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Warbirds of World War II Diecast Military Aircraft

Warbirds of World War II Diecast Military Aircraft

They are the stuff of legend. They are the men and machines that fought to dominate the skies over Europe, North Africa and the Pacific at a time when the world quite literally hung in the balance. Amidst the carnage and destruction, these are the iconic aircraft that will forever be etched into the annals of mid twentieth century aerial warfare. These are the masters of aerial combat. These are the Warbirds of World War II.

From concept through to final production, we're sure you'll be proud to add any and all of the Warbirds of World War II models to your aviation collection. This series encompasses over 60 different models, some of which have been duplicated but clad in different liveries thus making them unique in their own right. Each introduction is produced in 1,002 piece lots and comes packaged in a handsome acrylic display case and etched display base. Best of all, each comes bundled with a numbered collector card, meaning they're available in very limited numbers.

Our goal is to re-produce six aircraft per month beginning this winter, until all of the original models produced under the Altaya brand name have been completely relaunched and reimagined. Once the series has run its course, we will then determine if additional aircraft and/or paint schemes are warranted and will continue to follow this strategy as long as collectors continue to show interest.

-- Updated August 14th, 2020 --

New Product Showcase

One of the nice things about our new site is that it now allows us to highlight some of the more noteworthy items being released by each manufacturer. In the case of Warbirds of WWII, what follows is a list of some of the more intriguing products that have just arrived which we feel would be of interest to the savvy collector.
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Polikarpov I-16 Fighter Soviet Polikarpov I-16 Fighter (1:72 Scale)

The Polikarpov I-16 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of revolutionary design; it was the world's first low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear to have attained operational status and as such "introduced a new vogue in fighter design."

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German Dornier Do 335 Pfeil Fighter German Dornier Do 335 Pfeil Fighter (1:72 Scale)

The Dornier Do 335 Pfeil ("Arrow") was a World War II heavy fighter built by the Dornier company. The two-seater trainer version was also called Ameisenbr ("anteater").

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USN Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless Dive-Bomber USN Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless Dive-Bomber (1:72 Scale)

The Dauntless was the standard shipborne dive-bomber of the US Navy from mid-1940 until November 1943, when the first Curtiss Helldivers arrived to replace it. Between 1942-43, the Dauntless was pressed into service again and again, seeing action in the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Guadalcanal campaign.

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Soviet Ilyushin IL-10 Ground Attack Aircraft Soviet Ilyushin IL-10 Ground Attack Aircraft (1:72 Scale)

The Ilyushin Il-10 (NATO reporting name: "Beast") was a Soviet ground attack aircraft developed at the end of World War II by the Ilyushin construction bureau. It was also license-built in Czechoslovakia by Avia as the Avia B-33.

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German Heinkel He 219A-0 "Uhu" Night Fighter German Heinkel He 219A-0 "Uhu" Night Fighter (1:72 Scale)

The He 219 has been described as the best night fighter operated by the Luftwaffe during World War II. In fact, the "Uhu" (Owl) may have been the best night fighter of the war. Only the American Northrop P-61 "Black Widow" shares the He 219's unique status of being designed for night operation.

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German Henschel HS-129 Ground Attack Aircraft - "Blue K", 5./Schlachtgeschwader 1, Blue K, Eastern Front, June 1942 German Henschel HS-129 Ground Attack Aircraft - "Blue K", 5./Schlachtgeschwader 1, Blue K, Eastern Front, June 1942 (1:72 Scale)

The Henschel Hs 129 was a World War II ground-attack aircraft fielded by the German Luftwaffe. The aircraft saw combat in Tunisia and on the Eastern Front.

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