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. […]

Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot, Latest model arrivals, New Zoukei-Mura kits, 1/48th Scale Squadron Wings Hawks and Offers of the Week.

The Sukhoi Su-25 Grach : NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) is a single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft developed in the Soviet Union by Sukhoi. It was designed to provide close air support for the Soviet Ground Forces. The first prototype made its maiden flight on 22nd February 1975. After testing, the aircraft went into series production in […]

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 […]

Heinkel He 162, New JC Wings Releases, New Arrivals from Corgi Aviation Archive, Hobbymaster ,Oxford Diecast and Air Commander.

The Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger (German, “People’s Fighter”), the name of a project of the Emergency Fighter Program design competition, was a German single-engine, jet-powered fighter aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe in World War II. Designed and built quickly, and made primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply and prioritised for other […]

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. […]

Hawker Typhoon, Updated Photo Gallery, Air Force One Arrivals and More models added to Winter Sale !

The Hawker Typhoon (Tiffy in RAF slang) is a British single-seat fighter-bomber, produced by Hawker Aircraft. It was intended to be a medium–high altitude interceptor, as a replacement for the Hawker Hurricane, but several design problems were encountered and it never completely satisfied this requirement. The Typhoon was originally designed to mount twelve .303 inch […]

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 […]

De Havilland Hornet (Sea Hornet), New Model Announcements, Offers of the Week and Final Posting Dates.

The de Havilland DH.103 Hornet was a twin-piston engined fighter aircraft developed by de Havilland. It further exploited the wooden construction techniques that had been pioneered by the earlier de Havilland Mosquito. Development of the Hornet had started during the Second World War as a private venture, an aim for the aircraft was to conduct […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]