A static display UH-1H Huey has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
1966 UH-1H Huey in great condition, s/n 66-1080. The helicopter is a perfect aircraft for static display, it comes as pictured with main and tail rotor blades included. The helicopter comes with logs and data plate, it does not have airworthy rotor components. All are timed out and from other aircraft. The aircraft has a transmission case but no engine.
The machine is located in Tampa, Florida and is currently being offered for US $55,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A “combat flown” Harrier cockpit section has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Selling A Vintage Used 15 Ft. X 8 Ft. section of an Original AV 8B Harrier Aircraft flown in combat missions by Capt. C. A. Haggard. Aircraft Serial Number 163179. Comes with 2 dolly wheel casters under it. Can be rolled around. It comes with the deployed parachute in a box, and also the down draft Titanium Vertical Turbine discharge.
The section is located in Ellijay, Georgia and is currently being offered for US $18,500, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
1944 Grumman G-21A Goose S/N 1238 (N68157, shown above in 1989) has hit the market.
According to the listing, the airframe has 23,398.3 TTSN (4087.3 since restoration) while the two engines have 439.2 and 614.3 SMOH (10 since Covington “mini overhaul” 2015). The aircraft reportedly boasts a rebuilt hull with new skins, an avionics package, RAF camouflage exterior and a six place, blue vinyl interior with cloth inserts “in good condition.”
The aircraft is currently being offered for $600,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: RuthAS via Wikimedia Commons)
The latest release from Hangar 9 is this 88″ Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar ARF RC model.
The giant scale model (HAN4720) is touted as offering “outstanding flying characteristics” and “scale details typically not found on other ARF aircraft.” It is one of only two Hangar 9 giant scale warbirds with satin-finish printed covering and reportedly includes panel lines, rivets and weathering as well as a 3D instrument panel, pilot bust, 5″ scale wheels and two-piece plug-in wings with aluminum tube for easy transportation and storage.
The model is currently available for pre-order with the next shipment slated for mid-September. Click below to check out additional images.
A 1918 Curtiss OX-5 engine has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
The engine is dismantled for inspection and loosely assembled to check completeness and photos. It is complete except for the two covers for the breather/oil filler trumpets. Berling magneto. Zenith carb. One lug broken on the base of one barrel. A bit missing from one exhaust guide. One gudgeon is a bit loose in one piston (fixeable by reaming and new pin). Pistons not scored and the rings a good fit in the grooves. White metal appears to be sound. All gears look to be in good condition. Some water pipe corrosion. Apart from the above mentioned items the engine looks serviceable. New crank ball-bearings. Advertised elsewhere. Collection only
The engine is located in Chipping Campden, UK and is currently available for £15,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
In addition to their recent Nieuport announcement, Copper State Models has revealed that they recently completed work on a 1/32 Hansa Brandenburg D.I model for future release.
The D.I was introduced in 1916 bearing a unique “star-strutter” configuration of interplane struts, a single Schwarzlose machine gun and an Austro-Daimler powerplant. Although some examples served through the remainder of the WW1, it was plagued with handling difficulties that earned it the nickname “the coffin.”
Details on the kit are scarce at the moment, although it is currently slated for an early 2020 release. Click below to check out an additional image.
1944 DC-3 S/N 26133 (N211GB) has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
This aircraft is currently available as-is without engines and props. It was purchased to be used for a children’s program and is currently in a small field. The airframe is in great shape with all radios and instruments. Engines and props are available and negotiable.
The aircraft reportedly has a total time of 23479. Although currently being offered as-is, the listing states that Restored Aircraft “will be happy to return the aircraft to service with a fresh annual inspection and customized to your specifications.” Available engines are described as PW 1830-90D types with 464.2 TSO and 593.4 TSO.
The machine is located in Basehor, KS with pricing available upon request. Click here and here to check out complete listings.
(Photo: aeroprints.com via Wikimedia Commons)
Kermit Weeks has released the second video in his two part “Kermie Cam” series dealing with his 1941 Stinson L-1.
This particular example was delivered to the Army Air Corps in December 1941 and initially served with 112th Observation Squadron at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina before moving on to different locations on the East Coast. It was later used for rescue with the 11th Air Force in Alaska. Following its military service the aircraft was acquired by Paul Mantz and used as a camera platform in a number of movie productions including The Great Waldo Pepper. Weeks acquired the machine from the Movieland Air Collection in 1981 and used it to tow banners. It was damaged during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and has since been completely restored.
While part 1 (available here) included a walk around, cockpit tour and start up, part 2 sees the machine take flight. Kermit points out some of the things he pays attention to when flying the L-1, performs a slow pass or two, and sees how she does overall. Click below to check it out.
A 1948 F-94A Starfire “Number 2 Prototype” fuselage is available for sale. The listing states (in part):
In the cockpit, It has both seats and sticks and pedals but, no instrument panels or gauges.There are no wings or tail fins, only what you see in the pictures is all there is.If you want wings, T33 wings are compatible with this aircraft and they are out there and you can find them.
The fuselage is located in West Islip, New York and is currently available for $20,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Kermit Weeks has posted a new update on the restoration of his extremely rare Seversky P-35A.
As previously reported, the machine was acquired years back in a trade with the USAF Museum and is reportedly one of only three remaining examples of the single seat fighter, which was introduced in the mid-1930s and saw limited action at the beginning of WW2. It came from the Swedish Air Force and was stored in underground bunkers during the war, which resulted in significant pitting and surface corrosion. Additional damage was sustained when Hurricane Andrew struck Kermit’s by Florida-based Fantasy of Flight attraction in 1992. When complete, this will be the only airworthy example of the type in the world.
The new update details work to the wings. Click below to check it out.