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1/48 P-38 F/G Lightning

1:48 scale

1/48 P-38 F/G Lightning

€69.99

Article number: 300061120 Product: 1:48 US P-38 F/G Lightning Lighting Strikes! The P-38 Lightning was developed by Lockheed in response to a 1937 proposal from the United States Army Air Corps. Its twin V12 engines were housed one each in twin booms that stretched back to the tailplane, flanking a central nacelle containing the cockpit and weaponry. A combination of superb range, firepower and carrying capacity ensured that the P-38 was a superior fighter-bomber, and it made a considerable impact after joining fighting in Europe in 1942. It was also active in the Pacific War from late that year, its escapades including the shooting down of Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in 1943 that provided a significant morale boost for the Allied cause. About the Model ★This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 240mm, width: 330mm. ★Exhaustive studies of actual P-38 aircraft enabled this precise recreation of the distinctive twin boom aircraft form, with particular highlights being early model slimline engine cowlings, wing shape and rounded canopy design. ★Integrated landing gear bay and wing spar parts ensure sturdy assembly and accurate recreation of angle. ★Choose between P-38F and P-38G canopy designs, with each able to be assembled open or closed. ★The detailed cockpit features recreations of the control wheel, bulletproof glass plate, rear-mounted radio equipment and more. ★One-piece tailplane horizontal stabilizer slides on and is secured by rudder components. ★Metallic finish decals are used on main and nose landing gear strut cylinders. ★The nose has depictions of four 12.7mm machine guns and the 20mm cannon. ★Weights are included to ensure correct balance of the model when on display. ★Comes with a seated pilot figure, two marking options and an informative background information leaflet in four languages.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1/72 Bf-109 G-6 Messerschmitt

1:72 scale

1/72 Bf-109 G-6 Messerschmitt

€24.49

Article number: 300060790 Product: 1/72 Bf109 G-6 In great news for modelers in the compact 1/72 scale, the "Gustav" is to be released as a Tamiya kit! With over 30,000 produced, the Messerschmitt Bf109 is the most prolifically manufactured fighter in history; of its variants, the G-6 was the most numerous at 13,000 aircraft. In response to improving Allied foes in the air, Bf109 G aircraft had the more powerful DB605 engine, and from the G-6 were equipped with dual 13mm MG131 machine guns that required the distinctive bulges on either side of the cockpit cowling known as "Beule." Some were even given a 20mm cannon gondola under each wing for further improved firepower. The Bf109 G-6 was deployed on both the Western and Eastern fronts, in particular dominating Soviet adversaries as it continued in service through to the end of WWII. About the Model - This is a 1/72 scale plastic model assembly kit. - The striking, refined form of the G-6 variant Bf109 is captured, including depictions of the Beule bulges. - This product takes inspiration from the highly accurate 1/48 model (Item 61117). Please note that engine cowlings are depicted closed. - The cockpit is inserted after left and right fuselage halves have been put together. It has an accurate interior with streamlined assembly. - Canopy can be assembled in open or closed state. - Landing gear struts have a solid attachment point for accurate attachment angle and position. - Comes with optional drop tank parts. - 2 marking options are planned - JG51 (with distinctive eye marking on the Beule) and JG54. Detailed Plastic Kit   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:100 Space Shuttle Atlantis

1:100 scale

1:100 Space Shuttle Atlantis

€62.99

Article number: 300060402 Product: 1/100 Space Shuttle Atlantis NASA's space shuttle was first launched on April 12, 1981 and the fleet has accomplished numerous historic missions throughout their 30 years of service. The spacecraft conducted the latest research and played an important role in building the largest structure in space thus far, the International Space Station. The final space shuttle mission ended on July 21, 2011 with the flight of the Atlantis and the shuttle fleet is now destined for public display in museums across the United States.     Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:32 A6M2b Zero Model 21 (Zecke)

1:32 scale

1:32 A6M2b Zero Model 21 (Zecke)

€122.99

Article number: 300060317 Product: 1:32 Mits.A6M2b ZERO Fighter 21 About the Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero Fighter Model 21 (Zeke) The Japanese Zero Fighter plane was widely feared and respected by friend, foe and all who came into contact with it. A triumph of aerodynamic engineering and military science, the Zero Model 21 served in the skies across East Asia during early stages of World War II, contributing immensely to the Japanese war effort. It remains today an enduring symbol of that fierce and globe-spanning conflict. About the model •1/32 scale assembly kit of the Model 21 Zero Fighter. Length: 283mm, Width: 375mm. •Accurately reproduced curved cowling and fuselage are modeled from slide molding to accurately depict rivets and surface texture. •Realistically replicated Nakajima "Sakae" type 12 engine features propeller reduction unit, exhaust pipe and other detailed parts. •Both folded and extended wing tips included and can be used interchangeably even after assembly. •Durable and precision detailed metal parts depict landing gear system and pitot tube. •Seat belt incorporates photo-etched parts for extra realism. •Retractable landing gears increase display possibilities, while allowing model to be easily stored in package after assembly. •Features movable landing gears, rudder and flaps. •Includes standing and seated pilot figures and seven types of markings for planes which participated in Pearl Harbor attack. •Includes parts to depict any variation of Mitsubishi and Nakajima-built Zero Model 21. •Comes with wheel chocks and access steps. Includes posable display stand. A6M2b Zero Model 21 (Zeke)

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1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe

1:32 scale

1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe

€136.99

Article number: 300060321 Product: 1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe A Case of a Good Bubble The legendary Supermarine Spitfire is often credited with saving England during WWII. Among its many variants was the Mk.XVI, which was a Mk.IX airframe that was powered by a Merlin 266 engine license-built by Packard Motor Car Company in the United States. Most Mk.XVIs featured the larger rudder and E Type wing with two 20mm cannons and two 12.7mm machine guns. With the introduction of the teardrop canopy, the rear upper fuel tank capacity was reduced to 33 gal. and that of the forward lower fuel tank was increased to 48 gal. to compensate. 1,054 Mk.XVIs were produced from September 1944 until July 1945. During the war, they were deployed on the European front and served as fighter-bombers. In the post-war period, the Mk.XVI was used by the RAF as well as the Belgian and Greek air forces until the early-1950s. About the Model 1/32 scale plastic assembly kit of the Spitfire Mk.XVIe. ★Overall Length: 302mm, Overall Width: 311mm. ★Distinctive features of the Mk.XVIe, including Packard Merlin 266 engine, E Type wing, teardrop canopy, and modified landing gear legs, are accurately reproduced. ★Canopy may be opened even after assembly. ★Features movable ailerons, rudder, and elevators. Flaps can be depicted in either up or down position. ★30 gallon drop tank, two 250lb bombs, and 3 types of markings included. ★Comes with 3 kinds of markings to depict the aircraft from Royal Air Force squadrons as well as the (Pilots) Refresher Flying Unit. ★2 pilot figures, 1 seated and 1 standing, are included.

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1:48 Jap. A6 M5C Type 52 Zero Fighter

1:48 scale

1:48 Jap. A6 M5C Type 52 Zero Fighter

€15.89

Article number: 300061027 Product: 1:48 Jap. A6 M5C Type 52 Zero Fighter About the A6M5c Type 52 Zero Fighter In April 1939, shortly after the first Japanese Zero began test trials, modification drawings were already taking place on the zero in the Mitsubishi design room, to keep pace with the anticipated long air war in the Pacific. After the initial superiority of the Zero over allied aircraft began to wane, due to new U.S. types being introduced, Mitsubishi was hard pressed to maintain a superiority. The introduction of the Grumman F6F and Chance Vought F4U, provided a need for more firepower, armor protection and capability led the combined companies of Nakajima and Mitsubishi to produce the A6M5 series of aircraft. Total production of the Type 52 series consisted of 10,449 aircraft of which Nakajima produced 6,570. It first entered combat in August 1943 at a time when the Japanese forces were withdrawing from previously held islands in the South Pacific. The type 52c was the last of the A6M5 series, and the most effective against Allied aircraft due to its armament configuration three of 13mm machine guns and two 20mm cannons. A total of 93 Type 52 and 52b zeros were field modified to "c" weapons configuration. The 7.7mm machine guns, housed in the cowling of the Zero since its first introduction, proved to be less effective during the latter stages of the conflict, due to the heavier armor protection of allied aircraft, and their self sealing fuel tanks. The 13mm weapon was greatly more effective; however, due to its increased weight, only one of them could be housed in the cowling and one in each wing. The 7.7 machine guns were removed from the cowling and one 13mm gun was mounted on the right hand side. This installation also made necessary the enlarging of the right hand projectile exit and cowling tube input, of the cowling, giving it an unbalanced look when viewed from the top.

