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Topping Martin Bullpup-B ASM-N-7b (AGM-12C) Air-to-Ground Missile

Plastic Model Kit

$159   

Rare Factory/Desk Promotional model produced by Topping for Martin. Larger version with 10 inch missile. Condition is exceptional. Missile is 'mint' and base is easily 'near mint ++.' The correct, original stand says 'Martin Bullpup B.' There are no repairs, no touch-ups and no cracks. Please note that shipping insurance is required.

Precise McDonnell Douglas Spartan ABM

Plastic Model Kit

$1275   

Very rare promotional model of the 'Safeguard' ABM Missile Spartan. The Sprint and Spartan pair made up the missiles of this Anti-Ballistic Missile system with Spartan handling the longer ranges. The system was made operational on October 1 1975 and Congress voted to shut it down less than 24 hours later on October 2 1975. Condition is exceptional. Missile is NM with a tiny chip out of one fin and very slight wear. The base is NM also. Missile measures 17 inches long. There are no touch ups/repair and no cracks. Decal is near mint also on base. Base says 'Spartan - McDonnell Douglas - McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company'. Insurance required on shipping. NOTE: This model was issued with two bases. One had two pins to hold the missile. The other is the cradle pictured. This missile has the two pin holes - so it was either left over stock and put on the new base or found it's way to the newer base over the years.

Precise Douglas Bendix Royal Canadian Air Force Sparrow II Missile For The CF-105 Arrow

Plastic Model Kit

$550   

Very rare and historical piece from the CF-105 program weapons subcontractor, Douglas-Bendix. The Sparrow II was to be the weapons system for the supersonic CF-105 Arrow interceptor; please note the "R.C.A.F." on the body and Roundel on the fin. However, major problems prevented the Sparrow II from ever seeing operational service and played a small roll in the demise of the Arrow. Other systems were more expensive or less effective. The AWG-9 was offered, but was too costly. The Falcon was offered (and originally planned), but was not adequate. Thus this beautiful and capable aircraft was without a weapons system, which contributed to the ultimate cancellation. This very rare display model was made by Precise as a promotional item for Douglas and Bendix (the two main contractors). The missile is 6.5 inches long as is the clear base. It comes in the original shipping box with a two-sided information card on the missile. Condition is near mint - it has only been taken out of the box twice. Base upright reads 'Douglas Bendix Sparrow II'. No touch ups/repairs or cracks. Insurance required on shipping.

Douglas Model Studio Thrust Augmented Delta Missile NASA / Douglas

Wood Model Kit

$1395   

Very rare hand made model from the internal Douglas Studios. Measures 27 1/4 inches high and is made from wood and metal. Brass name plate says 'NASA / Douglas Thrust Augmented Delta'. Condition is beautiful. Decals are excellent. Paint is very good but there is typical hairline age cracking as the entire missile is primarily made of wood. No broken or missing parts.

Precise Martin Marietta Sprint ABM

Plastic Model Kit

$1100   

Very rare promotional model of the 'Safeguard' ABM Missile Sprint. The Sprint and Spartan pair made up the missiles of this Anti-Ballistic Missile system with Sprint designed for short range interceptions. The system was made operational on October 1 1975 and Congress voted to shut it down less than 24 hours later on October 2 1975. Condition is excellent. Missile measures 14.75 inches high and is made of plastic. The missile body is mint with no broken parts - no scratches - no wear. The decals are 'very good.' There is some black missing on the roll pattern at the top (see photo) and the same amount missing on the back base roll pattern. The red 'US ARMY' is mint on the back but part of the 'R' is missing on the front as shown. The base is 'excellent' and has a metal plate that reads 'US Army Sprint Antimissile Missile - Martin Marietta.' There are no touch ups or repairs and no cracks. Please note that shipping insurance is required.

Precise Trident SLBM - Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile

Plastic Model Kit

$325   

Rare promotional item. Missile measures 10 inches high. Wooden base with no name plate. Missile paint is NM+ and decals are NM. Base is original and near mint. The missile is missing a small nozzle adjuster arm. The other three arms are present. There has been no restoration or touch up on this model. Insurance is required for shipping.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet KLM, 1/156, 360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare box art version. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Includes illustrated 50 year KLM history booklet dated 1969.

Adams Thor Missile at White Sands with Launch Pad, 1/87, K162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$210   

Rare kit dated 1958. Very well detailed featuring Thor missile, complete launching tower and ground crew of three. Molded in gloss white and medium gloss gray. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Estes Astron Skydart Boost Glider, K-57

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$145   

The holy grail of old Estes Rockets in fantastic, factory- sealed condition. Header is very nice as shown with no tears and nice hanging hole. No rips or holes in the clear bag. About as nice of an example as you can find.

Heller RF-84 F Thunderflash Recon - E.R.T. 4/33 French Air Force for Operation 'Mousquetaire' November 1956 / Aufklarungsgeschwader (AKG) 51 'Immelmann' Erding 1959, 1/48, 80417

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

Rare large scale (1/48) recon Thunderflash. Nicely done kit with correct nose, nose cutouts and clear camera panels. Features good cockpit detail, pilot, detailed gear wells and exhaust, optional position speed brakes and more. Includes decals for all aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora SNJ Trainer, 1/48, 80-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$110   

This is the first issue of this kit, with the square Northern Lights Logo from 1956. Rare early 'ground' box art. Kit has never been started and is 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions show older logo and decals do not have a stand decal. However, it has a triangle base included and not the rectangular one shown on the instructions.

