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Avro 696 Shackleton M.R.1 c.1952 - V.Rare & Large Ex-RAF Display model in aluminium – 31 inch Span......6 Kgs + !

A real show stopper ! These models rarely come up for sale, and although over the years I have had the Meteor, Hastings, Hunter and Victor, I have never before seen the early Shackleton.


These huge models were produced in the early to mid 1950's to an Air Ministry / War Department contract, and indeed both the aircraft and it's dedicated stand bear the original Contract serial numbers.


The models were used for Display purposes in RAF Recruiting offices, Battle of Britain Airshows....and also at other shows where the RAF participated with trade stands. I do remember seeing these in the 50's and early 60's on the RAF Stand at the Farnborough Air Show.

I am honestly unsure if the paintwork is original....if so....it's remarkably good. If not......it's a refinish that has been done quite some considerable time ago because the paint shows sign of discolouration in places.



The aircraft is solid aluminium, and both the aircraft and stand carry the Air Min/War Dept. contract numbers..

The first production aircraft flew on 28 March 1950 and the variant entered service with 120 Squadron at RAF Kinloss in March 1951, complete initially with a dorsal turret with two 20 mm cannon, only 29-built.

By January 1953 however, the M.R.2 was entering service with 42 Sqn at RAF St.Eval

It is highly unlikely that a Ministry contract for a small numbers of new models would have been made AFTER the real aircraft had been superseded.........This MR1 model can therefore be accurately dated to the period 1951 – Jan 1953

Scale is 1:48.


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Avro 698 Vulcan B.1 prototype – Very rare & early Plated metal model with (onyx/marble?) stand – 3.1 Kgs

A superb Desk top, plated model of an early Vulcan c. 1955, in original un-restored condition.


This stunning model would be an ideal centrepiece for any Vulcan enthusiast.


It has a wingspan of 10 inches (26cms) and a length of 9.5 inches (24cms) and weighs no less than 3.1 Kgs.



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SEPECAT Jaguar - Cast Aluminium Model Aircraft by DP Carter

The SEPECAT Jaguar is a British-French jet attack aircraft originally used by the British Royal Air Force and the French Air Force in the close air support and nuclear strike role. It is still in service in significantly upgraded form with the Indian Air Force

This superb Handmade Aluminium Jaguar was made some years ago in England by D.P.Carter, this is one of the larger Carter models

The Models made by Carter have become a watchword for neatness and accuracy, although little is know for sure about the creator. His models have become quite scarce and harder to find with the passage of time...the flying control surfaces, cockpit frames etc all carefully etched. The Airframe is perfect, the stand is original.

The length is around 8.5 inches (22cms) making the model 1:72 scale.

Exactly when he started producing these models is unknown, but some sources say he initially made them during RAF service, the original models being all made from Aircraft Grade aluminium........after this, he continued to make them in a small forge on Halfpenny Lane in Pontefract, West Yorkshire in the 1980's to the early 1990's.

They were only produced in small numbers to sell at various Air Shows including Farnborough. All the models were skilfully hand carved by Carter and then cast in alloy, the process, quality and small numbers produced making them very rare. He also made a small range of animals, which are equally collectable and turn up occasionally at Antique sales.

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Hawker Siddeley (BAE Systems) Hawk - Cast Aluminium Model Aircraft by DP Carter

The BAE Systems Hawk is a British single-engine, jet-powered advanced trainer aircraft. It was first flown at Dunsfold, Surrey, in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk, and subsequently produced by its successor companies, British Aerospace and BAE Systems, respectively.

This superb Handmade Aluminium Hawk was made some years ago in England by D.P.Carter, this is one of the larger Carter models

The Models made by Carter have become a watchword for neatness and accuracy, although little is know for sure about the creator. His models have become quite scarce and harder to find with the passage of time...the flying control surfaces, cockpit frames etc all carefully etched. The Airframe is perfect, the stand is original.

The length is around 6 inches (15.5cms) making the model 1:72 scale.

Exactly when he started producing these models is unknown, but some sources say he initially made them during RAF service, the original models being all made from Aircraft Grade aluminium........after this, he continued to make them in a small forge on Halfpenny Lane in Pontefract, West Yorkshire in the 1980's to the early 1990's.

They were only produced in small numbers to sell at various Air Shows including Farnborough. All the models were skilfully hand carved by Carter and then cast in alloy, the process, quality and small numbers produced making them very rare. He also made a small range of animals, which are equally collectable and turn up occasionally at Antique sales.

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Nord Noratlas - Armée de l'Air – Rare early model & original stand by Réducta c.1950's - 1:100 scale

An early model from the French manufacturer Réducta, the classic Noratlas, one of the most important European cargolifter aircraft of the immediate post war period.

The Noratlas was a dedicated military transport aircraft, developed and manufactured by French aircraft manufacturer Nord Aviation. In April 1948 the air force ordered two prototypes of the Nord 2500, which didn't meet the design brief's speed requirements. The second prototype's engines were upgraded by using the SNECMA -built Bristol Hercules 738/9 and in flight tests this model, the 2501, compared favourably to the C-82. Production started in 1951 and it was named the Noratlas in 1953

Germany and France used the Noratlas until the C-160 arrived in the mid-1970s. The French phased out the electronic warfare version as late as 1989.

This elderly model presents well, and is complete and undamaged, although the roundels have been hand painted. It is complete with its original stand marked with the Nord logo, and was probably a promo model for the manufacturer. The upright part of the stand screws into the aircraft. The bottom end of the stand has a little damage but still holds the aircraft well....... a new owner may want to secure this with adhesive.

Indeed a very nice and vintage piece of French aviation history!

At 1:100 scale, this rare model has a wingspan of 13 inches (33 cms)


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Short Tucano - Cast Aluminium Model Aircraft by DP Carter

The Short Tucano is a two-seat turboprop basic trainer built by Short Brothers in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is a licence-built version of the Brazilian Embraer EMB-312 Tucano. The main operator is the Royal Air Force with exports to Kenya and Kuwait.

This superb Handmade Aluminium Tucano was made some years ago in England by D.P.Carter, this is one of the larger Carter models

The Models made by Carter have become a watchword for neatness and accuracy, although little is know for sure about the creator. His models have become quite scarce and harder to find with the passage of time...the flying control surfaces, cockpit frames etc all carefully etched. The Airframe is perfect, the stand is original.

The wingspan is around 6 inches (15.5cms) making the model 1:72 scale.

They were only produced in small numbers to sell at various Air Shows including Farnborough. All the models were skilfully hand carved by Carter and then cast in alloy, the process, quality and small numbers produced making them very rare. He also made a small range of animals, which are equally collectable and turn up occasionally at Antique sales.

Prices shown include Tracked/Insured Shipping, if your country or area are not shown, please contact me at the address shown on the CONTACT page for a competitive shipping cost.