Republic F-105 Thunderchief and Latest Hobbymaster and InFlight model announcements !

The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was a supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force. The Mach 2 capable F-105 conducted the majority of strike bombing missions during the early years of the Vietnam War; it was the only U.S. aircraft to have been removed from combat due to high loss rates. Originally designed as […]

Xian H-6, Air Force One New Models and Latest Corgi and Hobbymaster Arrivals at Flying Tigers !

The Xian H-6  is a licence-built version of the Soviet Tupolev Tu-16 twin-engine jet bomber, built for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force. Delivery of the Tu-16 to China began in 1958, and the Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation (XAC) signed a licence production agreement with the USSR to build the type in the late […]

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 […]

Grumman F9F Panther, Latest Hobbymaster, Century Wings and InFlight 200 Announcements !

The Grumman F9F Panther was the manufacturer’s first jet fighter and one of the United States Navy’s first successful carrier-based jet fighters. A single-engined, straight-winged day fighter, it was armed with four 20 mm (0.79 in) cannon and could carry a wide assortment of air-to-ground munitions. The Panther was used extensively by the U.S. Navy and Marine […]

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 […]

Robert Stanford Tuck, Hobbymaster Arrivals Next Week and New Offers of the Week !

Wing Commander Robert Roland Stanford Tuck, DSO, DFC & Two Bars, AFC (1st July 1916 – 5th May 1987) was a British fighter pilot, flying ace and test pilot. Tuck joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1935 and first engaged in combat during the Battle of France, over Dunkirk, claiming his first victories. In […]

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) Freelancers , Hobbymaster, Herpa New Model Announcements and Offers of the Week!

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) Freelancers was an aviation unit of the United States Navy. Originally established in 1944 as VF-81 it was redesignated VF-13A in 1946, redesignated VF-131 in 1948, redesignated VF-64 in 1950 and redesignated VF-21 on 1st July 1959, it was disestablished on 31st January 1996. It was the third US Navy squadron […]

Henschel Hs 123 , Hobbymaster Updated Photos, New Model Arrivals and Offer of the Week !

The Henschel Hs 123 was a single-seat biplane dive bomber and close-support attack aircraft flown by the German Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War and the early to midpoint of World War II. It proved to be robust, durable and effective especially in severe conditions. It continued to see front-line service until 1944, only to […]

De Havilland Dove (Devon), Latest Corgi and Oxford Diecast Model Arrivals and Hobbymaster Special Sale offers !

The de Havilland DH.104 Dove was a British short-haul airliner developed and manufactured by de Havilland. It was a monoplane successor to the prewar de Havilland Dragon Rapide biplane. The design came about from the Brabazon Committee report which, amongst other aircraft types, called for a British-designed short-haul feeder for airlines. The Dove was a […]

Messerschmitt Bf 110, Updated Hobbymaster and Oxford Diecast Photo Galleries.

The Messerschmitt Bf 110, often known non-officially as the Me 110, was a twin-engine heavy fighter (Zerstörer—German for “Destroyer”) and fighter-bomber (Jagdbomber or Jabo) developed in Nazi Germany in the 1930s and used by the Luftwaffe and others during World War II. Hermann Göring was a proponent of the Bf 110. It was armed with […]

Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Hobbymaster New Tooling and Model Announcements !

The Mitsubishi A6M “Zero” is a long-range fighter aircraft, manufactured by Mitsubishi Aircraft Company, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. The A6M was designated as the Mitsubishi Navy Type 0 carrier fighter (rei-shiki-kanjō-sentōki), or the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen. The A6M was usually referred to […]

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 […]

No. 74 Squadron RAF, Latest Model Arrivals and Updated Photo Gallery

The squadron was first formed at London Colney on 1st July 1917. No. 74 Squadron was a training unit flying Avro 504Ks. Its first operational fighters were S.E.5as in March 1918. The squadron served in France from April until February 1919, when it returned to Britain where it was disbanded on 3rd July 1919. During […]

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, Latest Model Arrivals and Updated Photos.

The Northrop (later Northrop Grumman) B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American heavy penetration strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is a flying wing design with a crew of two. The bomber can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons, such as eighty 500 lb […]

Douglas DC-3 ( C-47 Skytrain ), Corgi Aviation Archive Upcoming Arrivals and Hobbymaster News !

The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner. Its cruise speed (207 mph or 333 km/h) and range (1,500 mi or 2,400 km) revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Its lasting effect on the airline industry and World War II makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. The DC-3 was a twin-engine metal […]

Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk , Navy Wings Sea Vixen Offer , Hobbymaster updates and Massive Corgi Sale !

The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack aircraft that was developed by Lockheed’s secretive Skunk Works division and operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). The F-117 was based on the Have Blue technology demonstrator. The Nighthawk was the first operational aircraft to be designed around stealth technology. Its maiden flight […]

Vought F-8 Crusader, Century Wings and Hobbymaster Announcements , Updated Photos and Latest Arrivals !

The Vought F-8 Crusader (originally F8U) was a single-engine, supersonic, carrier-based air superiority jet aircraft built by Vought for the United States Navy and Marine Corps, replacing the Vought F7U Cutlass, and for the French Navy. The first F-8 prototype was ready for flight in February 1955. The F-8 served principally in the Vietnam War. […]

Corgi Aviation Archive New Catalogue and Latest Hobbymaster New Tooling Announcements !

Corgi Aviation Archive New Catalogue Out Now ! The 2nd half 2017 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. Please […]

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, Hobbymaster Updates and Oxford Diecast Updates and Latest Releases !

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a large military transport aircraft originally designed and built by Lockheed, and now maintained and upgraded by its successor, Lockheed Martin. It provides the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry outsize and oversize loads, including all air-certifiable cargo. The Galaxy […]

Royal Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II , New model Announcements from Herpa and JC Wings, and Corgi Arrival !

The United Kingdom operated the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II as one of its principal combat aircraft from the 1960s to the early 1990s. The UK was the first export customer for the Phantom, which was ordered in the context of political and economic difficulties around British designs for the roles that it eventually undertook. […]

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Hobbymaster Latest Announcements and Hobbymaster Next Delivery.

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World […]

Tupolev Tu-95 Bear, Latest Corgi Model Arrivals, Hobbymaster Updates and Bank Holiday Offers !

The Tupolev Tu-95 ( NATO reporting name: “Bear”) is a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and missile platform. First flown in 1952, the Tu-95 entered service with the Soviet Union in 1956 and is expected to serve the Russian Air Force until at least 2040. A development of the bomber for maritime patrol is designated […]

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, New Herpa Ranges, Hobbymaster Updates and Website News !!

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons, […]

Gloster Gladiator, Updated Photos-Hobbymaster, Calibre Wings,Century Wings and JC Wings and Latest Model Arrivals.

The Gloster Gladiator (or Gloster SS.37) is a British-built biplane fighter. It was used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) (as the Sea Gladiator variant) and was exported to a number of other air forces during the late 1930s. It was the RAF’s last biplane fighter aircraft and was […]