Viewed alongside same scale battleships, the enormous size of 20th Century airships is immediately apparent!

Navis' metal air ship models are 1:1250, matching the waterline ships, and are supplied in a Perspex display case that has a nicely finished wooden base with the model supported on two pylons. Finish is good in authentic colours and markings. The aircraft are of course tiny and aren't in display cases.

Not always in stock, airships and aircraft are available to special order!

These planes could be seen on the fantail catapults of most of the US battleships and cruisers in WW2.
£5.00
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(Product Ref #75024)
A 1/1250 scale set of waterslide transfers for the British airships in service or built from 1918 to the end of airship construction following the crash of the R101. The sheet has sufficient airship insignia to complete up to 2 airships in RNAS/RAFmilitary service plus at least one other with a civilian registration.
£7.50
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(Product Ref #99614)
A 1/1250 scale resin model of a US-L-class, non-rigid airship ("Blimp") from 1942.
When USA entered WW2, five advertising airships were acquired from Goodyear and used for training and maritime patrols. L-8 was used to ferry spares across the Pacific to USS Hornet for aircraft on the Doolittle Raid and landed on the foredeck ahead of the bombers to deliver essential parts.
£9.00
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(Product Ref #102406)
A 1/1250 scale model of the R33 class, the longest serving rigid airships built in Britain.
R33 was built by Vickers and R34 by Beardmores for the RNAS.
R34 was the first to complete just before the 1918 armistice and made the first east to west aerial crossing of the North Atlantic in 1919 just weeks after Alcock & Brown had made their west to east flight. The R34 succesfully returned to the UK a few days later. Before the transatlantic crossings, R34 had made one armed patrol over the Baltic coast of Germany to encourage the German government to sign the peace treaty to end WW1 but was not engaged in action.
R33 was largely used for testing and training.
This model is of the R34 at the time of the transatlantic crossing.
£72.00
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(Product Ref #98782)
A 1/1250 scale model of R33, one of only two airships of this type completed to the order of the Royal Naval Air Service (the other being the more famous R34). Both airships entered service with the RAF but R33 was largely used for training and testing. R33 lasted longer than any other British rigid airship being broken up at the end of the 1920s.
£72.00
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(Product Ref #102069)
A 1/1250 scale  polyurethane resin, fully assembled and painted collector's model of a WW1 Zeppelin P-class rigid airship. LZ77 (Factory number LZ47) was a  German Army airship which was camouflaged black all over. LZ77 was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Verdun in February 1916.
£60.00
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(Product Ref #101942)
A 1/1250 scale fully assembled and painted metal model of a P-class Zeppelin airship, L12. The German Navy airship L12 seems never to have been camouflaged and was in service in natural coloured fabric until shot down by AA fire in 1915.
£60.00
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(Product Ref #101943)
A 1/1250 scale resin model of German Navy Zeppelin airship, L11 (factory number LZ41). L11 was a P-class Zeppelin airship and was one of the very few to carry a disruptive camouflage scheme in WW1. This camouflage scheme was applied later in the war when she was in use as a training ship in the Baltic. One of the longest lived wartime airships, she was eventually scrapped when worn out.
£60.00
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(Product Ref #101944)
A 1/1250 scale cast resin model of HM Airship, R80. R80 and her intended sister, R81, were the last two rigid airships designed for the RNAS in WW1. They were designed by Barnes Wallis to be built by Vickers in their old airship hangar in Barrow and were shorter than other RNAS rigid airships based on German designs. The R80 was more streamlined than German practice and proved to be the best airship of the era but fell victim to Government cuts in the defence budget. R81 was never ordered.
£60.00
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(Product Ref #102368)
A 1/1250 scale resin model of a US Navy K-class non-rigid airship ("Blimp") from WW2.
138 airships of this type were used for patrol work and to escort convoys throughout the war and a number of them remained in service after the war.One captured a U-boat with the help of two destroyers and escorted it to the USA! Some crossed the Atlantic by the southern route and one landed in Gibraltar.
£12.00
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(Product Ref #102407)
A 1/1250 scale resin model of the German rigid airship LZ77 (ex-LZ47) with a unique green & brown camouflage pattern which led to it being given the name "Spotted cow" by the troops. This airship was originally supplied new to the German army as LZ47 but was re-numbered LZ77 and then transferred to the Navy and took part in raiding Britain. It was shot down over Verdun in 1917.
£60.00
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(Product Ref #102712)
These balloons were flown from LSTs at the invasion beaches to deter German dive bombers. 2 balloons per pack.
£8.00
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(Product Ref #86972)
This is a 1/1250 scale Zeppelin P-class airship, LZ47, from 1916. This airship was built for the German Army and was unusual in that it carried a camouflage pattern with green and brown splodges on the natural fabric coloured background. The pattern resulted inthe nickname "The spotted cow" being given to this particular airship.
£75.00
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(Product Ref #99820)
A 1/1250 scale acrylic plastic Classic Airships kit of theNorth Sea-class non-rigid airship N.S.11. This class entered service in 1917 & 18 with the RNAS. The North Sea-class had an enclosed crew area and were designed for extended anti-submarine patrols over the North Sea. Endurance proved to be 2-3 days and they were successful in the anti-submarine role. N.S.11 & N.S.12 escorted the warships across the North Sea for the surrender of the High Seas Fleet after the armistice in 1918.

