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D-Day Battlefront Gift Set
£39.99
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A50009A - D-Day Battlefront Gift Set
This set includes an undecorated diorama base to use with model kits of a Sherman Tank, Tiger Tank, and Forward Command Post. To complete the model are British Paratroops and German Infantry figures. Be as creative as you wish to put all these models together to build a battle scene typical of WWII.
Endeavour Bark and Captain Cook 250th anniversary
£32.99
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A50047 - Endeavour Bark and Captain Cook 250th anniversary

In 1768 Captain James Cook set off on a voyage to the Pacific Ocean. The expeditions main purpose was to study and observe the 1769 transit of Venus across the sun (in conjunction with several other observations made from different locations).


However, a more pragmatic reason was to be relayed to her captain by the Admiralty in additional instructions, namely to search out the southern Pacific for signs of the yet to be discovered continent we now know to be Australasia.

Large Starter Set - Eurofighter Typhoon
£24.49
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A50098 - Large Starter Set - Eurofighter Typhoon

Entering RAF service in 2007, the Eurofighter Typhoon represents the RAF's most up-to-date and capable air asset. With attainable speeds of over 1,500mph, along with incredible manoeuvrability, the Eurofighter is one of the world's leading fifth generation fighter aircraft. It is also in service with the air arms of Austria, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Spain.


Paint Scheme - British Aerospace Typhoon F.Mk.2, No.17 Squadron, RAF Coningsby, UK, 2007.

One Small Step for Man
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A50106 - One Small Step for Man

July 21st 1969: man takes first steps on the Moon. American Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. The astronaut stepped onto the Moon's surface, in the Sea of Tranquillity, at 02.56 GMT, nearly 20 minutes after first opening the hatch on the Eagle landing craft.


Armstrong had earlier reported the lunar module had landed safely at 20.17 GMT the day before, with the words: "Houston; Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed". As he put his left foot down first, he made the iconic announcement "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind", which he said came to him without planning it ahead! He then went on to describe the surface as being like powdered charcoal and the landing craft only left a small indentation on the surface. The historic moments were captured on television cameras attached to the Eagle and were switched on by Armstrong himself. He spent the first few minutes on the surface taking photographs and soil samples in case the mission had to aborted suddenly.


He was joined by his colleague Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin at 03.15 GMT and the two collected data and performed various exercises - including jumping across the Moon landscape - before planting the Stars and Stripes American flag at 03.41 GMT. They also unveiled a plaque bearing President Nixon's signature and an inscription reading: "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind". Subsequent missions brought more advanced equipment and the gift set gives the opportunity to model a number of those up to the last - Apollo 17 in December 1972.

Large Starter Set - Aston Martin DBR9
£26.99
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A50110 - Large Starter Set - Aston Martin DBR9

The Aston Martin DBR9 has proved to be one of the most successful Aston racing cars of all time, achieving class victories at Le Mans, as well as outright wins at various other prestigious GT events. For the 2008 Le Mans 24 hour race, Aston Martin teamed up with Gulf Oils to combine two of the most iconic names in GT racing.


Paint Scheme - Aston Martin DBR9, No.009, Aston Martin Racing, Le Mans, GT1 winner, 2008

Spitfire Mk.1a & Messerschmitt BF109E-4 Dogfight Double
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A50135 - Spitfire Mk.1a & Messerschmitt BF109E-4 Dogfight Double

After the fall of France in 1940, the two great air arms of the day, Great Britain's RAF and Germany's Luftwaffe, faced each other in large numbers for the first time. The spearhead of the Luftwaffe was the Messerschmitt Bf109E. A formidable fighting machine, it had proved itself to be world class throughout its previous campaigns.


Over southern England, in the summer of 1940, it faced a new set of challenges. The most serious for the German pilots being the widespread use of the RAF's finest fighter, the Supermarine Spitfre. More manoeuvrable than the 109E, the Spitfire was the finest fighter of its day. This set contains two aircraft flown by aces, Helmut Wick and John Dundas. Neither survived their fateful engagement on 28th November 1940.


