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Heller Dunkerque Battlecruiser, 1/400, L1025

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$350   

Rare. The Dunkerque-class Battlecruisers were the French response to the German Graf Spee-class and the fast and well-armed Italian ships at the time. If the 1900 to 1930 span of French shipbuilding could be defined as lacking a clear vision or plan, the Strasbourg and her sister decisively ended that period. The products of superior design and engineering, the two sisters would re-define fast capital ships as would their near-sisters Battleships Richelieu and Jean Bart after them. But world events would conspire against these beautiful ships and there visibility in naval history. The Dunkerque was laid down on 24 Dec, 1932 at St. Nazire, launched on 2 Oct, 1935 and put into service on 15 Apr, 1937. Displacement was 26,500 ton and top speed was 30 knots. Main armament was (8) 330mm guns and (16) 130 mm dual purpose. The main and secondary guns were mounted in the first quadruple turrets. Both main 330 mm turrets faced forward and had almost unlimited arcs of fire - so that all main guns could fire when the enemy was sighted or in pursuit. Her superior speed would allow her to escape anything that she could not out-gun. Like most advanced ships of the day she featured the 'All-Or-Nothing' armor design or 'armored box'. The compact design and placement of the main and secondary armament allowed unusually high armor protection for a battlecruiser. Serious consideration was also given to underwater protection, and the ships had a unique and effective (as events would prove) anti-mine/torpedo system with a novel water-exclusive material. At Mers-El-Kebir, the Dunkerque was pinned at the pier. The British fired 15 inch shells, which the Dunkerque's deck armor was surprisingly resistant to. In an unlucky set of events, the auxiliary ship Terre Neuve moored next to her was sunk during the battle with a full load of depth-charges. Later, a torpedo set off the huge explosive cargo. The damage to Dunkerque was immense. She was hastily repaired and fled to Toulon, where she was joined by the hastily repaired Strasbourg. The French tried to repair Dunkerque as best they could but the wartime resources and material were very limited. However, when the Germans threatened to seize the ships, the entire fleet including the two sisters was scuttled in the harbor. The Italians raised the Strasbourg and stripped her of her guns; but she was bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft. In 1945 she was raised again, but salvage was beyond hope. In 1959 she was sold for scrap. Kit has never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Heller Strasbourg Battlecruiser, 1/400, L1030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$285   

Still factory sealed. Rare. The Dunkerque-class Battlecruisers were the French response to the German Graf Spee-class and the fast and well-armed Italian ships at the time. If the 1900 to 1930 span of French shipbuilding could be defined as lacking a clear vision or plan, the Strasbourg and her sister decisively ended that period. The products of superior design and engineering, the two sisters would re-define fast capital ships as would their near-sisters Battleships Richelieu and Jean Bart after them. But world events would conspire against these beautiful ships and there visibility in naval history. The Strasbourg was begun in 1934 at St. Nazire, launched in 1936 and put into service in 1939. She never navigated in peacetime. Displacement was 26,500 ton and top speed was 30 knots. Main armament was (8) 330mm guns and (16) 130 mm dual purpose. The main and secondary guns were mounted in the first quadruple turrets. Both main 330 mm turrets faced forward so that all main guns could fire when the enemy was sighted or in pursuit. Her superior speed would allow her to escape anything that she could not out-gun. Like most ships of the day she featured the 'All-Or-Nothing' armor design or 'armored box'. The compact design and placement of the main and secondary armament allowed unusually high armor protection for a battlecruiser. Serious consideration was also given to underwater protection, and the ships had a unique and effective (as events would prove) anti-mine/torpedo system with a novel water-exclusive material. At Mers-El-Kebir, her sistership Dunkerque was pinned at the pier. In an unlucky set of events, a ship moored next to her was sunk along with it's load of depth-charges. Later, a torpedo set off the huge explosive cargo. The damage to Dunkerque was immense. Other ships would have sunk, but she did not. Strasbourg was the only capital ship to get underway during the disaster at Mers-El-Kebir. Her superior speed allowed her to escape while two other French Battleships were sunk. She fled to Toulon, where she was eventually joined by the hastily repaired Dunkerque. However, when the Germans threatened to seize the ships, the entire fleet including the two sisters was scuttled in the harbor. The Italians raised the Strasbourg and stripped her of her guns; but she was bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft. In 1945 she was raised again, but salvage was beyond hope. In 1955 she was sold for scrap.

Lindberg Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Motorized, 1/48, 508M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$55   

With motorized prop action. Hardbox issue is dated 1966 and features Tom Morgan boxart. Molded in yellow and clear. The kit has never been started. The motor parts are are still in the factory sealed bag and all other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions. The Stearman was the last standard biplane produced for the Army and Naval Air Forces. Production was over 10,000 planes, making if more prolific than any other US Biplane design. Kaydets help to train over 60,000 allied airmen in WWII.

