With aircraft builds spanning from Vintage Classics to re-introductions, the latest Airfix model kits are all available now.
This June, Airfix has announced five new releases into the range.
The first is the fast jet trainer, the Folland Gnat T.1. Entering RAF service in 1959, the Gnat was responsible for training many hundreds of future fast jet pilots during its 20-year service career. Ranked at skill level 1, the Folland Gnat T.1 (A02105) offers 49 parts and two build schemes, with an overall length measuring 155mm and a wingspan of 102mm. With the tool created in 2012, this kit was last released in 2018.
One of the most distinctive aircraft of the Second World War, the Messerschmitt Bf 110 was a twin-engine heavy fighter intended to be faster and more heavily armed than any other fighter aircraft in the sky at that time. Ranked at skill level 2, the Messerschmitt Bf110 Trop (A03081A) offers 108 parts and two build schemes. With an overall length measuring 175mm and a wingspan of 226mm. The tooling for this kit was first created in 2010 and was last released in 2011. The 2023 re-introduction now includes two new schemes.
Representing the primary production variant of the Messerschmitt Me262 jet, the A-1A was the fighter-bomber version of the aircraft desired by Hitler. This latest release of the 1:72 scale Messerschmitt Me262A-1a/2a (A03090A) includes two scheme options; both quite different from those offered with previous releases. Ranked at skill level 2, the Messerschmitt Me262A-1a/2a offers 74 parts and two build schemes. With an overall length measuring 148mm and a wingspan of 174mm. The tooling for this kit was first created in 2017 and was last released in 2019.
The de Havilland Vampire was the first RAF aircraft capable of exceeding 500mph, and the first single-engine jet-powered aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Ranked at skill level 2, the de Havilland Vampire FB.5/FB.9 (A06108) offers 124 parts and three build schemes, with an overall length measuring 195mm and a wingspan of 243mm. The tooling for this kit was created in 2021, however this release utilises the new parts to create the FB.5/FB.9 variants. Three schemes allow a variety of vibrant options.
The Auster Antarctic was created as a reconnaissance and support aircraft, in preparation for the conditions expected during an expedition which was hoped would result in the first overland crossing of Antarctica via the South Pole. Ranked at skill level 1, the Vintage Classic Auster Antarctic (A01023V) was first tooled in 1958, and includes 39 parts, with an overall length measuring 100mm and a wingspan of 152mm.
See an unboxing video of the A01023V Auster Antarctic here.
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