Paint Schemes - Supermarine Spitfire 1A, 609 Squadron, F/Lt Dundas, October 1940 and Messerschmitt Bf109E-4, JG2, Helmut Wick, October 1940

75th Anniversary D-Day Sea Assault Set
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A50156A - 75th Anniversary D-Day Sea Assault Set

While the first Allied soldiers landed in Normandy via parachute during the night of the 5th and 6th of June 1944, the vast majority of the liberating Allied troops would have to come via the sea, landing on Normandy's beaches under heavy fire and fighting their way inland. The Allies had various different types of landing craft for getting men ashore. Some were very large like the Landing Ship Tank (LST), some much smaller like the small amphibious DUKW but it was the Higgins LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) which proved to be one of the most important types used.


Employed to transport the majority of US Personnel, as well as many British troops when they were used by the Royal Navy, they were vital because they could very quickly offload men and small vehicles, such as Jeeps, while under fire. Jeeps were vital because they offered the Allies mobility in the earliest hours of the campaign. The LCVPs were also able to return fire with their compliment of two .30 inch machine guns, helping to protect the troops that they were disembarking. Overall D-day was a success, thanks in no small part to the work of boats like these and their crews.


Jeep, the Jeep grille and related logos, vehicle model names and trade dress are trademarks of FCA US LLC and used under license by Hornby Hobbies LTD. 2019 FCA US LLC.

75th Anniversay D-Day Air Assault Set
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A50157A - 75th Anniversay D-Day Air Assault Set

On the eve of June the 6th 1944, the vast majority of mainland Europe was either under the control of Hitler's Nazi regime, or heavily influenced by it. Only Britain stood free in Europe and openly opposed the fascist regime then seeking to control the world.


Supported by the United States and Canada, as well as troops from the then occupied nations, the 6th of June marked the Western Allies return to France after the humiliation of the evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940. The invasion required the Allies to hold total air superiority over the Normandy landing grounds. The lead up to the day had seen thousands of sorties carried out by Allied aircraft. From heavy bombers relentlessly pounding targets of strategic important in France, to fighter bombers such as the Hawker Typhoon that attacked enemy troop formations and smaller targets - the Allied air assault was total.


Due to the distance from Normandy to the UK, once the Allied had a foothold on the French coast, small temporary airfields were immediately established which gave the Allies the opportunity to fly more sorties and to be closer to the action. Some of these airfields were so close to the frontline they suffered mortar attacks. These airfields were to prove their worth, and with the help of Allied airpower, Hitler's armies were pushed further and further back, culminating in the defeat of Nazi Germany just eleven months later.


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Spitfire Mk.Ia Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 Dogfight Double Gift Set
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A50160 - Spitfire Mk.Ia Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 Dogfight Double Gift Set

Between June 1940 and November 1942 the small but strategically important island of Malta, situated in the Mediterranean Sea, became the most heavily bombed place on earth when first Italian and then German bombers attempted to force the island to surrender. Merchant shipping convoys were also attacked in an attempt to prevent the island being re-supplied with food and military equipment.


Initially Maltas only defending fighter aircraft were outdated Gloster Gladiators and then Hawker Hurricanes but at the height of the battle, cannon armed and tropicalized Spitfire Mk.Vbs were used to intercept the German Junkers Ju88 and Ju87 Stuka dive bombers which were escorted by Messerschmitt Bf109Es. It became a struggle that was in some ways similar to the Battle of Britain. Eventually at the end of 1942, the war in North Africa had been won by the Allies so Malta was no lo of such important to the Axis powers and the bombing stopped allowing the starving civil population to be re-supplied by sea.


Paint Scheme:

• Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb, No. 229 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Qrendi, Malta, December 1942.

• Messerschmitt Bf109E-7, aircraft flown by Oberleutnant Joachim Muncheberg, 7./JG26 Schlageter, Gela, Sicily, Spring 1941.


Contents:

• 10 x Acrylic Paints

• 2 x Brushes

• 2 x Poly Cement

• Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb: L195 x W232 - Pieces 151

• Messerschmitt Bf109E-7: L183 x W205 - Pieces 107.


Airfix Gift Sets are ideal for more advanced modellers and include glue, acrylic paints and brushes.

D-Day Operation Overlord Set
£69.99
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A50162A - D-Day Operation Overlord Set

Early on the morning of June 6th 1944 the combined forces of the Allied armies landed on the Normandy beaches in Northern France in the most ambitious and important operation of the Second World War. With airborne troops already on the ground and fighting, the sea-borne element of the force began landing. This phase of the operation was codenamed Neptune and consisted of five invasion beaches, three British and Canadian (Sword, Gold and Juno) and two American beaches (Omaha and Utah). The landings themselves were preceded both by a powerful air attack and by a fierce naval artillery barrage from a vast armada of ships anchored off-shore.


