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Airfix 1/144 Boeing 707 AIR-05171 Airfix 1/144 Boeing 707 AIR-05171
$38.99
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Airfix 1/144 Boeing 707
Airfix 1/144 D.H. Comet 4B AIR-04176 Airfix 1/144 D.H. Comet 4B AIR-04176
$34.99
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Description

The second World War had seriously affected Great Britain’s abilities to proceed with airliner development, and it was realised that the USA would have virtual domination in this field unless steps were taken to catch up. The Brabazon Committee was formed in 1943 to look into Britain’s post war aviation prospects, and a series of recommendations was issued in 1944; one of these was to produce an advanced turbojet powered airliner for BOAC.

The De Havilland company pursued design concepts which led to the D.H. 106 Comet in 1946, and in a very short period of time the first prototype flew of 27 July 1949. The Comet 1 first entered BOAC service in May 1952, becoming the world’s first jet passenger aircraft. With the improved Comet 2, orders from airlines around the world rapidly increased until the tragic losses of two BOAC Comet 1 in January and April 1954; the cause of these losses remained a mystery until exhaustive testing revealed hitherto unknown problems connected with metal fatigue, and thereafter all Comets were subjected to extensive redesign and rebuilding.

The Comet 3 re-emerged as the Comet 4, which BOAC ordered in quantity in 1957. From 1958, British European Airways orders rose to 14 of the modified Comet 4B, which featured a lengthened fuselage giving high-density seating for up to 86 passengers, and a reduction of the wing span and deletion of the leading edge fuel.

Airfix 1/144 Vickers Vanguard AIR-03171 Airfix 1/144 Vickers Vanguard AIR-03171
$17.99
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Description

The first Vanguard made its maiden flight on 20th January 1959, and BEA ordered 20 of the V951 model fitted with Tyne R.Ty.l engines. The first of these entered service in 1961 to start replacing Viscounts on many of the short-haul high density European routes. 

In the event BEA only accepted six of these aircraft, having the remainder delivered as V953 Vanguards IIs fitted with improved Tyne R.Ty.lIs, The double-bubble fuselage of the Vanguard allowed considerable freight to be carried below the passenger deck, and later on some Vanguards were converted for use with BEA and British Airways solely as freighters, this type was known as the Merchantman.

Dimensions (mm): L259 X W249


AMT 1/48 Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing AMT 1/48 Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing
$44.99
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AMT 1/48 Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing
AMT 1/48 Shell Oil Lockheed Vega AMT 1/48 Shell Oil Lockheed Vega
$48.99
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AMT 1/48 Shell Oil Lockheed Vega
AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant Airplane AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant Airplane
$44.99
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AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant Airplane
Cyber Hobby 1/400 Air China A321 Twin Pack CYB-2212 Cyber Hobby 1/400 Air China A321 Twin Pack CYB-2212
$13.99
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Cyber Hobby 1/400 Air China A321 Twin Pack
Cyber Hobby 1/400 Air China A330-200 CYB-2210 Cyber Hobby 1/400 Air China A330-200 CYB-2210
$13.99
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Cyber Hobby 1/400 Air China A330-200
Hasegawa 1/200 Boeing B747-200 Northwest Airlines H10686 Hasegawa 1/200 Boeing B747-200 Northwest Airlines H10686
$48.99
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Hasegawa 1/200 Boeing B747-200 Northwest Airlines
Hasegawa 1/200 JAL B787-9 Hasegawa 1/200 JAL B787-9
$46.99
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Hasegawa 1/200 JAL B787-9
Heller 1/125 Concorde Air France HLL80445 Heller 1/125 Concorde Air France HLL80445
$56.99
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Heller 1/125 Concorde Air France
Heller 1/72 Douglas DC-6B Airliner HLL80315 Heller 1/72 Douglas DC-6B Airliner HLL80315
$49.99
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Heller 1/72 Douglas DC-6B Airliner
Italeri 1/144 ATR-42 KLM Version ITA-01801 Italeri 1/144 ATR-42 KLM Version ITA-01801
$46.99
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Description

