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Hannants News: 18/07/18

New Fromm-Azur FR0039 Renard R-31 Belgian observation plane now in stock!

Due Soon: Tamiya TA61118 1:48 Grumman F-14D Tomcat

Due Soon: Takom TAK02101 & TAK02102 Bergepanthers.

New Special Hobby SH72297 McDonnell FH-1 Phantom NOW IN STOCK!!!

HAD Models have stopped all resin production and will concentrate on decals only. We have bought all available stock. Be quick! No more when gone!

We have started a new emailing list for the weekly Hot News. To continue to receive it please re-subscribe in 'eMail List' above....

In Stock Now! Airfix AX08019 Vickers Wellington Mk.IC. (New Tooling) AND the new Xtradecal Wellington decal.

We have just had delivered all the remaining stock of the now discontinued Azur and MPM kits. Get them while you can! No more after we sell out!

New Eduard August releases now being listed in Future Releases. Most with 10% Backorder discount!

We are now stocking the excellent Echelon FD military vehicle and figure decals. 

We have just been told that the original True Detail resin wheels series are all now discontinued. Get them while you can...

Now in stock! Trumpeter TU01683 1:72 Convair F-106B Delta Dart; TU05810 1:48 Fairey Firefly Mk.I; TU06708 1:700 USS Enterprise CV-6 “Big E"

We are now stocking Blackbird Models decal and resin range.

Big reductions on selected Two Bobs decals now in Special Offers! 

The Hannants Of London shop at Colindale does not open Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday now. Opening times are.... Thursday & Friday from 11.00 to 7.00pm. Saturday 9.30am to 5.00pm. Sunday from 11.00am to 4.00pm.

 

Overseas customers we recommend you select the postage option WITH TRACKING if you want to follow your order thru the postal systems. If it does not have tracking it cannot be tracked and no one can tell you where it is. Tracking cannot be added after you have placed the order.

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If you have items on Backorder you will now be sent a 'reminder' email once a month to tell you what you have on Backorder.

All ParcelForce & DPD parcels to a mainland UK address* are sent on a 24 hour service.

If you changed your delivery address to Collect From Show please remember to change it back to your normal bricks and mortar delivery address. 

Overseas customers please be sure you type in your first name and/or initial AND your surname/family name. Without both we will not despatch your order. Orders without both are being returned as 'undeliverable' before they even get to your towns and cities.

Enamel paints etc. We can sell to most mainland EU countries that are delivered to by road. (not islands or Greece sorry because they are flown). If you are logged in but cannot enter paints etc in your cart that means we cannot send to your country.

We sell Gift Vouchers online. See the Gift Vouchers' button in the yellow header section at the top of the home page.

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You can put items that are out of stock on Backorder and have them either charged to your saved card details OR we can send you a Paypal invoice to pay within 10 days. Items placed on Backorder are reserved for you so in case there is a shortage you get priority.

You can put items that are out of stock on Watching and be sent an email as soon as they are delivered to us.

If you are visiting the London Hannants in Colindale you can be sure everything you want will be there for you AND get a 10% discount by click and collect ordering at the website. All you have to do is make sure the Country in your Delivery address is Collect from Colindale SHOP AND send the order to us by MIDDAY on the Wednesday for collection Saturday.

* not Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, Isle Of Wight or Isle Of Man sorry.

Hannants mailorder is based in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England 01502 517444

The Hannants London model shop is at
Unit 2, Hurricane Trading Estate
Grahame Park Way, Colindale,
London, NW9 5QW
Phone 020 8205 6697
Email colindale@hannants.co.uk

See below for opening hours....

