A 1954 Cessna 180 has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

Fresh Annual as of 03/05/2022; N#: N2975C; SN#: 18030875; Airframe: TT: 6,379.1; Engine: Cont Motor O-520; SMOH: 1,278.8; Prop: 564.8 SPOH; 135 Maintained For The Last 14 Years, One Pilot; 4000 Flylight Hydraulic Wheel Skis; New Bungees; Fuselage Doublers At Gear Legs; 185 Gear Legs; 850 Tires And Wheels; 29 X 11 X 10 Tires And Wheels; 10 Inch Tail Wheel; Float Kit; Sportsman STOL; Wing X Wing Tips (2950 Gross Weight); New- “Bush Wheel” Tail Spring; Mounts And Tail Wheel; Extended Baggage; Firewall Mounted Battery; Atlee Dodge Rear Seats; BAS Inertia Reel Shoulder Harnesses; Fresh Rebuilt Fuel Selector; Garmin 430-W; 4 Place Intercom; Full Covers; 88 Inch Three Bladed Prop; Monarch Fuel Caps; Plumbed For Belly Pod Storage And Fuel; Skycraft Combi Belly Pod Fuel And Baggage; 110 Volt Lighted Plug Inside For Cabin Pre Heat; Two Position Cargo Net And Attach Points (2 And 4 Seat) Recessed Tail Handles For Ground Positioning; Wing Tip And Tail Strobes; LED Landing Light; Leading Edge Exhaust; New- Milliniam Cylinders, Crank, Rods, And Cam; New Lifters At Overhaul; Fresh Slick Mags; Fine Wire Plugs; Electric Preheat Engine Pads; Upgraded Atlee Dodge Engine Mount; Cowl Receptical For 120 Volt Plug

The aircraft is located in Anchorage, Alaska and is currently available for US $180,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing.

Airfix has revealed the liveries for their upcoming new tool Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 in 1/48 scale.

The kit (A12012) will reportedly include four marking options representing XN981 (No.809 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Ark Royal, August 1978), XV162 (No.801 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Hermes, circa 1969), XV340 (No.809 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Naval Air Station Lossiemouth, Scotland 1970) and XV867 (No.803 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Naval Air Station Lossiemouth, Scotland 1969).

The new offering follows the 2019 release of Airfix’s new tool Buccaneer in 1/72 scale (A06021). The kit contains plastic sprues and decals and is described as “highly detailed” with a 280mm wingspan.

It is currently slated for release sometime this summer. Click below to check out livery profiles and model renderings.

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A 1946 Taylorcraft project has been spotted for sale.

According to the listing, the machine includes a C85 engine and lots of extra parts. There are no logs for the engine, but airframe logs are included.

The project is located in Batavia, Ohio and is available for US $5,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing.

A Pratt and Whitney R-4360-4W radial engine described in the listing as “Hughes Aircraft Owned” has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

Up for sale is a Pratt and Whitney R-4360-4W 28 Cylinder 3000 horsepower Radial Engine. Manufacture number is P3079… I pulled one of the top cylinders and found zero corrosion on the inside. I did not pull all 28… The original logbooks are missing. I believe them to have been kept by Hughes Aircraft. The first model R4360-4A engine was used on the H4 Hercules. This engine is an R4360-4W. (wet rating)… The Navy’s Martin Aircraft AM-1 used these 4W engines and I believe this is where the engine started its life. The big question is what aircraft was this used on at Hughes and what was Hughes doing with it? I do not for sure know… It comes with 3 boxes of spare parts some in their original packaging. It also comes with a letter from the Summa corporation where this engine was donated to the Boy Scouts of America in 1984 from Hughes Aircraft… I’m selling this engine as a non working R4360-4W engine… Not for aircraft use. I haven’t torn down the engine to see what is or isn’t missing. It is an unbelievable piece of history that is in great shape!

The engine is located in Conway, Arkansas and is currently available for US $120,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing, which includes additional info and photos.

Airfix has released the first test build images for their upcoming F-86F-40 Sabre model kit in 1/48 scale.

The offering (A08110) is reportedly based on the new tool Canadair Sabre F.4 (A08109) released in 2021 and includes plastic sprues and marking options for two machines: F-86F-40 Sabre “The Flying Jokers” aerobatic team, No.332 Squadron, Royal Norwegian Air Force, Rygge Air Station, Norway, June 2nd 1962 (pictured above) and F-86F-40 Sabre 1st Air Wing, Japan Air Self-Defence Force, Hamamatsu, Shizouka Prefecture, Japan, December 1975. The kit also includes extended wing span and new leading edge slats.

The kit is expected to become available sometime this spring. Click below to check out additional images.

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Infinity Models has released sample photos of parts for their upcoming 1/32 DH Vampire DH.100 model kit.

At the moment details are limited, although the company states that the model is currently in the manufacturing stage, and although they are waiting on a few other details, the main part is ready.

Click below to check out the newly released images.

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A 1946 Stinson Voyager 108 project has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

Plane serial number #: 108-371; Engine: Franklin Model: 6A4-150 Serial #: 12876; Price is negotiable… Has all log books and most if not all parts as seen in the photos. Engine has been sitting for a long time, no rust it was never kept outside. Engine needs to be overhauled.

The project is located in West Islip, New York and is currently being offered for US $25,000, although the price is negotiable, as reported in the quote above. Click here to check out the listing.

A BAE Hawk XX286 project with fuselage, parts package and Red Arrow XX304 parts has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

Opportunity to acquire a BAE Hawk project is rare and only a couple in private hands museums in UK… Package includes: Fuselage on a 4 wheel frame, Rudder, U/C ex Red Arrows, U/c Door, Panel, Nose as new, Canopy, Windscreen with mounting and packing case, Gun Pod, Other parts, ram, cockpit items, instruments, etc.

The project is located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom and is available for £12,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing.

A 2/3 (66%) scale SAL P-51 has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

Built in 1988, all wood construction covered with fiberglass. Powered by Fairchild Ranger Aircraft Engine 6-440C-5, 200Hp straight 6 cylinder in line WWII engine, fully documented with overhaul manuals & parts list… Hydraulically operated flaps. Gerdes/Cleveland wheels and brakes. Harzell Propeller variable pitch model HC-82X20-1B, range 600 rpm. Total time engine and prop 340 hr… Equipment: Bendix-King KX-165 with yellow tag, KI-209 Loc/GS with yellow tag, King KT 78 Mode C transponder with yellow tag, ACK encoder, Shadin Miniflo fuel totalizer. Navworx ADS-600 EXP. Bendix-King AV8OR ACE GPS EFB. Parachute Military Seat type, for looks only. Condition: Airplane is in perfect flying condition. In and out 8. Mechanically perfect 10. The aircraft flies hands free trimmed for level flight.

The aircraft is located in North Las Vegas, Nevada and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing.

A 1945 SNCAN Stampe SV4C has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

US registered Stampe SV4C, production serial #23, N12433 (aircraft was registered as a 1946 when imported in the US). Experimental, unlimited, airworthiness certificate, 2550 hours total time. Clear title. Aircraft has all logs since new… Aircraft is complete except for the front instrument panel and the correct fuel tank cap… Engine is a 140 hp Renault 4P03 and the serial number matches the number recorded in the European logbooks, 2550 hours total time, (600+ hours SMOH)… Wheels and brakes have been converted to Cleveland wheels and hydraulic disk brakes which greatly increases ground handling capabilities in crosswinds. Aircraft is in storage and will need a through inspection and a current annual condition inspection prior to being flown…

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