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Dornier Do335A-12 Trainer “Anteater” : Tamiya
Dornier Do335A-12 Trainer “Anteater” : 1:48 scale
Although the hopes of the Luftwaffe rested on the twin-engine Dorner Do335 becoming Germany’s next overpowering force in the sky, its deployment was prematurely cut short by the close of WWII. The unique design of this multipurpose aircraft featured two liquid cooled engines powering two propellers. The design of the Do335 was nothing short of revolutionary, and provided an incredible top-speed of 760km/h.
However, the aircraft demanded of its pilot supreme flying technique, especially during take-off and landing when the cross-shaped tail and rear propeller frequently collided with the runway. For that reason, the twin seater A-12 trainer version of the Do335 was developed, a conversion of the single-seater fighter-bomber A-1 version. Originally, only a few trainer versions were planned to be produced. However, because of the considerable number of accidents during flight tests of the A-0 and the heightened need to properly instruct pilots, orders were made to convert the mid-production A-1 into A-12 trainer aircraft.
The bizarre appearance of the Do335 was taken one step further on the A-12 version, with the addition of a trainer cockpit above and behind the main cockpit. This extra “hump” on the fuselage led pilots to nickname it “Anteater”. Of the eleven A-1 types produced, eight were supposed to be changed to A-12 types, but only two or three were actually completed. At least one of these aircraft was ultimately seized by the invading Allies, and transported to England for display and experimentation.
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Dornier Do335A Pfeil “Arrow” : Tamiya
Dornier Do335A Pfeil “Arrow” 1:48 scale
The Dornier Do 335 “Arrow” or Pfeil, as the Germans called it, was arguably the best piston aircraft of the time. The Arrow had a number of unusual distinctions. It was the only military aircraft of the time to have a push-pull power plant/airframe. It was the only aircraft of WWII to have an ejection seat. It was the only aircraft that had explosive bolts in the rear fuselage designed to separate the tail section in order to facilitate a successful bail-out if necessary. And It was also the fastest piston powered aircraft, with a maximum speed of 417 mph at an altitude of 26,000 feet. The first flight was in Autumn of 1943. The flight testing phase went very well as the plane flew and handled better than expected. There were no structural problems at all, and only one crash occurred due to an overheated engine which caught fire. The first production version, the A-1 was delivered in November 1944. Luckily too few and too late to help the Third Reich. The Arrows armament included two fuselage mounted 20mm cannons, two wing mounted 15mm cannons, and if that weren’t enough a 30mm engine mounted cannon. If production had been expedited from the start this heavily armed plane might have played serious havoc with the Allied bombing missions.
A total of ninety aircraft were rolled out including prototypes, test planes, and trainers. Due to critical delays in materials a mere total of thirty-eight production Do-355’s were delivered to the Luftwaffe.
Nothing in the Allied inventory could catch it.
$40.001.000000 in Stock
Supermarine Seafire F.R. 46/47: Airfix
Supermarine Seafire F.R. 46/47: 1:48 scale
The Supermarine Seafire F.R. 46/47 was the last Spitfire example that was developed and flew combat missions. Seafires F.R. 46/47 were flying during the Korean war off of British aircraft carriers that were stationed off the North Korean coast. Seafires were tasked with fleet defense missions while other aircraft types were utilized for strike missions against North Korean and Chinese targets.
- Engraved panel lines,
- Detailed cockpit with pilot,
- Separate boarding hatch and rudder,
- Positionable flaps,
- Prop with individually molded blades and multi-part spinner,
- Centerline drop tank,
- Auxiliary tank fairings,
- Underwing rockets (x8),
- Optional folded wings (Mk.47),
- 2-piece canopy,
- Full Decal and color painting guide for 2 Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft:
- FR.47 VP480 of 800 NAS onboard HMS Triumph, Korea, July 1950
- FR.46 LA546 of Station Flight, RNAS Lossiemouth, Scotland, 1948
- Decals include Korean War stripes, instrument markings and stencil data.
$31.991 in Stock
Polikarpov I-16 Type 10: Academy
Polikarpov I-16 Type 10: 1:48 Scale
When the tiny, Russian Polikarpov I-16 flew for the first time in December 1933, it was far ahead of any other fighter design in the world, featuring retractable landing gear, a cantilever wing and variable pitch propeller. When the Spanish Civil War broke out, almost 500 were put into service with the Spanish Republican Air Force, surprising the enemy with outstanding manoeuvrability, firepower and rate of climb, leading to the opposition nickname Rata(Rat) and friendly name Mosca(Fly). When the Germans invaded Russia in June 1941, the I-16 was still Russia’s most important fighter and in spite of being obsolete, well over half of the 7,000 built were flown in action until 1943. This kit is easy to build and finish in two different ways, with beautiful details throughout. Fully engraved panel lines, detailed landing gear and engine compartment, marking for the Soviet Union and the Spanish Republican Air Force, 1938.
