The Hannants line

All modellers know the name Hannants, established over some years to be arguably the UK’s leading mail order modelling company.

This page aims to highlight some of the stand out items we see during our stock trawling on line and will normally be updated weekly.

ADDED 20th June 2021

Douglas A-4E Skyhawk
McDonnell F-4EJ Phantom II ADTW with Particle Collection Pod
McDonnell F-15DJ Eagle Aggressor Blue
Back in stock! Westland Whirlwind Mk.I In the days leading to the outbreak of the Second World War, the British Air Ministry issued requirements calling for two types of a new fighter aircraft, a lighter one armed just with machine guns and the other one with heavier cannon armament. To this specifications, the Spitfire and Hurricane machine gun fighters were developed. The requirement for the heavier type led to the creation of the twin-engined Westland Whirlwind fighter. Its production gave a total of over a hundred of examples, and it was just the shortage of the Peregrine power plants that prevented further production. The Whirlwind saw service over the English Channel both in the fighter and ground-attack roles, for the latter the airframes were adapted by the addition of bomb racks and called the FB Mk.I. It was only in 1944 that the Whirlwinds were replaced by Hawker Typhoons.
Our model of the Whirlwind portrays the fighter variety of the type, and comes on ten styrene sprues and one with the clear parts. The decals cater for four machines which sport the earlier green and earth as well as the later grey and green schemes.

A model of this type has never been kitted in 1/32 before. Highly detailed model. Accurate and well researched decals with a set of servicing stencils
GAL-48 Hotspur Mk.II All-resin kit of the British WW2 training glider. The Hotspur Mk.I was originally developed as an assault glider. Due to the limited number of troop carried the glider had to be redesigned into the Mk.II trainer version. Had it not been for the large number of glider pilots trained on Hotspurs, the Invasion would not have developed the way we know it today. The model brings a nice level of details and along with the resin parts, it also contains vacuum-formed canopy, clear resin cast fuselage windows, white metal legs and a decal sheet with markings for two gliders.

The Aeritalia G-222 twin-engine transport aircraft was designed in the late 1960s by the famous ing. Giuseppe Gabrielli, fighter designer such as G.55 and G. 91 and was born for a specific need of the Italian Air Force: to have a tactical transport aircraft, smaller than the four-engine Lockheed C-130 Hercules, able to take off and landing from very short and unprepared runways. The two turboprop engines are able to make the G-222 reach 480 km/h and the aircraft is characterized by excellent maneuverability even when fully loaded. Since 2005 it has been progressively replaced by its evolution, the C-27J Spartan. The Alenia C-27J Spartan is the new extensively updated and improved version of the G 222 tactical transport aircraft. The Spartan is equipped with two new and powerful Rolls-Royce AE2100-D2 turboprop engines capable of bringing the aircraft up to speed. of over 600 km / h. It can carry up to 68 soldiers or 46 fully equipped paratroopers, or over 11 tons of materials. The version supplied to the Italian Air Force also includes 2 Head Up Displays, digital cockpit and advanced avionics systems that give the aircraft all-weather capabilities and in the most risky operational areas. It has also been used in Afghanistan to support military and humanitarian operations.
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth with WWII RAF cadets
Back in stock! Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VIF (ex Hasegawa)
Gloster Meteor T Mk.7 with decals for Israel, Black 15 with Suez Yellow and Black stripes, January 1957, France, F9 coded 30-MY, 2/30 “Camargue” in 1953, Tours, Belgium, ED042 in 1958, Coxyde Fighter School.
Douglas XA2D-1 Skyshark
This kit includes:
10 sprues, one of which is clear
plastic parts – 234
photoetched parts – 83
set of masks made from “yellow kabuki paper”

ADDED 17th June 2021

de Havilland Sea Venom FAW.21/22/ECM.21 ‘Home Fleet’ (2in1)
The de Havilland Sea Venom was a British jet all-weather fighter developed for the Royal Navy from the RAF’s Venom NF.2 night fighter. First flown in April 1951, the Sea Venoms were produced as the FAW.20 (50 a/c), improved FAW.21 (167 a/c) and uprated FAW.22 (39 new built and other Mk.21s converted). In total, 256 aircraft were taken on FAA’s charge, while 39 Sea Venoms, designated FAW.53, were delivered to the Royal Australian Navy in 1956.
It was a two-seat monoplane aircraft, of all-metal construction, powered by a DH Ghost turbojet. It featured twin-boom tail configuration, with two wing-root intakes and folding wings with wing tip fuel tanks, clear-view canopy and was fitted with ejection seats (Mk.21/22s). Its armament consisted of four fixed Hispano cannons, while a provision was made for two 500lb or 1,000lb bombs, or drop tanks, or eight 3″ RPs below the wings. The FAW.22s could also carry the Firestreak guided missiles. A handful of Mk.21 and Mk.22 aircraft were modified for ECM purposes as ECM.21 and 22s, lacking the on-board armament, while three RAN Sea Venoms were later converted to TT.53s mounting the Del Mar target tug system.
The Sea Venoms replaced the Sea Hornets piston-engine fighters and were in the FAA front-line service with seven squadrons from March 1954 until the end of 1960. The Sea Venoms also took part in Suez campaign in the autumn of 1956, performing well during army support operations. The last Sea Venom aircraft were withdrawn from the FAA and RAN service in 1970 and 1973, respectively.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW Mk.21, WW223, No.890 NAS, RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron), Somerset, March 1956
2) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW Mk.21, WW146/438-O, No.891 NAS, HMS Ark Royal, June 1955
3) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW Mk.22, XG737/737-VL, Air Direction Training Unit (ADTU), Airwork Services Ltd., RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron), Somerset, 1966-68
4) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom ECM Mk.21, XG606/813, No.751 NAS, Watton Air Base, Norfolk, during FAA exercise in Malta, August 1957

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 40 parts and a clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

Recommended detailing and supplementary set:
MKA14426 Sea Venom Weapon Set (resin parts & decals)

B-52H Stratofortress Strategic Bomber
Grumman E-2C VAW-113 Black EaglesMarkings for 3 aircraft:
(1) E-2C of VAW-113 “Black Eagles” 164353/NK600, USS Carl Vinson 1993;
(2) E-2C of VAW-126 “Seahawks” 162616/AC600, USS Enterprise 1999;
(3) E-2C of Airborne Early Warning Surveillance Group, JASDF 2021
Grumman TBF-1C “Battle of Leyte Gulf”
Multiple decal options:
(1) TBF-1Cs of VC-42 USS Bogue 1944;
(2) TBF-1Cs of VT-20 USS Enterprise 1944;
(3) TBF/TBM-1Cs of VT-51 USS San Jacinto 1944 including LtJG George H. W. Bush’s aircraft No 2;
(4) TBF-1Cs of VT-2 USS Hornet 1944;
(5) TBF-1C of VT-18 USS Intrepid 1944;
(6) TBF-1C of VT-19 USS Lexington 1944
MQ-8B Fire scout
USNTPS Part 1 – Thunder over Pax River.
Covering the aircraft used by the US Naval Test Pilot School.
Northrop T-38C Talon 158198/10. 2016
Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet 16554/00. 2014
Eurocopter H-72A Lakota 168247/72. 2016
DHC-2/U-6A Beaver 151091/34. 2016
DHC-3/NU-1B Otter 144670/30. 2017
Colour Conversion Chart