Archive

May 2017

26/05/2017

New in stock from Airfix A04053A Fairey Swordfish Mk.I

New and now in stock from Airfix A04053A Fairey Swordfish Mk.I. This 1:72 scale kit is priced at £16.99. The Royal Navy’s primary torpedo bomber of the Second World War, the Swordfish, despite its obsolescence, proved to be an effective anti-submarine and torpedo bomber right up until the end of hostilities in 1945, going on in fact to outlive its intended replacement, the Albacore, in Royal Navy Service. Involved in such famous actions as the Taranto raid, the Bismark operation and the Channel Dash, the vulnerable but effective Swordfish firmly... Read More

26/05/2017

New in stock from Hobby Master HA5501 Curtiss P-40N Wang Kuang Fu

New in stock from Hobby Master HA5501 Curtiss P-40N Wang Kuang Fu, 7th FS/3rd FG, Chinese AF, Laohokow, China, January 1945. This 1:72 scale model is priced at £49.95. The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk first flew in 1938 as a modification of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk. Warhawk was the official U.S. designation while the name Tomahawk was used by the British Commonwealth and Soviet forces for the P-40B and C and Kittyhawk for P-40Ds and later variants. The P-40 was first used by British squadrons in North Africa and the Middle... Read More

24/05/2017

New in stock from Corgi AA36408 Eurofighter Typhoon, FGR.4, ZJ950/C, ‘Charity’

Due in stock any day now from Corgi AA36408 Eurofighter Typhoon, FGR.4, ZJ950/C, ‘Charity’ RAF No.29 Squadron, Falklands Defence. This 1:72 scale model is priced at £61.95. The Eurofighter Typhoon is described as the world’s most advanced swing-role combat aircraft, able to provide both effective air to air and air to surface capabilities. First entering service with the Royal Air Force in 2006, the agile Typhoon was intended to provide the RAF with an effective air superiority fighter, capable of protecting Britain’s airspace from all hostile incursions, including the ability... Read More

24/05/2017

New in stock from Corgi AA35313 B-25 Mitchell, 40-2249, ‘ Hari Kari-Er ‘ Doolittles Raid 1942

Due in stock any day now from Corgi AA35313 B-25 Mitchell, 40-2249, ‘ Hari Kari-Er ‘ Doolittles Raid 1942. This 1:72 scale model is priced at £99.95. As the USS Hornet task force approached the Japanese coast, they were spotted by an enemy ship and decided to launch their aircraft early. Just after 8am on 18th April 1942, sixteen B-25 bombers lifted off the relatively short deck of USS Hornet and set course for Japan – this would be the first time that any of these airmen had taken off... Read More

24/05/2017

Now on sale Hobby Master HA5205 F-14AM Tomcat 160347, IRIAF, 2014

Now on sale from Hobby Master HA5205 F-14AM Tomcat 160347, IRIAF, 2014 this 1:72 scale model WAS £104.95 and is NOW £59.95. The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a twin-engine, variable sweep wings capable of supersonic flight. The aircraft is crewed by a Pilot and a Radar Intercept Officer who share the tasks of navigation, target acquisition, ECM and weapons usage. The Tomcat was operated by the United States Navy and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force only. The name “Tomcat” is said to come from the call-sign used by Vice... Read More

24/05/2017

New images added for Aviation72 AV7241006 Saab Draken J35 Austrian Air Force 04

New images added for Aviation72 AV7241006 Saab Draken J35 Austrian Air Force 04 pre-orders on this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £34.95. The Saab 35 Draken is a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. The Draken was built to replace the Saab J 29 Tunnan and, later, the fighter variant (J 32B) of the Saab 32 Lansen. The indigenous J 35 was an effective supersonic Cold War fighter that was also successfully exported to Austria, Denmark and Finland. In 1985 the Swedish government decided to... Read More

24/05/2017

New images added for Aviation72 AV7241005 Saab Draken J35 Finnish Air Force DK-202

New images added for Aviation72 AV7241005 Saab Draken J35 Finnish Air Force DK-202 pre-orders on this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £34.95. The Saab 35 Draken is a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. The Draken was built to replace the Saab J 29 Tunnan and, later, the fighter variant (J 32B) of the Saab 32 Lansen. The indigenous J 35 was an effective supersonic Cold War fighter that was also successfully exported to Austria, Denmark and Finland.The Saab 35 Draken is a Swedish fighter aircraft... Read More

23/05/2017

New images added for Hobby Master HA8412 P-47D Thunderbolt Capt. Frederick Christensen

New images added for Hobby Master HA8412 P-47D Thunderbolt Capt. Frederick Christensen, 62nd FS/56th FG, England 1944. Pre-orders are being taken on this 1:48 scale model at £72.95. The Republic Aviation P-47 “Thunderbolt” entered service in May 1942 with the introduction of the P-47B. It had a “Razorback”, a high dorsal spine behind the side-ways opening canopy that reduced visibility. As improvements were made a “D” variant was produced with 12,602 being manufactured. The British developed a sliding bubble canopy for their Typhoon and this was adopted by the USAAF... Read More

23/05/2017

New in stock 24th May Hobby Master HA8711 Messerschmitt BF 109E-4 Major Helmut Wick

Due in stock 24th May HA8711 Messerschmitt BF 109E-4 Major Helmut Wick, JG.2, 1940. This 1:48 scale model is priced at £69.95. The first German mass produced 109 fighter was the Bf-109E that has been mistakenly referred to as the Me-109. The Bf is the designator for the Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFW) (Bavarian Aircraft Works) that produced the original aircraft. In 1938 Messerschmitt took over BFW but throughout WWII German handbooks and documents referred to the aircraft as the Bf-109. By the end of 1939 the Bf-109E (Emil) had replaced all... Read More