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1:48 Mitsu. A6M3 Zero Fighter T32 Hamp

1:48 scale

1:48 Mitsu. A6M3 Zero Fighter T32 Hamp

€15.89

Article number: 300061025 Product: 1:48 Mitsu. A6M3 Zero Fighter T32 Hamp About the A6M3 Type 32 Zero Fighter (HAMP) Much has been written over the years about the Japanese Zero Fighter Aircraft series. Much was based upon hearsay and legend and little upon fact itself. Even the Allied Forces and governments refused at first to acknowledge its existence, and when they did get a copy of it, they could hardly believe the performance it produced. The prototype zero or A6M1 first took place on paper on January 17, 1938, following the Japanese request for a shipboard fighter with a top speed of 27o kph at 12000 ft 7 6-8 hours of cruise economy endurance and 1.5-2 hours at normal combat speeds. Armament was to be two 20mm cannon and two 7.7mm machine guns plus the normal radio equipment and direction finding gear. These specifications wee so far from the existing state of the art that the famous Nakajima Company dropped out of competition, stating that they were impossible to meet. That left Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and their design team headed by Jiro Horikoshi the only company to tackle the problem. First flight was on 1 April 1939 and combat trials were concluded in July 1940 with 15 pre-production A6M2's sent to two squadrons by the end of the month. These aircraft had folding wing tips to accommodate aircraft carrier elevators, and were the ones first seen by Gen. Chennault in China, and at Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Although the A6M2 met or exceeded original design specifications, modifications were taking place at the Mitsubishi factory to improve roll rate, speed up handling aboard carriers, and utilize the uprated Sakae 21, 1,130 hp engine. The first A6M3 type 32 (code named HAMP) took to the air on 15 July 1941 with production beginning in April 42. A total of 343 aircraft were produced by August 43, when the type 52 A6M5 began production. The Type 32 Zero had the most radical change in the enti   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 US Vought F4U-1A Corsair

1:48 scale

1:48 US Vought F4U-1A Corsair

€27.49

Article number: 300061070 Product: 1:48 US Vought F4U-1A Corsair About the Vought F4U-1A Corsair After enduring heavy losses to the Japanese Navy's Zero fighters in the early stages of the Pacific War, the U.S. Navy became focused on developing new fighters capable of turning the tides of aerial combat. Among those fighters was the Corsair, first developed to be a high speed, carrier borne aircraft. Built around the new Pratt & Whitney R-2800 2000hp engine, and turning the largest propeller ever attached to a fighter plane (4m dia.), this gull-winged wonder was destined to be a success. In June 1942, the F4U-1 production models made their maiden flight. However, due to their restricted forward field of view, and because of a propeller wash effect caused them to stall left wing first during low speed landings, they first were used as land based fighters. Succeeding the F4U-1 in the summer of 1943 was the F4U-1A, which was equipped with an extended rear wheel landing gear shaft, a slightly modified glazed canopy, and a small triangular strip of metal bolted to the right leading edge of the wing to equalize the stall and avoid the roll to the left at touch-down. Despite these improvements, the new F6F Hell Cat was adopted as the main carrier-borne aircraft, and the first combat Corsairs became relegated to land based US Marine squadrons in the South Pacific. Major Boyington and 2nd Lieutenant Hanson of the U.S. Marines, Lt. Kepford of the Navy and other ace-pilots, bravely flew the F4U-1A into fierce air-combats, overpowering the Japanese Zero fighters with tremendous top speed and six 12.7mm heavy machine guns.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 WWII Ger.Floatpla.Arado Ar.196A I/T

1:48 scale

1:48 WWII Ger.Floatpla.Arado Ar.196A I/T

€69.99

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1/32 F-51D Mustang Korean War

1:32 scale

1/32 F-51D Mustang Korean War

€144.99

Article number: 300060328 Product: 1:32 N.A. F-51D Mustang Korea ★This is a maiden appearance in detailed 1/32 for the F-51D Mustang that was deployed in hostilities during the Korean War. ★V12 engine is recreated with aplomb. ★Includes recreations of the squared-off propeller tips, two types of radio equipment, and other features that set this aircraft apart from late-WWII variants. ★Comes with parts for two kinds of drop tank, 500lb bombs and 5-inch HVAR rockets.

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1/48 Bf109 G-6

1:48 scale

1/48 Bf109 G-6

€45.99

Article number: 300061117 Product: 1/48 Bf109 G-6 This precision model aircraft assembly kit depicts the Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 variant. It compliments Tamiya’s other variants such as the E-3 and E-4/7 Trop. The Bf 109 is a legendary name in aviation, an aircraft which combined longevity and versatility in the hands of the Luftwaffe and other air forces. The G-6 was the most prolifically produced Bf 109, accounting for more than a third of the total. Introduced in early 1943, it could be fitted with underwing 20mm cannons in pods, or synchronized 13mm machine guns in distinctive bulges ahead of the cockpit, and was powered by the Daimler-Benz DB605A liquid-cooled V12, which gave a top airspeed of 640km/h.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1/48 F-14A Tomcat

1:48 scale

1/48 F-14A Tomcat

€99.99

Article number: 300061114 Product: 1/48 F-14A Tomcat The Definitive 1/48 Scale F-14A Tomcat From its first test flights in 1970 through to its retirement in 2006, the F-14 Tomcat is a carrier-based fighter that has captured the imagination; its variable sweep wing allowed automatic adjustment for optimum performance and an impressive combination of speed and manouverability. It had a powerful AN/AWG-9 fire control system that could use AIM-54 Phoenix missiles to take on multiple targets from range. 477 of the 632 Tomcats supplied to the U.S. Navy were the early F-14A variant; their delivery to units began with carrier squadrons in 1973, and its combat debut was in the 1975 evacuation from Saigon. It was later in action in conflicts in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan. Seventy-nine F-14As were also supplied to Iran before the 1979 Islamic Revolution and some still remain in service today. About the Model ★This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit of the Grumman F-14A Tomcat. Fuselage length: 398mm, Maximum Wingspan: 408mm. ★Designed with access to real F-14A Tomcats for superlative accuracy. ★Features moving depiction of variable sweep wing. ★2 sets of parts - interchangeable after completion - depict sealing plates and air bags with wing in fully swept and fully forward positions. ★Slide molding was used to ensure highly realistic canopy, air intake side and fuselage side sections. ★Poly caps allow movement of horizontal stabilizers. ★The model offers a choice of parts to depict open or closed engine afterburner nozzles. ★Separate parts are included to depict the fuel probe on the right of the nose, and the ladder on the left. ★Comes with two U.S. marking schemes and one for the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1/48 Ki-61-I d Hien

1:48 scale

1/48 Ki-61-I d Hien

€45.99

Article number: 300061115 Product: 1:48 Jap. Ki-61-Id Hien (Tony) Flugzeug The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien was a WWII Japanese fighter powered by the Ha-40 engine - a license-produced version of a Daimler-Benz power plant. On account of its liquid cooled engine (it was the only Japanese fighter in the Pacific fighting to have one), the Hien was apparently mistaken for a German aircraft and then for an Italian bird, and was given the reporting nickname "Tony." It saw combat action from early 1943 and proved a competitive aircraft with its top speed of 580km/h, used in the desperate Japanese defense of the Solomon Islands and even as an interceptor when U.S. B-29s got in range to bomb the Japanese home islands toward the end of WWII.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:32 A6M5 Zero Model 52 (Zecke)

1:32 scale

1:32 A6M5 Zero Model 52 (Zecke)

€119.99

A6M5 Zero Model 52 (Zeke)

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1:32 Bo.F-15E Strike Eagle Bunker Buster

1:32 scale

1:32 Bo.F-15E Strike Eagle Bunker Buster

€134.99

Article number: 300060312 Product: 1:32 Bo.F-15E Strike Eagle Bunker Buster About the Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle w/"Bunker Buster" The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is regarded as one of the most capable twin-engine air-superiority fighters in the world today. Ever since its maiden flight in July 1972, this record breaking Mach 2.5 fighter has been a yardstick for jet fighter design. In the early 1980's, the Air Force requested McDonnell Douglas to modify their F-15 fighter into a dual-role aircraft to be known as the F-15E "Strike Eagle" for use as an air-to-air fighter, and for air to ground attack missions. This new version was designed to penetrate deep into enemy territory unescorted, and strike military targets with pinpoint accuracy. The strike eagle employs two highly reliable Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engines and was designed specifically as a two-person crew of pilot and weapons system officer. The LANTRIN (Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infra-Red for Night) system enables the Strike Eagle to operate at night and in bad weather. The Strike Eagle can also be employed with up to an 11-ton payload and can carry the GBU-28 Bunker Buster, a guided bomb developed to destroy strengthened underground bunkers. The Strike Eagle was first deployed in December 1989. During the Gulf War in 1991, 2 squadrons of 48 F-15E Strike Eagles demonstrated their power as multi-purpose fighter/attack planes. About the model The popular F-15E Strike Eagle (item 60302) was released in 1993. However, since this items release, the F-15E has come to be equipped with a variety of newly developed weapons systems. Following the changes in times and aviation fighting technology Tamiya has modernized its kit to feature accurate replicas of all the latest weapons systems employed by the F-15E Strike Eagle. Includes parts for replication of the GBU-28 "Bunker Buster", as well as AGM-130 and JDAM guided bombs, and ARAAM air-to-air missiles. 1/32 scale, total length 600, total width 404mm. Faithfully recreates intrepid form of Strike Eagle. Main parts such as fuselage and wings are to be fastened with screws.Radar unit/nose side-access panel, and Vulcan Cannon hatch can all be opened and closed after assembly. Canopy and air brakes can be assembled in either the up or down positions. Cockpit, radar, and Vulcan Cannon are all recreated down to the finest details. Each landing gear is brilliantly crafted in die-cast, and tires are fashioned with synthetic rubber.Each landing gear is brilliantly crafted in die-cast, and tires are fashioned with synthetic rubber.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:32 F-15 JASDF EAGLE

1:32 scale

1:32 F-15 JASDF EAGLE

€134.99

Article number: 300060307 Product: 1:32 F-15 JASDF EAGLE This plastic assembly kit reproduces the F-15J Eagle, which has protected Japanese skies as the main fighter of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) since it was first introduced in 1982. The distinguishing features of the F-15J, such as the mass balances on the vertical fins, antennas under the nose, and cockpit layout, have all been faithfully replicated. The incorporation of screws and die-cast metal landing gear legs ensure a strong model. At the same time, the radome and access hatches may be posed open to reveal exquisite details. The air intakes are movable while the canopy and airbrake may be posed in either open or closed positions. Comes with parts for an array of weapons, one pilot figure, and markings to depict aircraft from eight JASDF units. F-15J Eagle

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1:32 F-4E PHANTOM II EARLY PROD.

