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AA27302 Hawker Fury, 43 Squadron RAF, Munich Crisis, 1938

AA27302 Limited edition

Price £43.99

Entering service with both the RAF and 43 squadron in May 1931, the Hawker Fury represented a great leap forward in the quality of fighters available to the RAF. By 1938 newer designs had started to encroach upon the small and nimble Hawker biplanes advantage but it still had an important place within the RAF. At the time of the Munich Crisis in 1938, when Europe once again looked set to descend into war, they received a coat of camouflage paint along with many other RAF types. This contrasted sharply with their previous all over silver colours but while war was averted for a short period, the storm clouds had gathered and would not depart.
 

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AA27602 Hawker Hurricane MkI, P3120, 303 Polish Squadron, Flying Officer Z K Henneberg, Northolt, September 1940

AA27602 Limited edition

Price £43.99

Although the Spitfire is celebrated as Britain saviour during the Battle of Britain, it was the trusty Hawker Hurricane that inflicted most of the damage on the Luftwaffe. Indeed, the Hurricane destroyed more enemy aircraft than all of Britain other defences combined  In the hands of a capable pilot, the trusty Hurricane was a lethal adversary. 

No. 303 Squadron was one of sixteen Polish squadrons in the RAF during World War Two. Formed in Blackpool, England in July 1940 the Squadron became fully operational on 31st August 1940 at RAF Northolt. The months that followed would prove to be extremely busy for the Squadron and it became the most successful Hurricane equipped squadron of the Battle of Britain.
 

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AA27704 North American P-51D Mustang, 44-14733/CS-L €Daddy€s Girl€, Capt. Ray Wetmore

AA27704 Limited edition

Price £49.99

As one of the most distinctive P-51D Mustangs of the European theatre, Daddy€s Girl€ was the mount of Captain Ray X-ray eyes€ Wetmore, who became one of the leading USAAF Mustang aces of the war.  His nickname comes from his uncanny reputation for spotting enemy aircraft well before any of his Squadron mates could pick them out and usually dispatching one or two of them.  The Mustangs of the 359th Fighter Group had their noses painted in a light apple green colour, which was reputedly sourced from British paint stocks and has proved a notoriously difficult shade for historians to corroborate and modellers to replicate  Named after his daughter Diane, €Daddys Girl had her most successful day on 14th January 1945, when Wetmore destroyed four Focke Wulf Fw 190s and shared in the destruction of a fifth, during the same mission.  His final victory came against one of the elusive Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet rocket fighters on 15th March 1945, taking his final aerial victory tally to 21.25 enemy aircraft.  By V.E Day, the 21-year-old Wetmore had attained the rank of Major.

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AA36613 Lockheed P-38J Lightning, 44-23590 Scrapiron IV Capt. L E Blumer

AA36613 Limited edition

Price £71.99

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, 44-23590 Scrapiron IV Capt. L E Blumer, 393rd FS/367th FG, France 1944

The 367th Fighter Group arrived in England in April 1944, and having trained on single engine fighters, they were expecting to find Mustangs waiting for them at RAF Stoney Cross the twin engine P-38 Lightning proved to be something of a surprise. Following a period of re-training, the 367th were sent into battle and immediately began to make their mark. Laurence €˜Scrappy Blumer and his P-38 Lightning Scrapiron IV earned the title ˜the fastest ace in a day and the award of a Distinguished Service Cross, for combat actions he was involved in, on 25th August 1944  Joining an already savage dogfight, Blumer shot down two FW190 fighters on his first pass and a further three within the next fifteen minutes, before the enemy fighters ran for cover. During this engagement, the Luftwaffe lost 25 aircraft destroyed, one probably destroyed and a further 17 suffering damage by any standards, a mauling by pilots of the Fork-tailed devil.

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AA38408 Bristol Blenheim Mk.I, L6739 (G-BPIV), The Imperial War Museum, Duxford Airfield, 2015 1:72 scale

AA38408 Limited edition

Price £71.99

On Thursday 20th November 2014, Bristol Blenheim Mk.I L6739 (G-BPIV) was pushed out of the Aircraft Restoration Company hangar at Duxford airfield and given a final engine test, prior to its first post restoration flight.  Moments later, this extremely rare British aircraft took to the skies once more and immediately became one of the most important historic aircraft in the world the only flying example of its type. Configured as a short-nosed Mk.I nightfighter version of the Blenheim, which saw service during the Battle of Britain, this magnificent aircraft was destined to become highly sought after during the 75th Anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Britain in 2015

US37405 A-4M Skyhawk BuNo 158413 of VF-126 1:72 Scale

US37405 Limited edition

Price £43.99

ighter Squadron 126 (VF-126), the Pacific Fleet Adversary Squadron, was known as the "Bandits". Adversary operations involve friendly aircraft mimicking the tactics and characteristics of enemy forces to enhance the relevance of combat training. VF-126 started providing the adversary mission in April 1967 from Miramar. The Skyhawk was chosen as the bandit aircraft because of its maneuverability and smokeless trail, just like a MIG. A-4M Bu No. 158413, was the last of several ex-USMC Skyhawks assigned to the US Navy adversary unit VF-126 "Bandits" and co-located Naval Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun), at NAS Miramar. These aircraft served with VF-126 alongside a motley collection of A-4E/Fs and TA-4F/Js until the "Bandits" were dis-established on 1 April 1994. Bu No. 158413 was then placed in storage within the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. Later that same year it was one of 36 surplus A-4Ms sold to the Fuerza Aerea Argentina (Argentine Air Force).