Recommended Paint:

Flat Red

Gloss White


Recommended Glue

Humbrol Poly Cement

 

100% NEW MOULDS - STAND BASE INCLUDED - DECALS FOR 3 VERSIONS

The ATR 42 was developed by the Italian-French manufacturer “Aeromobili da Trasporto Regionale� and making its first flight in the middle of ‘80s. The goal of the project was to create a twin-turboprop passenger aircraft that could be used as short-haul regional airliner. The low operating costs and the possibility to take off and to land on short runways were the main features of the small aircraft and were the base for the commercial success of the project. The ATR-500, introduced in the mid ‘90s, was the improved version and it adopts new engines and six-bladed propellers. Furthermore a dedicated military version, the ATR 42 MP “Surveyor� has been developed to perform maritime patrol duties. It is used by Italian Coast Guard, Capitanerie di Porto and Guardia di Finanza.

Italeri 1/72 C-130J US Coast Guard ITA-01348 Italeri 1/72 C-130J US Coast Guard ITA-01348 save
$89.99
$54.00
In stock

Description

Recommended Paint:

Gloss Red

Gloss White

Flat Black

 

Recommended Glue

Humbrol Poly Cement

 

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is definitely the most famous and popular four-engine transport aircraft developed after the Second World War . The C-130 entered in service during the ‘50s but  it has been continuously improved in avionics and engines to make it suitable to the changing of operational needs. In particular, the C-130J, still in production, has new  Rolls-Royce turboprops with composite scimitar propellers , digital avionics and reduced crew requirements. In the extended range version it is used by the Unites States Coast Guard to carry out its specific duties such as : maritime police, patrolling, environment protection and search and rescue. The big four-engine joins a fleet of fixed-wing aircrafts, operating from land bases, and helicopters, such as the Sikorsky HH-60J Jayhawk, which can be operated from the ground air-facilities or from flight-deck equipped cutters.

Italeri 1/72 Canadair CL-415 Italeri 1/72 Canadair CL-415
$64.99
In stock

Description

Recommended Paint:

Gloss Red

 

Recommended Glue

Humbrol Poly Cement


 

SUPER DECALS FOR 5 VERSIONS

The Canadair is the most famous firefighting plane of the aviation history. It is based on the flying boat amphibious water bomber concept and it is an extremely effective tool to protect the environment against the fire damages. The Canadair CL-415 is the improved version of the previous CL-215. The most important improvements able to enhance the effectiveness in firefighting duties are : the adoption of two Pratt & Whitney turboprop new engines able to provide 2,380 hp,, the aerodynamic additions to the wings and empennage and the up to date avionic system. Thanks to its sturdy and robust central hull, it is able to load the water storage compartments in only 400 meters long run on water. The continuous improvements has also provide a boost in range that permit to stay on the target for a longer period and to load and drop an higher quantity of water and retardant in order to be more and more effective on firefighting activities. 

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Airfix 1/144 Boeing 707

Description

The second World War had seriously affected Great Britain’s abilities to proceed with airliner development, and it was realised that the USA would have virtual domination in this field unless steps were taken to catch up. The Brabazon Committee was formed in 1943 to look into Britain’s post war aviation prospects, and a series of recommendations was issued in 1944; one of these was to produce an advanced turbojet powered airliner for BOAC.

The De Havilland company pursued design concepts which led to the D.H. 106 Comet in 1946, and in a very short period of time the first prototype flew of 27 July 1949. The Comet 1 first entered BOAC service in May 1952, becoming the world’s first jet passenger aircraft. With the improved Comet 2, orders from airlines around the world rapidly increased until the tragic losses of two BOAC Comet 1 in January and April 1954; the cause of these losses remained a mystery until exhaustive testing revealed hitherto unknown problems connected with metal fatigue, and thereafter all Comets were subjected to extensive redesign and rebuilding.

