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A-4B Skyhawk

A-4B Skyhawk by Fujimi 1/72 scale Kit No. 72139 Cost: $25.00 Decals: Two versions – U.S. Navy (VA-152 “Mavericks” aboard U.S.S. Forrestal) and Argentine Navy Comments: Engraved panel lines; centerline 300-gallon drop tank; option for underwing drop...

A-5A Vigilante

North American A-5A Vigilante by Revell 1/72 Scale Kit No. H-134:100 Cost: $12.00 Decals: One version, U.S. Navy’s VAH-7 aboard U.S.S. Enterprise Comments: 1968 re-release of 1961 kit, engraved panel lines, flush rivets History The North American A-5A Vigilante...

A-20 Havoc / Boston Mk. IV

The Boston Mk III was the British version of the Douglas A-20J Havoc, provided to Great Britain during World War II under the Lend-Lease Act. Late in the war, the J version with its clear, frameless plexiglas nose was often used as the lead plane in A-20 bomber formations.

AH-1 Sea Cobra

Fujimi’s AH-1J Sea Cobra is the Marine Corps’ version of Bell’s famous VIetnam-era attack helicopter. It features a detailed cockpit, 2.75 inch rocket pods, 7.62mm mini-gun in a chin turret and a single piece canopy.

Airco DH.9

Airco DH 9 by Roden 1/48 scale Kit No. 436 Cost: $24.99 Decals: One version – Air ambulance serving with the British “Z” Force in Somaliland, 1919-1920 Comments: Detailed kit; contains all parts for DH.9 bomber version; Red Cross covering not...

Albatros C.I

Albatros C.I by Choroszy Modelbud 1/72 scale Cost: $35.00 Decals: 2 versions: German Luftstreitkrafte (Imperial Germany Army Air Service), 1915; and Polish Air Force, 1920 Comments: All-resin kit with multiple delicate parts History The Albatros C.I was a...

Albatros D.II

Albatros D.II by Eduard 1/48 scale Kit No. 8082 Cost: $24.00 Decals: Four versions – all Imperial German Air Force Comments: Engraved panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and engine; photo-etch parts for interior and exterior; rigging diagram provided; pilot...

Albatros D.III

Albatros D.III by Eduard 1/48 scale Kit No. 8017 Cost: $25.00 Decals:  Two versions, both for the Luftstreitkrafte (Imperial Germany Army Air Service), including one for Baron Manfred von Richtofen, April 1917 Comments: Exquisite detail, engraved panel lines History...

Albatros D.III (Oef)

Albatros D.III (Oef) by Blue Max 1/48 scale Cost: $35.00 Decals: Three versions Comments: Very nice multimedia kit with specialized parts for 3 individual versions History Manufactured under license from the German Albatros mbH, Johannistal, the Oeffag...

AMX A-1A

The AMX A-1A was a joint venture between Italy and Brazil for a lightweight fighter-bomber/advanced military trainer, able to compete in the export market against…

Arado Ar 96

Arado Ar96 by Heller 1/72 scale Cost: $10.00 Decals: Two versions – Ar 96 B-5 Luftwaffe Flight School; Ar96 B-1Fighter School No. 2 at Zerbst Comments: Raised panel lines; Advanced fighter trainer for the Luftwaffe during WWII History The Arado Ar96 B was the...

Arado Ar 96 B-3

Arado Ar 96 B-3 by Special Hobby 1/72 scale Kit No. SH 72315 Decals: Three versions, all Luftwaffe, including one for a night fighter school Comments: Engraved panel lines, single piece canopy, resin detail parts for airscrew, machine gun, wheels, practice bombs, and...

Arado Ar 240C-2

Arado Ar 240C-2 Nightfighter by Revell-Germany 1/72 scale Cost: $19.99 Decals: One version, circa 1943 Luftwaffe nightfighter Comments: New tooling; engraved panel lines History The Ar240 was designed as a high altitude fighter and reconaissance platform but saw...

Arado E.555

Arado E.555 by Revell Germany 1/72 scale Kit No. 4367 Cost: $25.00 Decals: Two versions, both fictional: KG 100 and Geschwaderstab/KG 200 Comments: Engraved panel lines and flush riveting; highly detailed cockpit, bomb bay and wheel wells; includes full complement of...

Avro 504K

Avro 504K by MPC 1/72 scale Cost:  $9.00 Decals: One version Comments: Old mold; simple model of WWI British trainer History A development of A.V. Roe’s Series 500 racing aircraft, the Avro 504 was designed in 1913 and went into service with the Royal Flying...

Avro Arrow

Prior to its 1959 cancellation, the Avro Arrow was poised to vault Canada to pre-eminence as the nation with the most advanced fighter-interceptor in the world…

Avro CF-100

Canada’s first and only indigenously-produced jet fighter, the CF-100 served in 9 NATO squadrons in its peak operational years from 1956-1962. On December 18, 1952, it was the first straight-winged jet aircraft to achieve controlled supersonic flight.

Avro Jetliner

Avro Jetliner by F-RSIN 1/144 scale Kit No.  FR14032 Cost: $48.99 Decals: One version Comments: Resin kit with white metal landing gear legs; limited run kit; engraved panel lines on control surfaces History Taking flight on August 10, 1949, the Avro Canada C-102...

BE2c (Airfix)

Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c by Airfix 1/72 scale Kit No. A02101 Cost: $12.00 Decals: Two versions, one for Royal Flying Corps, the second for Royal Naval Air Service, both during 1916 Comments: New tooling; injection molded plastic with engraved panel lines;...

BE2c (Roden)

The Bleriot Experimental 2c was a British observation aircraft of WWI, very stable in flight but unable to defend itself in combat and reliant on fighter escort to function effectively…

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