A Rolls Royce Merlin II engine has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

Serial #1019. I purchased from a gentleman that bought it as a complete and running engine in 1946. It is being sold as is with no guarantee. It is an amazingly beautiful historical artifact on it’s original shipping cradle. There is a steel shipping container measuring 54” high, 36” wide and 90” long. It weighs approximately 2000 pounds… This is one of the earliest intact Merlin engine that survived the war. A great addition to someones collection.

The engine is located in Kars, Ontario, Canada and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing.

ICM has released their new B-26K Counter Invader model kit in 1/48 scale.

The offering (48279) was reportedly created with “100% new molds” and includes 344 details, including a detailed cockpit interior as well as 14 bombs and unguided rockets. The following liveries are also included:

В-26К 64-17651, 56th Special Operations Wing, 609th Special Operations Squadron, Nakhon Phanom, 1969
В-26К 64-17649, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, 1970
В-26К 64-17645, 56th Special OperationsWing, 609th Special Operations Squadron, Nakhon Phanom, 1969
В-26К 64-17679, 1st Special Operations Wing, USAF, late 1960s

The model measures 325 x 455 mm.

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Three Bristol Hercules engines have been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

One Hercules engine with it`s steel cradle. Two other Hercules engines, but not complete. Origin of donor aircraft unknown.

The engines are located in Clitheroe, United Kingdom and are currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing, which includes a number of additional photos.

The cockpit section of DH Chipmunk WD293 has been spotted for sale. The listing states:

for sale is a cockpit section from chipmunk wd293 comes with a canopy windscreen frame seats x2 flap levers x3 brake levers x2 rudder bars and brackets x2 canopy cover buyer collects

The section is located in Evesham, United Kingdom and is currently availble for £1,800, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing, which includes a number of additional photos.

The new KōTARE model company, which includes members of the now defunct Wingnut Wings, has announced their first kit: a Battle of Britain era Spitfire Mk.I in 1/32 scale.

The upcoming offering (K32001) is described as “the first all new 1/32 Battle of Britain era Spitfire Mk.I kitset since 1967.” It is currently slated for release “later in 2022” with pricing still to be announced.

In addition to the box art, the company has also released a few renderings which can be seen below.

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A 1946 Bellanca Cruisair 14-13 has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

Engine/Prop: Single Engine FRANKLIN 6A4150 SERIES (Reciprocating); HP: 150; TT: 62; SMOH: 62; Exterior Colors: Red and White; N#: N86719; SN: 1080; Any Damage History?: No; Always Hangered?: Yes; Logs Complete?; Yes; Avionics / Equipment / Modifications: Total Restoration From the Inside Out, KMA20, KXT55XO, NARCO COMS

The aircraft is located in Webster, Minnesota and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing.

An ultralight Curtiss Jenny has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

This is a Jenny ultralight aircraft by Cloud Dancer corp it is in good shape and runs great. Just ran it today. This biplane requires no license to fly because of it being a 103 ultralight airplane.

The machine is located in Janesville, Wisconsin and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing.

A 1949 Funk has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

2486 TT, 0-235 Lycoming conversion, hard landing to left gear, close to perfect!… Other mods are to modern Cleveland wheels and brakes, shoulder harnesses, wingtip strobes auto fuel approval, etc. Fabric on the whole airframe was recently (2006) upgraded to Ceconite… Last annual just expired 4/1/2021, so this airplane is fresh, not a sitter… A firm landing has resulted in the left side of the airplane sitting low… It is not clear what was bent, as there is no obvious fuselage wrinkling, nor obvious gear leg deformation. Perhaps there is a problem with the bungee cords. It would not appear that there is any serious deformation, and you can see there is no firewall deformation at all. No damage to the wings or tail… The 0-235 engine has been removed as it was beyond TBO. The exhaust system (undamaged), airbox assembly (undamaged) and engine mount (undamaged) are all included, as are the paperwork to reinstall either a 235- c, c1 or c2c! This aircraft is in very good to excellent condition, with a repairable isolated flaw.

The aircraft is located in Geneseo, NY and is available for US $5,995, although bids are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing.

Arma Hobby has released a series of renderings for their upcoming new tool P-51B/C Mustang model kit in 1/72 scale.

The “Expert Set” offering (70038) will reportedly include parts to represent the P-51 B/C, Mustang Mk III and F6C. Features include plastic parts, photo etched parts, decals with six marking options (4x USAAF 2x RAF) and masks for canopy and wheels. At the moment it appears that there is no confirmed release date.

Click below to check out a selection of renderings detailing different variants included in the kit.

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An Orlican NP Chocen L-60 has been spotted for sale. L-60 The listing states (in part):

Orlican NP Chocen L-60 This aircraft was involved in a ground loop and will need propeller overhaul and wing repair, the windscreen is also damaged… Airplane comes with paperwork from Russia as well as USA logbooks for aircraft-engine-propeller… This aircraft will come with airworthiness and a FAA bill of sale. I can also deliver to lower 48 states for $2.50 per mile included the loading round trip… This plane can take off and land in short distances! 230hp radial Walter -Lom 753 hours smoh model# M46ZRF serial# 02528

The aircraft is located in Lone Jack, Missouri and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing, which includes a number of additional photos.