I'm looking to find a list of the original Matchbox kits. By original I mean before Revell bought them and started substiuting othgr kits for the orginals.

I'm on a bit of a tear with the senil guy. With my son getting interested I'd like to get some of the kits that I found so cool as a kid. I have a listing for Frog and I know where to get one for Airfix. Just need to figure out the Matchbox stuff.

Tom, your site helped but you list by aircraft type. And I'm pretty sure you're missing some of the Matchbox kits.

TIA Frank

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ESM 72 (Encyclopedia of 1/72 Scale Models).

We publish a quarterly magazine covering the world of 1/72 scale models. There are 103 different 1/72 scale aircraft from Matchbox, not including the six diecast models from Matchbox Collectibles.

These were listed along with many box art photos in ESM 72 Vol.2,#1. This and all other back issues are available by the volume (four issues) for $25 in the US, $30 elsewhere. Binders are $5 US, $7 elsewhere.

BTW, we are mailing out Vol.7, #3 next week.

MAI/ESM 72 P.O. Box 554 Corte Madera, California


E-mail for more information.


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I've got a few Frog kits that I will never build. I'll see if I can dig them out. Rob Gronovius Modern US armor at

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Rob Gronovius

There was a list of the 1/76 armor posted on the AMPS web site -- I think it is still accessible.

Cookie Sewell AMPS

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AMPSOne (AMPSOne) wrote in news:

Thanks, Cookie!

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Gray Ghost

It sounds like your quarterly Magazine is also counting the "Six" Die-cast Matchbox Collectibles airplanes that are not kits. But, the number six is no longer correct. By the end of this year there will be 24 models in the series, not counting the re-release of the first set for mass distribution;

-1st six -Available via mail order only

-Second release -Same as first release except 1/3 the price and are repackaged for Mass distribution in discount stores, etc.

-Third release: Recolours of the same World War II Fighter models from Release

1 and 2;

-Fourth Release: Six Planes, including some recolors and some new castings !

-Fifth Release: Some are out this year. Includes some recolors but als new castings, including Koren QWar Fighter Jets (Sabre and MIG 15, and Starfighter) and later this year some World War I Biplanes.

By the way, this is the best product that Matchbox is making now since the Model of Yesteryear range has been put on hold. The latest three releases all had "Matchbox" and "Dinky" on the base, since Matchbox owns the "Dinky" brand name.

Bob Neumann Illinois Matchbox Collectors Club


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Robert W. Neumann

Okay! Since no one has posted a list of Matchbox aircraft kits, I'll take a whack at it. This list was compiled from the 1988 Matchbox catalog, issues of Scale Modeler and Scale Models magazines, and various Matchbox kit boxes. It should be accurate through 1988.

And here we go...

1/72 Aircraft ? Purple Range

PK-1 Hawker Fury I PK-2 Spitfire Mk. V PK-3 Boeing P-12E PK-4 Mitsubishi Zero PK-5 Dornier Alpha Jet PK-6 Focke-Wulf Fw 190A PK-7 Westland Lysander Mk. I/II PK-8 Gloster Gladiator Mk. I PK-9 Bell AH-1G Hueycobra PK-10 BAC Strikemaster Mk.80/86 PK-11 Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIC PK-12 F-5A Freedom Fighter PK-13 Mustang Mk. IV PK-14 Vought F4U-4 Corsair PK-15 Hawker Siddeley Gnat T. Mk. I PK-16 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR 1/AV-8A PK-17 Messerschmitt Bf 109E PK-18 Grumman F6F-3/Mk. I Hellcat PK-19 Mikoyan MiG-21 PK-20 Dassault Mirage IIIC PK-21 Messerschmitt 262 A-1a/A-2a PK-22 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt PK-23 Hawker Tempest Mk. II/Mk. VI PK-24 Brewster Buffalo I/B-339D PK-25 A.W. Siskin Mk. IIIA PK-26 Henschel Hs 126 PK-27 Hawker Siddeley Hawk Mk. 1/T. Mk. 51 PK-28 Lockheed CF-104/F-104G Starfighter PK-29 Douglas A-4M Skyhawk PK-30 Percival Provost T. Mk. 1/Mk. 52 PK-31 Curtiss P-40N/Mk. IV Warhawk PK-32 North American F-86A-5 Sabre PK-33 Saab J-29F Tunnan PK-34 Aeritalia G-91Y PK-35 Curtiss SBC-4 Helldiver PK-36 Fairey Seafox PK-37 Hawker Siddeley Sea Harrier FRS 1/FRS 51 PK-38 SA 360 Dauphin PK-39 Northrop F-5B PK-40 Lockheed TF-104B Starfighter PK-41 Mikoyan MiG-21 MF PK-42 T-2C Buckeye PK-43 Bell OH-58D Aeroscout PK-44 Dassault Mirage IIIB PK-45 BAe Harrier GR 3 PK-46 BAe Hawk 200 PK-47 Dassault Mystere IV. PK-48 MBB/Kawasaki BK-117

