Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye, Latest Model Arrivals, Updated Hobbymaster Photos and New Gemini and InFlight Models.

The Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye is an American all-weather, carrier-capable tactical airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft. This twin-turboprop aircraft was designed and developed during the late 1950s and early 1960s by the Grumman Aircraft Company for the United States Navy as a replacement for the earlier, piston-engined E-1 Tracer, which was rapidly becoming obsolete. The […]

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, Hobbymaster Phabulous Phantoms and Easter Free Postage Special Offer !

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor aircraft/fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, and […]

Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E, New Hobbymaster Pre-Order Models and Next Week’s New Arrivals !

The Sukhoi Su-35 NATO reporting name Flanker-E is a designation for two separate, heavily upgraded derivatives of the Su-27 ‘Flanker’ . They are single-seat, twin-engine, supermaneuverable multirole fighters, designed by Sukhoi and built by Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO). The first variant was designed during the 1980s, when Sukhoi sought to upgrade its high-performance Su-27, […]

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk , MiG 25 Foxbat Update and Hobbymaster Latest Photos and Offers !

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat subsonic carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps in the early 1950s. The delta winged, single turbojet engined Skyhawk was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company, and later by McDonnell Douglas. It was originally designated A4D under the U.S. […]

Gloster Javelin, Update Hobbymaster Photos and Latest Brands Added.

The Gloster Javelin is a twin-engined T-tailed delta-wing subsonic night and all-weather interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force from the mid-1950s until the late 1960s. The last aircraft design to bear the Gloster name, it was introduced in 1956 after a lengthy development period and received several upgrades during its lifetime to its […]

Walter Nowotny, Corgi Arrivals, Latest Hobbymaster Announcements, New Brands added and Offers of the Week !

Walter Nowotny (7th December 1920 – 8th November 1944) was an Austrian-born fighter ace of the Luftwaffe in World War II. He is credited with 258 aerial victories—that is, 258 aerial combat encounters resulting in the destruction of the enemy aircraft—in 442 combat missions. Nowotny achieved 255 of these victories on the Eastern Front and three while flying one of the […]

Northrop T-38 Talon, and all the Latest Hobbymaster Arrivals.

The Northrop T-38 Talon is a two-seat, twin-engined supersonic jet trainer. It was the world’s first supersonic trainer and is also the most produced. The T-38 remains in service as of 2017 in several air forces. The United States Air Force (USAF) operates the most T-38s. In addition to training USAF pilots, the T-38 is used […]

Saab 37 Viggen, and Aviation 72 Latest Arrivals

The Saab 37 Viggen (“Thunderbolt”, also “Tufted duck”) is a Swedish single-seat, single-engine, short-medium range combat aircraft. Development work on the type was initiated at Saab in 1952 and, following the selection of a radical delta wing configuration, the resulting aircraft performed its first flight on 8th February 1967 and entered service in 21st June […]

RAF Mount Pleasant Falkland Islands , Hobbymaster Updates and Arrivals

RAF Mount Pleasant  (also known as Mount Pleasant Airport, Mount Pleasant Complex or MPA)  is a Royal Air Force station in the British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands. The airfield goes by the motto of “Defend the right” (while the motto of the islands is “Desire the right”) and is part of the British […]

Werner Mölders, Latest Hobbymaster Model Announcements and Updated Photos.

Werner Mölders (18th March 1913 – 22nd November 1941) was a World War II German Luftwaffe pilot and the leading German fighter ace in the Spanish Civil War. Mölders became the first pilot in aviation history to claim 100 aerial victories—that is, 100 aerial combat encounters resulting in the destruction of the enemy aircraft, and was […]

Douglas A-26 (B-26) Invader and Air Force 1 New Models and Re-stocks !

The Douglas A-26 Invader (designated B-26 between 1948 and 1965) is a twin-engined light bomber and ground attack aircraft that was built by Douglas Aircraft Company during World War II which also saw service during several major Cold War conflicts. A limited number of highly modified United States Air Force aircraft served in Southeast Asia […]

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, Gemini Jets Range , and Latest Corgi Aviation Archive Arrivals !

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft which later became widely used as an attack aircraft. It was originally developed by Lockheed for the United States Air Force (USAF), but became widely used by US Allies around the world, and produced by several other NATO nations. One of the Century Series of […]

Panavia Tornado F3 , Latest Oxford Diecast and JC Wings Military Releases.

The Panavia Tornado Air Defence Variant (ADV) was a long-range, twin-engine interceptor version of the swing-wing Panavia Tornado. The aircraft’s first flight was on 27th October 1979, and it entered service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1986. It was also previously operated by the Italian Air Force (AMI) and the Royal Saudi Air […]

Bell P-39 Airacobra, Twenty-Two Model Arrivals from Hobbymaster and Century Wings !

The Bell P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service when the United States entered World War II. The P-39 was used by the Soviet Air Force, which scored the highest number of individual kills attributed to any U.S. fighter type in the Eastern European theatre. Other major users of the […]

Vickers Wellington, True Scale Wings Collection, and Hobbymaster F/A-18C Tiger Meet 2016

The Vickers Wellington was a British twin-engined, long-range medium bomber. It was designed during the mid-1930s at Brooklands in Weybridge, Surrey, led by Vickers-Armstrongs’ Chief Designer Rex Pierson; a key feature of the aircraft is its geodesic fuselage structure, principally designed by Barnes Wallis. Development had been started in response to Air Ministry Specification B.9/32; […]

English Electric Lightning, New Corgi Aviation Archive Catalogue and Hobbymaster Updates !

