F-14A Tomcat 160656 NL
In 2009, this Sea King was painted in its original blue colour
to mark both the 100th year of naval aviation and the 40th anniversary of the
Sea King entering naval service.
Since delivery of the first aircraft in 1969, the Sea King has been at the forefront of UK military service, and 96 examples continue to be operated by both the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. When Sea Kings first entered naval service they were all painted dark blue, and remained so until the late 80s, when following the Falklands War, they were painted grey. Assigned to No.771 Naval Air Sqn at RNAS Culdrose, and now flown as a Mark HU-5, XV648 first entered service in October 1969 as an HAS.MK.1 and is the second oldest Sea King still in Royal Navy use.
(UK) Supermarine MK.IX Spitfire 1:72 Scale fully painted diecast model
aircraft by Gemini Jets. This is a replica of a Supermarine MK.IX
Spitfire single-seat fighter as flown by Francis ‘Gabby’ Gabreski.
Gabreski is well known as the leading USAAF air ‘Ace’ in the
European Theatre of Operations, with 28 air combat victories. All of
Gabreski’s kills came whilst flying with the USAAF 56th Fighter Group,
in the mighty P-47 Thunderbolt.
was also unusual in that he also flew combat missions with the RAF and
not as part of the famous Eagle Squadrons! As his parents were Polish,
Gabreski managed to convince 8th Air Force commanders that he should be
allowed to gain combat experience with one of the RAF’s Polish
squadrons, in advance of the arrival of American Units. Gabreski was
assigned to No 315 (Polish) Squadron and flew this Spitfire Mk. IX
(BS410) out of Northolt in early 1943.
Hawker Tempest V
NV708/JCB, Wing Commander J.C.
RAF referred to its P-51’s as Mustang III’s and made an immediate
modification. Combat visibility was considered too poor for European
operations, out of the standard ‘hinged’ canopy, so RAF machines
were fitted with a ‘bulged’ sliding canopy, known as the ‘Malcolm
Hood’. The resultant variant was considered the best fighting machine
of the P-51 series, although later models carried more armament.
RAF Mustangs were used extensively against the V-1 Flying Bomb threat to
Unimax Forces of Valor, this is a highly detailed 1:72 replica of the
B-26B Marauder USAAF 387th BG, 556th BS, 'Itsy Bitsy',
The B-26 Marauder
was an American World War II twin-engine medium bomber built by the
Glenn L. Martin Co
Forces of Valor Diecast recreates some of the most historic aircraft in
1:72 scale. Finlely detailed with historic accurate paint schemes and
markings. Details are second to none!
Forces of Valor 85046
landing gear up/down positions