1/72 Aircraft ? Orange Range

PK-101 LTV A-7D Corsair II PK-102 SEPECAT Jaguar PK-103 Bristol Beaufighter Mk. X PK-104 Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver PK-105 Supermarine Walrus Mk. II PK-106 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S Mk. 2B PK-107 Dornier Do 28D-2 Skyservant PK-108 Westland Lynx PK-109 Junkers Ju 188D-1 PK-110 Hawker Siddeley 125-600/Dominie T. Mk. 1 PK-111 Junkers Ju 87 D-3/G-1 PK-112 Fairey Swordfish Mk. I/III PK-113 Messerschmitt Me 410 A-2/U4, B-1 PK-114 BAC Lightning F. Mk. 2A/6 PK-115 Messerschmitt Bf 110 C-3/D-2 PK-116 D.H. Mosquito B. Mk. IX/NF. Mk. 30 PK-117 Hawker Hunter F.6/T. Mk. 7 PK-118 Lockheed P-38L Lightning PK-119 Saab AJ-37 Viggen PK-120 Douglas A-20G Havoc/Boston IV PK-121 Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II PK-122 General Dynamics F-16A Thunderbirds PK-123 Vickers Wellesley Mk. I PK-124 Grumman F9F-4/F9F-5 Panther Blue Angels PK-125 Norseman IV/UC-64A PK-126 BAC Lightning T. Mk 55 PK-127 D.H. Twin Otter PK-128 BAe Jaguar T. Mk. 2 PK-129 Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF-11/12/14 PK-130 Panavia Tornado F. Mk. 3 PK-131 Saab SK-37 Viggen PK-132 Heinkel He 70F-2/G-1/He 170A PK-133 Westland Wessex HAS.31/HU.5 PK-134 Douglas Skyknight F3D-2/F3D-2T2

1/72 Aircraft ? Red Range

PK-401 Heinkel He 115 PK-402 Wellington B. Mk.X/GR. Mk. XIV PK-403 Heinkel He 111H PK-404 McDonnell Douglas F-4K/M Phantom II PK-405 North American B-25H/J Mitchell PK-406 Grumman F-14A Tomcat PK-407 Martin B-26B/Mk. II Marauder PK-408 BAC Canberra PR. Mk. 9 PK-409 Dornier Do 18 V-2/D-2/G-1 PK-410 Grumman EA-6B Prowler PK-411 McDonnell F-101F/CF-101B/RF-101B Voodoo PK-412 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG. 1/FGR. 2 PK-413 Boeing Vertol Chinook HC Mk. 1/CH-47D

1/32 Aircraft ? Green Range

PK-501 Spitfire F. Mk.22/F. Mk. 24 PK-502 Messerschmitt Bf 109E PK-503 Douglas SBD Dauntless PK-504 Westland Lysander PK-505 DH-82A/C Tiger Moth PK-506 Sea Venom FAW 22 PK-507 Puma HS

1/72 Aircraft ? Green Range

PK-551 Handley Page Victor K. 2 Tanker

1/72 Aircraft ? Brown Range

PK-601 Supermarine Stranraer PK-602 Avro Lancaster B. Mk. I/III PK-603 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress PK-604 Halifax B. Mk. I/GR. Mk. II/Srs.IA PK-605 Handley Page Heyford Mk. I/II/III PK-606 PB4Y-2 Privateer/Liberator RY-3

1/48 Aircraft ? Brown Range

PK-651 Douglas AD-5/AD-5N Skyraider PK-652 North American FJ-4B Fury PK-653 Kaman SH-2F Seasprite

WOW! I never realized Matchbox produced so many aircraft kits!


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Martin (Martin) wrote in news:

Thanks, dude!!!

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Gray Ghost

At one time I had all but one each in the 400 and 600 ranges. I think there are more holes in the 00 series, though.

Bill Banaszak, MFE

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Bill Banaszak

Whew! I think I have everything in 1/72 except for their Corsair II, F-14, and Prowler!

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jim walker

try this link:

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Mordhechai wrote in news:10ab3$55e5cfba$43de0cc0$

Wow! How long ago did I post this?

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Frank Tauss

Some time ago...

All good things come to those who wait!


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