Hasegawa brings you a full set of innovators, explorers, and world record holders this month. The 104th Fighter Squadron spent more time at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan than any other unit. Charles F. Blair flew his Mustang across the North Pole. A Porsche 926C fought its way to a win in the 1987 24 Hours of Le Mans. For even more machines that push the limits until they’re gone, visit www.hasegawausa.com/coming-soon.html and preorder by August 30th.
1/24 Trust Porsche® 962C Limited Edition
The Porsche 962C conquered the 1987 24 Hours of Le Mans and garnered wins in many other racing categories across the world. So many people loved the car that modified versions hit tracks everywhere-frequently with different engines, modified bodies, and even completely replaced chassis.
Trust Racing Team car #99 at the Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship in 1988.
1/72 F-16D (Block 52 Advanced) Fighting Falcon “Tiger Meet” (2 kits) Limited Edition
There are only a dozen F-16D aircraft in the Polish Air Force inventory, but they provide an outsized contribution to the fighting effectiveness of that force. F-16s are amongst the lighter, more maneuverable, and more resilient aircraft in the US and world inventory. Tiger Meets are, as the name suggests, gatherings of fighter squadrons who have a tiger as part of their squadron crest. This limited edition kit combo features special tiger-stripe liveries for the Polish Air Force Falcons at the 2013 and 2014 Tiger Meets.
Polish A.F. Code: 4082 2013
Polish A.F. Code: 4084 2014
1/72 P-51C Mustang “Excalibur III” Combo (2 kits) Limited Edition
A pair from the past
In 1946, pilot Paul Mantz converted his P-51 into an airshow superstar and captured a Bendix Trophy for his efforts. Mantz won two more Bendix Trophies with the P-51. By 1951, Charles F. Blair, Jr. rechristened it the “Excalibur III” and flew 3,260 miles non-stop across the North Pole. This limited edition kit combo features two P-51C Mustangs, dorsal fin and resin under-bulge parts.
Excalibur III, North Pole solo flight, Code: N1202, May 1951
1946 Bendix air race winner, Code: 46 NX1202
1/72 A-10C Thunderbolt II “104th Fighter Squadron” Limited Edition
Many famous “firsts,” one incredible aircraft
The Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Fighter Wing became the first National Guard unit to add the A-10 Thunderbolt II to its fleet in 1979. Nearly forty years later, the 175th and the A-10 are still going strong! The 175th was the first to convert to upgraded, “precision engagement” A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, and its 104th Fighter Squadron was the first to fly it in combat, circa 2007.
Maryland ANG 175th FW, 104th FS, Code: MD640
1/48 Kawasaki T-4 “Blue Impulse 2016” Limited Edition
Matsushima’s aerial acrobats
Japan’s Air Demonstration Team, Blue Impulse, entertains airshow crowds every year with stunning aerobatic feats in T-4 trainers. These subsonic planes are perfect for the precise maneuvers that the team has to execute, including drawing logos across the sky with smoke pumps. Blue Impulse is based at Matsushima Airfield, which also houses an F-2B training squadron and an Air Rescue Wing.
JASDF 4th AW, 11th Sq., “Blue Impulse,” 2016, Matsushima AB.
1/48 Dornier Do215B-4 “Oberkommando der Luftwaffe” Limited Edition
Picture-taking “pencils” Variants of the Do 215 were used as night fighters, light bombers, and-like the one in this kit-recon aircraft. The “Oberkommando der Luftwaffe” or Luftwaffe high command used the photo-recon version of the Do 215 for long range missions to find and record enemy positions. Of the 105 Do 215s found only one surviving example has ever been found. This limited edition kit features two sets of decals for aircraft from 1940. Decal Options: Luftwaffe Aufkl.Gr. Ob.d.L Code: PK+EH 1940 Luftwaffe Aufkl.Gr. Ob.d.L Code: PK+EM 1940