The majority of the beaches were taken with casualties, but no severe losses, except for Omaha where the American troops were pinned down after the naval bombardment failed to destroy the German defences. But even this obstacle was overcome and once the beach-heads were secure, Allied troops and equipment were quickly brought ashore, ready to continue on and liberate the occupied countries of Western Europe and ultimately to defeat Germany and win the war.


This collection comes from the Normandy beach-head, with tanks, landing craft, trucks, a gun emplacement, soldiers and a diorama base to enable you to recreate this momentous day. Airfix Gift Sets are ideal for more advanced modellers and include glue, acrylic paints and brushes.


Jeep, the Jeep grille and related logos, vehicle model names and trade dress are trademarks of FCA US LLC and used under license by Hornby Hobbies LTD. 2019 FCA US LLC.

RMS Titanic Gift Set 1:700
£35.99
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A50164A - RMS Titanic Gift Set 1:700

RMS Titanic was an Olympic-class passe liner owned by the White Star Lineand built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, NI. On the night of 14 April 1912, during her maiden voyage, Titanic hit an iceberg, and sank two hours and forty minutes later, early on 15 April 1912, with the loss of 1,514 lives. She was the largest passe steamship in the world at launch.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
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A50182 - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Sharing the same RAF airfield as the Typhoons which provide Britains Southern sector QRA cover, the historic aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight are some of the most famous aircraft in the UK and not only serve as a flying memorial to the thousands of service personnel who represented the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, but also an effective recruitment tool for the modern force.


BAE SYSTEMS is a registered trade mark of BAE Systems plc.

Messerschmitt Me262 & P-51D Mustang Dogfight Double
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A50183 - Messerschmitt Me262 & P-51D Mustang Dogfight Double

The clash of eagles which took place in the skies above Europe during the final months of WWII saw the worlds first operational jet fighter pitched against arguably the finest piston engined fighter of the war.


Even though it represented the future of aviation, the Messerschmitt Me262 stood little chance against large numbers of USAAF Mustangs, which hunted the jets mercilessly in the air and on the ground.

Grumman F-4F4 Wildcat & Mitsubishi Zero Dogfight Double
£29.99
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A50184 - Grumman F-4F4 Wildcat & Mitsubishi Zero Dogfight Double

As the US Navy fought back in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack, the diminutive F4F Wildcat was forced into combat against the Mitsubishi Zero, one of the worlds most successful naval fighters. With US pilots quickly learning not to dogfight with their agile opponent, the rugged Wildcat effectively held the line in the Pacific until the war winning F6F Hellcat could be introduced.


Grumman Hellcat and Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat are trademarks of Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Mig 17F Fresco Douglas A-4B Skyhawk Dogfight Double
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A50185 - Mig 17F Fresco Douglas A-4B Skyhawk Dogfight Double

Armed with cannons, bombs and unguided missiles, the little A4 Skyhawks would skim across the rice paddies and hug the densely forested mountains of Vietnam in the early days of the Vietnam war of the 1960s. Against them ranged small arms fire, artillery, guided surface to air missiles and MiGs of the North Vietnamese Air Force.


Alongside the supersonic MiG-21 was the older subsonic MiG-17F. This aircraft, codenamed Fresco, was a very maneuverable opponent, and certainly a match for the Skyhawk. Between them, they formed the backbone of the air war over Vietnam.

Classic Conflict Tiger 1 vs Sherman Firefly
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A50186 - Classic Conflict Tiger 1 vs Sherman Firefly

The mighty clash of armour which followed the successful Allied landings on the D-Day beaches of Normandy held the potential to determine the outcome of the war. This time, the dominance of the feared Tiger 1 would be challenged by rocket firing Typhoons from the air and a recently introduced Allied tank on the ground - although appearing outwardly similar to the standard Sherman at first glance, the 17-pounder anti-tank gun mounted on the Firefly was more than capable of knocking out a Tiger.


The Germans soon learned to look for the long barrelled Shermans first in any engagement and to make the Firefly a priority target. However, there were so many Shermans in Normandy that misidentification was highly likely and could prove fatal. The days of the mighty Tigers dominance may have been numbered, but no Allied tank commander would relish the prospect of facing one in combat.