This 3-D printed model has been assembled and painted by Coastlines.
£24.00
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(Product Ref #100562)
Navis Neptun's fine model, in a display box, of the private initiative competitor for the government sponsored R101.

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£76.20
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(Product Ref #67526)

An excellent model of the R101, that crashed in France on 5th October 1930 during its very first voyage, killing 48 people. It was one of the worst airship disasters that, along with that of the Hindenberg, so coloured international public opinion of lighter-than-air craft that British employment of rigid airships was effectively ended. With thanks to Wikipedia!

Clear display box included.

£66.00
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(Product Ref #67527)
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A pack of 3 unpainted aircraft for the early Pacific war period
£6.00
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(Product Ref #98618)
A 1/1250 scale resin model of ZR-2, a US airship built in the UK in 1921. The airship was constructed at Cardington as R38, the largest airship to have been made up to then and test flown from Howden. The airship was officially re-named ZR-2 for the final test flight with her American crew on board but she broke up in flight and crashed into the Humber with heavy loss of life and the salvaged remains were scrapped.
£72.00
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(Product Ref #102573)
Based on a french kite balloon design from WW1, these were used by British, French, Italian forces during WW1 & WW2. The Germans used them in WW2 to defend their U-boat bases in France. 2 balloons per pack.
£8.00
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The pack contains painted models of one WW2 Allied forces balloon, a winch truck and a GM tilt truck to represent a land-based barrage balloon installation to deter dive and low level bombing from aircraft around cities and ports in europe.
£8.00
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(Product Ref #86974)
A 1/1250 scale model of L 11, a Zeppelin P-class airship in service with the German navy in 1916/17.

L11 was the longest serving airship in the German navy during WW1. She entered service in 1915 and took part in bombing raids on Britain and scouting for the High Seas Fleet. Towards the end of 1916, she was withdrawn from North Sea operations to train new airship crews and she was painted in this experimental camouflge scheme, which she wore until scrapping in September 1917.
£75.00
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(Product Ref #99819)
The red helicopter used to service lighthouses around England & Wales until 2011.
£5.00
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Another excellent model from Navis Neptun! At 803.8 feet in length and 135.1 feet in diameter, the German passenger airship Hindenburg (LZ-129) was the largest aircraft ever to fly. The commercial flights of Hindenburg, along with Graf Zeppelin, pioneered the first transatlantic air service. She carried hundreds of passengers and travelled thousands of miles before being destroyed in a tragic fire on May 6, 1937 at NAS Lakehurst. These Navis airships are built in very small quantities and, although not cheap, will always be sought after collector's items!
£79.50
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(Product Ref #67531)
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This airship was designed as a civilian airship but was sister to the first successful naval airship, L3 (LZ24) and may have been undergoing conversion to a naval airship when she was destroyed in the hangar in a bombing raid on 8th October 1914.
£45.00
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(Product Ref #61558)
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USS Shenandoah was the first of four United States Navy rigid airships. She was built from 1922 to 1923 at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, and first flew in 1923. She developed the Navy's experience with rigid airships, even making the first crossing of the North American continent by airship. She was destroyed in a crash in 1925.
£56.60
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(Product Ref #62287)

Rather nice model of this unusual subject. Mounted on a display stand and measuring 155mm overall (6 1/4").

The United States Navy had an interest in Airships for fleet reconnaissance and (later) as Aircraft Carriers! Los Angeles was built by Zepplin in Germany and the Goodyear Company built the follow on airships in America.

£50.00
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(Product Ref #61560)
A sister craft to the Macon, she sank in a storm due to structural weakness in the airframe near the tail.
£77.00
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£75.00
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Neptun's fine model of the Zeppelin that was named after Princess Viktoria Luise the Prussian princess who was the seventh child and only daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm the German emperor.
The airship was 148 metres long and its volume was 18700 cunic metres. Power was provided by 3 Maybach motors of 170PS.
A successful airship that nonetheless only lased until 1916.
During WW1 airships of this type were used by the army and similar ones (a couple of mm different on the model) were used by the navy.

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£40.50
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(Product Ref #88299)
The Germans decided to use black paint to camouflage their airships for night raids but they found that temperature variations between sunlight and nightime affected the flight characteristics owing to heat radiation from the upper surfaces. The solution was to leave the top unpainted!

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£55.00
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(Product Ref #61559)
£5.50
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(Product Ref #89034)

The Martin Seamaster was a jet-powered flying boat for the US Navy which went on trialsin 1958, assisted by a modified tender AV 5, USS Albermarle. The programme was cancelled the following year.

£7.15
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(Product Ref #98715)
A 1/1250 scale model of the aircraft for the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier. Some of these have been purchased for pilot training and testing and the three models in this pack have been finished in this livery (Fairford Air Tatoo 2016)
£15.75
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(Product Ref #99840)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of the airgroup carried on Atlantic Conveyor when leaving the UK for the Falklands in 1982. Consists of 8x Sea Harriers in grey, 6x Sea Harriers (shrink wrapped), 2x Wessex, 2x Chinook & a mobile crane.
£84.00
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