Hillcrest 1/48 1910 Curtiss Pusher Model A

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Hillcrest 1/48 1910 Curtiss Pusher Model A plastic model kit

1/48 Hillcrest 1910 Curtiss Pusher Model A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

Old and rare kit from the 1950s. When most kits were wood, Hillcrest has to put "Prefabricated Parts" on the cover to distinguish it from other models of the time. The kit has injection molded main parts in the frame of the actual aircraft. The small cello bag is still sealed and contains cast metal details such as the engine and tank and the clear molded wheel disks. The framework is to be covered in tissue which is supplied. The instructions have a very nice three view drawing, parts diagram and written instructions. The Curtiss Pusher Model A was designed and flown by Glenn Curtiss and made a record-breaking flight from Albany to New York. For millions of New Yorkers, it was the first aircraft that they ever saw. The large 100 hp V-8 engine allowed it to win and set a new world speed record at the first French International Air Meet. Additionally, it was the first airplane to land and take off from a Navy carrier. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

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