Revell USS Franklin D Roosevelt - Midway Class Aircraft Carrier, 1/547, 0307

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$155   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the 1950s 'S' kit. Rare kit of a straight-deck Midway class.

Airfix Hawker Hunter - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1212-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

Unique Craftmaster box art shows two Hunters at very high altitude shooting at what appears to be a red jet-powered drone in Spanish Nationalist markings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Did you notice the rather strange looking drone on the box art? I often wondered about it's (possible) origins. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes, it is a Jindivik Australian target drone developed and built by GAF (Government Aircraft Factories) Australia. Development began in 1948. The piloted prototype, named Pika, flew in October of 1950, while the first unmanned Jindivik Mk.1 flew in August 1952. Only 14 Mk.1s were built and powered by a single Armstrong-Siddeley Adder ASA.1 turbojet. The Mk.2 began production in 1953 with the Bristol Siddeley Viper ASV.3 engine. A total of 190 Mk. 2 Jindiviks were built and were known as Mk.102 in Great Britain service. Mk.3s numbered 150 total production. They were called Mk.103a in UK service and Mk.203A by the Royal Australian Navy. In 1964/65, 42 Mk.3As were delivered to the US Navy and designated Mk.303A. They did not have USN serial numbers or standard US Navy target drone designation. By 1968 there were not longer being used in the USN and at least 14 were transferred to the UK. Mk.3A were followed by 126 Mk.3B and even a Mk.4A which was built only in the UK. Over 500 were built total and used into the early 2000s.

IMC RF-4B Phantom II With Extra Battle Damaged Parts - US Air Force or Marines, 1/72, 481-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$32   

Still factory sealed. Original issue from the 1970s. Great kit that can be build 'stock' or with optional Battle Damaged parts. Features very fine raised panel detail with recessed control surface lines, correct nose with cameras, crew of two and basic cockpit tub, optional position landing gear, two drop tanks and a clear display stand. The optional parts included realistically 'damaged' canopy, left intake and fence, left wing and left elevator. Has Marines or Air Force decals.

Hasegawa Focke-Wulf FW-190 - A5-A3 / A7-R3 / A8-R3 / G-3, 1/32, JS060-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Highly detailed and includes optional parts and decals to build any version listed. Features very good cockpit, engine &exhaust detail, optional position wing flaps, opened or closed cockpit canopy and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, #44 headrest. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Micro West Ford SIAM (Self Initiated Anti-Aircraft Missile) or SUBADS (Submarine Air-Defense System) Factory Model, 1/10

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$475   

Very rare factory display model of the 1970s DARPA SIAM project, which was short for Self-Initiated Anti-Aircraft Missile. The idea was to develop a completely autonomous air-defense missile. One of the most obvious purposes was for use onboard submarines. The submarine can hear the aircraft or helicopter as it approached since the sound propagates through the water. The submarine could then launch a SIAM buoy to the surface, where the missile would automatically detect and attack any incoming aircraft. It was also theorized that SIAM could be launched vertically from the submarine itself. SIAM was tested in the early 1980s and was generally successful. DARPA handed SIAM over to the Navy, where it was deactivated due to funding. This factory model is complete with the original stand. The wooden base has a metal disk showing a submarine launching a SIAM, which is shown executing the 'dual homing' functions. The missile is just over 7 inches long. The base and metal badge are 'near mint' condition. The missile is excellent, with all original paint and decals. There is some minor wear on some of the port-side gold decals.

Topping Martin SM-68 Titan ICBM - Factory Model, 1/68

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$1400   

Rare factory model from about 1957 or 1958. Missile measures 18 inches high. Includes original box in excellent condition with inside packing materials. The model is mint and original. No restoration has been done and there are no flaws. The original base in in the same condition. The rocket separates into 'stages' as the actual missile did. Titan I was the first USA multi-stage Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Designed in 1955, it was originally a back-up for the Atlas program. Titan was larger than Atlas and was also seen as an early space launch vehicle. Titan was stored in hardened underground silos. The arrival of solid fuel Titan II and Minuteman I missiles in 1963 made Titan I obsolete. The follow-on, Titan II became a major workhorse in the space program and served well as a heavy lift ICBM.

Airfix Fairey Firefly 5, 1/72, 02018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

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1986 issue from the excellent original 1960s molds. Nicely detailed for that time and features a very good interior interior, 3 piece canopy, folding wings, moving ailerons, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and prop and full under wing stores. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Douglas DC-7C BOAC, 1/96, 351P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$679   

Very rare. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, no stains, no rips, 3 solid corners and 1 closed split side corner and very minor general wear only. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened green capsule of cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint is still a liquid - it has not turned solid. The very long decal sheet is intact and near mint. The decals have not rolled and are in excellent condition - they have very little of the typical yellowing. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.

Marui Aero Subaru Fuji FA-200 - Motorized, 1/36, MT59-MP4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Very rare large-scale model features all motorizing hardware and wiring, detailed cockpit with reclining front seat backs, opening canopy, working trailing edge wing flaps, positionable figure, rotating wheels, display stand and more. The motor is hidden behind the scale engine front and the battery cleverly stored behind the cockpit and is changed through a hatch on the fuselage underside. Includes large, colorful decals with all light and dark blue striping as shown on box cover. Molded in white, clear, black and ivory plastic. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note that Marui did not furnish the motor with this kit.