A Bristol Fighter reproduction is available for sale. The listing states:

1980 Reproduction by Vernon Olmert, Originally built for “High Road to China” One of six aircraft built in 1980 with steel tube fuselage and Ranger engines. This aircraft is N47HC serial number 4 issued an experimental airworhiness certificate 6-20 -80. This aircraft is professionally constructed and covered in Ceconite fabric with buterate dope finish. This is a high quality WW-1 aircraft that seats two people and has a dependable power plant. Interesting trades welcomed.

The machine is located in Sonoma, CA and offers are currently being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.

(Top Image: James Hurley [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

A “very rare” Eurofighter Typhoon training cockpit has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

Here we have a very rare example of a Eurofighter Typhoon Jet Training Cockpit. The item is used and has some general bumps and scrapes as you would expect, nothing too major. As you can see from the pictures the cockpit is in an unpopulated condition (no instruments) but does have the major cabling, pneumatic pipework, inverters etc all missing parts and instruments can easily be purchased including the HOTAS, Facsimile Ejection seats, glare sheilds etc

The cockpit is located in Newton Aycliffe, UK and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

P-51D Mustang NL3751D “Hurry Home Honey” has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

1944 North American P51D Mustang “Hurry Home Honey”. 16 SMOH on Vintage V12, Cuff prop, Impeccable maintenance Excellent condition.

The aircraft is located in Austin, Texas and is currently being offered for $2,250,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

(Photo: D. Miller via Flickr)

Airfix has released a new series of images featuring test frames for their upcoming Blackburn Buccaneer S Mk.2 model kit (A06021) in 1/72 scale.

The representation of “one of the world’s most accomplished low level strike jets” was reportedly on the company’s most requested list for some time and is now said to be “advancing nicely towards its scheduled release date.”

The newly released images show “all the major parts and illustrates how the new kit will come together as a build project.” Every aspect of the parts will reportedly be inspected and assessed, which could lead to a schedule of refinements being produced. A test build will then follow.

The new Buccaneer kit is currently slated for release in September. Click below to check out a selection of the newly released test images.

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A “beautifully restored, ready to fly” 1954 Harvard Mk IV is available for sale. The listing states:

Serial # PC513331; Registration # N52494; Features Include: Polished aluminum exterior, 5000 hours Total Time, 490 Hours since Engine Overhaul, KY195B Nav / Com, KT76A Transponder, Northstar M1 GPS, Warbird Intercom, Pre-Oiler, Cleveland Brakes, Polished Propeller, Prop Spinner, New Seats, Like New Glass, Original exhaust plus a custom exhaust! Will take cars in trade!

The aircraft is located in St Louis, Missouri and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Kermit Weeks has shared an archive video from circa 2001 which shows his P-51C when it was newly restored and ready to undergo flight testing.

The aircraft was painted to represent “Ina, The Macon Belle,” flown by the highest scoring Tuskegee Airman, Lee Archer. As the video shows, Archer was on hand for the maiden flight and is also sat in the cockpit beforehand and shared his thoughts on the restoration.

Click below to check it out.

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1940 Ryan STM-2 S/N 459 (VH-AWG) described as “possibly the nicest Ryan STA/STM on the planet” has hit the market.

The machine is described as a surviving example of an Australian STM-2 which had previously been delivered to Netherlands Naval Air Force. It was acquired as a project in 1995 and transported to Tyabb, Vic, where it underwent a 5 year, 100 point restoration by Ryan “Gurus” John and Charles Govers. The Menasco Pirate C4S-3 engine was reportedly overhauled by Borg Sorenson.

According to the listing, the airframe has 50 hrs since a complete, no expense spared restoration to concourse standards, while the engine has 50 hrs SMH. It is located in Melbourne, Australia and is currently being offered for US $150,000. Click here and here to check out complete listings.

(Photo: Ian Creek via Wikimedia Commons)

Modelsvit has released the first test shots of the molding process for their upcoming Messerschmitt Bf 109 C-3 in 1/48 scale.

Additional details have not yet been announced, although the molding process will reportedly be accomplished soon. Click below to check out the newly released images.

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A “fully airworthy and air show quality” 1960 MiG-17F (S/N 1613 / N917F) has hit the market.

Details are limited, although the listing states that the machine has 1,876 TT and is powered by a VK-1 afterburning engine with 24 SMOH. The aircraft is reportedly equipped with an avionics package and is located in Tyler, TX. It is currently being offered for US $140,000.

Click here to check out the complete listing.

(Photo: Balon Greyjoy via Wikimedia Commons)

Eduard has released their new Spitfire HF Mk.VIII model kit in 1/72 scale.

The ProfiPACK edition kit (70129) reportedly includes Eduard plastic parts, Photoetched details and marking options for five aircraft, including JF476 of No. 92 Squadron, JF519 of No. 1 Squadron, JF404, No. 32 Squadron, JF630 of No. 81 Squadron, and 308th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Group.

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