1940 Douglas DC-3A S/N 2239 (N28AA) has hit the market.
It was the fifth DC-3A delivered to Braniff Airways in 1940 as N25666. In April 1953 the aircraft was sold to Trans Texas Airways who operated it for the next 15 years. It then flew with various airlines including Eastern Express Airlines, a subsidiary of Eastern Airlines. It was eventually acquired by the late Ron Alexander, who performed an overhaul of the machine, installing a new passenger interior and applying the polished / painted finish. It was sold to the current owner in 2017.
The airframe reportedly has 83,025 TTSN while the two Pratt & Whitney R-1830 engines have 930 and 1479 SMOH. It includes an avionics package, “numerous airframe spares,” and a spare R-1830 engine w/ 650 hrs SMOH.
The aircraft is located in Georgia and is currently being offered for $350,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Italeri has released a lockheed T-33A Shooting Star model kit in 1/72 scale.
The kit (1444) is described as a version of the Platz T-33 released in 2012 with new decals. A total of seven liveries are offered representing machines in American (2), Italian, German, French, Spanish, and Greek-Hellenic service.
Click below to check out the product page, livery profiles and images of sprues and decals.
An aircraft described as having been built by aviator Charles Dumont following WW1 is currently available for sale. The listing states (in part):
Purchased from the family who had kept it out of sight for almost a century.
This aircraft is absolutely complete and can be restarted quite easily. Can be shipped by 20-foot container worldwide. For serious buyers only, firm price
The machine is located in Bort l’Étang, France and is currently being offered for US $50,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Hauler – Brengun has announced the upcoming release of a new Douglas SBD Dauntless model kit in 1/144 scale.
The announcement was accompanied by the above image and “Vejtasa,” suggesting that the offering will include the livery of the machine flown by WW2 ace Swede Vejtasa, which operated from USS Yorktown during the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942.
Pricing, kit contents and a potential release date have not yet been announced.
(Hauler – Brengun via AeroScale)
A 1984 L-39C project with “full logs since day one” and “only 1400TT since new” has hit the market as part of a package along with a Rockwell Sabreliner and two engines. The listing states (in part):
Original engine was hot started and donated to a museum, not included. We are including a 1981 Rockwell Sabreliner with 2 low time Honeywell Garrett TFE731-3R-1D engines. Convert this L-39 to the reliable American engine and sell off the 2nd one. The L-39C airframe is undamaged and on shipping fixtures ready to ship. The Sabreliner is still together and will need to be disassembled and hauled away.
The aircraft package is currently being offered for US $240,000, although bids are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks has shared a new update on his A-26 restoration, including footage of the machine coming to life, a “major milestone” in its progress.
As previously reported, the aircraft (S/N 41-39401) reportedly saw wartime service with the 9th Air Force and served with the Van Nuys Air National Guard before beginning civilian use as N3457G / “Whistler’s Mother.” Later acquired by Weeks, the A-26 was damaged during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and trucked to Chino in 1997, where it is now being restored by Carl Scholl and Tony Ritzman of Aero Trader.
Kermit notes that they “are starting to make serious progress towards completion.” Stating “the airplane was already very original, but it’s being restored to an even higher degree of authenticity. When completed, there will never be an A-26B to compete with this one.”
Click below to check out the video.
A 1976 Scottish Aviation Bulldog military trainer has hit the market. According to the listing, the machine suffered damage when the nose bounced hard “and the chrome lower strut tube broke off” The listing states (in part):
The upper tube pushed back slightly in the gear recess. When the wheel and the fork broke off they hit the left side fuselage and put a small dent and cut in it, (shown) and a very small dent in the left elevator (shown, minor). Both wings are undamaged! One flap has a small pre-existing dent on it, and one fiberglass wingtip has a small scuff, but the remainder of the wings and surfaces look good!! This airplane did not flip over as a result of losing the nosewheel, so there is no damage to the vertical or rudder, cabin or tailcone! No damage to the windshield, sliding canopy or side windows !! A real fighter plane look and feel! Also no damage to the cabin belly or lower tailcone. [continue reading…]
A “Genuine U.S. Navy” T-2C Buckeye flight trainer cockpit has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
This does not currently function as a flight sim and is for static display. It could possibly be converted to a working sim. The cockpit/instrument lights illuminate, canopy opens and closes wit air pressure from a separate air compressor and the ejection seat adjust up/down. This is an actual training device that was used to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots. A piece of Naval Aviation history. Has been restored but keep in mind this unit is over 40 years old and has some age, wear and handling issues that affect appearance.
The trainer is located in Gonzalez, Florida and is currently available for US$6,899, although bids are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
1937 Lockheed 12A “Electra Jr.” S/N 1222 (CF-LKD), 2012’s Oshkosh Grand Champion (Antique) “considered by many to be the finest Lockheed 10/12 restoration in the world” is for sale with a newly reduced price.
The airframe reportedly has 17,088 TTSN and 167 hours since complete restoration (2012). The two Pratt & Whitney R-985 SB Wasp Jr. engines have 167 and 774 hrs SMOH. The machine includes an avionics package as well as an extensive spares package which includes a spare set of good propeller blades, 1942 Clark B heavy tug, large wings stands and various specialized tools.
The aircraft is now available for US$995,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(via Platinum Fighter Sales)
A Pietenpol GN-1 Air Camper project is currently available for sale. The listing states (in part):
Pietenpol Aircamper Project. Open cockpit, 2 place, single parasol full length wing, or add on secondary wings to make it a biplane. GN-1 version, original issue signed John Grega plans, Grega updated and strengthened original 1933 plans in 1993. Rare Aerial Biplane version (and signed plans), Chad Willie conversion. Fuselage, wings (single and bi-plane), aircraft completed, aircraft made initial taxi tests (as bi-plane), then owner/builder died, airplane sat, then disassembled and relocated. Aircraft was never inspected or registered with FAA. Initial hours not flown off. Partially reassembled. Fuselage recovered with poly-fiber. Have original paperwork and signed plans issued to builder.