1:32 scale

1:32 F-4E PHANTOM II EARLY PROD.

€142.99

Article number: 300060310 Product: 1:32 F-4E PHANTOM II EARLY PROD. About the McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II Early Production The F-4E came into production as an improved version of the F-4C/D and was to be the most advanced model of the Phantom series. After elongating the fighter's nose and installing a more compact radar, the solid-state Westinghouse AN/APQ-120, the installation of a nose-mounted gun became possible and a 20mm M61A1 6 barrel Vulcan gun pod was employed. The Vulcan 20mm cannon, with its ammunition drum of approximately 640 rounds, was capable of firing 4000-6000 rounds a minute and proved reliable in air-to-ground and close quarters aerial combat. F-4E made its first flight in June 1967 and entered the rising conflict of the Vietnam War in November 1968 when the first F-4E's reached Korat in Thailand and joined up with the 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron. By the time of the cease-fire of 1973 the F-4E was credited with a total of 21 MiG kills, 5 brought down by gunfire alone. About the Model •Assembly kit of the early production version of the F-4E Phantom II main fighter of the U.S. Airforce. •Scale: 1/32, fuselage length: 600mm, wingspan: 368mm. The intrepid form of the F-4E Phantom with its characteristically elongated nose, has been accurately reproduced. •Fuselage has been molded as one piece with intricate areas faithfully recreated. Main pieces can be fastened to fuselage with screws. •Plane's nose can be reproduced with clear parts to allow viewing of the details of the 20mm M61A1 6 barrel Vulcan gun pod and AN/APQ-120 radar after model assembly. •Exquisite detail of cockpit and instrument panels portrayed in superb detail. Canopy can be assembled in the open or closed position. •Landing gear reproduced with dye-cast parts and tires are recreated with real rubber. •Parts for recreation of full armament, such as air-to-air missiles, are included in kit. Kit also features pilot and co-pilot figures as well as decals for replication of  two different planes.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:32 F-4J PHANTOM II MARINES

1:32 scale

1:32 F-4J PHANTOM II MARINES

€124.99

Article number: 300060308 Product: 1:32 F-4J PHANTOM II MARINES About the McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II Marines When test pilot Robert C. Little prepared to take off in the YF4H-1 prototype on May 27, 1958, few onlookers could have guessed at the success story yet to unfold. Over thirty years from that faithful day, the successors of that prototype, the Phantom series of aircraft, would be protecting the skies over the free world and see adoption by eleven nations including the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marines. The Phantom II was developed by McDonnell Douglas and first pitted against Vought's F8U-3 Crusader III to see which aircraft would be the Navy's next main carrier-borne fighter. In 1959, the selection was made in favor of the robust Phantom II. The early production model, the F4H-1F, underwent various tests and training exercises, eventually leading to the F4H-1 model, which was deployed to several Navy and Marine divisions. In 1962, in efforts to unify the names of Navy and Air Force aircraft, the F4H-1F and F4H-1 became designated the F-4A and F-4B respectively. Just after its adoption by the Navy, the Phantom II showed the world what it was made of, breaking record after record, including top-speed, altitude, and time-to-climb. To top off these results, the U.S. Navy ran Project LANA, a transcontinental speed race. The roman L stood for the number 50, for "50th Anniversary of Naval Aviation". The contest was to demonstrate the Phantom's shocking speed and reach. Based on this impressive track record, and on comparative tests against Air Force fighters at the time, it was decided that the next main fighter of the Air Force would also be the Navy's Phantom II. The F-4B version was specially tailored to the needs of the Air Force, and became designated the F-4C. Further improvements to that aircraft resulted in the F-4D model. The Navy continued to make improvements to the Phantom II. Mounting the F-4B wi

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1:32 F4U-1 Corsair "Birdcage"

1:32 scale

1:32 F4U-1 Corsair "Birdcage"

€119.99

Article number: 300060324 Product: 1:32 F4U-1 Corsair "Birdcage" The F4U-1 Corsair® was a truly unique aircraft, with a powerful 2,000hp engine and a massive 4m propeller, not to mention the highly characteristic inverted gullwings. In October of 1940, it was the first American fighter to achieve a speed of 400mph (around 640kph). Initial production models of the aircraft featured a striking canopy called the "Birdcage". The aircraft took part in operations from February 1943, and with its powerful 12.7mm machine guns proved to be a formidable opponent for the Japanese Zero Fighters. In order to capture the aircraft as accurately as possible, Tamiya designers not only inspected, measured and examined the real aircraft at five different museums across North America, they were also given access to Northrop-Grumman's blueprints. The result is a highly detailed and precise 1/32 scale model of the F4U-1 Corsair.  

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1:32 Grumman F-14A Tomcat Black Knights

1:32 scale

1:32 Grumman F-14A Tomcat Black Knights

€149.99

Article number: 300060313 Product: 1:32 Grumman F-14A Tomcat Black Knights About the Grumman F-14A Tomcat "Black Knights" Ever since its first flight in 1970, the U.S. Navy's F-14 Tomcat has been one of the best top Air Defense Fighter. From 1990, in addition to its role as an interceptor, the F-14A, noted for its long range and superior weapons systems was designated as an air-to-ground strike plane. With this new role, the Tomcat was fitted with a new weapons arsenal. Since 1996, the F-14A employs the AN/AAQ-14 targeting pod, referred to as the LANTIRN. This targeting pod gives the F-14A precision bombing capability by procuring targets for nose-mounted infrared laser or other laser guided weapons. The AN/AAQ-14 targeting pod contains a high-resolution, forward-looking infrared sensor (which displays an infrared image of the target to the pilot), a laser designator-rangefinder for precise delivery of laser-guided munitions, target tracking software, and more. The LANTIRN, combined with GBU-16 and GBU-24 guided bombs, enables precision striking with a minute margin of error from several meters down to tens of centimeters. This precision can be realized at long-range. The VF-154 Black Knights is attached to the USS Kittyhawk, homeported at Yokosuka Harbor, Japan. The Black Knights were formed after WWII, and were deployed to both the Korean and Vietnam War. F-14A were employed with the VF-154 from 1984, and used extensively in Operation Desert Shield during the Gulf War in 1990. About the model • Fighter-Bomber Grumman F-14A Tomcat plastic assembly kit. • 1/32 Scale •Overall length: 598mm, Overall width: 612mm. • The form of the aircraft has been accurately rendered. • Kit employs metallic parts and screws to make the wing movable. • A full range of armament including Phoenix missiles,   GBU-16 and GBU-24 laser guided bombs are provided as well   as a AN/AAQ-14 LANTIRN targeting pod. • Includes 3 figures, 2 pilots and a catapult officer, and decals for   5 aircraft.    Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:32 Mc Donnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II

1:32 scale

1:32 Mc Donnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II

€117.99

Article number: 300060306 Product: 1:32 Mc Donnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II Originally accepted for Navy service in 1958, the F-4 Phantom II went on to protect the skies of numerous Western nations. This kit depicts the F-4J variant which served with distinction with the Navy during the Vietnam War and was responsible for many victories over North Korean MiGs. The major assemblies are attached with screws and the one-piece fuselage and die-cast metal landing gear legs ensure superb strength. The canopy and air brake may be assembled in either open or closed positions as well. To top it off, an array of ordnance including Sparrow and Sidewinder missiles, two crew figures, and three marking options are also included.

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1:32 Mc Donnell F4 C/D PHANTOM II

1:32 scale

1:32 Mc Donnell F4 C/D PHANTOM II

€112.99

Article number: 300060305 Product: 1:32 Mc Donnell F4 C/D PHANTOM II The F-4 Phantom II was originally conceived as a carrier-borne fighter for the Navy in the late 1950s but was eventually also adapted by the Air Force and Marines in addition to the air forces of many other countries. This model kit can depict the first variant used by the Air Force, the F-4C, as well the subsequently upgraded F-4D. The kit features a one-piece fuselage for easy assembly and die-cast metal landing gear legs to ensure a stable stance after the kit is finished. The canopy and airbrake may be assembled in either open or closed positions. A wide range of ordnance, two crew figures, and three marking options are also included.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:32 P-51D / K Mustang Pacific

1:32 scale

1:32 P-51D / K Mustang Pacific

€147.99

Article number: 300060323 Product: 1:32 P-51D / K Mustang Pacific The P-51D Mustang incorporated advanced features such as a laminar flow wing and an efficient radiator design, and powered by the Packard-built Rolls-Royce Merlin V-1650 engine, it demonstrated superior highaltitude performance. The P-51D was equipped with a Hamilton Standard propeller as standard but shortages of the propeller led to the installation of Aeroproducts propellers on some P-51Ds built at North American's Dallas factory, and these were distinguished by the designation P-51K. Most of the P-51Ks saw combat in the Pacific Theater, although some were also sent to Europe. In addition to the fighter role, some P-51s were equipped with cameras and used as reconnaissance aircraft. Such aircraft which were converted from P-51Ds and P-51Ks were designated F-6Ds and F-6Ks respectively.     Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII

1:32 scale

1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII

€141.99

Article number: 300060320 Product: 1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII The True Successor to the Mk.V The legendary Spitfire was the representative British fighter of WWII. Many variants were built and among these was the Mk.VIII, a variant developed to be the replacement for the RAF's previous mainstay Spitfire, the Mk.V. The Mk.VIII was fitted with a Rolls-Royce Merlin 60-series engine, larger radiators, and an air filter as standard. Other improvements included fuel tanks added in the wings, retractable tail wheel, shortened ailerons, and enlarged rudder and elevators. From the latter half of 1943, the Mk.VIII were deployed to the Mediterranean and Pacific Theaters and saw service with RAF, USAAF, RCAF, and RAAF units. About the Model 1/32 scale plastic assembly kit of the Spitfire Mk.VIII. ★Overall Length: 302mm, Overall Width: 383mm. ★Features of the Mk.VIII, including the retractable tail wheel, shortened ailerons, and wing fuel tanks, have all been accurately reproduced. ★You can select either retracted or deployed landing gear and tail wheel even after assembly. ★Parts to depict standard and extended wingtips included ★Features moveable ailerons, rudder, and elevators. Flaps can be depicted in either up or down position. ★Parts for 30 and 90 gallon fuel tanks included. ★Comes with 3 kinds of markings to depict the aircraft from USAAF, RAAF, and RCAF units. ★Comes with 2 pilot figures, 1 seated and 1 standing.

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1:48 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.6

1:48 scale

1:48 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.6

€33.99

Article number: 300061053 Product: 1:48 BRISTOL BEAUFIGHTER MK.6 About the Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI Bristrol's "Beaufighter" was one of the most successful and widely used twin engines fighter types during WW2. The first series production Beaufighter MK.1 entered service in September 1940. With its four nose-mounted 20mm cannons and six 7.7mm machine guns in the wings, this stub-nosed fighter became the most heavily armed aircraft in service with the RAF during the war. As the German Luftwaffe eventually turned to night bombing in autumn of 1940, priority was put on night fighters and the first operational Beaufighters were fitted with the Airborne Interception (AI) radar, which designated the Mk.1F (F was suffix for Fighter Command). Meanwhile, its rugged construction was thought ideal for long range fighting and escort duties, and the Mk.1C under the Coastal Command became ready for initial operations in late March 1941. Introduction of the more powerful, 1,670hp Hercules VI engines by late 1941 resulted in the Mk.VI. A 7.7mm machine gun being added in the observers canopy for rearward defense, and the horizontal tail plane was modified to have a 12 degree of dihedral, to eliminate the unstable characteristics observed on the preceding types. The Beaufighters saw active service not only above Europe but also in the Mediterranean, North Africa, Middle East and Pacific area. More than 5,900 Beaufighters of various types were produced.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 F4U-1D Corsair w/ 'Moto-Tug'

1:48 scale

1:48 F4U-1D Corsair w/ 'Moto-Tug'

€44.49

Article number: 300061085 Product: 1:48 F4U-1D Corsair w/ 'Moto-Tug' About the Vought F4U-1D Corsair w/ Moto-Tug The speedy Corsair debuted as the 1st US fighter plane to overcome the 400mph (644km/h) barrier. However the initial production version of this aircraft, the F4U-1 "Birdcage", was not without its problems. The port wing stall often gave the Corsair unstable landing, and the long nose and framed canopy hindered visibility. These weak points necessitated the development of improved versions such as the latter developed F4U-1A with 18cm raised cockpit and raised rear landing gear. The F4U-1D featured clear vision canopy (two side frames removed) and had two pylons under the center wing section that could carry up to a 1,000lb bomb payload. In 1944 the F4U-1D Corsair was formally deployed as a carrier based aircraft. Following the successful release of the 1/48 Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a w/ Kettenkraftrad, Tamiya is proud to present yet another aircraft/ground vehicle set: the 1/48 scale F4U-1D Corsair (Item 61061) with the all new 1/48 "Moto Tug." This kit is perfect for designing the ultimate U.S. Navy Scene Diorama. Aircraft Tug or "Moto-Tug" tractors, as they were nicknamed, were manufactured by Ford. The Ferguson Company modified these vehicles for ease of application in the U.S. Navy by lowering clearance, and reducing wheel diameter to make it more compact. A protective panel was also added. The double-tire version of this vehicle was the BNO-40, the single-tire version was the BNO-25. Tow bars from Moto Tugs would attach to the rear landing gear or main landing gear struts. These vehicles were active in towing U.S. Naval planes to runways and hangers. The kit will feature all new parts for recreation of rockets on outer section of wing, perfect for displaying in wing-folded position. In addition to the standing pilot figure of the previous kit, a pilot figure to be assembled leaning out of the cockpit (checking towing) will be included. This kit reproduces the double-wheel version of the "Moto-Tug" with minimal parts for ease of assembly. Currently, decals for the replication of three different planes are planned to be included in this kit. Driver figure as well as two types of tow bars (main landing gear strut type and rear landing gear strut type) for "Moto-Tug" will also be included.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 Fieseler Fi156C Storch (Foreign AF)

1:48 scale

1:48 Fieseler Fi156C Storch (Foreign AF)

€62.99

Article number: 300025158 Product: 1:48 Fieseler Fi156C Storch (Foreign AF) The Fieseler Fi156 Storch was one of the Germany’s representative aircraft during WWII. It had a lightweight construction made up with a cloth-covered steel pipe airframe and wooden wings. Blessed with excellent STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) performance, it was used for various duties such as liaison, spotting, and reconnaissance. The Fi156 was also used by a number of other countries such as Switzerland, Italy, and Hungary and some aircraft were used even after the war ended. About the Item • 1/48 scale plastic assembly kit. • The slim form of the Fi156 and features such as the canopy area and broad wing span have all been accurately reproduced. • Metal frame parts for wing and landing gear included. • Highly detailed cockpit features photo-etched parts for side panels and armor plate. • Engine cowlings can be detached even after assembly to showcase the detailed Argus As10C engine. • Boarding hatch can be depicted in either open or closed position while flaps can be depicted in either up or down position. • 5 marking options included to depict Swiss Air Force (x3), Italian Air Force (x1), and Hungarian Air Force (x1) aircraft. • Canopy masks also conveniently included.

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1:48 Ger. Focke Wulf Fw190 A-3

1:48 scale

1:48 Ger. Focke Wulf Fw190 A-3

€27.49

Article number: 300061037 Product: 1:48 Ger. Focke Wulf Fw190 A-3 The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 served alongside the Messerschmitt Bf 109 to defend Germany from the mid stages of WWII to the end of the war. This kit reproduces the A-3 variant of the Fw 190, which outclassed the RAF's Spitfire Mk.V when it entered service. The aircraft's characteristic radial engine features fine cooling fin and exhaust details. Three marking options, including an aircraft flown by German ace Hans Hahn, are included.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 Ger. Focke Wulf Fw190 D-9

1:48 scale

1:48 Ger. Focke Wulf Fw190 D-9

€27.49

Article number: 300061041 Product: 1:48 Ger. Focke Wulf Fw190 D-9 Following the successful entry of the Focke-Wulf Fw190A series of fighter aircraft over the English channel during the autumn of 1941, the German RLM requested high altitude version to complement the fighter fleet, and three projects were started. The Fw 190B used the B.M.W. 801 turbosupercharged radial engine and a pressurized cockpit, but very few of these were built. The Fw190C was powered by a 1,750hp Daimler Benz DB603A in-line engine, of which three prototypes were built. The third high altitude project was based on the Focke Wulf Fw190A airframe and powered by a Junkers engine. The fuselage was lengthened to accommodate the V-12 cylinder, liquid cooled, 1,750hp Jumo 213 engine, and made its initial flight during the winter of 1941 - 42. Five further prototypes were produced, plus small batch of Fw 190 D-Os were completed from standard production Fw 190A-7 airframes. These pre-production aircraft were followed by the Fw190 D-2 through D-8 designations. The Fw 190D-9 began production in June 1944, with early versions having the flat topped canopy, and from W. Nr. 210002 onwards having the Galland hood (blown canopy). It went into combat with the III/JG 54 "Grunherz" (Green Hearts) in September 1944, at Achmer, Germany, as top cover for the new Messerschmitt Me262 Jet fighters then entering service.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 Ger. Messerschmitt Bf109 E3

