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Hawker Siddeley HS.801 Nimrod MR.Mk.1 c.1965-79 - Rare Period Solid Model, by AGM -12 inch wingspan

Designed in response to a requirement issued by the RAF to replace its fleet of ageing Shackletons, the H.S.801 Nimrod MR.1 / MR.2 's were primarily fixed-wing aerial platforms for anti-submarine (ASW) Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) and anti-suface warfare.

The Nimrod design was based on that of the Comet 4 civil airliner which had reached the end of its commercial life (the first two prototype Nimrods, XV148 and XV147 were built from two final unfinished Comet 4C airframes

After the first flight in May 1967, the RAF ordered a total of 46 Nimrod MR1s. The first example (XV230) entered service in October 1969

Starting in 1975, 35 aircraft were upgraded to MR2 standard, being re-delivered from August 1979. The upgrade included extensive modernisation of the aircraft's electronic suite. Changes included the replacement of the obsolete ASV Mk 21 radar used by the Shackleton and Nimrod MR1 with the new EMI Searchwater radar.


This beautifully period contractor model is now quite rare, and represents an early MR.1.

Paintwork is a little aged, with one or two minor chips, and the Starboard tail surface seems to have been repaired at some time.

The AGM contractors label is still quite visible on the underside of the fuselage, and as usual, I have left the model 100% as found.

This scarce model has a wingspan of 12 inches (30cms) which gives it the rather unusual scale of 1:110 (I think !)

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Blackburn (Hawker Siddeley) Buccaneer - Cast Aluminium Model Aircraft by DP Carter




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Designed and initially produced by Blackburn Aircraft at Brough, it was later officially known as the Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer when Blackburn became a part of the Hawker Siddeley Group.

The Buccaneer entered Royal Naval service in 1962, and The was finally purchased by the RAF, entering service in 1969. The Royal Navy retired the last of its large aircraft carriers in 1978, moving their strike role to the Sea Harrier, and passing their Buccaneers to the RAF.

This superb Handmade Aluminium Buccaneer was made some years ago in England by D.P.Carter.

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 5.5 inches (13.5cms)

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. This Buccaneer is one of his early models. 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.

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Hawker Siddeley Harrier – Stunning large 1:24 scale Contractor Promo desk model – Space Models

Measuring around 2 ft (64 cms) long, with a 13 inch (33 cms) Wingspan. The model is original and unrestored, with cockpit detailing......very few minor paint chips.


This is a stunning display centrepiece and EXTREMELY rare !


Complete with Display stand.



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ATA handling notes Wellington 1943 - Original

A very good example of the very rare November 1943 Air Transport Auxiliary handling notes for the Wellington.


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Pilatus PC-9 (via BAe) – Royal Saudi Air Force promo model – 1:48 scale boxed 

A very nice promo Desk Display model of a Royal Saudi Air Force BAE Hawk. Manufactured by the Industrial and Commercial model makers Mastermodels.

RSAF’s existing PC-9 trainer fleet, which comprises 47 aircraft that were delivered by BAE as part of a package deal with Hawks to Saudi Arabia in the mid-1980s.

Complete with all original packaging, carry case type box, internal foam etc and made to a scale of 1:48 in solid resin. Beautifully finished in the colours of the Royal Saudi Air Force.

Wingspan measures around 8.5 inches (22 cms)

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BAE Systems Hawk – Royal Saudi Air Force promo model – 1:48 scale boxed 

A very nice promo Desk Display model of a Royal Saudi Air Force BAE Hawk. Manufactured by the Industrial and Commercial model makers Mastermodels.

Complete with all original packaging, carry case type box, internal foam etc and made to a scale of 1:48 in solid resin. Beautifully finished in the colours of the Royal Saudi Air Force.



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