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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fighting Falcons VF-96, Randy “Duke” Cunningham, Hobbymaster New Announcements and Updated Photos.

Fighter Squadron 96, or VF-96 Fighting Falcons was an aviation unit of the United States Navy in service from 1962 to 1975. When assigned to Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) their tail code was NG, and their radio call-sign was Showtime. Originally established as United States Naval Reserve squadron VF-791 Fighting Falcons on 20 July […]

The Folland Gnat, Latest Model Announcements and Sale Offers !

The Folland Gnat is a small, swept-wing British subsonic jet trainer and light fighter aircraft developed by Folland Aircraft for the Royal Air Force. The Gnat was designed by W.E.W. Petter as a development of the private venture Folland Midge. It first flew in 1955. Its design allowed its construction without specialised tools by countries […]

The Blackburn Buccaneer in Operation Granby, Century Wings Update and Offers of the Week.

Operation Granby was the name given to the British military operations during the 1991 Gulf War. The RAF involvement ended 25 years ago this coming Monday 11th April 2016. In total 53,462 troops were deployed during the conflict. The total cost of operations was £2.434 billion (1992), of which at least £2.049 billion was paid […]

The Saab Draken and Latest Model Arrivals.

The Saab 35 Draken was a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. The indigenous J 35 was an effective supersonic Cold War fighter that was also successfully exported to Austria, Denmark, and Finland. The Draken was the first fully supersonic aircraft to be deployed in Western Europe.As the jet era started, Sweden […]

Future Model Release announcements at Flying Tigers

All the latest model release announcements at Flying Tigers.  Some spectacular new models have now been added to our website, including the Duxford SR-71 Blackbird from Century Wings and a new Northrop P-61B Black Widow and MV-22B Osprey from Air Force One models.