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Airfix A06360 Rommel's Half Track

General Rommel was often known to be in the field watching the situation on the battlefield whilst protected in his standard Sd.Kfz 250/3 Semi-Tracked Reconnaissance Car. Rommel named this car "Greif" (meaning "Griffon"). This kit comes with a model figure of the General himself, his driver and his observer.

£16.99

Airfix A05360 Monty's Humber Snipe Staff Car

General Montgomery famously travelled in his Humber Snip 4 X 2 Four-Seat Open Tourer, both in the North African campaigns and also those of Western Europe after the D-Day landings. This kit comes with the famous General dressed in his well known battledress and beret, along with his dedicated driver.

£16.99

Airfix A55303 PZKW VI AUSF.B 'King Tiger' Tank

1:76 Scale. Skill: 2

Finished Size (mm): L135 x W50. Number of Parts: 89

Following on from the formidable Tiger I, the Tiger II featured even thicker armour as well as the powerful 88mm gun. The King Tiger proved to be a formidable opponent although one which was mechanically fragile and very cumbersome. The early version in this kit features the Krupp turret.

Paint Scheme - Panzerkampfwagon Pzkw VI Ausf.B 'Konigstiger' King Tiger, 503 Abteilung, Normandy, 1944.

Includes:- 4 x Acrylic Paints, 1 x Brush, Poly Cement

£12.99

Airfix A55109 Cromwell MkIV Tank

1:76 Scale. Skill: 2. Number of Parts: 91


The Cromwell, officially named Cruiser Tank MkVIII, was one of the most successful British tanks of the Second World War, the tank proved to be an adept and rugged fighting machine and served until the end of the War. While out-gunned and out-armoured by German tanks, it managed to hold its own through better manoeuvrability, and reliability in combat, something sorely lacking in German armour.

Paint Scheme - Cromwell MkIV, 5th Royal Horse Artillery, 7th Armoured Division, British Army, Europe, 1944/45.

Includes:- 4 x Acrylic Paints, 1 x Brush, Poly Cement

£8.99

Airfix A50172 Battle of Britain - Ready for Battle Gift Set

At the height of the summer of 1940, the fate of the free world rested upon the skill and courage of just a few young pilots as the RAF stood alone against the might of the as yet undefeated German Luftwaffe. In the air above southern England, Supermarine Spitfires and Hawker Hurricanes fought vicious dogfights with the fighters and bombers of the enemy.

As they wheeled and fought across the sky it was down to a large group of men and women based on the ground to keep these vital aircraft serviceable and armed during these crucial summer months. Refueling was the duty of the then common Albion AM463 refueling truck, which with its three separate hoses was capable of refueling three fighters simultaneously thus speeding up the vital turn around between fighter sorties. The aircraft were rearmed and maintained by armies of fitters and gun crews, feeding thousands of .303 rounds into the gun bays of the waiting fighters.

Finally, trucks such as the Bedford MWD were used to transport men and equipment across airfields and around the country in this fraught and dangerous time. While the majority of the recognition goes to the pilots of the RAF, who risked everything to defeat the Luftwaffe, the contribution made by the general crews and other ground personnel must not be forgotten, many were killed and injured in the Luftwaffe attacks on airfields and they worked tirelessly to ensure the RAF emerged victorious.

Recreate the action and the history of getting ready for battle in your own diorama using the models supplied in this exciting Gift Set.

This kit contains:

    1 x Hawker Hurricane Mk.I - L200 x W255; Pieces 127

    1 x Albion AM463 3-Point Fueller - L118 x W45; Pieces 113

    1 x Bedford MWD - L89 x W41; Pieces 95

    10 x Ground Crew Figures and Accessories - H38; Pieces 108

    12 x Acrylic Paints

    2 x Brushes

    2 x Poly Cement

£29.99

Airfix A50171 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X Focke-Wulf Fw190 - 8 Dogfight Doubles Gift Set

On the 9th of February 1945 a force of thirty one Bristol Beaufighter long range fighter bombers took off from their bases in Scotland to attack the German Narvik-class Destroyer Z33 and some escorting ships at anchor in a Norwegian fjord. Unfortunately the attack proved to be a costly one for the Allies. The steep sides of the fjord that the German ships were sheltering in created a very strong defensive position resulting in high amounts of concentrated anti-aircraft fire. The attacking force and its escorts of Mustang fighters was also intercepted by twelve Fw-190s of Jg5. In the resulting dogfight two Beaufighters were downed by the Luftwaffe fighters with a further seven shot down and numerous others damaged by the anti-aircraft fire. Over 50 aircraft were involved making it the largest air battle over Norwegian skies during the Second World War. The raid was a costly failure for the Allies with only a small amount of damage inflicted on the German ships compared to the degree of losses suffered and the raid was nicknamed Black Friday by those who survived it.

£21.99

Airfix A50167 Hurricane Mk1 1:24 Gift Set

Hurricane Mk1 1:24 Gift Set containing everything you need to build the model:

    15 x Acrylic paints

    2 x Brushes

    2 x Poly cement

The most numerous fighter in service with the RAF at the start of the Battle of Britain, the Hawker Hurricane went on to prove itself a vital and effective fighter on all fronts of the Second World War. It came to be regarded as a rugged and reliable ground attack machine, but it was undoubtedly its’ service as a defence fighter during the Battle of Britain that forged its reputation as one of the war’s great fighters.

£59.99

Airfix A50157 D-Day The Air Assault Gift 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.

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

£24.99

Airfix A50156 D-Day The Sea Assault Gift 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.

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

£16.99

Airfix A50121 British Forces Land Rover Patrol Gift Set

Paint Scheme - Snatch Land Rover: British Army, Afghanistan, 2001 - Present Day; British Army Soldiers, Afghanistan 2001 - 2010.

Contents:

    8 x Acrylic Paints

    2 x Brushes

    1 x Poly Cement

    British Army Soldiers (Eight Figures) - Pieces 61

    Snatch Land Rover: L100 x W47 - Pieces 101

£24.99

Airfix A50009 Battlefront Gift Set

1:72 Scale. Skill: 2

Finished Size (mm): L340 x W240. Number of Parts: 121

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.

Includes 12 Paints, Brushes & Glues.

£24.99

Airfix A02322 LWB Land Rover and Trailer (Soft Top)

1:76 Scale. Skill: 1. Number of Parts: 45.

The long-wheel base Land Rover is used extensively as an all-purpose cross country vehicle by the British Army (amongst many others). The soft top version can carry ten passengers plus the driver.

Requires Paint & Glue to Complete.

£7.99

Airfix A01315 WWI Male Tank

On 15th September 1916 at Flers-Courcelette a new weapon appeared on the battlefields of the Western Front - the tank.  The 'male' version carried two 6-pdr naval guns and 4 Hotchkiss machine guns.

£5.99