A Jet Provost T3 cockpit section has been spotted for sale. The listing states:
Jet provost T3 Cockpit. Ideal restoration project. Includes 2 Matin Baker ejection seats. All main instruments have been removed and stored inside house. Both sets of rudder pedals included. Mounted on a wheeled frame. Please note due to size and weight this is collection only. Extras include flight manual and pilot note also flight check sheet. This is an early RAF trainer jet 1962.
The section is located in Liverpool, United Kingdom and is currently available for
£3,100, although bids are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing, which includes a number of additional photos.
1943 Supermarine Spitfire IX (S/N MH603 VH-IXF) has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Built for the RAF, MH603 rolled off the Vickers-Armstrong production line in Castle Bromwich during the spring of 1943 and delivered to 39 MU (Maintenance Unit) on 15 October that same year. She then passed onto 405 RSU (Repair and Salvage Unit) at Croydon on 25 October 1943. The Spitfire commenced Operational Service with 331 (Norwegian) Squadron on 3 January 1944 and served operationally coded FN*B (as she is marked today) and flown by Capt. Bjorn Bjornstad, then transferred to 274 Squadron and coded JJ*K on 2 June 1944 where she was flown by Warr Off O.S.G Baker. The Spitfire is noted as going to Fighter Leader’s School, FLS Millfield on 21 August 1944 and then to the Central Fighter Establishment (CFE) Tangmere on 1 June 1945. Following its operational service, the aircraft passed through a number of training and maintenance units.
The aircraft reportedly has 0 hrs since a “comprehensive 100 point restoration by Vintage Fighter Restorations, Scone, NSW, Australia circa 2009-2021.” The restoration was carried out to “the highest standard,” employing “all original British hardware, along with many NOS (new old stock) components and the fitting of new wing spars.” The Rolls Royce Merlin 70 also has 0 hrs SMOH by Air Sparrow Inc, as does the Rotol R12/4F5/5 propeller (0 hrs SPOH by Skycraft UK).
The machine is expected to return to the air in the fourth quarter of 2021. It is located in Scone, N.S.W. Australia and is available for £3,500,000. Click here to check out the listing.
A 1946 Cessna 140 airframe has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
1946 Cessna 140 complete airframe, virtually no damage, updated, in annual, great project, cheap!… This airplane has been tastefully updated for added safety, with the following additions: Cleveland wheels and brakes, Scott 3200 tailwheel assembly (brand new in 2018!), Shoulder harnesses and new seatbelts, Fuselage top strobe, All flight instruments overhauled in 1998 when an upgrade was done… The last annual was performed in November of 2020 and so is not due again until December first of 2021!… The opposite of a barn find or sitter, this is a super well maintained airplane, flown 32 hours since the last annual and still in calendar annual today!!… [continue reading…]
A Bell UH-1H Huey has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Bell UH-1H Huey for static display or possible restoration. This helicopter is complete for static display minus some non-visible interior components. The main rotor turns and flight controls move the engine is installed. I offer the option of selling for flight restoration as I have the logs and data plate. Please know that all of the main rotor, tail rotor, I 90DEG gearbox, transmission, engine, elevators and some instruments are non-airworthy and could not be re-used. They were installed for static display so, I would give some discount and remove them if you don’t want them. This aircraft is not type certificated you must do that yourself. The aircraft does not have release papers but, it did have an N number registry so there is record of military release. Please know that the trailer is not included in the sale.
The machine is located in Tampa, Florida and is currently available for US $58,000, although bids are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing.
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.
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.
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.