Modelsvit has announced the development of a new tool P-51H Mustang model kit in 1/48 scale.

Details are scarce at the moment, although the company has released the 3D CAD renderings seen above. They have also stated that the new kit is currently slated to become available sometime in 2019.

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A Grumman SA-16B Triphibian (Air Force SAR #51-0043) project airframe has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

TT:6915.7. Built in 1951, It was flown in the U.S. Air-Force until 1972 when it was retired in Tucson, AZ. It has been in storage in Tucson since retirement. It is a low time Air Force Long wing “B”, it would be nice to find someone, that would like to make the investment to restore the old bird. It was once owned by Charlie Blair and Maureen Ohara, of Antilles Air Boats. It does have some storage rash in some places but it is a real nice airframe.

The aircraft is located in Vail, Arizona and is currently being offered with a starting bid of US $12,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Eduard’s newly designed and tooled 1/48 Tempest Mk V model kit will reportedly be introduced during the upcoming Scale Model World event in Telford, UK on November 10th and 11th.

The kit (82121) will be offered as a ProfiPACK edition representing aircraft manufactured within Series 1. It reportedly includes Eduard sprues, pre-painted PE-sets, a painting mask and Cartograf decals with six marking options.

The kit is currently slated for release in December, although, 200 pieces will reportedly be available for the Telford event. Click below to check out additional images.

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A 1911 Curtiss Model D Type IV reproduction has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

For Sale Or Trade for? 1911 Curtiss Model D-IV. Second aircraft built for the U.S Army Air Corps. Aircraft is partially covered. Aircraft is currently assembled for viewing.

The machine is located in Springfield, OH. Click here to check out the complete listing.

(Photo: U.S. Air Force)

Brickmania has released a new, limited edition 1/35 F-4C Phantom LEGO model kit.

The offering reportedly includes 1,290 “new-condition LEGO bricks,” two custom-printed minifigures, retractable landing gear and a detailed cockpit with custom printing. The model also includes representations of armament including four AIM-7E Sparrows, four AIM-9 Sidewinders, two MK-77 napalm canisters and a SUU-16/A gun pod.

Click below to check out the product page and a video overview of the new kit.

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On November 4, Hawker Hurricane KZ321 (OO-HUR), which is believed to be the only airworthy Mk IV in existence, completed two successful flights from Brasschaat airfield near Antwerp, Belgium.

As previously reported, the machine was built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. sometime after 1942 and delivered to No. 6 Squadron RAF in 1943, serving in Greece, Italy and Yugoslavia before the end of WW2. It was abandoned in Israel in 1947 and was recovered decades later from a Jaffa scrapyard by Warbirds of GB, Ltd., who returned it to the UK in 1983.

In 1991, the Hurricane was acquired by The Fighter Collection of the Imperial War Museum. Restoration by Hawker Restorations, Ltd. commenced in 2001 and the aircraft was returned to “zero hour condition” using original and refurbished parts. It performed its first post-restoration flight in 2003 and was operated by The Fighter Collection until acquisition by Vintage Wings of Canada in 2006. The machine was recently sold to a Belgian owner and arrived at the FAST Aero shop in Brasschaat in May, where it was prepared for its return to flight.

Click below to check out a video of the machine returning to the air.

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Aerodynamic Media, LLC is proud to announce the release of the fall 2018 edition of The Flying Machine: Early Aero Quarterly.

Issue #9 Contents (36 Pages): Cessna CC-1 Rises; Museum Bound (Fokker Dr.1 Project); Pilot Report: New 1912 Lohner Taube Reproduction; The Right Project at the Right Time (Part 1 – Curtiss Jenny Project); News Briefs: “Libellule” Project Update, Thomas-Morse Scout Returns to the Air, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Avro 504K Restoration; Products

In addition to our latest issue, we have also released a new 2018 collection containing issues 6-9 of the journal. Click here to view our complete selection!

The Flying Machine focuses exclusively on “aeroplanes” manufactured prior to 1920, as well as the current work of historians, builders, restorers, museums and collectors to preserve and promote interest in the early years of flight. Published in print and digital formats, The Flying Machine is offered on a pay-per-issue basis – no subscription required!

Join us as we pay tribute to early aircraft and the visionaries, geniuses and daredevils who conquered the air while producing some of the most fascinating, ingenious and beautiful machines in aviation’s short history.

A 1943 Boeing Stearman A75N1 (PT-17) has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

4500 TT, Continental W 670 220hp, 150 Since over haul with roller bearings. 2004 Aircraft was completely restored from the ground up. Avionics: Garmin SL40, Garmin GTX-327, Jasco Alternator 12 volt system. Aircraft was taxing and flipped over in dirt. The top wing need repairs (see pictures,blue tap is damage) NO damage to bottom wings or fuselage. Rudder and vertical have been done with all new covering. Included will be a new MT wood prop direct from MT ($6,000)

The aircraft is located in La Mesa, California and is currently available for US $68,000.00, although offers are reportedly being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Tamiya has shared new photos of their upcoming new tool 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.1 model kit and stated that it will go on sale “around December 22.”

As previously reported, the kit (61119) will reportedly benefit from “new information to make this new release many times more historically accurate.” It will also include parts to recreate various specifications of the Mk. 1 while providing open and closed canopy options, realistic cockpit detailing, photo-etched parts, seated pilot figure and three marking options.

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A 50% scale 1991 W.A.R. F4U Corsair has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

1991 WAR F4U Corsair, was flying aircraft but engine removed for another project, 300hrs TT, Painted 2006, Always hangared, New logs in 2015, current registration/op limitations/airworthiness included, Electric Retractable gear w/ backup hand crank, New fuel tank & sending unit, New baffling, New tires, PTT on stick, wired for handheld (not included) with coax to external antenna

Click below to check out additional information and a video of the aircraft in flight.

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