$29.992 in Stock
Douglas A-20g Havoc: AMT/ ERTL
Douglas A-20g Havoc: 1:48 scale
This AMT kit represents the ultimate gunship version of the A-20, the A-20G. American combat crews in Tunisia and the Pacific, seeking ways to enhance the firepower of their aircraft, field-modified their planes by getting rid of the bombardier position and filling the glass nose with .50 caliber machine guns. It was decided to manufacture a solid “gun-nose” version, thus the G.
The first 250 aircraft (G-1’s), had four 20mm cannons plus two .50 caliber machine guns. This setup was not as effective as hoped and most were sent to Russia. All subsequent aircraft had six .50 caliber nose guns. Beginning with the A-20G-20, the older single-gun, hand-operated, open rear defensive position was replaced by a power-operated twin .50 caliber Martin turret.
Nearly 3000 G’s were produced, making it the most-manufactured version of this aircraft. Production ceased in September 1944, and was replaced by a bigger, heavier, faster, more powerful big bomber, the A-26 Invader.
This AMT/Wings kit provides markings for two aircraft with proud combat records in the Pacific Theater of Operations: “Little Joe”, of the 389th BS, 312th BG, and “Little Isadore”, of the 89th BS, 3rd BG, which both flew with the Fifth Air Force. “Little Joe” is known to have served in the Phillippines and “Little Isadore” may have as well.
$31.991 in Stock
Supermarine Spitfire FR. Mk.14e: Fujimi
Supermarine Spitfire FR. Mk.14e: 1:72 Scale
$25.481 in Stock
Supermarine Spitfire PR.Mk.19: Fujimi
Spitfire PR.Mk.19: 1:72 Scale
The PR Mk XIX was the last of the specialised photo reconnaissance variants of the Spitfire, the only one with a Griffon engine and arguably the finest of them all. Delivered to the RAF from mid-1944 to shortly after the end of WWII, it provided the RAF with a formidable photo-reconnaissance platform. By the end of the war, this mark had virtually replaced the earlier PR Mk XI for long-range duties, but more notably it lasted in front-line service up to the early 1950s, still excelling at high altitude despite the fact that its projected opposition now included jet fighters.
- PM655 of the Photographic Development Unit in Benson, England, 1947-8
- RM643/Z, of No.541 Squadron Benson late 1944.
$25.001 in Stock
He-111P: 1:72 Scale
Perhaps the best-recognised German bomber due to the distinctive, extensively glazed, bullet-shaped “greenhouse” nose. The Heinkel was the most numerous and the primary Luftwaffe bomber during the early stages of World War II. It fared well until the Battle of Britain, when its weak defensive armament, relatively low speed, and poor manoeuvrability were exposed. Nevertheless, it proved capable of sustaining heavy damage and remaining airborne. As the war progressed the He 111 was used in a variety of roles on every front in the European Theatre. It was used as a strategic bomber during the Battle of Britain, a torpedo bomber during the Battle of the Atlantic, and a medium bomber and transport aircraft on the Western, Eastern, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African Fronts.
$47.992 in Stock
AVRO Lancaster B. Mk. I/III: Hasegawa
AVRO Lancaster B. Mk. I/III: 1:72 Scale
The Lancaster heavy bomber first took flight in January 1941, and it soon became one of the main heavy bombers of the RAF Bomber Command. The Lancaster was a huge bomber with an large bomb bay capable of carrying very heavy bomb loads. It carried some of the heaviest conventional munitions of the World War II. RAF Bomber Command loaded the Lancaster with 4,000 lb., 8,000 lb., 12,000 lb., and in late WWII, the massive 22,000 lb. Grand Slam “Earthquake bomb”. This very powerful payload earned the Lancaster the nickname the “Grand Slam Bomber”.
- Detailed exterior w/ engraved panel lines.
- Detailed landing gear w/ boxed in wheel wells.
- Detailed payload and defensive armament
- Authentic cockpit interior and bombardier station
- RAF markings.
$69.992 in Stock
AVRO Lancaster Walk Around in Color: Squadron Signal Publication
AVRO Lancaster Walk Around in Color: Squadron Signal Publications
The Avro Lancaster was unquestionably the finest all-around performer within RAF Bomber Command during the air war against Nazi Germany between 1942 and 1945. The Lancaster flew no fewer than 156,000 individual sorties and dropped more than 600,000 tons of explosives and incendiaries, playing a leading role in bringing Hitler’s Reich to its knees. Known for its greenhouse cockpit, turret nose, twin tail, and 33-foot long bomb bay the Lancaster took part in Air Chief Marshall Harris’s ‘Operation Gomorrah’ in July 1943, in which Germany’s industrial center of Hamburg was devastated by round-the-clock bombing raids. In the thick of the air war, the Lancasters also paid a high price – 3,437 were lost in action. This publication is enhanced by the fact that the author s uncle survived 36 operations as a bombardier aboard a Lancaster of No 49 Squadron. It is illustrated with 200 photographs, color profiles and detailed line drawings. 80 pages.
$18.952 in Stock