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New 1/72 Phantom FG.1 from Airfix

STOP PRESS New Tooling Announcement for the Scale ModelWorld Show. Airfix are proud to announce that the latest addition to their 1/72nd scale kit range will be a newly tooled example of the magnificent British McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom II. Produced to the exacting standards modellers have come to expect from Airfix kits, this new model marks one of the most significant Cold War jets to serve with Britain’s armed forces and one which provided sterling

New Supermarine Walrus Mk.I in 1/48 by Airfix

Airfix is cooking a new tooling Supermarine Walrus Mk I. and what a piece of art, take a look at the amount of details on the 3d Model from the Cad. The magnificent new 1/48th scale Supermarine Walrus Mk.I is very much something to look forward to. The impressive size and detail of this new model will ensure that another Supermarine design will be amongst the most popular releases in the Airfix range and serve to

New Airfix 1/72 B-17G & 1/48 Gloster Meteor

Arguably the most visible manifestation of American military might in the Second World War was the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress four engine bomber. Operating in massed formations, these distinctive aircraft were designed to conduct daylight precision bombing missions, against strategic enemy targets, with the ultimate aim of literally pounding them into submission. As its name suggests, the Flying Fortress was bristling with defensive armament and it was intended that formations of B-17s could throw so

Airfix 2015 – IPMS Scale Model World announcement

Earlier this morning (Saturday 8th November 2014) the Airfix Development team gave their annual presentation to a packed lecture theatre at IPMS Scale ModelWorld 2014, revealing some key products from the forthcoming Airfix 2015 range, plus unveiling some new, cutting-edge technology that has been used in the creation of key models for next year. You haven't missed out - below are the key points from the announcement. Plus, look out next week for more photos and news from Airfix at

1/72 Airfix English Electric Lightning F.2A

The earliest Lightning mark F1 entered RAF squadron service in 1960 and represented a quantum leap in capability and performance over its predecessors offering an integrated weapons system, Mach 2+ performance and a phenomenal rate of climb. The F2 introduced in 1962 was heavily modified in 1968 producing the F2A with square cut fin, kinked leading edges and enlarged ventral tank which gave an enhanced combat air patrol time of around two hours. The F2A adapted superbly

Airfix 1/32 Ford Fiesta WRC

Developed from the standard Fiesta road car, the Ford Fiesta RS WRC is a bespoke rally car built by M-Sport for the works Ford Rally Team for use in the World Rally Championship. The new WRC regulations for 2011 required a turbocharged 1600cc, a reliable and powerful engine, keeping the flame-spitting character of the WRC cars intact. A number of teams now drive the Fiesta RS WRC in the World Rally Championship and it has scored

1/32 Airfix Jaguar XKR GT3

For the first time in some years, Jaguar enthusiasts will now be able to cheer on an officially-backed Jaguar. The XKR GT3 retains the same supercharged, 4.3 litre quad-cam V8 engine as the road going car. The rules allow for alterations to some key components on the basis of durability required for high performance racing. A powerful version of Jaguar's road going XKR, the XKR GT3 races in the FIA GT3 championship against the likes

1/72 Airfix BAe Red Arrows Hawk Preview

The Red Arrows took delivery of the British Aerospace Hawk trainer in the autumn of 1979 and during that winter the pilots converted from the Gnat and worked up a display using the new aircraft in time for the 1980 display season. The dual control BAE Hawk T1 is the RAF's advanced trainer, and has been used by the Red Arrows since 1979. The aircraft is essentially the same as those flown by RAF Advanced Training Students,

Airfix 1/76 Scale Scammel Tank Transport

The Scammell Pioneer was an off-road design from the late 1920s, built for the Imperial market where made-up roads were scarce. The combination of a suspension with a lot of movement while maintaining traction and a low-revving diesel engine gave it impressive pulling power on rough ground although at low speeds. Its capabilities and performance matched that needed for military vehicles. The British Army would take the Pioneer for many uses during the war but

Airfix 1/72 Amphibian Buffalo

The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) was a class of amphibious vehicles introduced by the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Army during World War II. Originally intended solely as cargo carriers for ship to shore operations, they rapidly evolved into assault troop and fire support vehicles as well. The LVT had its origins in a civilian rescue vehicle called the Alligator. Developed by Donald Roebling in 1935, the Alligator was intended to operate in swampy

1/72 Airfix LCVP Higgins Boat

The Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) or Higgins boat was a landing craft used extensively in amphibious landings in World War II. The craft was designed by Andrew Higgins of Louisiana, United States, based on boats made for operating in swamps and marshes. More than 20,000 were built, by Higgins Industries and licensees. Typically constructed from plywood, this shallow-draft, barge-like boat could ferry a platoon-sized complement of 36 men to shore at 9 knots (17 km/h).

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