The Beechcraft Model 18 was manufactured by the American Beech Aircraft Corporation based in Wichita, Kansas between 1937 and 1969, during which time over 9000 were made. Built to carry between 6 and 11 passengers, it was essentially an American trainer and utility aircraft which was used extensively by the US Armed Forces, including the US Navy, as seen here. The civilian aircraft was turned to military use as the C-45 Expeditor with the US Army Air Corps in 1939 and our 1:72 scale model is as deployed by the Naval Air Station, Miramar in San Diego, California.
It is brightly decorated in Day-glo orange and white with US Navy and identity numbering printed in black. A stylised Stars and Stripes is printed on the wings and the rear fuselage. Our model also features added extras including retracted main wheels, a retracted tail wheel and a DF loop housing. Additional colour sees a green cockpit, black anti-glare panels, engine nacelles, propeller blades, wing leading edges and undercarriage legs.
The Beechcraft was one of the most widely used light aircraft of its time, its versatility making it a favourite for both military and civilian use worldwide.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
If you choose to join the club you will receive any multi-purchase discounts at the time of ordering, by selecting the membership level you want and adding it to your order.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850