Hawker Hurricane XII/IIB S/N 5481 (VH-JFW) has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
An Original CC&F Hurricane Completely Restored And Flying For The Past 27 Years. This Hurricane Recently Underwent A Major IRAN Including All New Wood, Fabric, Paint, Overhauled Propeller And Radiators.
The airframe reportedly has 209.9 hrs since restoration and 22.2 hrs since major IRAN, including all new wood, fabric, paint, overhauled propeller and radiators. The Rolls Royce Merlin 500/45 engine reportedly has 209.9 SMOH by Vintage V-12s and 22.2 Hrs STOH.
The aircraft is shown above in 2006 while wearing the colors of Mk I P2970 “Little Willie.” In 2014, the machine was restored by Vintage Fighter Restorations of Australia and now represents V6748, flown by John Dallas Crossman of 32 and 46 Squadrons.
The Hurricane is located in Australia and is currently being offered for £1,495,000. Click here and here to check out complete listings.
(Additional Information via Vintage Fighter Restorations Photo: Dave Miller [Cropped] via Wikimedia Commons)
A handmade, 1/32 model of the Sikorsky Ilya Muromets has been spotted for sale. The listing states:
Model aircraft Ilya Muromets scale 1:32 made by hand by our masters. You can call a small copy of the aircraft. The model is executed in the smallest details outside and inside and will satisfy the most pretentious and experienced fans of aircraft modeling. On the model you will see: movable arms, rotating the screws, a removable cover for the cockpit view on the interior, transparent windows and all the stretch marks most relevant to the original. When creating this model, materials that were used in the production of the aircraft were partially used. The model is installed on the surface directly on the chassis without additional support, also has a place for mounting cables for hanging the model to the ceiling.
The model reportedly has a wingspan of 97 cm and measures 59 cm in length. It is located in Russia and is currently being offered for US $4,921.87. Click here to check out the complete listing.
1958 Lockheed C-130A “Hercules” S/N 3212 (N131EC), described as “the only civilian FAA approved C-130A in the world” has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
The Only C-130A Licensed By The FAA. Lapes Roller System, Airdrop Capability For Paratrooping. End User Agreement Required. For Sale Or Trade.
The airframe reportedly has 11,615 TTSN; 2,324 hrs since Lockheed anti-deterioration service check; 751 hrs since last “D” check and 9,362 landings since new. The four Allison T-56A-11 engines have 225, 775, 470 and 1150 SOH.
The machine is described as offering an extensive avionics package as well as a full set of maintenance and inspection manuals. It is located in Louisiana and is available for $1,500,000 USD (it can be sold to only U.S. government approved countries). Click here and here to check out complete listings.
(Image: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons)
Brickmania has released a new, limited edition 1/35 A6M5 Zero LEGO model kit.
The offering (BKM2244) consists of 403 LEGO and BrickWarriors elements, a high-quality sticker sheet, printed elements and full-color building instructions. Additional features include a custom 360-degree printed WWII Japanese Pilot minifig, retractable landing gear, custom printed wing panels and exhaust, an updated engine housing, detailed cockpit, and reconfigured wing design for a more true to life appearance.
Click below to check out the product page and a video overview of the new kit.
A 1953 Canadair T-33 Silver Star has hit the market. The listing states:
1953 Canadian T-33; TTAF 3684; TSO engine 1255; EFIS-Aspen Pro 1000, Garmin GNS 530W and GTX330ES, ADS-B, Shadin Fuel, TruTrak autopilot, Dydnon D-6, covers. Fresh Annual.
The machine is located in Wellington, Florida and is currently being offered for $180,000 USD. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: WPAviatrix [Cropped] via Wikimedia Commons)
Eduard has released a limited edition, 1/32 Bf 109E model kit with markings representing machines in Legion Condor service during the Spanish Civil War.
The offering (11105) reportedly includes Eduard sprues, pre-painted photo-etched set, painting mask and Cartograf marking options for five aircraft: Bf 109E-1 flown by Oblt. Siebelt Reents, CO of 1. J/88; Bf 109E-3 of 2. J/88; Bf 109E-1 flown by Oblt. Hans Schmoller-Haldy of 3. J/88; Bf 109E-3 flown by Lt. Werner Ursinus of 2. J/88 and Bf 109E-3 flown by Uffz. Herbert Schob of 3. J/88.
Product Page (Eduard via AeroScale)
1944 Hawker Hurricane IIB G-HHII (S/N R20023), touted as “the world’s only dual control two seat Hawker Hurricane” has hit the market.
The aircraft was manufactured by the Canadian Car & Foundry Company in 1942 and served with the RCAF until 1944. It then passed through a succession of owners, including Tony Ditheridge of Hawker Restorations, who restored it to a fighter-bomber configuration in the markings of BE505 of 174 (Mauritius) Squadron. The machine was acquired by the Hangar 11 Collection in 2007 and performed its first post-restoration flight in 2009. After being offered for sale, the machine once again joined the Hawker Restorations family and was chosen for conversion to a two-seat Hurricane. The listing states: [continue reading…]
Eduard has released its new Royal Class Edition Tempest Mk.V model kit in 1/48 scale.
The offering (R0018) reportedly includes Eduard (Dual Combo) plastic parts, 14 Cartograf decal options, pre-painted PE parts, painting mask and a number of resin parts, including undercarriage wheels, exhaust stacks and the cable cutter/shock absorber for TT.5 version. In addition, the kit includes a pictorial book that covers Tempest Mk.V service.
Product Page (£70.00 or about US $89.09)
One quarter of 1940 Hawker Hurricane MK 1 V7497 (G-HRLI) is available for sale. The listing states (in part):
After An In-Depth Restoration Completed By Hawker Restorations, Hurricane V7497 Returned To The Skies On 31st August 2018. There Now Exists An Opportunity To Purchase A One Quarter (1/4) Share And Fly This Iconic Battle Of Britain Artifact, At What Some Would Say Is A Very Affordable Price.
The aircraft is described as a “documented Battle of Britain veteran” operated by 501 Sqn in September 1940. It is equipped with Rolls Royce Merlin III engine with 11.45 Hrs SMOH by Maurice Hammond of Eye Tech Engineering. The prop is a Hamilton Standard 23E50-495 with 11.45 Hrs SPOH.
The share is being offered for $500,000 GBP. Click here and here to check out complete listings.
(Photo: Alan Wilson via Flickr)
A “beautifully restored, ready to fly” 1954 Harvard Mk IV is available for sale. The listing states:
Serial # PC513331; Registration # N52494; Features Include: Polished aluminum exterior, 5000 hours Total Time, 490 Hours since Engine Overhaul, KY195B Nav / Com, KT76A Transponder, Northstar M1 GPS, New Warbird Intercom, Pre-Oiler, Cleveland Brakes, Polished Propeller, Prop Spinner, New Seats, Like New Glass, Original exhaust plus a custom exhaust! Will take cars in trade!
The aircraft is located in St Louis, Missouri and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: Bill Larkins via Wikimedia Commons)