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New Aviation Announcements

09/09/2022
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New to pre-order Hobby Master HA19043 F-4B Phantom “MiG-17 Killer” 151398, VF-51 “Screaming Eagles”, USS Coral Sea , May 1972

New to pre-order from Hobby Master HA19043 F-4B Phantom “MiG-17 Killer” 151398, VF-51 “Screaming Eagles”, USS Coral Sea , May 1972. Pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £89.95. One of the most famous and easily recognized fighter aircraft of the post-WWII era was the McDonnell F-4 Phantom II. This aircraft was developed as a private venture by the aircraft company but was soon ordered by the USN as a carrier-based attack aircraft. Its first flight took place on May 27, 1958 and it entered active service... Read More

09/09/2022
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New to pre-order Hobby Master HA4533 F-15C “Grim Reapers 1977 – 2022” 86-0172, 493rd Fighting Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England , March 2022

New to pre-order from Hobby Master HA4533 F-15C “Grim Reapers 1977 – 2022” 86-0172, 493rd Fighting Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England , March 2022. Pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £94.95. In 1967 the U.S. became aware of the Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat. This made it necessary to develop a new aircraft to counter the MiG-25. The USAF rejected the USN F-14 Tomcat and issued its own requirements. The solution came in the form of the McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle. The F-15A made its inaugural flight in... Read More

06/09/2022
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New to pre-order Corgi AA29101 Spitfire Mk.IX MK329/JE-J(jr) W/Cdr. J.E. Johnson, No.144 Wing RCAF, ‘Beer Truck’, June 1944

New to pre-order from Corgi AA29101 Spitfire Mk.IX MK329/JE-J(jr) W/Cdr. J.E. Johnson, No.144 Wing RCAF, ‘Beer Truck’, June 1944. Pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £54.95. Wearing full D-Day identification markings, Spitfire MK329 JE-J ‘Junior’ was the personal mount of RAF ace pilot James Edgar ‘Johnnie’ Johnson, one of the RAF’s top scoring fighter aces of WWII and one who’s impressive tally of 34 confirmed aerial victories was scored exclusively against Luftwaffe single engined fighters. Flying extensively in support of the D-Day landings, Johnson and the... Read More

06/09/2022
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New to pre-order Corgi AA27608 Hawker Hurricane MkI P2798 LK-A, Sqn Ldr. Ian Richard ‘Widge’ Gleed RAF No. 87 Squadron

New to pre-order from Corgi AA27608 Hawker Hurricane MkI P2798 LK-A, Sqn Ldr. Ian Richard ‘Widge’ Gleed RAF No. 87 Squadron. Pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £54.95. When the Hawker Hurricane entered squadron service at the end of December 1937, it heralded a new era of aviation for a Royal Air Force which could now boast the introduction of their first high speed monoplane fighter. From a design perspective, the Hurricane was more evolutionary than revolutionary, taking many of its design characteristic from the successful... Read More

06/09/2022

New to pre-order Corgi AA27111 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 (Trop) ‘Red 1’ Hpt. Werner Schroer, 8./JG27, Rhodes, Greece, 1943

New to pre-order from Corgi AA27111 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 (Trop) ‘Red 1’ Hpt. Werner Schroer, 8./JG27, Rhodes, Greece, 1943. Pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £54.95. Although making an unremarkable start to his combat career during the Battle of Britain, Werner Schröer’s transfer to North Africa and air operations in support of the Afrika Korps would bring him a change in fortune and a steadily increasing victory tally which would eventually make him one of the Luftwaffe’s most successful pilots. By the time III./JG27 relocated to... Read More

06/09/2022
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New to pre-order Corgi AA38511 Messerschmitt Bf 110E-2 (Trop) 3U+KS, 8./ZG 26, Derna, North Africa, 1942

New to pre-order from Corgi AA38511 Messerschmitt Bf 110E-2 (Trop) 3U+KS, 8./ZG 26, Derna, North Africa, 1942. Pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £76.95. With combat operations against the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain proving to be close to catastrophic for Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf 110 heavy fighter units, you could be forgiven for thinking that the months which followed the fighting over the UK to be a time spent licking wounds and making good losses. In actual fact, even though the Luftwaffe were... Read More

05/09/2022
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New to pre-order Corgi AA34114 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S2B XT279 RAF No16 Squadron

New to pre-order from Corgi AA34114 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S2B XT279 RAF No16 Squadron, pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £72.95. During the impressive 32 year service history of Britain’s Blackburn Buccaneer force, surely there can have been no finer looking aircraft than S.2B XT279 in her stunning black livery, even though the decision to present her in this manner was not without some controversy. The story behind this stunning scheme is that during the early 1980s, one of RAF No.16 Squadron’s Buccaneers was finished in... Read More

05/09/2022
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New to pre-order Corgi AA37811 Albatros D.V 2263/17 Otto Kissemberth, Jasta 23b, late 1917 Replica aircraft Stow Maries WWI Aerodrome, Essex

New to pre-order from Corgi AA37811 Albatros D.V 2263/17 Otto Kissemberth, Jasta 23b, late 1917 Replica aircraft Stow Maries WWI Aerodrome, Essex. Pre-orders for this 1:48 scale model are being taken at £54.95. Great War German fighter ace Otto Kissenberth has been described as being something of a character, brave and tenacious in the air, but a fighter pilot with a rather unusual trait – he flew combat missions whilst wearing his spectacles, something only two other Luftstreitkräfte fighter aces were known to have done. Given command of Royal Bavarian... Read More