Top Selling New Items for Last 7 Days

  1. SH72297: McDonnell FH-1 Phantom "Demonstration Teams and Trainers" (new tooling)The first US Navy’s jet aircraft to be operated from the aircraft carriers and the first jet of the US Marines ever, such could be the description of the airframe produced by McDonnell under designation the FH-1 and which was commonly known as the Phantom, although the same name, just with a number II added, would be later given to another and much more popular jet to seemingly eclipse the historic significance of the original Phantom. McDonnell company was established in 1939, and in 1940 it received its first contract for a production of subassemblies for other producers. In January 1943, McDonnell’s design team was assigned a new job though. The US Navy commissioned a jet fighter aircraft to be built which was to be known as the FD-1, later to be renamed to the FH-1 in 1947 (in US Navy system, the letter D denoted the Douglas company) The team, led by K.Perkins, put forward a concept of a straight wing monoplane of all-metal construction. The power plants were supplied by Westinghouse. Originally, before the whole concept of the aircraft became clear enough, as many as eight engines were considered per each machine. Eventualy, a more conventional design with two powerplants on either side of the fuselage was accepted. The machine was fitted with six machine guns in the nose section and the Phantom military nickname was chosen. The type’s Model 19 powerplants proved to lack the necessary performance and were quite unreliable, too. However, the prototype XFD-1 machine begun its taxiing tests fitted with this type of powerplants, to be more precise it was fitteed with just one engine. On 26 January 1945, an accidental hop occured during taxiing which was considered the type’s very first take off. The flight tests went on until 1 November 1945 when the plane crashed, killing its pilot, W.Burke. It was hard times for the company, indeed. The original order calling for 100 examples of the aircraft was cut down to just 30 airframes by the end of the war, however, eventually, as many as 60 airframes were requested. The flight tests went on with the second prototype, during these tests the very first landing and consequent take off from an aircraft carrier occured, making the Phantom the very first naval jet aircraft to achieve this milestone. The production machines differed from the prototypes by having their tail fins squared off, the wind shield was simplified, fuel tanks enlarged and a provision for another tank carried under the belly was also made. The very first production airframes, the FH-1, went to VF-17 unit, making it the first jet aircraft unit of the US Navy. The unit was later re-equipped with the more modern Banshee type and renamed to VF-171. The second Navy unit to operate the Phantom was VF-172, while the first Marines unit to do so was VFM-122, which, led by ace pilot Marion E. Carl received their FH-1s during the Autumn of 1947. It was also this unit where the first FH-1 display, or aerobatics group was formed, named the Marine Phantoms. Another one was established at the Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River, named the Gray Angels, but was also unofficially known as the Admirals‘ Group as its members were Rear Admirals D.Galler, E.A. Cruise and A.Soucek. The FH-1 Phantom did not see very long first line service, it was transferred to Naval Air Reserve units at various Naval Air Stations throughout the whole US rather soon and by 1955, the Phantom had retired from active service. In 1964, two airframes and another one to supply spare parts were used to civil jet pilot training by Progressive Aero Inc. company. The 1/72 Phantom jet was already in our production range back in the 1990s in the form of a short-run type model kit. Now, we have prepared for you a completely new, 3D-designed, cutting-edge model which, apart from the name Phantom, has absolutely nothing common with the previous one. There are three sprues of grey injected moulded styrene, one clear sprue and on top of it also a fret of etched details. The decal sheet was expertly printed by Italian Cartograf and caters for four machines, three of which are in the military standard of dark blue while the fourth option portrays a civilian machine in white overall with red trim. Make your choice from the following options: no. 750 operated by the NATC and flown by Rear Admiral Apollo Soucek, member of the Gray Angels aerobatics and display team. no. 108 assigned to Naval Air Station Grosse Ile, 1951, with the fuselage band in Orange. On the occasion of a public show, this airframe was carried an enlistment poster underneath its canopy, the poster is also in the decal sheet. A-FH-1 of the Marine Phantoms display team of VMF-2, with yellow trim. FH-1 Phantom, N2482A, as used for the pilot training in Teterboro School of Aviation.
