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 […]

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-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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Westland Wessex, New Stock Arrivals, Updated Hobbymaster Photos and Bank Holiday Free U.K.Postage Offer !

The Westland Wessex is a British-built turbine-powered development of the Sikorsky H-34, it was developed and produced under license by Westland Aircraft (later Westland Helicopters). One of the main changes from Sikorsky’s H-34 was the replacement of the piston-engine powerplant with a turboshaft engine; the Wessex was the first helicopter in the world to be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Bristol Blenheim, Latest Model Arrivals and Additional Sale Offers.

The Bristol Blenheim is a British light bomber aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company that was used extensively in the first two years of the Second World War. It was adapted as an interim long-range and night fighter, pending the availability of the Beaufighter. It was one of the first British aircraft […]

New Corgi Aviation Archive 2nd Half 2016 Catalogue Announcement.

Dear  Newsletter Readers, There is no regular Newsletter this week due to my lap top computer screen breaking late this week, which has set me back a bit in writing it up ! However, I have been able to get the latest Corgi Aviation Archive Catalogue releases loaded up to the website today, which are all […]

The Short Sunderland Flying Boat, F22 Raptor and F35 Lightning II at RIAT and Offers of the Week.

The Short S.25 Sunderland was a British flying boat patrol bomber developed for the RAF by Short Brothers. It took its service name from the town (latterly, city) and port of Sunderland in northeast England. Based in part upon the S.23 Empire flying boat, the flagship of Imperial Airways, the S.25 was extensively re-engineered for […]

USS Nimitz and its Aircraft, Hobbymaster New Announcements, and Arrivals at Flying Tigers this week.

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is a super-carrier of the United States Navy, and the lead ship of her class. One of the largest warships in the world, she was laid down, launched and commissioned as CVAN-68 but was re-designated CVN 68 (nuclear-powered multi-mission aircraft carrier) on 30 June 1975 as part of the fleet realignment. The […]

VF-1 Wolfpack Tomcat , New Oxford Diecast and Corgi Model Announcements.

Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) was a fighter squadron of the United States Navy. Originally established on 14 October 1972 it was disestablished on 30 September 1993. It was the 5th US Navy squadron to be designated VF-1. Known as the “Wolfpack” the squadron saw combat during the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. The squadron […]

Bagram Airbase , New Hobbymaster F-15E Lakenheath & Corgi Weekend Sale !

  Bagram Airfield also known as Bagram Air Base is the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan. It is located next to the ancient city of Bagram, 6.8 miles southeast of Charikar in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan. The airfield features a dual runway capable of handling any size military aircraft, including Lockheed Martin C-5 […]

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 Handley Page Halifax, Latest Hobbymaster Pre-Order Models & Easter Sale !

The Handley Page Halifax was a four-engined heavy bomber model operated by the Royal Air Force during World War II. The Halifax remained in service until the end of the war, performing a variety of duties in addition to bombing. It was a contemporary of the Avro Lancaster. The Halifax was also operated by the […]

New Corgi 2016 1st Half Catalogue Launch !

The New Corgi 2016 1st Half Catalogue has launched this week, as many of you have already noticed. I have added all the latest Corgi Aviation Archive models to the Flying Tigers Website. Thank you to all of those that have already started to order your Pre-Order models! You can access the latest models by […]

Vulcan Farewell at Sywell this week & New Tooling Announcement.

Delta Lady XH558 at Sywell Tuesday 13th October 2015 It has been a busy few weeks at Sywell recently, but I had not been told, nor was I expecting, a final viewing of the Avro Vulcan XH558 on my very own doorstep ! After last weekend’s official last ever public display of the Vulcan , […]