1/48 507 O-lin Ryan Navion / North American Aviation NA-143
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare kit for the advanced collector. The Navion was originally produced by North American Aviation as a high performance sport plane, but they sold to the Air Force as well. North American sold the rights to Ryan, who continued to successfully produce the aircraft. This is a very hard to fine original O-lin kit in the small box and advertisement for O-lin cement on the top. Produced in 1949 or just before. O-Lin (Olin) was founded by Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen - hence the company name. Although a producer of flying models in the 1930s, O-lin produced some of the earliest American injection molded kits in the late 1940s. In 1950 the partnership may have ended, because all branding was changed to Lindberg and Paul Lindberg. Inside, the kit is as new. It is molded in high gloss ivory and has the correct decals and instructions. The kit has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts, instructions and decals.
This item has been sold.
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