Virtual Museum - Model aircraft (metal)
Ref. No. 124. IDENTIFICATION MODEL HUDSON.
Circa 1940. Wingspan 350mm. Length 265mm. Made from aluminium and originally
painted black. Model in three parts; top fuselage which includes tail, bottom
fuselage, and wing with engines. Stamped on bottom "HUDSON R/B OSNRB.
Ref No. 32. BRASS MODEL HURRICANE.
Circa late 1930's. 170mm wingspan. 140mm length. On stand. Complete with
propeller that revolves. Although not accurately modeled, the wing
profile and fin shape clearly indicate this to be a Hurricane fighter.
Brass stand included.
Ref. No. 752. HERPA WINGS JUNKERS JU 52
OLEY OE-LAM. Cat. No. 19019. Scale 1:160. 182mm
wingspan. 120mm length. Superb detail on these metal models - probably
as fine as you could get on any model.
Ref. No. 1079 HOBBY MASTER BREWSTER BUFFALO
DIE-CAST 1:48. Superb detail of an aircraft operated by 243 Squadron
RAF and flown by New Zealand pilot P/O Noel Sharp over Singapore.
Ref. No. 751. CORGI AVIATION ARCHIVE DIE-CAST
1:72 SCALE NORTH AMERICAN P-51 MUSTANG "BIG BEAUTIFUL DOLL".
The Corgi range of aircraft are very popular collectibles. Although
of a very good standard, the 1:72 scale lacks some of the detail found in
the 1:48 scale aircraft, although they represent good value for money.
Ref. No. 906. CORGI AVIATION ARCHIVE DIE-CAST
1:72 SCALE CURTISS P-40 KITTYHAWK "JZ-I" NZ3040. This model
is one of the few die-cast aircraft that depict RNZAF aircraft. This
example was flown by W/C P. G. H. Newton DFC and is depicted in Chris Rudge's
book "Air-to-Air - The Story Behind the Air-to-Air Combat Claims of the RNZAF"
(see elsewhere on this site) along with biographical information of the pilot.
Ref. No. 538. CORGI AVIATION ARCHIVE SPITFIRE
MK I – No. 54 SQUADRON KL-B (PILOT - NEW ZEALANDER AL DEERE) WITH REPRODUCTION
NOTES. Made 2000. Limited edition No. 5286 of 5600 produced
worldwide. Scale 1:72. Features removable engine cowling, box,
reproduction notes, and certificate. Although a nice model, it lacks
some of the finer features of the Franklin Mint Armour range (see below)
and the 1:32 scale Corgi example below. For example, compare the antenae,
canopy and joints between both models.
Ref. No. 750 FRANKLIN MINT ARMOUR DIE-CAST 1:48 SCALE SPITFIRE.
Markings are for the aircraft flown by New Zealand fighter ace Alan Deere.
These solid metal models are crafted in China and the Franklin range is as
good as any other well-known manufacturer. The paint finish and cockpit
detail is excellent.
Ref. No. 848. CORGI 1:32 SCALE SPITFIRE “KIWI”
N31383/KL-B FLOWN BY AL DEERE. Wingspan 350 mm. Pilot Officer
Alan Deere used this aircraft to shoot down a Bf109E on the 24th May 1940
and a Bf110 on the 25th May during actions in support of the Dunkirk evacuation
where he was credited with seven victories (plus one shared, one unconfirmed
and one damaged) in just five days. On the 9th July 1940 this aircraft was
shot down by elements of ll./JG51 over the Channel and its pilot, Pilot Officer
A. Evershed was killed. No. 54 squadron lost two other Spitfires in this
action, with a second pilot being killed and Al Deere suffering minor burns
upon being forced to land P3938 near Manston. Features include removable
engine covers with fully detailed engine, sliding cockpit canopy and hinged
door with detailed pilot figure, removable gun covers with fitted machine
guns, moving flaps, rudder, air brakes, ailerons and elevators, fully retractable
undercarriage, rotating propeller and cradle display stand.
Ref. No. 535. FRANKLIN MINT RNZAF CORSAIR
NZ5277 (MODEL NUMBER FMB672). One of only 400 die-cast models
produced for the New Zealand market, this 1:48 scale example represents NZ5277
(Ser. No. 5116, Bu49866), which was a Chance-Vought F4U-1. A total
of 368 Corsairs were allocated to the RNZAF from Chance Vought and were received
at Espiritu Santo, Guadalcanal and Hobsonville. Of these 237 were F4U-1s.
This aircraft was shipped from USA on
19 April 1944 aboard "USS Breton" and assembled in Espiritu Santo on 05 May
1944. It was issued to No.15 Fighter Squadron, Guadalcanal on 18 May
1944 and featured the code "77". It went to No.14 Squadron on 08 August
1944 and was badly damaged in taxying accident with NZ5275 at Kukum Field
on 17 August 1944, but was repaired and returned to service. It then
went to No.16 Squadron on 21 December 1944 and to No.21 Squadron by April
1945. It was damaged again on 24 July 1945 but was repaired and
returned to service by September. Ferried to New Zealand in October
1945, it was advertised for sale by WARB tender number 1704 and sold from
Rukuhia to J. Larsen, Palmerston North on 02 March 1948. While
with No. 21 Squadron at Jacquinot Bay, New Britain, in 1945, NZ5277 featured
a painting of an irate Donald Duck of the side of the fuselage forward of
the cockpit and also mission markings including eight ships, nine trucks,
eleven small bombs and nine large bombs.
Ref. No. 749. WARBIRDS SERIES DRAGON WINGS
F-16C FIGHTING FALCON. Item No. 50006. Scale 1:72. This
die-cast aircraft is beautifully detailed, with superb painting and super-fine
writing (which, even with the best eyes, requires a magnifying glass to read).
Features independently rotating stabilisers, hinged canopy, interchangeable
parts to display in on-the-ground or airborne phases of operation, plus removable
tanks and rockets. Length 200 mm, wingspan 140 mm. The aircraft this
model depicts is from the 19th Squadron (Gamecocks) of the 363rd Tactical
Fighter Wing based at Shaw AFB, South Carolina. The 363rd have three
squadrons; the 17th, 19th and 33rd. The 363rd TFW played a major part
in the ground offensive during Operation Desert Storm.
Ref. No. 753. FRANKLIN MINT ARMOUR F-18
US NAVY VFA 195 "Dambusters" CVW5 CAG. BIRDS. Scale 1:48. Impressive
detail, including authentic cockpit layout, full instrumentation, realistic
landing gear (rubber tyres), armaments, and authentic paint scheme.
Length 340 mm, 270 mm wingspan. This
model represents an F/A-18C Hornet of VFA-195 the "Dambusters". The squadron
served aboard USS Independence, CV 62, for most of the 90's until the Independence
was decommissioned in September 1998 and they transferred to the Kitty Hawk,
CV 63. The squadron's tactical call sign is "Chippy", hence the scheme "Chippy
Ho!" on their CAG bird. This scheme first appeared on a squadron airplane
in early 1995. Before decommissioning, the Independence was forward deployed
and home-ported in Yokosuka, Japan.
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