Su-34 Fullback, More Hobbymaster model arrivals next week, New Announcements and Offers of the Week.

The Sukhoi Su-34 (NATO reporting name: Fullback) is a Russian twin-engine, twin-seat, all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber/strike aircraft. It first flew in 1990 and entered service in 2014 with the Russian Air Force. Based on the Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker air superiority fighter, the Su-34 has an armoured cockpit for side-by-side seating of its two-man crew. The […]

Lockheed P-3 Orion, New Model Announcements and Arrivals, and Hobbymaster Arrival Update.

The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft developed for the United States Navy and introduced in the 1960s. Lockheed based it on the L-188 Electra commercial airliner.The aircraft is easily distinguished from the Electra by its distinctive tail stinger or “MAD Boom”, used for the magnetic detection of submarines. […]

Grumman A-6 Intruder, Century Wings and Calibre Wings Announcements and Corgi New Arrivals.

The Grumman A-6 Intruder is an American, twinjet, mid-wing all-weather attack aircraft built by Grumman Aerospace. In service with the United States Navy and Marine Corps between 1963 and 1997, the Intruder was designed as an all-weather medium attack aircraft to replace the piston-engined Douglas A-1 Skyraider. As the A-6E was slated for retirement, its […]

107th Fighter Squadron, Corgi Aviation Archive ,Hobbymaster updates and arrivals

The 107th Fighter Squadron is a unit of the Michigan Air National Guard 127th Wing. It is assigned to Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan and is equipped with the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The squadron is a descendant organization of the World War I 107th Aero Squadron, established on 27th August 1917. […]

John A. Kent No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron, Hobbymaster New Model Arrivals and “Sale Offers of the Week”.

Group Captain John Alexander “Johnny” Kent, DFC*, AFC, Virtuti Militari (23rd June 1914 – 7th October 1985), nicknamed “Kentski” (sometimes given as “Kentowski”) by his Polish comrades, was a Canadian fighter ace flying in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Considered one of the best young squadron leaders of the war, he […]

Iraqi Air Force, Herpa, InFlight and White Box New Model Announcements.

The Iraqi Air Force is the aerial warfare service branch of the Iraqi Armed Forces, responsible for the policing of international borders and surveillance of national assets. The IQAF also acts as a support force for the Iraqi Navy and the Iraqi Army and it allows Iraq to rapidly deploy its developing Army. The Iraqi […]

Short Tucano, Hobbymaster New Announcements and Photo Gallery Updates

The Short Tucano is a two-seat turboprop basic trainer built by Short Brothers in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is a licence-built version of the Brazilian Embraer EMB-312 Tucano. The main operator is the Royal Air Force with exports to Kenya and Kuwait The Embraer EMB 312 Tucano is a low-wing, tandem-seat, single-turboprop, basic trainer with […]

Libyan Air Force, Next Hobbymaster delivery and Sywell Aviation Museum now open.

The Libyan Air Force is the branch of the Libyan military responsible for aerial warfare. In 2010, before the Libyan Civil War, the Libyan Air Force personnel strength was estimated at 18,000, with an inventory of 374 combat capable aircraft operating from 13 military airbases in Libya. The air force was first established as the […]

Boeing AH-64 Apache, New Corgi, Aviation 72, and JC Wings Arrivals and Hobbymaster Updates.

The Boeing AH-64 Apache is an American four-blade, twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. It is armed with a 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 chain gun carried between the main landing […]

Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma, New Corgi Arrivals, Hobbymaster New Arrivals and Updated Photos.

The Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma is a four-bladed, twin-engined medium transport/utility helicopter. The Puma was originally built by Sud Aviation of France, and continued to be made by Aérospatiale. It was also license-built in Romania as the IAR 330; two advanced, unlicensed derivatives, the Denel Rooivalk and Atlas Oryx, were made in South Africa. The […]

Grumman F4F Wildcat, Hobbymaster and Corgi New Model Arrivals and New Announcements !

Grumman F4F Wildcat The Grumman F4F Wildcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy in 1940, where it was initially known by the latter as the Martlet.  First used in combat by the British in the North Atlantic, the Wildcat was the […]

Focke-Wulf Ta 183 Huckebein, Innovation Aircraft (New Range), New Model Arrivals and Offers of the Week.

The Focke-Wulf Ta 183 Huckebein was a design for a jet-powered fighter aircraft intended as the successor to the Messerschmitt Me 262 and other day fighters in Luftwaffe service during World War II. It was developed only to the extent of wind tunnel models when the war ended, but the basic design was further developed […]

Saab JAS 39 Gripen, Aviation 72 updates and Air Commander Latest Announcement !

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. It was designed to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet). The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire flight controls. It […]

Hawker Sea Fury, Aviation 72 New Model Arrivals and Updated Oxford Diecast Photos.

The Hawker Sea Fury is a British fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by Hawker. It was the last propeller-driven fighter to serve with the Royal Navy, and one of the fastest production single seat piston-engined aircraft ever built. Developed during the Second World War, the Sea Fury entered service two years after the war ended. […]

Consolidated PBY Catalina, New Herpa Model Announcements and Hobbymaster Photo Updates.

The Consolidated PBY Catalina, also known as the Canso in Canadian service, was an American flying boat, and later an amphibious aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft. It was one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II. Catalinas served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces […]

Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer, New Calibre Wings, Century Wings, Hobbymaster and Modelcollect Models plus Corgi Aviation Special Edition !

The Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO reporting name: Fencer) is a supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft developed in the Soviet Union. The aircraft has a variable-sweep wing, twin-engines and a side-by-side seating arrangement for its two crew. It was the first of the USSR’s aircraft to carry an integrated digital navigation/attack system. It remains in service with the […]

Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien, New Hobbymaster Announcements and Photo Updates, and New Oxford Diecast Models !

The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (“flying swallow”) is a Japanese World War II fighter aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service. The Japanese Army designation was “Army Type 3 Fighter”. Allied pilots initially believed Ki-61s were Messerschmitt Bf 109s and later an Italian aircraft, which led to the Allied reporting name of “Tony”, assigned […]

New 2018 Corgi Aviation Archive Catalogue ! Hobbymaster New Tooling and Model Announcements.

New 2018 Corgi Aviation Archive Catalogue  out now ! The 1st half 2018 Corgi Aviation Archive catalogue is now out and has been well received judging by the pre-orders already placed. Thank you very much for your support. I have listed all the new models below to view, together with the editorial from Corgi’s catalogue. […]

California Air National Guard, Latest Hobbymaster updates and Flying Tigers Winter Sale !

The California Air National Guard (CA ANG) is the air force militia of the U.S. State of California. It is, along with the California Army National Guard, an element of the California National Guard. As state militia units, the units in the California Air National Guard are not in the normal United States Air Force […]

De Havilland Dragon Rapide, Hobbymaster and Corgi Aviation New Year Arrivals and Flying Tigers Christmas / New Year Opening Times.

The de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide was a 1930s short-haul biplane airliner developed and produced by British aircraft company de Havilland. Capable of accommodating 6–8 passengers, it proved an economical and durable craft, despite its relatively primitive plywood construction. Developed during the early 1930s, the Dragon Rapide was essentially a smaller, twin-engined version of the […]

Black Friday Sale ! ! ! Eurocopter Tiger, and Updated Hobbymaster Photos.

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) Tiger is a four-bladed, twin-engined attack helicopter which first entered service in 2003. It is manufactured by Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters), the successor company to Aérospatiale’s and DASA’s respective helicopter divisions, which designate it as the EC665. Following their languages, in Germany it is known as the Tiger; in France […]

Werner Schröer, Oxford Diecast New Arrivals, Gemini 200 New Releases and Updated Hobbymaster photos.

Werner Schröer (12th February 1918 – 10th February 1985) was a German World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe from 1937, initially as a member of the ground staff, until the end of World War II in Europe on 8th May 1945, by which time he had reached the highest ranks of […]

VFA-31 Tomcatters, Corgi Arrivals, Updated Hobbymaster Photos and New Pre-order Models !

VFA-31 or Strike Fighter Squadron 31 is known as the Tomcatters, callsign “Felix”, a United States Navy strike fighter squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet. The Tomcatters are the second oldest Navy Fighter Attack squadron operating today. The squadron was originally known as the Shooting Stars. The original “Felix […]

Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Latest Model Arrivals and Final week of Autumn Sale … New models added !

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin). Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including […]

Royal Saudi Air Force, New Models and Product Range, New Arrivals and Flying Tigers Autumn Sale !

The Royal Saudi Air Force  is the aviation branch of the Saudi Arabian armed forces. The RSAF has developed from a largely defensive military force into one with an advanced offensive capability. The RSAF maintains the third largest fleet of F-15s after the American and Japanese air forces. The backbone of the RSAF is currently […]

V-2 Rocket , Hobbymaster Updated Photos and Latest InFlight 200 and J C Wings Models.

The V-2 (German: Vergeltungswaffe 2, “Retribution Weapon 2”), technical name Aggregat 4 (A4), was the world’s first long-range guided ballistic missile. The missile with a liquid-propellant rocket engine was developed during the Second World War in Germany as a “vengeance weapon”, assigned to attack Allied cities as retaliation for the Allied bombings against German cities. […]

Tupolev Tu-160 “Blackjack”, New 1/72nd scale Diecast V-2 Rocket, New Arrivals / Pre-orders and Bank Holiday Free Postage Offer !

The Tupolev Tu-160 Beliy Lebed (or White Swan, NATO reporting name: Blackjack) is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. It is the largest and heaviest Mach 2+ supersonic aircraft ever built and second only to the comparable XB-70 Valkyrie in overall length. It is […]

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 ( Shenyang J-5 ),Updated Photo Gallery and Hobbymaster Sale !

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 NATO reporting name: Fresco) is a high-subsonic fighter aircraft produced in the USSR from 1952 and operated by numerous air forces in many variants. It is an advanced development of the very similar appearing MiG-15 of the Korean War. The MiG-17 was license-built in China as the Shenyang J-5 and Poland as […]

Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, Hobbymaster and Aviation 72 Latest Model Announcements and New Model Arrivals !

The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was a carrier-based dive bomber aircraft produced for the United States Navy during World War II. It replaced the Douglas SBD Dauntless in US Navy service. The SB2C was much faster than the SBD it replaced. Crew nicknames for the aircraft included the Big-Tailed Beast (or just the derogatory Beast), Two-Cee […]

Syrian Air Force, Air Commander Pre-order and Updated Photos and Sale offers !

The Syrian Air Force, officially the Syrian Arab Air Force is the air force branch of the Syrian Armed Forces. It is variously abbreviated in English to SAF, SAAF, or SyAAF. It was established in 1948. Land-based air defence systems are grouped under the Syrian Air Defense Force, which split from both the Air Force […]