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1:72 Blackburn/BAe Buccaneer S.2B 12 Sqn RAF

Blackburn/BAe Buccaneer XT270, 12 Sqn RAF 1975. Airfix new tool 1:72 Buccaneer slightly modified to portray Buccaneer S.2B XT270 of 12 Sqn RAF in 1975 with recon pack. Painted in the standard trio of Dark Green, Dark Sea Grey and Light Aircraft Grey with the glossy finish of the early 70s (Hataka Orange Line Lacquers) […]

1:72 Academy Tempest V (Early Series I) D-Day

Hawker Tempest (early series I) JN765 JF-K, 3 Sqn RAF The Aircraft JN765 was the 36th Tempest V built in the initial production run. These initial aircraft were based by Hawker on 50 centre sections of a cancelled Typhoon order; the remaining 50 of the 1st batch having bespoke Tempest bodies. The Series I can […]

1:72 Airfix Phantom FGR2. 23 Sqn Falklands

1:72 Airfix McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 – 23 Sqn RAF Stanley, Falkland Islands 1983/1984 The Aircraft In the aftermath of the Falklands Conflict of 1982 an urgent need was identified to base a deterrent force on the Islands to prevent either a 2nd invasion or to discourage thoughts of one from forming. To this end […]

1:72 Hurricane PR.I 69 Sqn Malta

Arma Hobby Model Kits 1:72 Hurricane Mk.I, built as V7101 Hurricane PR.I of 69 Sqn Royal Air Force based from RAF Luqa, Malta, 1941 The Aircraft V7101 was built by Gloster as a standard Hurricane Mk.I and was the 423rd aircraft of 1700 ordered as part of the 3rd Gloster production order 85730/40/23a; it was delivered […]

1:72 Italeri F-5F Mig28

1:72 Italeri Northrop F-5F 160965, used a a MiG-28 in the 1986 movie Top Gun, based at NAS Miramar in 1985 during filming The movie Top Gun starts and ends with dogfights between US Navy F-14s and mythical MiG-28 adversaries. For this, the US Navy painted up 4 F-5s (3 single seat F-5Es and 1 […]

1:72 PZL P.11c Arma Hobbies 1:72 Junior Edition

PZL P.11c Lt. Wladyslaw Wojciech Chciuk, 1 September 1939 – Arma Hobbies 1:72 Junior Edition The aircraft The PZL P.11c (Państwowe Zakłady Lotnicze – State Aviation Works) started development in the late 1920s with the 1st of Zygmunt Puławski’s prototypes the PZL P.1. This featured what was be become known as the “Polish” or “Pulawski” […]

1:72 Airfix (A01003A) Curtiss Tomahawk IIB, 73 Sqn RAF, El Gamil – Egypt, 1941

1:72 Airfix (A01003A) Curtiss Tomahawk IIB AK490, 73 Sqn RAF, El Gamil – Egypt, 1941 With the UK based RAF squadrons just about back up to strength with Hurricanes and Spitfires after the conclusion of the Battle of Britain, the delivery of the Curtiss Tomahawk allowed the dated equipment still in service in the Middle […]