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August 2017

30/08/2017

New images added for Corgi AA28401 English Electric Lightning

New images added for Corgi AA28401 English Electric Lightning F6 XR728/JS , RAF Binbrook, As Preserved. Pre-orders on this 1:48 scale model are being taken at £124.95. English Electric/BAC Lightning F.6 XR728/JS, RAF Binbrook Station Commander’s aircraft, liveried as Lightning Training Flight. Now preserved by the Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe Airfield Leicestershire. If the Supermarine Spitfire is considered to be Britain’s most famous piston engined fighter, then its direct jet powered counterpart was certainly the superlative English Electric Lightning. Representing a huge leap in aviation technology the Lightning introduced the concept... Read More

26/08/2017

New images added for Hobby Master HA5506 P-40N Warhawk “Gloria Lyons”

New images added for Hobby Master HA5506P-40N Warhawk “Gloria Lyons” NZ3220, No.4 Servicing Unit, RNZAF, Late 1944. Pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are being taken 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 East in... Read More

25/08/2017

New images added for Hobby Master HA5505 P-40N Warhawk “Angry Bee”

New images added for Hobby Master HA5505 P-40N Warhawk “Angry Bee” BU-O, Lt. Ken Goldring, 80 Squadron, RAAF, Nov 1944. Pre-orders on this 1:72 scale model are being taken 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... Read More

24/08/2017

New and now in stock from Airfix A05134 Hawker Sea Hurricane MK.IB

New and now in stock from Airfix A05134 Hawker Sea Hurricane MK.IB. This 1:48 scale kit is priced at £18.99. Having proved itself during the savage dogfighting of the Battle of Britain, the Hawker Hurricane would also make a valuable contribution in protecting the vital sea lanes from German attack, both above and below the water. Modified with the addition of catapult spools and a fuselage mounted arrester hook, Sea Hurricanes were embarked aboard Britain’s diminutive aircraft carriers from mid 1941. As British shipping losses in the Atlantic began to mount,... Read More

24/08/2017

New in stock from Airfix A05133 Curtiss Tomahawk MK.IIB

New and now in stock from Airfix A05133 Curtiss Tomahawk MK.IIB, this 1:48 scale kit is priced at £18.99. The first Curtiss Tomahawk fighters to arrive in Britain during WWII operated in the tactical reconnaissance role and were deemed unsuitable for fighter sweeps into German occupied Europe. Later models incorporated a number of improvements and saw extensive service with the Western Desert Air Force, driving the Italians out of Libya and taking on the newly arrived Messerschmitts of the Luftwaffe. With large numbers of Curtiss Tomahawk fighters arriving in the... Read More