Frog HS Buccaneer S.Mk 2A / S.Mk 50 - RAF or South African Airforce, 1/72, F238

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$34   

Still factory sealed. Has decals for both Air Forces, No.12 Sq RAF Honington, 1970 and No. 24 Sq SAAF Waterkfloof, 1970. Typical high quality Frog kit with no rivets and fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features steering nose strut, four anti-ship missiles on wing pylons and optional position landing gear. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal. Kit features opening unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook.

Eduard Fokker D-VI - (D.VI), 1/48, 8012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Highly detailed kit. Includes injection molded main parts, many photoetched parts on a brass fret, white metal cast engine, several resin details, and three large decals sheets for two aircraft. Has complete lozenge markings. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Eduard Fokker E.III (E-III EIII) Eindecker, 1/48, 8002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Cleanly molded and very highly detailed kit. Includes main injection molded parts, a large photoetched brass fret, cast white metal engine and two decals sheets for Ernst Udet's 1916 aircraft and a German Naval Eindecker from LF70 in 1916. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Meikraft Models Beechcraft Staggerwing D-17S - (YC-43 / UC-43 / GB-1 and Traveller I) RAF or USAF, 1/72, 1804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Very limited edition kit. This is the improved mold quality release with detailed, clean moldings. Also includes photoetched details, full interior and decals for the Beech UC-43 USAAF 1943, YC-43 assigned to the American Embassy in London 1941, GB-1 US Marines 1943 and Royal Navy Traveler I 1944. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Meikraft Models Grumman FF-1, 1/72, 1608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Very limited production, only 2000 made. This is the first carrier aircraft to have an enclosed cockpit and retractable gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Curtiss BF2C-1 (Navy F11C Hawk) - (BF2C1), 1/32, QP14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$46   

Highly detailed kit. Includes markings and painting guide for any of the aircraft on the USS Ranger in 1934 (VB-5B). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Grumman EA-6B Prowler - US Marines VMAQ-2 or Navy VAQ-131, 1/48, 9 08176

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$25   

Large scale (1/48) Prowler. Features full cockpit, four crew with positionable arms, three piece canopy, a variety of underwing stores and decals for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell Whip-Fly F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, H153-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

1960 issue of the rare "Whip Fly" series. The box is in exceptional collector condition. Hardbox artwork for this series was the 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle. Inside, the kit has never started. All parts/instructions/decals are still in factory sealed bags.

MPM Curtiss Hawk III Model 68 - Chinese or Thai Air Forces, 1/72, 72043

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$30   

Has decals for both versions. Nicely detailed moldings and photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Whip-Fly P-39 Airacobra, 1/45, H155-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$145   

1960 issue of the rare "Whip Fly" series. Hardbox artwork for this series was 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. The box is in exceptional near-mint condition. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram F-101B Voodoo - Blue Box Issue, 1/109, PA164-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$26   

Second issue of the old 1960s Forty-Nine Cent Series. With two Genie Missiles (Genie was the air-to-air unguided nuclear rocket). Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

AMT-Frog Heinkel He-219 Owl, 1/72, A630-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

From quality Frog molds. Has moving control surfaces, props and wheels. Includes crew and decals for multiple aircraft. This was part of a short-lived AMT marketing idea to market Frog kits in the USA. One of two known issues, each with unique box artwork. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pegasus Boulton-Paul P111A (P-111a), 1/72, 017

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$34   

Delta wing research aircraft with a single jet engine. Limited production injection molded kit. Includes full color decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Beechnut Commonwealth Wirraway - Bagged, 1/72, 1003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

Still factory sealed. Bagged kit with header. Very limited production injection molded kit. Details such as interior are not included in Beechnut kits but detailed drawings are provided. They contain all basic parts (canopy, wings, fuselage, engine, prop, elevator and rudder) but you must scratch build or use your spares box for the rest.

Ventura Australian Spitfire Mk VIII - RAAF 'ZP-G' or 'UP-B', 1/72, VN0203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$30   

Nicely molded and detailed limited run kit. Has main injection molded parts, cast metal details and decals for two Australian aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aeroclub Miles M38 and M48 Messenger, 1/72, MM14

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$28   

Still in the factory sealed bag. Very high quality vac kit with metal details and full interior.

M&E Models Supermarine Spitfire MkIX Twin Cockpit - Conversion Kit - Bagged, 1/72, KC001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$34   

Still factory sealed. Well molded conversion with all recessed panel detail and full decals for the Netherlands Air Force.