Best of British Spitfire and Hawk
£24.49
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A50187 - Best of British Spitfire and Hawk

Representing two iconic British aircraft designs of the 20th century, the Supermarine Spitfire and BAe Hawk may have been developed during different eras of aviation technology, however, they are both instantly recognisable to millions of people. As Britain's most famous fighting aeroplane, the Spitfire is still viewed as the aircraft which came to the nation's rescue during the dark days of the Battle of Britain and its distinctive elliptical wing is still regarded as a design classic. In this set we offer the MkV Spitfire - a more powerful version used by over 140 RAF Squadrons and nine other nations including the USSR and United States.


As the mount of the world famous Red Arrows, the BAe Hawk is now unquestionably the aircraft which has come to represent the professionalism of the modern Royal Air Force and with 44 years exceptional service already to its name, even eclipses the service life of the famous Spitfire. During this year's Battle of Britain 80th anniversary commemorations, enthusiasts will be hoping to see the Hawks of the Red Arrows performing several evocative formation flypasts with Spitfires and Hurricanes at a number of Airshow events during the summer months.


The Hawk family of aircraft are designed and manufactured by BAE Systems. BAE SYSTEMS is a registered trade mark of BAE Systems plc. The RAF Red Arrows name and logo are trademarks of the UK Secretary of State for Defence and used under license.

Concorde Gift Set
£35.99
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A50189 - Concorde Gift Set

On the 26th November 2003, the last British Airways Concorde G-BOAF flew low over her birth city of Bristol, before landing at the Filton airfield factory site where she had been built just 24 years earlier. She would be the last Concorde to fly, effectively bringing to an end the historic era of supersonic passenger aviation.

What's in the box!?

  • Paints
  • Glues
  • Brushes
  • Decals
Starter Set Supermarine Spitfire MkVc
£11.99
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A55001 - Starter Set Supermarine Spitfire MkVc

One of the most famous aircraft ever to take to the skies and one which is as familiar today as it was during the savage dogfights of the Battle of Britain, the Supermarine Spitfire was designed as a short range, high performance interceptor, taking inspiration from the inter-war seaplanes which had competed for the Schneider Trophy. Representing a significant advancement in aviation technology compared to the biplane fighters which were still in widespread service during the mid 1930s, the Spitfire would go on to see service throughout the Second World War, undergoing constant development to keep it at the forefront of fighter design. Introduced as something of an interim design, the Mk.V would go on to be the most heavily produced variant of Spitfire and featured the more powerful Merlin 45 engine and highly advanced universal wing, which allowed different armament options to be fitted to the fighter with relative ease.


To further extend the pure enjoyment Airfix can bring to so many, these new simpler to build-and-paint Start Sets are perfect for any beginner. This fantastic new model comes not only come with a more child-friendly build, but also a brilliant bespoke 'shadow-effect' stand to mount them on. Complete with painting guides, water-based acrylic paint, adhesive and a brush, this kit is a great start to anyone's model building career!

    BAE SYSTEMS is a registered trade mark of BAE Systems plc.

    What's in the box!?

    • Paints
    • Glues
    • Brushes
    • Decals
    Starter Set Red Arrows Hawk
    £11.99
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    A55002 - Starter Set Red Arrows Hawk

    Whether thrilling Airshow audiences around the globe or serving as airborne ambassadors for the United Kingdom, the distinctive British Aerospace Hawks of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team The Red Arrows have become some of the most famous aircraft in the world. Incredibly, this year will be the 41st display season since the Red Arrows converted the Hawk T.1.


    Complete with painting guides, water-based acrylic paint, adhesive and a brush, this kit is a great start to anyone's model building career! To further extend the pure enjoyment Airfix can bring to so many, these new simpler to build and paint STARTER SETs are perfect for any beginner. This fantastic new model comes not only come with a more child-friendly build, but also a brilliant bespoke “shadow-effect" stand to mount them on.

    The Hawk family of aircraft are designed and manufactured by BAE Systems. BAE SYSTEMS is a registered trademark of BAE Systems plc. The RAF Red Arrows name and logo aretrademarks of the UK Secretary of Statefor Defence and used under license.

    What's in the box!?

    • Paints
    • Glues
    • Brushes
    • Decals


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