  2. MINI321: BAC Strikemaster Markings for New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Ecuador (makes 2 complete kits)
  3. FDR72121: Gloster Meteor NF.14 corrected nose set Replacement resin nose of correct length, for the Xtrakit/Matchbox Night Fighter Meteor kit. The original kit parts supplied for the NF.14 option are too long, the nose should be the same length as the NF.12. Our master includes panel lines and intakes applicable to the NF.14. This set also includes a pair of tropical intakes as fitted to NF.14 aircraft operated by 60 Sqn in Singapore (intakes not shown). (designed to be used with Matchbox, Revell and Xtrakit kits)
  4. FR0039: Renard R-31 Belgian observation plane used in WWII. Decals for 3 planes : N12 9 ème escadrille "Blue Sioux", Jan to May 1940, N9 personnal aircraft of Cne Paul Henry de la Lindi, commanding the 11 éme escadrille "Red Sioux", January to May 1940, N18, with dual controls, Wewelghem Flying School, 1936.
  5. PJ721140: US Navy Pilots seated in a/c (WWII)
  6. PSL72326: De Havilland Sea Venom 1. Sea Venom ECM.Mk.22. Unit: 831 NAS, FAA. Serial: 381/CU (WW221) RNAS Culdrose, circa 1963. 2. Sea Venom FAW.Mk.22. Unit: FRU, FAA. Serial: 733/VL (XG729) RNAS Yevilton, circa 1966. 3. Sea Venom FAW.Mk.21.Unit: 894 NAS, FAA. Serial: 486 (XG 686) HMS Eagle, circa 1956. 4. Sea Venom FAW.Mk.21. 801 Sqn.,Naval Air Squadron. HMS Albion, Royal Navy, 1956. 5. Sea Venom FAW.21. WW281 '095', No.893 NAS, HMS Eagle, 1956. 6. Sea Venom FAW.21. XG 693: 492-A of 894 Squadron FAA. HMS Albion late 1950s. Black and white shark’s mouth and red and black tip tanks. 7. Sea Venom TT.53 WZ 944 873 of 724 Squadron RAN, Nowra, NSW on 13 October 1969. Yellow bands on booms. Black and yellow target towing stripes on lower fuselage and under wings, upper surfaces Aluminium. 8. Sea Venom TT.53 WZ906:209-M of 724 Squadron, Royal Australian Navy, Nowra NSW or HMAS Melbourne in early 1960s. Blue tip tanks with yellow lightning flash.
  7. AX08019: Vickers Wellington Mk.IC NEW TOOLING!!! Britain’s bomber force at the beginning of the Second World War only consisted of around 300 aircraft and was made up of both light and medium bomber squadrons. The most capable medium bomber of the day was the twin-engined Vickers Wellington, which first flew 1936 and entered RAF service with No.99 Squadron at Mildenhall in October 1938. The production aircraft bore little resemblance to the prototype aircraft and compared to contemporary medium bombers already in service, the Wellington appeared to be much more advanced in design and an aircraft to be feared by any potential enemy. Its sleek monoplane design and heavy defensive armament placed the new Wellington as one of the most advanced and capable medium bombers in the world. Perhaps the most significant feature of the Wellingtons design was the adoption of a geodetic construction method, which was developed by famous British engineer and inventor Barnes Wallis. Duralumin W-beams were used to form a metal lattice-work construction on to which wooden battens would be screwed, which would then allow the doped fabric outer skin of the aircraft to be attached. The resultant fuselage was relatively light in weight but possessed great strength and whilst this method of construction posed challenges for companies engaged in manufacturing Wellington bombers, the inherent strength of the design would prove crucial when the aircraft was thrust into combat. Capable of withstanding significant battle damage, numerous RAF Wellingtons managed to bring their crews back home, when other bombers would have failed to do so.
  8. X72303: Westland Sea King Collection (9) HAS.1 XV653/94 706 NAS RNAS Culdrose 1977; AEW.2 XV672/L B Flight 849 NAS HMS Illustrious 1995; AEW.2 XV714 J/87 849 NAS RNAS Culdrose 1989; HAS.2A XV643/305 819 NAS RNAS Prestwick 1980; HAR.3 XZ589 D Flight 202 Sqn RAF Lossiemouth 1994; HAR.3 XZ591 202 Sqn RAF Brawdy 1983; HAS.5 XV675/274 814 NAS RAF Lossiemouth 1985; HAS.5 XV666 Heli Operations UK, Portland 2018; HU.5 XV705 771 NAS RNAS Culdrose 1996.
  9. FT48083: Grumman F-14A/F-14B/F-14D Tomcats at War Part 1 - Tamiya Tomcat sheet.
  10. VTH72129: 303 sqn RNoAF Westland Sea King Mk.43/Mk.43B [HAR.3 Mk.41] (designed to be used with Airfix and revell kits)