Revell has released its new night fighter version of the Bristol Beaufighter in 1/48 scale.

As previously reported, the new offering (03854) is a updated version of the new tool Beaufighter (03943) released in 2018 and reportedly includes new parts, a cockpit with consoles and instrument panel, separate rudder, V-tail with separate elevators, detailed Hercules engines and separate ailerons and flaps.

The “Level 5” kit consists of 188 parts and measures 266 mm in length with a 367 mm span.

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Aerodynamic Media, LLC is proud to announce the release of the 17th issue of The Flying Machine: Early Aero Quarterly.

Issue #17 Contents:

36 Pages – Building and Flying Fokker D.VII N7756J; Craftlab Updates (Part 2): A Historic Flight; Spotlight: SAM / VAM SPAD VII B9913; News Briefs: Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Opens New Royal Flying Corps Exhibition, Mazer Fokker Dr.1 Project Update, Shaw Sopwith Camel Project Update; Products

We also have two additional new releases, including The Flying Machine 2020 Collection, featuring all four issues released this year, and our new 2021 calendar:

The Flying Machine 2021 Calendar compiles 12 beautiful, full-color photos of early aircraft located around the world, with a focus on some of the outstanding reproductions and restorations that have been featured in The Flying Machine journal during its first four years of publication. The calendar measures approx 11″ x 14″ (closed).

All of our new releases are now available in print and digital format from our online store. Click here to check them out, along with our complete selection of resources!

Airfix has released its new 1/48 Spitfire FR Mk.XIV model kit which features racing liveries.

The offering (A05139) is based on the new tool FR Mk.XIV kit (A05135) released in 2019 and includes marking options for G-FIRE, (Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England, 1988) and CF-GMZ (‘Edmonton Canada, The Crossroads of the World’, Canada, 1949).

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A 1946 Aeronca 11 CC Super Chief (S/N 11CC-72 / N4170E) touted as “always hangared, fully restored in October 2014” and with “no accident history” is currently available for sale.

The airframe reportedly has 1,417 TT, while the Continental O200A engine has 4,644 TT (75 SMOH). Additional features include electric start, transponder and toe brakes. It is located in Waxahachie, Texas and is currently being offered for US $30,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.

“Fully serviceable and ready to fly” North American TF-51D S/N 124-44703 (G-TFSI) has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

Presented in excellent condition (both cockpits). This aircraft is an exceptionally fine example of a complete TF conversion and is configured for training. The rear cockpit includes dual flight controls and all flight and engine instruments, plus fuel selection indications, throttle, prop, mixture, all 3 trimmers, canopy jettison, gear lever and indications.

The aircraft reportedly has 1,774 TT, while the Packard V-1650-7 engine has 420 hrs TSO. Additional features include an avionics package, electric pre-oiler, electric primer and emergency fuel system. It is located in Northampton, UK and is currently being offered for GBP £2,999,500. Click here to check out the complete listing.

(Photo: Steve Lynes via Flickr)

A Fokker Dr.1 reproduction has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

Full size flying replica. Built with Ron Sands plans. Only three hours on airframe. Locking tailwheel. Authentic color scheme. High quality build. High time engine O-320-H2AD with Z mod, but good compression.

The aircraft is located in Apple Valley, CA and is currently being offered for $78,500. [continue reading…]

1950 Chance Vought F4U-5NL D-FCOR (S/N 124541) is available for sale.

The -5 Series Corsairs were the first post-war model of the type, and have been described as the nicest of all to fly. Approximately six examples remain in airworthy condition today. This particular machine is a Korean War veteran that flew with VMF-513 “Flying Nightmares.” It was sold to the Argentine Navy after retirement from US service and served in the Argentine Armada with 2nd Esquadrilla de Ataque, being assigned to the Argentinian aircraft carrier Independencia. On 6 November 1964 it was involved in a landing accident and was subsequently retired.

The aircraft was stored in the Naval Museum (El Tigre) as a gateguard before being acquired by Max-Alpha Aviation GmbH in 2009. It was extensively flown throughout Europe during the 2010 season and then restored back to its original -5 configuration by Meier Motors. [continue reading…]

A 1936 Piper J-2 Cub has been spotted for sale. The listing states:

Very acrobatic and sporty because it has a 65 horse Continental and weighs 200 lbs less than a Piper J-3. Also includes vintage stock 40 horse Continental. Some of the parts alone are worth $10k a piece. Well running airplane by mechanic owner. Draws a crowd at every air show. Nice paint. 4 gauges on panel: Altimeter, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, Tachometer. Charity owned, so proceeds benefit people in extreme poverty.

Some fabric of interior of cabin needs replaced but all the canvas of the exterior is in good shape. Plexiglass windshield has some cracks, but overall well maintained.

The aircraft is located in Shiloh, North Carolina and is currently being offered for US $19,000, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Tom Reilly and his skilled crew (best known for the award-winning XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration) are currently in the process of restoring a P-51 (S/N 44-12853), and it’s for sale. The listing states (in part):

This is a unique opportunity to have a P-51 Mustang built to your specifications. Customer to choose: restored as a P-51D or a TF-51: Interior paint colors, instrument panel layout, rear seat configuration, replica guns/no guns, exterior paint / polish. The project is currently under restoration and the will be updated as subassemblies are completed and parts added.

The fuselage has reportedly been rebuilt with new skins and longerons and is ready for systems installation (the systems are described as “either N.O.S., new manufactured, or overhauled to zero time specifications”). The engine mount has also been rebuilt with new longerons. A wing kit has been purchased from Odegaard Wings and will be restored with new wing spars, ribs, and skins. The aircraft will be powered by a Packard V-1650-9 to be overhauled by either Vintage V-12’s or Roush Aviation.

The project is located in Georgia and is currently being offered with two options: completed as a P-51D for $2.45m or a full dual control TF-51 for $3.5m. Click here to check out the complete listing.

An “always hangared, logs complete” 1951 de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk (N48110 / S/N WD285) is available for sale. The listing states (in part):

All new instrument panels; Garmin GNC 250XL Com/Nav and GTX 320A Transponder; PS Engineering PM501 intercom; All but electric starter replaced with modern American accessories; German composite prop; American wheels, tires, and brakes; Padded inserts for seat pans; Canopy and cowling cover included plus many extra parts

The aircraft is reportedly powered by a 145 hp Rolls-Royce Gypsy-Major 8 engine and has 8,900 TT with 126 SMOH. It s located in Tehachapi, California and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.