The Comet 3 re-emerged as the Comet 4, which BOAC ordered in quantity in 1957. From 1958, British European Airways orders rose to 14 of the modified Comet 4B, which featured a lengthened fuselage giving high-density seating for up to 86 passengers, and a reduction of the wing span and deletion of the leading edge fuel.

Description

The first Vanguard made its maiden flight on 20th January 1959, and BEA ordered 20 of the V951 model fitted with Tyne R.Ty.l engines. The first of these entered service in 1961 to start replacing Viscounts on many of the short-haul high density European routes. 

In the event BEA only accepted six of these aircraft, having the remainder delivered as V953 Vanguards IIs fitted with improved Tyne R.Ty.lIs, The double-bubble fuselage of the Vanguard allowed considerable freight to be carried below the passenger deck, and later on some Vanguards were converted for use with BEA and British Airways solely as freighters, this type was known as the Merchantman.

Dimensions (mm): L259 X W249


AMT 1/48 Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing
AMT 1/48 Shell Oil Lockheed Vega
AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant Airplane
Cyber Hobby 1/400 Air China A321 Twin Pack
Cyber Hobby 1/400 Air China A330-200
Hasegawa 1/200 Boeing B747-200 Northwest Airlines
Hasegawa 1/200 JAL B787-9
Heller 1/125 Concorde Air France
Heller 1/72 Douglas DC-6B Airliner

Description

Recommended Paint:

Flat Red

Gloss White


Recommended Glue

Humbrol Poly Cement

 

100% NEW MOULDS - STAND BASE INCLUDED - DECALS FOR 3 VERSIONS

The ATR 42 was developed by the Italian-French manufacturer “Aeromobili da Trasporto Regionale� and making its first flight in the middle of ‘80s. The goal of the project was to create a twin-turboprop passenger aircraft that could be used as short-haul regional airliner. The low operating costs and the possibility to take off and to land on short runways were the main features of the small aircraft and were the base for the commercial success of the project. The ATR-500, introduced in the mid ‘90s, was the improved version and it adopts new engines and six-bladed propellers. Furthermore a dedicated military version, the ATR 42 MP “Surveyor� has been developed to perform maritime patrol duties. It is used by Italian Coast Guard, Capitanerie di Porto and Guardia di Finanza.

Description

Recommended Paint:

Gloss Red

Gloss White

Flat Black

 

Recommended Glue

Humbrol Poly Cement

 

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is definitely the most famous and popular four-engine transport aircraft developed after the Second World War . The C-130 entered in service during the ‘50s but  it has been continuously improved in avionics and engines to make it suitable to the changing of operational needs. In particular, the C-130J, still in production, has new  Rolls-Royce turboprops with composite scimitar propellers , digital avionics and reduced crew requirements. In the extended range version it is used by the Unites States Coast Guard to carry out its specific duties such as : maritime police, patrolling, environment protection and search and rescue. The big four-engine joins a fleet of fixed-wing aircrafts, operating from land bases, and helicopters, such as the Sikorsky HH-60J Jayhawk, which can be operated from the ground air-facilities or from flight-deck equipped cutters.

Description

Recommended Paint:

Gloss Red

 

Recommended Glue

Humbrol Poly Cement


 

SUPER DECALS FOR 5 VERSIONS

The Canadair is the most famous firefighting plane of the aviation history. It is based on the flying boat amphibious water bomber concept and it is an extremely effective tool to protect the environment against the fire damages. The Canadair CL-415 is the improved version of the previous CL-215. The most important improvements able to enhance the effectiveness in firefighting duties are : the adoption of two Pratt & Whitney turboprop new engines able to provide 2,380 hp,, the aerodynamic additions to the wings and empennage and the up to date avionic system. Thanks to its sturdy and robust central hull, it is able to load the water storage compartments in only 400 meters long run on water. The continuous improvements has also provide a boost in range that permit to stay on the target for a longer period and to load and drop an higher quantity of water and retardant in order to be more and more effective on firefighting activities.