1952 Beechcraft C-45H S/N 52-10897 (N606PA) is available for sale with a newly reduced price.

The airframe reportedly has 8,875 hrs TTSN, while the two Pratt & Whitney R985 AN-1 engines have 475 hrs SMOH (58 hrs STOH) and 75 hrs SMOH. The aircraft is fitted with two Hamilton Standard propellers with 0 hrs since A.D. (4/20). The listing states (in part):

This aircraft has just completed an extensive annual which included the following: Wings recently pulled and epoxy primed internally, new leading edges replaced (removed de-ice boots). All new oil / fuel lines / scat tubing etc NOS control surfaces with fresh covering. Landing gear & wheels painted, seals were replaced as well. All new tires & tubes. All new wheel bearings and races. Needs radios/avionics and interior. Never a freighter.

The machine is located in Delaware and is now being offered for US$110,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

A 1945 Piper J-3 Cub project has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

This airframe had a major renovation in 1986 with Stitts PolyFiber and a partial rebuild and partial recover in 2003 as well. This aircraft was regularly rotated between floats, skis and wheel gear, but is being sold here with none of the above!! The complete airframe is included; wings, ailerons, complete fuselage, tail feathers, flying wires, lift and jury struts, cowling, engine mount and exhaust! This airplane did not crash!! While being stored outside for a time, the weight of a snowfall built up on the left wing and bent the lift strut, allowing the left wing to fall… The only damage to this entire airplane is to the left upper fuselage and the left wing… Sold with Canadian bill of sale, all logs since 1965 and folders full of receipts.

The project is located near Syracuse, NY and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

A 1951 Grumman HU-16B Albatross project has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

Total time is 7316hrs. Engines TSOH is 241hrs, Props TSOH is LH 241, RH is 1.0hr. The Aircraft was an Air-force Triphibian, that was completely restored in the mid-90s. It was kept airworthy until 2002. It was repainted in 2005 and put into indoor storage in 2006. The wings got damaged during relocation, damage is shown in the pictures. The right engine is seized from rain water, could need some cylinders replaced. The flight controls need to be recovered. It has military avionics installed. It is the only Albatross that carried Watercraft under the wings. Since the Aircraft has not been operated in such a long time, there would be a considerable work to bring the aircraft back to airworthiness. It is not located at an Airport and will need to be relocated prior to flight.

The machine is located in Vail, Arizona and is currently being offered for $200,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

A T-33 fuselage has been spotted for sale.

The offering reportedly includes the canopy, fuel tanks and tail assembly (no wings) and is “part of quick public agency auction that needs to be picked up by years end.”

The machine is located in San Francisco, California and is currently available for bidding. Click here out check out the complete listing, which includes a number of additional photos.

A 1946 Piper J3C-65 Cub project has been spotted for sale. The machine reportedly hit a fence and is described as “cute, cheap.” The listing states (in part):

The logs we have show the total time as of 1996 to be 1131 hours. At that time 7/96 the airplane was rebuilt and recovered after sitting for a long time. Extensive work was done to the airframe, wings, surfaces, gear, etc.etc. And all new fabric was applied to everything at that time. The A-65 Continental engine was also rebuilt at that time, with a standard limits crankshaft. Since that rebuild the aircraft has been used and inspected regularly and now has 1,565 hours total time!

The last takeoff did not go as planned. The engine ran up just fine, but during the takeoff roll the power and rpm seemed to decline, so even though the airplane had broken ground, the pilot slipped it back onto what was left of the grass runway. Without enough room to stop, the airplane impacted a wooden fence at the edge of the airport.

The listing includes a list of damage as well as a selection of photos. It also describes the machine as “a whole J3C-65, annual just expired 9/1/2020” and “not a rusty barn find.” It reportedly includes the logbooks for both engine and airframe (96-present) and the FAA bill of sale.

The aircraft is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is currently available for bidding with a “buy it now” price of US $9,950. Click here to check out the complete listing.

A 1946 Ercoupe 415-C (N93425) has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

TT: 2819; SMOH: 984. Continental 85HP. Fun little Light Sport Aircraft to fly. US Army paint scheme. Fabric is in good condition no holes. Aluminum is good condition as well would shine with a good polishing. Needs annual, battery, ADSB upgrade, and radio looked at/replaced (just stopped working on us). Plane comes with new windshield, windshield seal, and new sliding side windows. Flew regularly till this past April. Complete Logs.

The machine is located in Paris, TX and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Eduard has released a limited edition, dual combo Spitfire Mk.IIa / Mk.IIb kit in 1/48 scale.

The offering, dubbed “Spitfire Story: Tally Ho!” (11146), reportedly includes two complete kits and features Eduard plastic parts and decals, pre-painted photo-etched parts, a painting mask, RAF pilot and groud crew figures and marking options for 11 aircraft.

One kit makes the Spitfire Mk.IIa with eight 7.7mm machine guns in the wings and the other covers the Spitfire Mk.IIb, with two 20mm cannon and four 7.7mm machine guns.

Click below to check out the product page as well as kit content images.

[continue reading…]

An L-29 cockpit trainer is currently available for sale.

Details are relatively limited, although the trainer is described as “complete” and measures 14’2″x4’x5’4″ (length is an extra 3’4″ with the canopy extension). A number of detail photos also accompany the listing.

The trainer is located in West Islip, New York and is currently being offered for $12,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

HK Models has released new details on their upcoming 1/48 B-17F model kit.

The offering (01F002) will reportedly include marking options for the famous “Memphis Belle” as well as “Old Faithful” of the 358th BS / 303 BG. As previously reported, the model spans 658 mm, measures 474 mm in length and includes 254 parts. It is slated for release in mid-December.

A number of new renderings have also been released, additional examples of which can be seen below.

[continue reading…]

ICM has announced the upcoming release of a new tool DH.82A Tiger Moth model kit in 1/32 scale.

The offering (32035) will reportedly be produced using “100% new molds” and include a highly detailed engine and cockpit interior as well as marking options for two machines. It is currently slated for release on December 20.

Click below to check out additional images.

[continue reading…]