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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 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 […]

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″]

Airfix 1:72 Spitfire PR.XIX 541Sqn RAF Benson 1944

1:72 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire PR.XIX, 541Sqn RAF Benson Autumn 1944, RM643/Z ” 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 Supermarine Spitfire is without doubt one of the most iconic Allied aircraft of the second world war and the PR.XIX (19) represents the final reconnaissance version built of the marque. Fitted with the new Griffon series 65spitfire […]

Airfix 1:72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 XT864, 111 Sqn RAF (Zapped by 43 Sqn) Armament Training camp (APC) RAF Akrotiri 1988

Airfix 1:72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 XT864, 111 Sqn RAF (Zapped by 43 Sqn) Armament Practice Camp (APC) RAF Akrotiri 1988 ” 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 XT864 started her life on her 1st flight on 5th April 1968 and was delivered to the Royal Navy on 17th July the same year. If the […]

Airfix 1:72 Hawker Hurricane I – L1932 3 Sqn, September 1939, RAF Biggin Hill

Airfix 1:72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I L1932, 3 Sqn Mid-August 1939 RAF Biggin Hil ” 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 Before WWII, during the “Munich Crisis”, the Air Ministry had ordered the bright roundels then featured on RAF aircraft to be toned down in preparation for a possible but hopefully to be avoided conflict […]

1:72 Airfix Harrier 3 Sqn 90th anniversary

Airfix 1:72 Harrier GR7 ZD322 – RAF 3 Sqn 90th anniversary 2002, RAF Cottesmore. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]ZD322 was 1st flown on 11 March 1987 as a Harrier GR5 and delivered to the RAF 4 October 1988 directly to 3 Sqn. She was subsequently upgraded to GR7 specification and in 2002 was painted in […]