their 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang model kit later this month.
The F-51D model kit (60328) will reportedly measure 308mm and span 354mm and include display options for flight or ground configuration with magnet-attached engine cowls and tail wheel. Details reportedly include new parts depicting slitted fuselage side radiator access panel; individual parts for machine gun ammunition belts; underbelly radiators with depiction of interior structure and moving parts for radiator and oil cooler flaps. The kit’s ailerons, rudder and elevators also move and use metal shafts and photo-etched parts, while the flaps are movable with the use of poly caps.
Options reportedly include seated and standing pilot figures, parts for six 5-inch HVAR rockets, a choice of SCR-522 transceiver with BC-453B receiver, and new AN/ARC-3 transceiver set – each with dedicated cockpit parts. Three marking options are also included (two U.S. and one Korean).
The MSRP will be $198 with an expected release date of April 11. Click below to check out additional pictures.
An “always hangared, all logs, no damage history” Spitfire MK26B is available for sale. The listing states (in part):
Professionally Built 2014 Supermarine Spitfire MK26B Offered for Sale. This Aircraft was awarded the ‘Best in Show’ by the Replica Fighter Association at Oshkosh In July 2019! Engine/Prop: Isuzu 3.5L V6 water cooled, quad cam, fuel injected; HP: 260; TT: 55; SMOH: 55; Exterior Colors: Beige/Army Green; N#: C-FUXM; SN: 071; Always Hangared; Journey/Flight Logs Complete; No Damage History
Avionics / Equipment / Modifications: All Aluminum Semi-Monocoque airframe; Pre-programmed Motec ECU with Motec 18017E Sport Dash Computer; MTV23-B three blade prop with electrically controlled variable pitch, installed in Oct. 2018; Retractable MLG; 650NM range; Underwing radiators; VFR Instrumentation; Provision for 2nd seat; +6/-4″G” rating
The machine is located in Breslau, Ontario, Canada and is currently being offered for US $269,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A Titan T-51 Mustang is available for sale. The listing states (in part):
2 seater aircraft. First built & flown in 2010 , she was the first Titan T51 to fly in Europe. She is a permit aircraft & is in permit until may 8th 2020. Accident history in 2012 involved a wheels up landing , the original builder recovered the aircraft & carried out all the rebuild work. 3 way electro hydraulic retractable undercarriage. 2 x 50 lt fuel tanks plus the balance tank. Approximately a 4 hour range at economy cruise or 130 mph/110 kts. Total airframe hours 450 ,engine 420. Engine is a Rotax 912s
The aircraft is located in Norwich, United Kingdom and is currently available for £55,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A “100% complete Mirage III from the Swiss army” has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Mirage III from the Swiss army. 100% complete. Possibility of return in flight but no documents provided with; ejection seat and reactor present as well as 2 additional tanks; very very rare copy in the hand of a private; transport can be organized worldwide at the buyer’s expense.
The aircraft is located in Bort l’Étang, France and is currently being offered for US $175,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Airfix has released its new tool DH Tiger Moth model kit in 1/48 scale.
As previously reported, The kit (A04104) was developed to be “as accurate as possible,” utilizing original research data and engineering drawings as well as information gathered from an airworthy Tiger Moth at Headcorn Aerodrome. It also incorporates a “clever design feature” for builders looking to achieve maximum detail:
The wing internals have tiny and rather discrete indentations which serve as a guide to the placement of rigging holes, should you decide to go for total authenticity with your build, holes which are not visible if you elect not to rig the model.
The new model reportedly includes livery options representing K-2585/G-ANKT (formerly T6818), owned and operated by The Shuttleworth Collection and K-4259/G-ANMO, based at Headcorn Aerodrome.
75% complete Northrop T-38A Talon projects “plus many extras” are currently available for sale. The listing states (in part):
The owner has spent years collecting parts. Many of the parts are new surplus and many have tags or USAF paperwork. There are two wings, dash 23 and dash 29. The dash 29 wing is the only one in civilian hands, a 15,000 hour wing with a current time of approximately 800 hours. (Cost of $600,000 to the USAF) The project collection of parts spans over the past 15 years.
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1943 Curtiss P-40N-1, S/N 42-104687 (VH-ZOC), has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
VH-ZOC Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk c/n 28449. Built to USAAF order as 42-104687 but diverted to the RNZAF as Kittyhawk Mk IV NZ3215. Sold for scrap post-War and remained at Asplin’s Supplies, Rukuhia New Zealand, 1952-60. Rescued and the hulk was eventually purchased by Allan Arthur and exported to Australia. Restoration work at Wangaratta and Deniliquin. Restoration completed at Pioneer Aero, Ardmore, New Zealand. Restoration completed 2006. Shipped to Australia in August of 2006 and registered VH-ZOC. The P-40N is painted in RAF 112 (Shark) Squadron green livery (with Code GA-Q). RAF 112 Sqn fought against Rommel in the Middle East during WWII.
According to the listing, the airframe has 265 hrs since restoration by Pioneer Aero, while the Allison V-1710-115 engine has 265 hrs SMOH by Cascade Engines. The aircraft is “licensed and flying in Australia,” and is currently being offered for $1,795,000 USD. Click here and here to check out complete listings.
(Photo: Bidgee via Wikimedia Commons)
A water damaged radial Pietenpol project has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
it was somewhat submerged in 2011. It was washed and engine flushed then. About five years ago engine was serviced and ran. Its complete except propeller (not included). Basically selling engine and throwing in airframe. Airframe needs rebuilt, and all instruments are shot. have all paperwork except early engine logs. The engine logs were started at top overhaul in 1991. 2 hrs airframe and engine since toppped. This is sold AS-IS no warranties. These engines are rarely for sale. Perfect fit for ww1 replica.
The project is located in Sulphur Rock, Arkansas and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Brickmania has announced the upcoming release of an F-16 Fighting Falcon LEGO model kit in 1/35 scale.
The kit will reportedly include 969 LEGO and Minifig.Cat elements, a custom F-16 pilot minifigure, high-quality sticker sheet and full-color printed building instructions. Additional features include posable flaps and elevators, a detailed cockpit, retractable landing gear, custom printed 20mm cannon slope and “a full combat load out” including two Sidewinders, two Sparrows, and two AMRAAM missiles, plus two external drop tanks.
The kit is currently available for pre-order with an expected release on 4/6/2020. Click below to check out a video overview of the product.
A “unique, authentic” French de Havilland DH.100 Vampire Vampire survivor is available for sale. The listing states:
“Unique authentic French Vampire survivor!!! De Havilland Vampire DH 100 fighter plane, complete with its Rolls Royce Goblin engine, the cockpit is also complete and in perfect condition. Currently the plane is disassembled at the wings and the drift for storage (see photo) I also have the technical documentation of the device as well as all its history. HISTORY (summary) Registration VX 950 Leaving the factory on 06/17/1949 RAF Manston 06/20/1949 Delivery to the French Air Force on 07/12/1949 25/09/1953 Ground instruction and delivered to the base of Karouba (Tunisia) 11/09/1953 Naval school for instruction 01/20/1954 Naval school of Lanvéoc-Poulmic (Brittany) for instruction 1979 Acquisition by Charles Noetinger and then preserved in his museum”
The aircraft is located in Bort l’Étang, France and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.