1:48 scale

1:48 Ger. Messerschmitt Bf109 E3

€27.49

Article number: 300061050 Product: 1:48 Ger. Messerschmitt Bf109 E3 About the Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3 Without a doubt, the Messerschmitt Bf109 can be claimed as the most famous and successful German aircraft from the WW2. It was the world's most advanced fighter at the time of its debut in 1936, and remained as the standard fighter for the Luftwaffe throughout the conflict. Created by the brilliant designer Willi Messerschmitt, it had the smallest possible airframe built around the most powerful engine available. It also boasted many of the then innovative features such as an all metal stressed skin construction, retractable main landing gear, automatic Handley-Page leading edge slats, etc. The Bf109 saw first combat during the Spanish Civil War and fully demonstrated its exceptional maneuverability, inherited from its precedent Bf108 Taifun (Typhoon) multi-purpose sports plane. The Bf109 underwent numerous improvement throughout its career, and mass production of the E variant started late in 1939. Within one year, about 2,000 "E" aircraft were rolled out. Its excellent performance greatly contributed in the active service of German pilots at the Western Front and during the "Battle of Britain". The E-3 version used an improved Daimler-Benz DB601Aa engine capable of 1,100 h.p. output. This engine had provision for mounting a 20mm MG FF cannon on the crankcase and firing through the propeller hub. The Messerschmitt Bf109E was one of the best fighters of the early WW2 period, on a par with the British Spitfire.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 Ger. Messerschmitt BF109E-4/7 Trop

1:48 scale

1:48 Ger. Messerschmitt BF109E-4/7 Trop

€27.49

Article number: 300061063 Artikelbezeichnung: 1:48 Ger. Messerschmitt BF109E-4/7 Trop The Messerschmitt Bf 109E was the Luftwaffe's mainstay fighter in the early stages of WWII. This kit depicts the E-4, which was produced from May 1940 and saw extensive action during the Battle of Britain, and the E-7, which was fitted with a drop tank for increased range. The angular form of the aircraft has been accurately reproduced complete with details such as a canopy that may be assembled in open or closed position, a rack for the E-7's drop tank, and the Trop version's air intake with sand filter. One pilot figure and three marking options are included.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 Ger. Nachtjäg. Heinkel Uhu He219

1:48 scale

1:48 Ger. Nachtjäg. Heinkel Uhu He219

€51.99

Article number: 300061057 Product: 1:48 Ger. Nachtjäg. Heinkel Uhu He219 The He 219 was arguably the Luftwaffe's best nightfighter during WWII and was notable for an extraordinary debut mission in June 1943 when a prototype shot down five RAF Lancaster bombers. This kit depicts the final production variant, the A-7, which was equipped with DB 603G engines for improved high-altitude performance. Distinctive features such as the slim fuselage, greenhouse-style canopy, and tricycle landing gear are all accurately reproduced. The cockpit interior even features an integrated nose weight to ensure the model stays balanced when displayed. Two crew figures and three marking options are also included.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 Ger. V-1 Fiseler Fi103

1:48 scale

1:48 Ger. V-1 Fiseler Fi103

€13.59

Article number: 300061052 Product: 1:48 Ger. V-1 Fiseler Fi103 Powered by a pulse jet engine, the unmanned V-1 flying bomb developed by Germany during WWII would reach speeds of 640km/h, fly a certain distance, then crash and explode. This kit reproduces the simple form of this weapon and also includes parts to depict a transport trolley.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 Jap. Mitsu. J2M3 Interceptor Raiden

1:48 scale

1:48 Jap. Mitsu. J2M3 Interceptor Raiden

€15.89

Article number: 300061018 Product: 1:48 Jap. Mitsu. J2M3 Interceptor Raiden The J2M Raiden (Allied reporting name "Jack") was developed by the Japanese Navy in WWII as a land-based interceptor. It began to reach units from September 1944 and they were used to intercept B-29 bombers which were attacking Japan. This kit accurately depicts the J2M3 variant and allows modellers to assemble either deployed or retracted landing gear. Parts for a drop tank and two pilot figures, as well as three marking options, including a 302nd Kokutai aircraft, are included. Raiden (Jack)   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 Lockheed Mar.F-16CJ Fighting Falcon

1:48 scale

1:48 Lockheed Mar.F-16CJ Fighting Falcon

€59.99

Article number: 300061098 Product: 1/48 Lockheed Mar.F-16CJ Fighting Falcon About the F-16CJ The F-16 is one of the world's top lightweight multi-role fighter aircraft. Since first deployment to U.S. Air Force (USAF) units in the late 1970's, total production numbers have exceeded 4,000, making it the second most highly produced jet fighter plane following the F-4 Phantom. The latest F-16 variant deployed to USAF units, the F-16C Block 50, is capable of precision night and all-weather bombing, and features advanced digital electronics for radar and cockpit displays. The slight variant, the F-16CJ (Block 50), is fitted with HARM Targeting System (HTS) and is used specifically for SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) missions. The F-16CJ (Block 50) has flown SEAD missions over Iraq while monitoring the northern and southern no-fly zones and during Operation Iraqi Freedom. About the Model - Model represents the F-16CJ (Block 50) as used for USAF SEAD missions. - Sleek fuselage including aerodynamic blended wing body design accurately reproduced. - Accurately curved bubble top canopy can be assembled in the opened or closed position. - Horizontal stabilizers are movable and flaperons can be modeled in both the up or down positions. - A range of weapons and accessories are included such as HARM, AMRAAM, and Sidewinder missiles (M & X variants), detachable external fuel tanks, ECM pod, and HTS pod. - One pilot figure included and can be depicted with either standard or JHMCS flight helmet. - Detailed markings for 3 aircraft, including the 5th Air Force commander's aircraft stationed at Misawa airbase in 2005, are included.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 25/32

1:48 scale

1:48 Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 25/32

€69.99

Article number: 300061101 Product: 1:48 Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 25/32 About the F-16C Block 25/32 The F-16 has become one of the most widely-used jet fighters in the world, and has therefore undergone a series of upgrades throughout its service life with various air forces. The Block 25entered service in 1984 and featured upgraded radar and cockpit avionics. The Block 32 was the first upgrade affected by a program to use different engines in the F-16, and continued to use Pratt & Whitney engines, while the Block 30 used engines made by General Electric. The Block 32 has been upgraded to carry a wide range of weapons, including the LITENING II laser targeting pod, which enables precision attack capability with laser-guided bombs. About the Model - Model represents the F-16C [Block 25/32]. New parts accurately reproduce the correct engine nozzle and smaller air intake that correspond to Pratt & Whitney powered F-16s. - Main landing gear and gear well covers also depicted with new parts. - Wing reinforcement plates for Block 32 recreated with phot etch parts (sold seperatley). - Extensive weapons set features AIM-9L/M and AIM-9X sidewinders, AIM-120 AMRAAM, wing and centerline fuel tanks, and LITENING II targeting pod. - New parts for GBU-12 laser-guided bombs feature clear parts to depict the laser guidance package for a more realistic finish. - New ordinance racks on the wings accurately match their respective weapons. - 1 pilot figure included and 3 sets of U.S. Air National Guard markings included. - Add ITEM 12621 F-16 Fighting Falcon Detail Up Parts Set for the ultimate finish.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 RAF De Havilland Mosquito Mk.6

1:48 scale

1:48 RAF De Havilland Mosquito Mk.6

€28.99

Article number: 300061062 Product: 1:48 RAF De Havilland Mosquito Mk.6 Nicknamed "The Wooden Wonder" due to its nearly all-wood construction, the de Havilland Mosquito was initially conceived as a fast, unarmed bomber and went on to serve in that and many other roles during WWII. This kit depicts the NF Mk.II nightfighter and FB Mk.VI fighter-bomber variants which were introduced in Spring 1942 and Spring 1943 respectively. Parts are included for the NF Mk.II's nose- and wing-mounted radar antenna as well as 500lb bombs and rockets for the FB Mk.VI. The bomb bay may be fitted with bombs and also features details for the fuel tank and 20mm cannon magazines. Two pilot figures and three marking options are included.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 Rus. Ilyushin LI-2 Shturmovik

1:48 scale

1:48 Rus. Ilyushin LI-2 Shturmovik

€58.49

Article number: 300061113 Product: 1/48 WWII Rus. Ilyushin LI-2 Shturmovik The Ilyushin Il-2 was one of the most significant ground-attack aircraft of WWII. It incorporated a sturdy monocoque construction and excellent armor protection to make it perfect for ground attack operations. It was initially conceived as a two-seat design but due to weight issues it was re-designed as a lighter single-seat aircraft in 1940. As production began in 1941, the aircraft was designated as the Il-2. Heavy losses of the single-seat aircraft during combat forced the addition of a rear gunner position in 1943. Later variants featured improvements such as swept outer wings for better handling. The Il-2 contributed greatly to the eventual Russian victory over Nazi Germany. Joseph Stalin himself famously noted that the aircraft was as vital to the Russian Army as air and bread.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 US North American P-51D Mustang

1:48 scale

1:48 US North American P-51D Mustang

€27.99

Article number: 300061040 Product: 1:48 US North American P-51D Mustang About the North American P-51D Mustang 8th AF In April 1940, drawings were sketched in a New York City hotel room for a new fighter aircraft for the British purchasing Commission. This fighter, the North American NA73X, became one of the best fighter aircraft in the U.S. Army Airforce during World War II, and is known as the P-51 Mustang. Of the several variations of this famous fighter, the P-51D is generally accepted as the definitive Mustang and was the first production version with the "Bubble" canopy. More "D" model Mustangs were built than all other Mustang variants combined, with a total of 9,603 coming off production lines. 45 squadrons of the famed U.S. 8th Airforce, stationed in England were equipped with the P-51D, which could now escort and protect the heavy bombers all the way to and from targets on the European continent. There were several major changes that set the "D" apart form earlier Mustangs. One was the change from four .50 caliber machine guns to six, three in each wing. Another was to mount the guns upright which helped to eliminate a jamming tendency that occurred in the four gun system. Ammunition was increased to 400 rounds per inboard gun, and 270 rounds for each of the other four. Underwing pylons were strengthened to carry the 110 or 165 gallon auxiliary drop tanks or 1,000 lb bomb. P-51D Mustangs went to fight in the later Korean conflict and it last flew combat in 1956 in the deserts to the Middle East, when Israel used Spitfires, Messerschimitts and Mustangs together in the Mid East conflict.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 US P-51B Mustang North Americ.

1:48 scale

1:48 US P-51B Mustang North Americ.

€27.99

Article number: 300061042 Product: 1:48 US P-51B Mustang North Americ. About the North American P-51B Mustang The Allison engine powered P-51A Apache, was derived from the original RAF Mustang 1 ground attack and photo reconnaissance aircraft. Long before anyone had even heard of a Mustang, the plan to put a Rolls Royce Merlin engine into the airframe had started. The Merlin was powering some of the best warplanes in England; the Hurricane, Spitfire and the Avro Lancaster bomber. To develop a new engine for the P-51 would take considerable time, which the allies did not have. In September 1940, the Packard Motor Company of the U.S. began license production of the Merlin V-1650-1 engine in Detroit, Michigan. With a new supercharger drive, a new V-1650-3 was mated to the first P-51B. Both the U.S. and England started the Merlin engine modification idea almost simultaneously. 10 airframes were modified in the U.S. with the Merlin and these became the basis for the most successful fighter series of the war. Flying for the first time on 30 November 1942, the XP-51B was soon modified with a larger coolant radiator scoop, which actually increased its top speed by 50mph and gave it a higher ceiling by 10,000 ft. The addition of an 85 gallon fuel tank behind the seat increased the P-51B's already excellent range, and it could now escort the bombers all the way to the target and back. P-51B Mustangs began arriving in England in September 1943 with the first Mustangs going to the 3354th fighter group at Boxted, England, and ended the war with the most air to air victories. A total of 3788 P-51B's were produced.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 US Rep. P-47D Thunderbolt Bubblet

1:48 scale

1:48 US Rep. P-47D Thunderbolt Bubblet

€45.99

Article number:300061090 Product: 1:48 US Rep. P-47D Thunderbolt Bubblet About the Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop" In May 1941, as the war raged in Europe, a single-engine fighter of more than 4t made its first flight. This fighter was the XP-47B, prototype of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt of which a total of 15683 units will be built. Thanks to war experience, this aircraft was equipped with a 2000hp radial R-2800 engine, a supercharger and eight 12,7mm machine-guns. The XP-47B was to reach 633km/h and in January 1942, just after the USA went to war, the production of P-47B began. It was followed by the P-47C that incorporated various improvements and, from April 1943, by the P-47D, the most built version. The P-47D was equipped with an R-2800-59 engine, which can develop up to 2300hp with combat emergency water injection system engaged. The ducts that were passing on the sides and below the cockpit to connect the supercharger placed behind the pilot's seat gave to this plane its massive aspect. Many sub-types of the P-47D, designated D-1 to D-40, were produced but the first versions were called "Razorback" because of their sharp edge dorsal fin. The D-25 sub-type, which was introduced around June 1944, was fitted with an electrically actuated bubble canopy in order to improve pilot visibility and increased capacity fuel tanks. This decision resulted in a completely remodeled plane shape. All subsequent sub-types were also fitted with the bubble canopy and became a characteristic feature of late production Thunderbolts. The P-47 "Bubbletop" proved to be an excellent, well-balanced fighter-bomber. About the model - Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop" plastic assembly kit. - 1/48 scale, Overall length: 230mm, Overall width: 259mm. - This is the representation of P-47D late production that was nicknamed "Bubbletop". - The massive form of the plane, especially its belly and its cowling, has been accurately reproduced. - Flaps come as separate parts and can be attached in   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 USN Douglas A1-H Skyraider

1:48 scale

1:48 USN Douglas A1-H Skyraider

€38.49

Article number: 300061058 Product: 1:48 USN Douglas A1-H Skyraider About Douglas A-1H Skyraider U.S. Navy During 1943 the U.S. Bureau of Aeronautics considered to combine the tasks of torpedo bomber and dive-bomber into one. Several aircraft manufacturers, such as Douglas and Martin, were requested to develop a large, single-seat attack aircraft. According to the requirement, Douglas Skyraider, was developed by Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc. The development was started in early July 1944, and all night efforts of engineers made the first prototype's first flight possible already on March 18, 1945. Despite the short period of the development, flight trials proved the airframe's flight characteristics satisfactory and the aircraft was rated very highly. In May 1945 a letter of intent for 598 production was signed. The name "Skyraider" was officially approved for the aircraft in February of the following year, and the distribution to units was started at the end of the same year. The Skyraider was powered by Wright R3350 radial engine yielding 2,800 horse power and equipped with three large dive brakes on the fuselage. The Skyraider had a number of types, from the AD-1 to AD-7, recording grand total number of production of more than 3,000. Among them, AD-6 was the most produced variant. The AD designation for the Skyraider was changed in 1962, and the AD-6 became the A-1H. Noted for its durability and a large capacity for external stores, the Skyraider was well liked by its pilots and crewmen.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 WWII Douglas A-1J Skyrider USAF

1:48 scale

1:48 WWII Douglas A-1J Skyrider USAF

€40.49

Article number: 300061073 Product: 1:48 WWII Douglas A-1J Skyrider USAF About the Douglas A-1J Skyraider U.S. Air Force Also going by the names Dauntless II, AD, A-1 Able Dog, and Spad, the Douglas Skyraider saw almost 30 years of service. The Skyraider's development started in June 1944. Not completed in time for WWII, its first combat came with the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950. The first production version to roll out of the Douglas factory was designated the AD-1. Twelve years and seven versions later, over 3200 Skyraiders had been produced. Among those, the AD-6 version, also known as "Able Dog Six", was produced in the greatest numbers. The next and final version of the Skyraider, the AD-7, was extremely identical to the AD-6, but it had reinforced wing spars and wing fittings, as well as the strongest landing gear of all the variants. The AD-7 housed the new wright R-3350-26WB engine, which enabled a top speed of 285 knots. Due to a directive to standardize the designation of Navy and Air Force aircraft, AD-6 and AD-7 became known as A-1H and A-1J respectively. In 1965, when U.S. air operations in Vietnam became more aggressive, literally hundreds of Skyraiders, including the A-1J, were deployed to the 14th and 56th Special Operations Wings (SOW). Armed with Mk.82 and Mk.117 bombs, 20mm wing-mounted cannons, and rocket launchers, the Skyraiders were used in a wide variety of combat missions.

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1:48 WWII Dt.Focke Wulf Fw190 A-8/A-8R2

1:48 scale

1:48 WWII Dt.Focke Wulf Fw190 A-8/A-8R2

€35.99

Article number: 300061095 Product: 1:48 WWII Dt.Focke Wulf Fw190 A-8/A-8R2 Combating the Flying Fortresses   In 1944, as the U.S. began their long range strategic bombing campaign in earnest with heavily-armed B-17 and B-24 bombers, the Luftwaffe developed the specialized "bomber-killer" R2 variant of the Fw190 A-8. Tamiya now brings you this formidable fighter in the 1/48 scale, and with all the parts included in this kit you can choose to build either the R2 variant or the A-8. About the Fw190 A-8/R2   The Focke-Wulf Fw190 was one of the Luftwaffe's best front-line fighters of WWII. Of all the different variants, the A-8 armed with four 20mm cannon and two 13mm machine guns was the most widely produced. A sub-variant of the A-8 was the R2, which had two of the 20mm cannons replaced by more powerful 30mm guns and added armor protection for its role in attacking the giant 4-engined Allied bombers.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 WWII Dt.Heinkel He162A-2 Salamander

1:48 scale

1:48 WWII Dt.Heinkel He162A-2 Salamander

€38.49

Article number: 300061097 Product: 1/48 WWII Dt.Heinkel He162A-2 Salamander The Luftwaffe's Last Hope As the situation became more desperate for the German forces near the end of WWII, a call was made for a new inexpensive jet fighter that would be simple to produce and fly. In the amazingly short span of 3 months from drawing board to first flight of the prototype, Heinkel produced the small, sporty-looking He162. The lightweight fighter featured mainly wooden construction and was powered by a BMW003 turbojet, which made it the fastest jet fighter of WWII with its 838km/h top speed. Reaching combat units in late March 1945, the little fighter managed to record some combat successes despite the acute fuel and parts shortage. About the Model High-quality assembly kit display model of the He162 A-2 "Salamander" jet fighter. ★Length: 205mm, Width: 149mm ★Top-mounted BMW003 turbojet engine with parts for opened and closed engine bay covers to allow full display of internal details. ★Special dolly included to display the engine separate from the aircraft. ★Canopy can be posed in the open or closed positions, and the ejector seat is removeable. ★Includes 1 pilot figure and 4 types of markings.     Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 WWII Jp.Mitsub.A6M5/5a Zero Fighter

1:48 scale

1:48 WWII Jp.Mitsub.A6M5/5a Zero Fighter

€45.99

Article number: 300061103 Product: 1:48 WWII Jp.Mitsub.A6M5/5a Zero Fighter The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was the Japanese Navy’s main fighter throughout the course of WWII. In the latter half of the war, the Model 22 was refined to create the Model 52 to counter new U.S. aircraft such as the P-38 Lightning and F4U Corsair. It featured 50cm shorter wings with rounded wingtips, individual exhaust pipes and top speed of 565km/h. A6M5a was produced with a larger capacity (125 rounds) belt-type cannon ammunition system in February 1944. The Model 52 first saw action during the closing stages of the Solomons campaign in the autumn of 1943 and went on to fight in the skies above the Marianas, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, as well as Japan itself, until the end of the war. This is a 1/48 scale assembly plastic model of the Mitsubishi A6M5/5a Zero Fighter. ★Length=190mm, Width=229mm ★Zero fighter’s elongated proportions from nose to tail and the exquisite engine cowling are all accurately reproduced thanks to a complete measurement of the actual plane. ★Highly detailed cockpit and main landing gear well parts. ★Choice of an up or down flaps, as well as open or closed cowl flap. ★A6M5a with belt-type cannon ammunition system can be recreated. Differences from the A6M5 such as wing panels, spinner and wooden drop tank are highly detailed. ★3 types of markings are included. ★In addition to a sitting pilot figure, 4 different types of standing pilot figures are included.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 WWII Mitsubishi G4M1 Modell 11 (17)

1:48 scale

1:48 WWII Mitsubishi G4M1 Modell 11 (17)

€105.99

Article number: 300061110 Product: 1/48 WWII Mitsubishi G4M1 Modell 11 (17) During WWII, the IJN's Combined Fleet had moved its headquarters to Truk. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, who commanded the Pearl Harbor Attack, arrived at Truk on April 3, 1943 and planned a visit to the forward bases at Balalae, Buin, and the Shortland Islands to boost the morale of the frontline units. However, the Americans had deciphered Japanese communications on April 13th which mentioned the details of the visit and the U.S. Army Air Force arranged an interception mission. At 6:05AM on April 18th, the two G4M1 bombers departed Rabaul for Balalae. The first aircraft, No.323, had eleven people on board, including Yamamoto. The second aircraft, No.326, had twelve people on board, including Vice Admiral Matome Ugaki. At 8:00AM, a group of P-38 Lightning fighters attacked the bombers and Yamamoto's aircraft turned left toward Buin while Ugaki's aircraft turned right toward the sea. Both aircraft were hit and Ugaki survived a crash-landing on the water, but Yamamoto's aircraft crashed into the jungle. A search party reached Yamamoto's aircraft on the evening of the 19th and his body was found outside the aircraft, still seated and with his sword in his hands. The Tamiya model faithfully captures the history of this last flight and the personnel on board.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:48 WWII US Re.P-47D Thunderb.Razorback

1:48 scale

1:48 WWII US Re.P-47D Thunderb.Razorback

€45.99

Article number: 300061086 Product: 1:48 US Re. P-47D Thunderb. Razorback In 1943, the 8th Air Force was launching raids on Germany with its B17 and B24 from England. The aim was to destroy German main production factories. Unfortunately, losses during theses missions were very heavy and it became urgent to develop a fighter able to escort the bombers over enemy soil. The limited ranges of the Spitfire and P-38 Lightning did not make these fighters able to go further than Paris, leaving the bombers alone to fend for themselves for the rest of the flight. With the development of the P-47, this problem was overcome. The P-47 was the first single-seated fighter to be equipped with a supercharger, allowing it to fly at the same high altitude as the bombers. This high-flying fighter was armed with eight 12.7mm machineguns that proved very useful in the intense fighting that occurred in the European skies. Equipped with drop tanks for longer range, the P-47D was then able to escort the bombers all the way to the German border. The Thunderbolt also allowed many Allied pilots to become Aces. Bomber crews plagued day after day by intensive German interceptions, would remark that the presence of the P-47 was of great help.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:72 F-16CJ w/FULL EQUIPMENT

1:72 scale

1:72 F-16CJ w/FULL EQUIPMENT

€40.49

Article number: 300060788 Product: 1/72 F-16CJ w/FULL EQUIPMENT This is the second release of the 1/72 scale F-16CJ [Block 50] Fighting Falcon (original Tamiya release: Item 60786) now with parts depicting underside equipment used on the aircraft! The versatile F-16 Fighting Falcon's adaptability to both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions makes it one of the cornerstones of the U.S. Air Force today. Block 50 evolutions of the aircraft were deployed from 1991, F-16CJ fighters being fitted with radar countermeasures. The aircraft's capabilities were extended yet further via the CCIP program, which gave night fighter functionality and more. Equipment depicted using new parts Centerline fuel tank Wing underside fuel tanks ECM counter measures pod AGM-88 HARM missiles AN/ASQ-213 HTS targeting pod AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles AIM-9M & -9X Sidewinder missiles AN/AAQ-33 Sniper XR pod   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:72 II-2 Stormovik

1:72 scale

1:72 II-2 Stormovik

€31.99

Article number: 300060781 Product: 1:72 II-2 Stormovik The Ilyushin Il-2 Shuturmovik was the Russian military's representative ground-attack aircraft during WWII. Over 36,000 examples were built by the end of the war, making it the most produced military aircraft in aviation history. The aircraft was characterized by armor that was integrated into its airframe to provide protection for vital areas such as the cockpit, engine, and fuel tank. Production of the single-seat version of the Il-2 began in March 1941 but severe losses led to the development of a two-seat version with a rear gunner. A version which featured outer wing sections swept back at 15 degrees for a better center of gravity was introduced in late- 1943. Together with the T-34 tank, the Il-2 contributed greatly to the eventual Russian victory. The Tamiya 1/72 aircraft model faithfully captures all the details of this historic aircraft. The Il2 is also available in 1/48 scale for those modelers who have extra display space in their war bird collection.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:72 Ki-61-Id Hien

1:72 scale

1:72 Ki-61-Id Hien

€23.49

Article number: 300060789 Product: 1:72 Ki-61-Id Hien This scale plastic model kit accurately depicts the Kawasaki Ki-61-Id Hien. The Hien was officially adopted by the Imperial Japanese Army in 1943, and stood out among its Japanese aircraft contemporaries in the Pacific War on account of its liquid-cooled Ha-40 engine, slimline fuselage and long, elegant wing. A number of different variants were produced, among them the Ki-61-Id which featured a 20cm-elongated nose to house 20mm cannons, plus 12.7mm machine guns in the wing. In fact, with 1,360 units it was the most prolifically produced Hien variant; its superior performance at higher altitudes meant that it was often given the brief of taking on incoming U.S. B29 bombers in the skies around the home islands of Japan.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:72 ME-BF 109E-4/7 TRUP

1:72 scale

1:72 ME-BF 109E-4/7 TRUP

€15.89

Article number: 300060755 Product: 1:72 ME-BF 109E-4/7 TRUP During the first half of the Second World War, the Messerschmitt Bf109 E was the main fighter of the German airforce. The E-4 housed a 1,100hp Daimler Benz DB 601Aa engine and was armed with two 7.92mm machine guns on the nose, as well as a 20mm cannon on each wing. For some aircraft, bullet-proof glass was used to reinforce the front of the canopy. In addition, a 20mm canon, which ran through a tube in the propeller was supposed to be installed but was unsuccessful. Displaying superb acceleration and diving ability, the E-type planes overpowered the RAF's Hawker hurricane and equaled the Spitfire fighters in the Battle of Britain. However, with a flight range of only 560km, the E-4 planes were limited to just fifteen minutes of combat over British skies. Thus, the bombers were not given sufficient support and sustained heavy damage. As a result, the Luftwaffe's strategy to bomb England into surrender ended in failure. To deal with this drawback, the E-4 planes were equipped with additional 300L fuel tank. These improved fighters, called E-7, were first deployed at the end of 1940. After the Battle of Britain, the E-4/7 planes were sent to the front lines of Northern Africa. As the Bf109 F-type fighter's production was advanced, the E-4/7 was retired from the front lines. However, some veteran pilots continued to use the E-4/7 mainly for ground support duty until the summer of 1942. Bf109E-4/7 TROP

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1:72 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero (Zeke)

1:72 scale

1:72 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero (Zeke)

€27.49

Article number: 300060780 Product: 1:72 WWII Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero (Zeke) From the early days of the Second Sino-Japanese War to the end of hostilities in the Pacific, the Mitsubishi Zero served as the Imperial Japanese Navy's main frontline fighter. The first major mass-produced version was the A6M2b, which was equipped with 50cm folding wingtips, landing hook, and radio direction finder for carrierbased operations. Flown by expert pilots, the A6M2b took part in daring operations such as the Pearl Harbor attack and the invasion of the Philippines. It's 3,000km range, powerful 20mm cannon armament, and legendary maneuverability quickly earned the respect of Allied aircrews. The Tamiya model assembly kit faithfully reproduces this historic warplane in 1/72 scale. About the model - 1/72 scale plastic assembly kit. - New tooling for wing, fuselage, and engine cowling. - Wing is depicted in extended position only. - One-piece engine cowling via slide molding manufacturing process. - Detailed cockpit and landing gear wells. - Comes with 3 decal marking options to depict aircraft that took part in the Pearl Harbor Attack.   Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1:72 US F-16CJ Fighting Falcon

1:72 scale

1:72 US F-16CJ Fighting Falcon

€27.99

Article number: 300060786 Product: 1:72 US F-16CJ Fighting Falcon The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force (USAF). It was designed as an air superiority day fighter and later it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. As of 2012, over 4,500 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. In 2004 and in 2008 Tamiya’s model designers captured this iconic fighter in 1/48 scale and in 1/32 scale respectively, which both models received tremendous accolades from the modeling community and the industry press. The third release continues Tamiya’s tradition of excellence with this 1/72 cale model. This version is specifically of the F-16CJ (Block50) and it shares some of the same level of details as its larger counterparts. It is the perfect scale model for modelers confined to smaller display areas to show off their hard modeling work.

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1:72 USA F. BELL X-1 MACH BUSTER

1:72 scale

1:72 USA F. BELL X-1 MACH BUSTER

€12.69

Detailed Plastic Kit of model USA F. BELL X-1 MACH BUSTER in scale 1:72

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1:72 WWII Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Fighter

1:72 scale

1:72 WWII Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Fighter

€21.99

Article number: 300060779 Product: 1/72 WWII Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Fighter This is the definitive 1/72 plastic model of the Japanese Navy's representative fighter aircraft, the Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Fighter. History of the Zero fighter: The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was the Japanese Navy's main fighter throughout the Pacific Theater during WWII. In the latter half of the war, the model 52 Zero, a refined version of the model 22, aimed to take on the ever increasing numbers of high-performance U.S. aircraft. It featured a shorter 11m wingspan with rounded wingtips, was powered by the same 1130hp Nakajima "Sakae" engine as seen in the model 22 Zero, and had the new exhaust propulsion system which gave it a 565km/h top speed. The A6M5 came armed with two 7.7mm machine guns and 20mm belt-fed cannons. Deployment of the A6M5 began in the autumn of 1943, and they saw action in the Solomons campaign as well as over the Marianas. It defended Japan against overwhelming numbers of superior U.S. aircraft up until the very last day of the war.

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De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI

1:72 scale

De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI

€21.49

Article number: 300060747 Product: De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI The De Havilland "Mosquito" made of wood was designed based on "high-speed bomber shaking off fighter". The design of the Mosquito was got in shape in 1939. The De Havilland had experienced producing "DH88 Comet" made of wood before, therefore they paid attention that the surface of wooden wing could be finished smoothly and the amount of aluminum could be saved. Two of Rolls Royce Merlin engines were selected as the source of power and the wood was used as the material of this fuselage. The parts with the metal were only the parts of the periphery of the engine and the landing gear. At the first time, the Air Ministry was passive adopting the Mosquito because of wooden and no machine guns. However the Mosquito made a maiden flight with the maximum speed of 630km when the "Spitfire" had the maximum speed of 580km at those time. Therefore a lot of "Mosquito" were suddenly requested. After many types of the Mosquito were produced, Night-Fighter Mk. II armed with 7.7mm machine guns on its nose and A.I.Mk.IV radar made an appearance. This Mosquito brought its ability into full play in attacking an airfield and intercepting raiding bombers. Also Fighting Bomber Mk. VI armed with four 225kg bombs and eight of rocket bombs was arranged as the actual fighting in Mar. 1943. This type played havoc with theland forces, the battleships and the U-boat. Furthermore it was active in attacking the railroad and its bridge at Burmese front line, giving a blow to Japanese army. The mosquito's wooden structure was strong against being shot, therefore it held an established position from the pilots with the special mission. Detailed Plastic Kit of model De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.IV in scale 1:72

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Focke-Wulf Fw190 A-3

1:72 scale

Focke-Wulf Fw190 A-3

€14.99

Article number: 300060766 Product: Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-3 Development of the FW190 series began in the Autumn of 1937, under a contract issued by the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (Air Ministry) for a single seat fighter to supplement the Messerschmitt Bf109. Two proposals were submitted by Kurt Tank, the technical director of the Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau (aircraft factory). The proposal using the then new BMW 801 aircooled radial engine was chosen. This tough and powerful engine was placed in a robust airframe and provided superb handling, well balanced control, and brisk acceleration. It entered service in 1941, flying alongside the Bf 109 and it soon took control of air superiority over the English Channel. Establishing itself as a mainstay fighter of the Luftwaffe, it outperformed the contemporary Spitfire Mk.V's in almost every respect and maintained this advantage until the arrival of the Spitfire IX in July 1942. The Fw190 fighter underwent constant improvement throughout its life. The A-3 version used the improved BMW 801Dg engine that produced 1,700hp. Armament was increased from four to six guns, consisting of two rapid firing MG151's in the wing roots; two MG FF's outboard of the landing gear and two fuselage mounted MG 17 machine guns. Throughout WW2, many Luftwaffe squadrons allowed personal pilot markings and distinctive squadron insignia to be used, plus lower cowl, wing tip and rudder color additions to the original paint schemes. Detailed Plastic Kit of model Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-3 in scale 1:72

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Focke-Wulf Fw190 D-9

1:72 scale

Focke-Wulf Fw190 D-9

€14.99

Article number: 300060751 Product: 1:72 Focke Wulf Fw 190 D-9 Following the successful entry of the Focke-Wulf Fw190 A series of fighter aircraft over the English channel during the autumn of 1941, the German RLM requested a high altitude version to complement the fighter fleet, and three projects were started. The Fw 190B used the B.M.W. 801 turbo-supercharged radial engine and a pressurized cockpit, but very few of these were built. The Fw190C was powered by a 1,750hp Daimler Benz DB603A in-line engine, of which three prototypes were built. The third high altitude project was based on the Focke Wulf Fw190A airframe and powered by a Junkers engine. The fuselage was lengthened to accommodate the V-12 cylinder, liquid cooled, 1,750hp Jumo 213 engine, and made its initial flight during the winter of 1941-42, Five further prototypes were produced, plus a small batch of Fw190 D-0s were completed from standard production Fw 190A-7 airframes. These pre-production aircraft were followed by the Fq-190D-1's which had the increased area vertical fin and rudder. There were no Fq190 D-2 through D-8 designations. The Fw-190D9 began production in June 1944, with early versions having the flat topped canopy, and from W.Nr 210001 onwards having the Galland hood (blown canopy). It went into combat with the III/JG 54 "Grunherz" (Green Hearts) in September 1944, at Achmer, Germany, as top cover for the new Messerschmitt Me262 jet fighters then entering service. Detailed Plastic Kit of model Focke Wulf Fw 190 D-9 in scale 1:72

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Kawanishi Shiden Type 11

1:72 scale

Kawanishi Shiden Type 11

€13.79

Article number: 300060768 Product: 1/72 Kawanashi Shiden Type 11 Evolving from the Kawanishi N1K1 "Kyofu" floatplane, the Imperial Japanese Navy's N1K1-J Shiden had a unique pedigree amoung WW2 landplane fighters of the world. In January 1942, the Kawanishi Aircraft firm began adaptation of the Kyofu into a land based fighter, strictly as a private venture. This project was soon officially authorized under the designation N1K1-J, with the first prototype flying in December 1942. The airframe was basically the same as its predecessor, with main landing gear and tall wheel replacing the floats. In place of Kyofu's Mitsubihi Kasei engine, a more compact and powerful Nakajima Homare engine was installed. Excellent performance and superb maneuverability was achieved using this engine, however it brought about serious problems. In order to use all of the available power in the engine, a large diameter propeller was required. This required unusually long main landing gear legs, because of the midwing configuration. This caused difficulties in the landing gear retraction system. Kawansihi engineers managed to solve the problem by introducing telescopic main landing gear legs. The complex gear system and unreliability of the engine, plagued the N1K1-J throughout its career, until the introduction of the improved, low-wing N1K2-J Shiden-Kai. About 1,000 N1K1-J fighters were produced and were active around the Phillipine islands, Formosa, Okinawa and over the Japanese Island of Honshu. Detailed Plastic Kit of model Kawanashi Shiden Type 11 in scale 1:72

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