28 October 2021
Four new limited edition 1/72 scale aircraft are now available to order
Sera Staples has passed on the news that four new limited edition 1/72 scale aircraft are now available to order - de Havilland Mosquito B Mk XVI (25 pieces only), de Havilland Hornet F Mk 1 (25), Fairey Barracuda Mk II (50) and Fairey Firefly Mk I (50). Each piece is crafted and cast in pewter with fine detail added by hand and mounted on a bespoke plinth.
De Havilland Mosquito B Mk XVI is modelled as 8K-R MM118 571 Squadron, RAF Oakington, August 1944, as flown by Flt/Lt I. G. Broom DFC*, Flt/Lt T.J. Broom DFC. Known as ‘The Flying Brooms’ in the squadron circles, they flew many operations together, becoming life-long friends. Another de Havilland released is the Hornet F1, modelled as PX252 of 65 Squadron, RAF Linton-on-Ouse, 1947. The DH.103 Hornet is probably one of the best-looking piston-engined fighters to fly. This particular aircraft wore an incredibly bold scheme during its time stationed at RAF Linton-on-Ouse. However the racy red chevrons attracted adverse attention and were short-lived.
Based at Royal Naval Air Station Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus) between 1943 and 1944, Fairey Barracuda MK II P9926 “A” was capable of carrying an 18-inch aerial torpedo and an ASV radar "Yagi" antenna is visible above each wing. The Fairey Firefly F Mk I is modelled as Z1830 5-M 1770 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Indefatigable, as per Operation Mascot, conducted against the German battleship Tirpitz at her anchorage in Kaafjord, Norway, July 1944.
To find out more and to order, visit the Staples and Vine website at www.staplesandvine.com or call Sera on 01237 459102.