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

Hawker Tempest (early series I) JN765 JF-K, 3 Sqn RAF ” template=”/var/sites/o/octanescalemodels.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] 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 […]

1:72 Airfix Phantom FGR2. 23 Sqn Falklands

1:72 Airfix McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 – 23 Sqn RAF Stanley, Falkland Islands 1983/1984 ” template=”/var/sites/o/octanescalemodels.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] 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 […]

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 ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] 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 […]

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 ” template=”/var/sites/o/octanescalemodels.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   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 […]

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 ” template=”/var/sites/o/octanescalemodels.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] 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 […]

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 ” template=”/var/sites/o/octanescalemodels.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] 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 […]

1:72 Revell (03917) Goodyear FG-1 Corsair IV – Fleet Air Arm – HMS Colossus 1945

1:72 Revell (03917) Goodyear FG-1 Corsair IV – Fleet Air Arm – HMS Colossus 1945 ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]The Aircraft KD344 was one of the final batch of 857 Goodyear built Corsairs, called the FG-1 Corsair IV in Fleet Air Arm use. It was delivered to the Fleet Air Arm and was embarked on […]

1:72 AZ Models Morane-Saulnier L #1848, 3sqn RFC – 5th February 1915, Merville – France

1:72 AZ Models Morane-Saulnier L #1848, 3sqn RFC – 5th February 1915, Merville – France ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]The Aircraft The Morane-Saulinier L entered service with the Royal Flying Corps at the start of WWI also being employed in service with the Royal Naval Air Service and the Aeronautique Militaire (French Air Force). It […]

1944 1:72 Dragon 1:72 P-38J “Droop Snoot” Lightning with ELINT conversion

1:72 Dragon P-38J “Droop Snoot” Lightning with ELINT conversion – assigned to 192 Sqn RAF, September 1944 – February 1945. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]Between Sept 1944 and Feb 1945 4 P-38J “droop snoots” with an ELINT conversion were seconded from the USAAF’s 7th Photo Recon Group to 192sqn of 100gp RAF based at RAF […]

Airfix 1:72 Folland Gnat T.1, RAF 4 FTS, 1970

Airfix 1:72 Folland Gnat T.1, Royal Air Force 4 FTS, 1970 RAF Valley ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]