An example of the Clerget 9B rotary engine, a type fitted to a number of famous WW1 aircraft including the legendary Sopwith Camel, has hit the market.
The engine (S/N 22500) is described as being in “museum quality condition” complete with two PLR Magnetos, an air pump, oil pump, Kauper gun gear and purpose-built engine stand. Price is currently available upon application. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photos (Engine): Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons Sopwith Camel: SDASM Archives via Flickr)
Consolidated Vultee BT-13B N71502, described as “meticulously maintained” and in “mint condition” has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Imported into EU in 2015 and custom cleared. Intense IRAN during rebuilt in Germany by a professional aviation facility and over 15K Euro invested into new hardware, new fuselage belly skin, new Bendix starter motor and plexiglass. Aircraft paint chemically stripped, skin treated against corrosion, primed and repainted in 2016. New oil/ fuel hoses in 2017, propeller overhaul in 03/2018. Next annual 03/2020
The airframe reportedly has a total time of 5698, while the Pratt & Whitney R-985-14B engine has 747 hours SMOH in 2004 by Aero Engines. Additional features include Redline brakes, oil sump drain kit, AirWolf oil filter, custom covers for propeller, engine, canopy, wings and horizontal stabilizer. Towing cart.
The aircraft is located in Hamburg, Germany and is currently being offered for $150,000 EUR. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: Gerard van der Schaaf via Wikimedia Commons)
Jasmine Model has released a new Bf 109E-4 “full PE, highly detailed structure model” in 1/72 scale.
The kit (202109) is described as “precisely designed,” requiring no sanding or painting. It boasts 63 parts with the finished model measuring 137mm in width and 120mm in length.
Product Page ($49 via Jasmine Model)
A “fully airworthy” MiG-15UTI has hit the market. According to the listing, the aircraft came from Poland in the early 1990s and was remanufactured in the US by the same Polish engineering officer who cared for it in Poland during its squadron service.
The aircraft is provided with spare parts (brakes, etc), sufficient for long term use. Ejection seats are active, and the aircraft is provided with the correct parachutes for the seats. Maintenance manuals and flight manuals are included. Avionics are modern digital Nav/Comm, Transponder, and DME. Intercoms are custom made Sigtronics and asre excellent. Power outlets in both cockpits for portable electronics to be powered. Logs are complete and provided. Aircraft is out of annual, stored on jacks in dry hangar in NE USA. Annual will be done after purchase. Labor to install Tail-Beacon ADSB included for purchaser-supplied ADSB system.
The listing also states that training is not included, but is available to qualified purchasers, by the same instructor who flew the aircraft for decades at Test Pilot Schools. It can reportedly be ferried to anywhere in the US at buyer’s expense.
The aircraft is located in Keyport, New Jersey and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A rare example of the Bentley BR2 WW1 rotary engine, a type used to power aircraft such as the Sopwith Snipe and Salamander (pictured above), is available for sale.
According to the listing, the engine carries serial 101701 and has two PLR Magnetos and an oil pump and is in museum quality condition. It is reportedly presented on an engine stand with a cut away section on one of the cylinders. An internal inspection revealed that two pistons with con rods have been removed.
Pricing for the engine is available upon application. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons)
A “one-of-a-kind” 2011 XP-Talon experimental homebuilt aircraft has hit the market. The machine is described as a high performance sport airplane which is said to look like a cross between a Mustang and a Spitfire.
It is all metal and is powered by a 400 cu.in aluminum Chevy Type Rodeck V-8 engine. The Talon sports a 74″ Hartzell constant speed propeller via a Geschwender 1.7:1 reduction unit. Engine cooling is accomplished with a Griffin radiator under each wind. The oil is cooled through two oil coolers mounted in the cowling. The engine was dyno’d at 420HP and uses a dry sump with a large oil tank behind the rear seat. Fuel is carried in two tanks in each wing for a total of 60 gallons. Fuel burn is 12-15 GPH depending on power settings. It is fuel injected by an Airflow-Performance System. At 3600 Engine RPM and 22″ MP it trues-out at 210 MPH.
The aircraft is located in Prineville, Oregon and is currently being offered for US $194,500, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A Lycoming-powered 1941 Naval Aircraft Factory N3N is currently available for sale. The listing states (in part):
Serial Number 4490, Registration N933R, 300 Lycoming Engine, SMOH 125, Hamilton Standard Constant Prop New Fabric & Paint, BT13 Wheels & Brakes
The aircraft is located in Quincy, Illinois and is being offered for US $104,900, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A W670 Continental-powered 1941 Stearman PT-17 Kaydet has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Classic/Antique Single Engine Airplane, SMOH: 530, Redline Brakes, Registration N6348, Always Hangared, Plane is in great shape!
The machine is located in Woodland, California and is currently being offered for US $94,900, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Airfix has released a number of new photos showing their upcoming new tool de Havilland D.H.82a Tiger Moth in 1/48 scale.
The kit (A04104) was developed to be “as accurate as possible,” utilizing original research data and engineering drawings as well as information gathered from an airworthy Tiger Moth at Headcorn Aerodrome. It will also incorporate a “clever design feature” for builders looking to acheive maximum detail:
The wing internals have tiny and rather discrete indentations which serve as a guide to the placement of rigging holes, should you decide to go for total authenticity with your build, holes which are not visible if you elect not to rig the model.
The new model will reportedly include to livery options representing K-2585/G-ANKT (formerly T6818), owned and operated by The Shuttleworth Collection and K-4259/G-ANMO, based at Headcorn Aerodrome. The new kit is currently available for pre-order and is expected to be released this spring. Click below to check out additional photos.
A Nanchang CJ 6 has hit the market.
Details are limited, although the machine is described as “excellent airworthy condition” and is powered by a Housai 285 HP radial engine. It has reportedly amassed 2816 TTAF, 447 TTSMOH.
The machine is located in Tonasket, Washington and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.