Flight simulation developer Flight Replicas has released new interior and exterior screenshots of their upcoming Bf-109G6 for FSX and P3D.
The new set of images reportedly show WIP (but essentially complete) views of the Bf-109G6 exterior wearing the colors of the machine flown by Lt. Elias Kühlein and a representation of the late-production G6 cockpit. Models will also include a slightly earlier version of the G6 plus a Trop.
In addition to the G6, the company is also developing a Rolls Royce-powered HA-112 Buchon that will reportedly include the original Spanish Air Force colors, “examples as they appeared in the 1968 film Battle of Britain, plus some more present-day examples.”
As of this writing, a release date has not yet been announced. Click below to check out additional images.
Idaho-based restoration company Pacific Fighters is offering a Hawker Sea Fury project for sale.
Pricing and details on the machine were not mentioned, although the listing does include contact details and a number of photos. Click below to check it out.
Douglas A4D-2N N233AT (S/N 12945) has hit the market. The listing states:
McDonald Douglas A4L, 149630, N233AT, Current Registration, Damage & Corrosion Free, Stripped (No Abrasives) For Retoration, Drop Tanks, Spare Engine, O/H Air Conditioner, Two Starter Generators With Drives For Possible Conversion To Self Electric Start, J65-20 Looks To Be Fresh. A Beautiful Airframe Hangared Since Taken Out Of Storage. Restoration Services Available.
The machine is located in Idaho Falls, ID and is currently available for $200,000 USD. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
A full-scale Sopwith Camel reproduction has hit the market. The listing states:
For sale is my full scale replica of a 1918 WWI Sopwith Camel fighter. This aircraft is currently under going flight testing and is one of only two Camels known to be flying in Australia. No expense has been spared on this build which has taken over 3 x years to complete, paint scheme is based on the famous WW1 Canadian camel ace Donald McLaren, engine is a brand new 150hp 9 x cylinder Rotec radial fitted with a 90″ wooden culver prop and comes complete with replica Vickers machine guns and a cane wicker seat, this would have to be one of the closest replica’s of this famous British WW1 fighter in Australia.
The machine is located in Toowoomba, QLD, Australia and is currently being offered for AU $60,000, or about US $43,338. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A 3/4 scale Fw 190 has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Beautiful 3/4 scale replica Fock Wulf 190 A-1. Ninety percent complete. Must sell due to illness. All metal air frame. 12 hrs TT engine and airframe. Lycoming GO 435 geared engine 260 hp. Have spare engine for parts also available. New landing gear, trim tabs, cooling fan and baffles. Painted WWII color scheme JG/26 Adolph Galland. Previously appraised as is for $177,000.
The machine is La Quinta, CA and is available for $95,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Image: B. Huber from Wikimedia Commons)
Modelsvit has posted the first test build photos of their upcoming new tool XP-55 Ascender model kit in 1/48 scale.
The aircraft, built by Curtiss-Wright, performed its maiden flight in 1943 but its performance was found to be lacking. Only three examples of the type were built – two of which were destroyed in crashes. The third is currently on long-term loan from Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Air Zoo to the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC.
The new kit reportedly includes PE sheet (instrument panel, seat belts, cabin side panels), two canopies (open/closed), painting masks (inner/outer) and marking options for two machines (S/N 278846, S/N 278847).
The new photos show an example which was assembled “without usage of any additional stuff, such as primer or/and putty.” It is currently slated for release in mid-December. Click below to see more.
New Zealand-based aircraft manufacturer The Vintage Aviator, Ltd. is offering two of their exquisite airworthy WW1 aircraft reproductions for sale.
The first is a Hispano-Suiza-powered SE5a in 60 Squadron markings. The listing states (in part):
With extensive research and skilled craftsmanship we have built an accurate RAF Se5a reproduction. Every bit of detail you would have found in an original, you’ll find in this example. Completed in 2006 with 80 hours worth of flight time, this aircraft has been well looked after and professionally maintained by our staff at Hood Aerodrome in Masterton New Zealand.
The second machine is is a recently completed Sopwith Pup in RNAS markings which has “only just finished its airworthiness program ” and is “near new.” The aircraft is reportedly equipped with an original 80 hp Le Rhone engine that has been restored to an airworthy condition.
Prices for the machines are available upon request. Click here to check out the complete listings.
(Thanks, Pascal! Photo: Phillip Capper via Wikimedia Commons)
Brickmania has released a new, limited edition 1/35 P-61B Black Widow LEGO model kit.
The offering reportedly includes 1,214 “genuine new-condition LEGO and BrickArms components,” three custom-printed minifigures, and movable flaps / elevator. The model also includes the type’s rotating dorsal turret with four machine guns.
Click below to check out the product page and a video overview of the new kit.
An ex-Royal Navy F4 Phantom FG.1 has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Ideal For Static Museum Display Use, Very Unique Aircraft With Superb History, First UK Phantom To Land On An Aircraft Carrier, Last Operational UK Phantom Etc.Asking Price: £P.O.A
The machine is located in Sproughton, IP England. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Photo: wiltshirespotter via Wikimedia Commons)
Harrier GR3 XZ132 has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Classic British Cold War Iconic Warbird. Rare opportunity. Ideal investment portfolio piece. Described in the press as being in ‘Time capsule condition’. XZ132 has great provenance serving with all the RAF Harrier Squadrons inc RAF Germany during the Cold War, Belize and the Falklands. XZ132 was one of the aircraft prepared for operation Corporate to retake the Falklands Islands in 1982. Over 50kg of paperwork included. Rolls Royce Pegasus Mk103 included. Externally complete. Cockpit very complete with the original Mk9A ejection seat installed (inert). Last flown: 8/10/90. Total Hrs: 3193
The machine, located in Selby, United Kingdom, is described as “decommissioned Ex UK MOD surplus equipment and not sold as airworthy.”
Check out the links below for additional information.
(Jet Art Aviation Ltd via Barnstormers Image: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons)