A 1944 FM-2 Wildcat (S/N 16203 / N909WJ) has hit the market.

The aircraft reportedly has 602 hours since ground up restoration by Darrel Skurich and is powered by a Wright R-1820-56W with 607 SMOH by J.R.S. Engines. It is said to include an avionics package as well as Red Line brakes, Jasco alternator, wing jury struts, pre-oiler, oil recovery system and Concorde gel battery. The machine also comes with several spares, including a wingtip, manuals, main wheel and several tires.

The Wildcat is located at KARR Airport in IL and is currently being offered for $1,250,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

(Photo: D. Miller via Flickr)

A kit-built Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VIII reproduction has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

Up for auction an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker DVIII kit build. very well built, Great paint job, instrument panel, electric start , Hirth 2 cylinder / 2 stroke engine 53hp , Hirth fuel injection system, g50 gear reduction. Wings are removed for storage but mount quickly. Lot’s of skill, time and effort went into this build. Proven 20 years plus design with many flying examples. The DVIII kit alone without engine, instruments,prop,etc. cost $5995.00 plus shipping. The plane has been taxi’ed and some runs but not flown or registered. Low starting bid of $999.00.

The aircraft is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

E-Flite has released their new 80mm F-4 Phantom RC model in both BNF and PNP versions.

As previously reported, The offering is described as an “Extra Scale replica that delivers incredible performance in a great handling model.” Features reportedly include removable ordnance and tanks, strut covers, molded-in panel lines, LED lights, full-flying stabs, flaps and sequenced nose gear doors. Power is provided by a factory-installed high-power 6S-compatible brushless inrunner motor and 100-amp ESC.

The BNF version also includes a Spektrum 6-channel receiver with DSMX technology, optional-use SAFE Select flight envelope protection and AS3X technology offering “unmatched stability and precision.”

Product Page (BNF: $449.99 PNP: $419.99)

A Bristol Fighter reproduction is available for sale. The listing states:

1980 Reproduction by Vernon Olmert, Originally built for “High Road to China” One of six aircraft built in 1980 with steel tube fuselage and Ranger engines. This aircraft is N47HC serial number 4 issued an experimental airworhiness certificate 6-20 -80. This aircraft is professionally constructed and covered in Ceconite fabric with buterate dope finish. This is a high quality WW-1 aircraft that seats two people and has a dependable power plant. Interesting trades welcomed.

The machine is located in Sonoma, CA and offers are currently being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.

(Top Image: James Hurley [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

A “very rare” Eurofighter Typhoon training cockpit has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):

Here we have a very rare example of a Eurofighter Typhoon Jet Training Cockpit. The item is used and has some general bumps and scrapes as you would expect, nothing too major. As you can see from the pictures the cockpit is in an unpopulated condition (no instruments) but does have the major cabling, pneumatic pipework, inverters etc all missing parts and instruments can easily be purchased including the HOTAS, Facsimile Ejection seats, glare sheilds etc

The cockpit is located in Newton Aycliffe, UK and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

P-51D Mustang NL3751D “Hurry Home Honey” has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

1944 North American P51D Mustang “Hurry Home Honey”. 16 SMOH on Vintage V12, Cuff prop, Impeccable maintenance Excellent condition.

The aircraft is located in Austin, Texas and is currently being offered for $2,250,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

(Photo: D. Miller via Flickr)

Airfix has released a new series of images featuring test frames for their upcoming Blackburn Buccaneer S Mk.2 model kit (A06021) in 1/72 scale.

The representation of “one of the world’s most accomplished low level strike jets” was reportedly on the company’s most requested list for some time and is now said to be “advancing nicely towards its scheduled release date.”

The newly released images show “all the major parts and illustrates how the new kit will come together as a build project.” Every aspect of the parts will reportedly be inspected and assessed, which could lead to a schedule of refinements being produced. A test build will then follow.

The new Buccaneer kit is currently slated for release in September. Click below to check out a selection of the newly released test images.

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A “beautifully restored, ready to fly” 1954 Harvard Mk IV is available for sale. The listing states:

Serial # PC513331; Registration # N52494; Features Include: Polished aluminum exterior, 5000 hours Total Time, 490 Hours since Engine Overhaul, KY195B Nav / Com, KT76A Transponder, Northstar M1 GPS, Warbird Intercom, Pre-Oiler, Cleveland Brakes, Polished Propeller, Prop Spinner, New Seats, Like New Glass, Original exhaust plus a custom exhaust! Will take cars in trade!

The aircraft is located in St Louis, Missouri and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Kermit Weeks has shared an archive video from circa 2001 which shows his P-51C when it was newly restored and ready to undergo flight testing.

The aircraft was painted to represent “Ina, The Macon Belle,” flown by the highest scoring Tuskegee Airman, Lee Archer. As the video shows, Archer was on hand for the maiden flight and is also sat in the cockpit beforehand and shared his thoughts on the restoration.

Click below to check it out.

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1940 Ryan STM-2 S/N 459 (VH-AWG) described as “possibly the nicest Ryan STA/STM on the planet” has hit the market.

The machine is described as a surviving example of an Australian STM-2 which had previously been delivered to Netherlands Naval Air Force. It was acquired as a project in 1995 and transported to Tyabb, Vic, where it underwent a 5 year, 100 point restoration by Ryan “Gurus” John and Charles Govers. The Menasco Pirate C4S-3 engine was reportedly overhauled by Borg Sorenson.

According to the listing, the airframe has 50 hrs since a complete, no expense spared restoration to concourse standards, while the engine has 50 hrs SMH. It is located in Melbourne, Australia and is currently being offered for US $150,000. Click here and here to check out complete listings.

(Photo: Ian Creek via Wikimedia Commons)