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AA33320 Boeing B-17G-25-BO Flying Fortress- Snake Hips 1:72 Scale

AA33320 Limited edition

Price £170.49

B-17G Flying Fortress 42-31713 'Snake Hips' arrived at the USAAF's 92nd Bombardment Group base at Podington in February 1944 and quickly benefitted from a name and nose artwork that her crew hoped would bring them luck in the air battles to come. The aircraft saw extensive action over the next few months and brought her crew through relatively unscathed, until undertaking a mission to the heavily defended synthetic oil plant at Leuna on 24th August 1944. On the run in to the target, 'Snake Hips' took a direct 88mm hit in the bomb bay and whilst the explosion did not detonate the bombs, it did blow a gaping hole in the side of the fuselage and start a hydraulic fire which threatened to engulf the bomber. The aircraft dropped out of formation and headed for home. But on attempting to jettison the bombs, several members of the crew were forced to deactivate them in the midst of all this airborne chaos. With two engines out and the pilot heading for the relief landing airfield at Woodbridge, he ordered his crew to parachute to safety, knowing he could not leave his station and fearing the landing may result in their injury. Fortunately, he managed to land the bomber without further incident and 'Snake Hips' became one of the most heavily damaged B-17s to make it back to the UK during the Second World War.

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AA35313 North American B25 Mitchell- 40-2249- "Hari Kari-er"- USS Hornet Doolittle Raid 1942

AA35313 Limited edition

Price £104.99

 Die-cast metal model of the twin engined North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber 40-2249 Hari Kari-er that flew in the 1942 'Doolittle' raid on Tokyo 1942, just four months after Pearl Harbour. This was pretty much the early form of the Mitchell, the type was to be much developed as the war progressed.

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AA39105 Westland Whirlwind HAR.1 - XA868- Royal Navy- HMS Protector- 1963 1:72 Scale

AA39105 Limited edition

Price £66.99

The US Sikorski R-4 was the world's first massed produced helicopter and the only Allied aircraft of its kind to see service during WWII. It also proved how flexible the helicopter was in a number of applications. The race was now on to develop a larger design which possessed the power and range to deliver both troops and supplies, with the 1949 Sikorski H-19 Chickasaw proving to be the breakthrough design the helicopter world had been looking for. Stable and powerful, this significant aircraft became the US Army's first true transport helicopter and the envy of the aviation world, with Britain being a particularly keen admirer. Having evaluated a number of aircraft, a licence agreement was duly signed to allow Westland Aircraft to produce the helicopter for the British military known as the Whirlwind, the first British built prototype to fly in August 1953.

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CS90623 Corgi Showcase Apache fit the box

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Price £6.99

Corgi Showcase is a series of top quality die-cast model aircraft suitable for childen aged three and over. Each model comes with a display stand and all classic aircraft have a moving propeller. This series is ideal for the young aviation fan and offers a wide range of models to collect including biplanes, fighters, bombers and modern jets. N.B. This item may be supplied in either Corgi Toys or Showcase packaging.

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CS90628 RAF Red Arrows Hawk fit the box

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Price £8.99

The RAF Red Arrows are arguably the best known aerobatic team in the world and have been wowing audiences for over fifty years. Their precision flying combinations are legendary and for many the thrilling opposition manoeuvres of the Synchro Pair are a highlight of their display. The Red Arrows are the public face of the Royal Air Force and are superb ambassadors for the United Kingdom. RAF Red Arrows Hawk All Red Arrows display pilots have flown operationally, in frontline aircraft such as the Typhoon, and helped the Royal Air Force to secure the skies every day of the year. BAE SYSTEMS is a registered trade mark of BAE Systems plc. The RAF Red Arrows name and logo are trademarks of the UK Secretary of State for Defence and is used under license.

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CS90652 Flying Aces Hawker Hurricane

CS90652

Price £7.99

Corgi Showcase is a series of top quality die-cast model aircraft suitable for children aged three and over. Each model comes with a display stand and all classic aircraft have a moving propeller. This series is ideal for the young aviation fan and offers a wide range of models to collect including biplanes, fighters, bombers and modern jets.

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CS90629 Flying Aces F-35® Lightning®

CS90629

Price £7.99

A series of stealthy multi-role fighter aircraft, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II represents the current pinnacle of aviation technology and the most advanced aircraft type currently in service. Produced in three distinct variants, the F-35A is the standard variant selected for service by the US Air Force, whilst the F-35B is the short take-off and vertical landing enabled aircraft, which has been purchased by the Royal Air Force.The third variant is the F-35C, which features stro landing gear, an arrester hook and slightly larger, folding outer wing sections, also conventionally configured for use on aircraft carriers by the US Navy and Marine Corps.

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CS90659 Flying Aces F-16® Fighting Falcon®

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Price £7.99

Designed in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the need to equip the USAF with a dominant air superiority fighter, the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon was the first aircraft intentionally designed to be aerodynamically unstable, making this an extremely maneuverable aircraft but also one relying heavily on computer controlled fly-by-wire technology Introduced in 1978, the F-16 is still in service today with several of the world's air arms and has become the most heavily produced modern Western jet fighter in history, serving not only in the US Air Force, but also with 25 overseas nations.

CS90658 Flying Aces F/A-18® Super Hornet®

CS90658

Price £7.99

Designed in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the need to equip the USAF with a dominant air superiority fighter, the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon was the first aircraft intentionally designed to be aerodynamically unstable, making this an extremely maneuverable aircraft but also one relying heavily on computer controlled fly-by-wire technology Introduced in 1978, the F-16 is still in service today with several of the world's air arms and has become the most heavily produced modern Western jet fighter in history, serving not only in the US Air Force, but also with 25 overseas nations.