A “fairly hurt, cheap” 2008 Titan T-51D Mustang has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
The aircraft is seriously hurt, as you can see! But not all is destroyed! The new engine, with 4.5 hours since install, appears 100% undamaged! The tubular engine mount is dented on the right side but intact, and all of the special engine modifications required to increase the conversion from the $8,000 engine only price to the $48,000 conversion price (with the exception of the radiator, possibly damaged but all there) and the damaged propellor, are intact. This aircraft is sold without avionics, but complete from (damaged) propellor to tail otherwise… The main landing gear (heavy duty option) seems to have held up well, as the mounts inside the wings failed, not the trunions, wheels or brakes.
The machine is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is currently available for US $25,950, although bids are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing, which includes many additional photos and details.
Chris Ward continues his series on Bomber Command Squadron Profiles with his new book 619 Squadron, which is described as a “comprehensively-illustrated, in-depth operational history of this fine unit.”
The squadron was formed at Woodhall Spa in April 1943 under the banner of 5 Group, and it would serve as a standard “squadron of the line”, beginning operations in June 1943, during the most intense weeks of the five-month-long Ruhr offensive. From that point on, the squadron took part in all the main bombing campaigns, including the devastating four-raid series against Hamburg under Operation Gomorrah at the end of July. The squadron then participated in attacks against Italy, Peenemünde and the start of the Berlin offensive in August. Autumn saw the crippling attacks on Hannover, Mannheim and Kassel in September and October, followed by the main Winter Offensive from November 1943 to the end of March 1944, including the sixteen further raids on Berlin… 619 Squadron ended the war with a fine record of service, having made a telling contribution to Bomber Command’s part in the ultimate victory.
The paperback title spans 229 pages and measures 8.5 x 0.52 x 11 inches.
Airfix has released the first sample build photos of their upcoming new tool de Havilland Vampire F.3 in 1/48 scale.
As previously reported, the upcoming kit (A06107) is comprised of 123 parts with plastic sprues and three marking options representing D.H 100 Vampire F.3 P42408, D.H 100 Vampire F.3 No. 442 “City of Vancouver” and D.H 100 Vampire F.3 No. 601 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force (shown here).
The kit is currently slated for release in October. Click below to check out additional images.
A 1946 Taylorcraft BC12D has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Registration#: N95758; Engine TT: 3058.6; SMOH: 1054.6; SCTOH: 160.7; PROP: 657.6; Cyl#1 76/80; Cyl#2 76/80; Cyl#3 78/80; yl#4 77/80; Slicks mags; Airframe TT-4038.6; ELT-Oct 2022; All AD’s complied with Strut x-ray due 6/21/2022; Sellers Note: My airplane for the last 30 yr.’s always hangered; No Damage Reported, Always Hangered, Exceptionally Maintained.
The aircraft is located in Standish, Michigan and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing.
A 1962 Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk (S/N 12790 / N214AT) restoration project has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
This Skyhawk has been the subject of a 28,000 man hour restoration by Fighting Classics of Marana, AZ. The restoration has been done to factory new standards. Every system has either been replaced or overhauled to zero time specifications. Fighting Classics estimates that it will take 3-4 months to complete the restoration.
The airframe has an estimated 3,000 TTSN, while the Wright J65-W-16A engine has 0 SMOH by S&S Turbine, St. Johns, B.C. Canada. The aircraft is currently being offered for $995,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A “fully restored” 1941 Boeing Stearman A75N1 is currently available for sale.
The “meticulously rebuilt” machine reportedly offers “increased performance with custom built enhancements to the R-985 Wasp engine.” The listing states (in part):
Navcom Radio and Intercom system; 12 volt Jasco Alternator and new sealed battery, Fuselage totally stripped and cleaned then rebuilt with all new AN hardware, New wood in wings and center section, Red line disk brakes, and 24ct gold graphics, N struts and Cabane struts are polished as are all the flying wires, All Dzus fastener were chromed, Covered with poly fiber (stitch) and painted, Engine rebuilt holding all tolerances to blue print minimums, Cylinders were low time standard steel bored .010 over, Fitted with new pistons, rings, valves and guides, Prop overhauled, Aircraft and Engine have about 500 hours
The aircraft is described as “mechanically sound and professionally maintained” and “will be delivered with a fresh annual.” It is located in Auburn, California and is currently being offered for US $135,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A 1938 Fairchild Model 24K has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Engine/Prop: Ranger L-440-5; HP: 175; TT: 140 (Since Restored)… N#: NC19189; SN: 3304; No Damage History, Always Hangared, Recent Annual, Logs Complete… Avionics / Equipment / Modifications: No ADS-B. Masterfully restored to perfection. One of a kind. Multi-award winner. Spare 0-Hour 200HP Ranger Engine. Box of Spare Parts and Book detailing the planes history included. Records Dating to 1938.
The aircraft is located in Bremen, Maine and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the listing.
Eduard has released a new tool, dual combo Sopwith Camel model kit in 1/48 scale.
The limited edition offering, dubbed “Camel & Co.” (11151) includes Eduard plastic parts for two aircraft as well as pre-painted photo-etched details and a painting mask. Eduard decals with ten marking options (including two fictional Biggles liveries) are also included:
J4613, Capt. James Bigglesworth (No. 266 Sqn RFC); J1936, Capt. James Bigglesworth (No. 266 Sqn RAF); 83889, Capt. Clive F. Collett, (8 Flight, No. 70 Sqn RFC); 87190, Capt. Walter G. R. Hinchliffe (C Flight, No. 10(N) Sqn RNAS); 83893, Capt. Arthur R. Brown (No. 9(N) Sqn RNAS); N6377, Capt. Harold F. Beamish (No. 3(N) Sqn RNAS); Capt. Henry R. Clay Jr (41st Aero Squadron USAS); C6713, Capt. D’Urban Victor Armstrong (No. 151 Sqn RAF); C1555, Capt. Francis L. Luxmoore (No. 78(HD) Sqn RFC); F1471, (185th Aero Sqn USAS).
A Stearman project as well as a large collection of related parts has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
I have one Stearman Project with new wing and center section kits, new stringers (top, bottom and sides), including 4 different engines: Two 300 Lycomings, one R-985 PNW and one 440 horse Wright Engine.I have everything from carburetors, magnetos, governors, enough wing hardware for two airplanes, several stabilizers, front and back cockpit cowling, two to three firewalls, new old stock landing gear, tons of wheel and brake parts, landing gear scissors, all kinds of motor mounts for the engines, several BT-13 dishpans, hundreds of fuselage clamps, a multitude of instruments, extra wheels, two 2D-30 props, one windshield, complete sets of Cobain Struts plus extras, complete set of N-Struts, complete set of flying wires, elevators, front and back throttle quadrant, new wood wing kits, two fins, one fuel tank, seats, front and back sticks, all rudder/tail wheel cables and complete trim tab setup. Gear leg farings and many faring attachments.
The project / collection is located in Auburn, California and is currently available for US $80,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing, which includes additional photos and details.
A Curtiss JN4 Jenny project has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Curtiss Jenny 1918 Project: New wood kit for wings and Fuselage, Two Engines OX5, New Radiator, New Mount, New Prop, New Cowing, Spear Cylinders, Some Gages, All the Blue Prints for Stander JN 4 and a Canuck, And much more two many parts to list.
The project is located in Auburn, California and is available for US $80,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.