The English Electric Lightning is a supersonic fighter aircraft of the Cold War era. It was designed, developed, and manufactured by English Electric, which was subsequently absorbed by the newly formed British Aircraft Corporation. It was then marketed as the BAC Lightning. The Lightning was the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft. The Lightning was […]

Glenn T. Eagleston, Corgi 2017 1st Quarter releases and the Latest Hobbymaster Photo Updates.

Glenn Todd Eagleston (March 12th, 1921 – May 7th, 1991) was a career officer in the United States Air Force and the leading ace of Ninth Air Force in World War II in Europe. Eagleston was credited with 18 1/2 victories, two probable victories, and seven damaged German aircraft. He also destroyed at least five […]

German Luftwaffe Ace Helmut Wick, Updated Photos and Latest Xmas Dispatch Dates.

Major Helmut Paul Emil Wick (5th August 1915 – 28th November 1940) was a German Luftwaffe ace and the fourth recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade, the Oak Leaves, was awarded by the Third Reich to recognise extreme […]

75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, Model Arrivals Next week and Offers of the week !

The attack on Pearl Harbor, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, the Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, and Operation Z during planning, was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of […]

Heinkel He 219 Uhu (“Eagle-Owl”) ,Hobbymaster News, plus Corgi updates.

The Heinkel He 219 Uhu (“Eagle-Owl”) was a night fighter that served with the German Luftwaffe in the later stages of World War II. A relatively sophisticated design, the He 219 possessed a variety of innovations, including Lichtenstein SN-2 advanced VHF-band intercept radar, also used on the Ju 88G and Bf 110G night fighters. It […]

The Hawker Hunter, Latest Hobbymaster Updates and Black Friday Deals !

The Hawker Hunter is a transonic British jet aircraft developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The single-seat Hunter entered service as a manoeuvrable fighter aircraft, and later operated in fighter-bomber and reconnaissance roles in numerous conflicts. Two-seat variants remained in use for training and secondary roles with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and […]

The Short Stirling, New Corgi Model Announcement and Arrivals.

The Stirling was designed by Short Brothers to meet an Air Ministry specification from 1936. When the preferred design from Supermarine had to be abandoned, the Stirling was ordered for the RAF. It entered service in early 1941 but had a relatively brief operational career as a bomber, being relegated to second line duties from […]

Douglas A-1 Skyraider, New Hobbymaster Announcements and Updated Photos.

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (formerly AD) is an American single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the late 1940s and early 1980s. The Skyraider had a remarkably long and successful career; it became a piston-powered, propeller-driven anachronism in the jet age, and was nicknamed “Spad”, after the French World War I fighter. It was operated […]

McDonnell F-101 Voodoo and latest Corgi Aviation Archive Arrivals !

The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was a supersonic jet fighter which served the United States Air Force (USAF) and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Initially designed by McDonnell Aircraft as a long-range bomber escort (known as a penetration fighter) for the Strategic Air Command (SAC), the Voodoo was instead developed as a nuclear-armed fighter-bomber for […]

The Grumman TBF Avenger, and New Model Arrivals at Flying Tigers.

The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by General Motors) is an American torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and eventually used by several air and naval aviation services around the world. The Avenger entered U.S. service in 1942, and first saw action during the Battle of […]

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) , Hobbymaster New Photo Updates and Signed Hurricanes !

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force. Commonly referred to by its nicknames “Warthog” or “Hog”, its official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a fighter particularly effective at close air support. The A-10 was […]

Northrop F-5 Tiger, Latest Hobbymaster and Oxford Diecast Model Photos

The Northrop F-5A and F-5B Freedom Fighter and the F-5E and F-5F Tiger II are part of a supersonic light fighter family, initially designed in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation. Being smaller and simpler than contemporaries such as the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the F-5 cost less to both procure and operate, making […]

The Convair F-106 Delta Dart, Updated Photos and New Oxford Diecast Releases.

The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft of the United States Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s. Designed as the so-called “Ultimate Interceptor”, it proved to be the last dedicated interceptor in U.S. Air Force service to date. It was gradually retired during the 1980s, with the QF-106 drone […]

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 Foxbat, and Hobbymaster Latest Announcements.

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (NATO reporting name: Foxbat) is a supersonic interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft that was among the fastest military aircraft to enter service. It was designed by the Soviet Union’s Mikoyan-Gurevich bureau primarily using stainless steel; one of the few combat aircraft to do so. It was the last plane designed by Mikhail Gurevich […]

Hermann Graf Luftwaffe Ace,New Model Announcements and updated photos.

Hermann Anton Graf was born on 24th October 1912 in Engen in the Grand Duchy of Baden not far from the Swiss border, the son of Wilhelm Graf (1878–1937), a farmer, and his wife Maria, née Sailer (1877–1953). He was the third of three children, with two older brothers, Wilhelm Wilhelm (1904–1981) and Josef Wilhelm […]