Dora Wings has released their new tool P-43 Lancer model kit in 1/48 scale.
It appears that the kit (DW48029) contains plastic and photo-etched parts as well as marking options for four machines, including YP-43 (1941), P-43A S/N 40-2920 of 55 Pursuit Group, P-43A S/N 41-31496 and P-43A S/N 41-6721.
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Flight Replicas has announced the upcoming release of a new Messerschmitt Bf-109Z “Zwilling” (“Twin”) for FSX and all versions of P3D.
An idea by Messerschmitt to create a ‘heavy destroyer’ by using two Bf-109F airframes, the actual aircraft prototype was built but never flown, being destroyed in its hangar by an Allied bombing raid.
The developer states that it has been “a very interesting exercise to try and recreate the concept as realistically as possible, from estimating a cockpit layout, to understanding possible flight dynamics by examining in general terms how the F-82 Twin Mustang differed performance-wise from the standard P-51D.”
A final release date has not yet been announced, although the aircraft is said to be “coming soon.” Click below to check out additional images.
HK Models has announced the upcoming release of a new Avro Lancaster B Mk.1 Nose Art Kit in 1/32 scale.
The kit (01E033) reportedly contains 171 parts and measures 218mm in length, 68.2mm wide and 120mm tall. It appears that four marking options are offered representing W4783/AR-G of 460 Squadron, RF128/QB-V of 424 Squadron, and two representations of R5868: OL-Q of 83 Squadron RAF and PO-S 467 Squadron RAAF. HK has previously released full Lancaster Mk.I and Lancaster B Mk.III “Dambuster” kits, both in 1/32 scale.
A release date for the new nose art kit has not yet been announced. Click below to check out livery profiles and additional images.
Microsoft’s highly anticipated new Flight Simulator will be released on August 18, 2020. A new launch trailer has also been released (which can be seen below) as well as a number of additional details.
The simulator will reportedly be available for Windows 10 and Xbox Game Pass for PC and will come in three versions: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Deluxe Edition:
The Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition ($59.99 USD) includes 20 highly detailed planes with unique flight models and 30 hand-crafted airports. The Standard Edition will be available on day one with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta). The Deluxe Edition ($89.99 USD) includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator’s standard edition plus 5 additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and 5 additional handcrafted international airports. The Premium Deluxe Edition ($119.99 USD) includes everything from Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition plus 10 additional highly accurate planes with unique flight models and 10 additional handcrafted international airports.
Th simulator will also available as a retail disc version at European stores via Aerosoft. As previously reported, the new installment of Flight Simulator is described as offering highly detailed and stunning aircraft ranging from light planes to wide-body jets which operate in “an incredibly realistic world.” Flight plans and flying will reportedly be available anywhere on the planet with a focus on “the authenticity of flying and visually stunning environments.”
Click below to check out the new launch trailer, tables detailing aircraft and airports available for all three versions as well as the product page.
Special Hobby has announced the upcoming release of a Brewster SB2A-4 Buccaneer model kit in 1/72 scale.
The offering (SH72303) will reportedly boast “resin parts and etches” as well as marking options for three aircraft serving with the US Marines representing both the two and three-color schemes. One fictious livery is also included depicting a Buccaneer as it might have appeared had it been acquired by the Dutch.
The kit is currently slated for release “soon.” Click below to check out additional images.
1944 deHavilland DH89A Dragon Rapide S/N 6801 (ex RAF NR713 / Reg: VH-UXZ) has hit the market.
The airframe reportedly has 2128 TTSN (28.5 since restoration) while the two Gipsy Queen III engines have 28.52 hrs SMOH by Maurice Rolfe. Additional features include an avionics package, electric fuel pumps and X-Feed system, wingtip strobe lights, elect tachometer system and Odyssey 12 V battery. Annual inspection due 2/2021.
Thirty-one years after acquiring what he describes as a “trailer load of junk”, Maurice Rolfe’s DH.89A Dragon Rapide VH-UXZ made its first post-restoration flight – and that same weekend picked up a coveted award. With John Williams at the controls, the Rapide lifted off from Moorabbin Airport on 28 March  for an hour long shakedown flight. That same afternoon the aircraft was flown to the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia’s (AAAA) National Fly-in. It was here that Maurice and Paige Rolfe were rewarded with the Reserve Grand Champion award for the magnificent restoration of this classic British biplane.
The machine is located in Tocumwal, NSW, Australia and is currently being offered for AUD$600,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: Bidgee / CC BY-SA 3.0 AU via Wikimedia Commons)
Vienna-based historic aircraft builders Craftlab have listed for sale a Focke Wulf 190 sliding canopy.
The canopy is described as “untouched, complete” and “a very rare museum piece.” Serious inquiries are being accepted and interested parties can contact the seller at email@example.com.
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Eduard has re-released its 1/48 Morane Saulnier Type N ProfiPACK edition model kit with new decals.
The offering (8095) reportedly includes Eduard plastic parts and decals, pre-painted photo-etched parts and a painting mask. Six marking options are also included representing MS398, flown by Adj. Jean Marie Dominique Navarre of Escadrille MS 12; MS394, probably from Escadrille MS.12; A.173, flown by 2/Lt. Beauchamp N. Wainwright of 60 Squadron RFC; A.178, flown by Lt. Tone H. P. Bayetto of 24 Squadron RFC; A.122, flown by Lt. Simpson of 60 Squadron RFC and a Type N flown by Sergt. Jean Chaput, Escadrille N 31.
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1962 Beechcraft Super G18 S/N BA616 (N50WA) has hit the market.
The airframe reportedly has 4750 TTSN (300 hrs since restoration), while the two Pratt & Whitney R-985 SB Wasp Jr. engines each have 300 hrs SMOH. Additional features include an avionics package, restored interior with 7 pax configuration (all executive chairs) as well as a 3 pax bench to provide an 8 pax configuration.
The aircraft is located in Utah and is currently being offered for US$379,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
MENG has released a number of photos showing a test build of its upcoming Fokker F.1/Dr.1 model kit in 1/32 scale.
As previously reported, The offering (QS-002) is described as “a carefully studied, large scale” model kit “with precise details,” boasting “accurate exteriors, wing structure and realistic fabric covering.” Additional features reportedly include “completely replicated” cockpit interior and engine construction, PE cooling jackets and sights for the machine guns.
Three build options are included, allowing a representation of the Fokker F.1, Dr.1 (Early Production) or Dr.1 (Late Production). The rudder and ailerons can also be installed at selected angles. As for livery options, it has only been reported that von Richthofen’s machine is included.
According to Scalemates, the model is a rebox of Wingnut Wings’ new tool F.1/Dr.1 offering which, as of this writing, is listed as “in development.” The MENG kit will reportedly be available “soon.”
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