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December 2015

New and now in stock from Aviation 72 AV7225003 Bulldog Swedish Air Force Basic Trainer

New and now in stock from Aviation 72 is AV7225003 Bulldog Swedish Air Force Basic Trainer. This 1:72 scale model is priced at £30.00. The Bulldog was designed in the late 1960s by the Beagle Company, producers of the Beagle B.121 Pup trainers, it was developed a potential replacement for the RAF’s fleet of obsolete de Havilland Chipmunks. The design, the B.125 Bulldog, had a more-powerful 200-hp engine driving a constant-speed propeller as well as strengthened wings and fuselage giving the potential of full aerobatics. Before a prototype could be... Read More

New and now in stock from Airfix A09179 Electric Lightning F1/F1A/F2/F3 – 1:48 Scale Aviation Kit

New and now in stock from Airfix is A09179 Electric Lightning F1/F1A/F2/F3 – 1:48 Scale Aviation Kit priced at £28.00. Used as the RAF’s primary interceptor for more than two decades, the English Electric Lightning was the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft. Powered by a Rolls-Royce Avon Turbojet engine, pilots often described it as “being saddled to a skyrocket”. The lightning retired from RAF service in the 1980s and was never required to shoot down a hostile aircraft.