1/48 D33-100 Strombecker Cessna T-37A Tweet - USAF Jet Primary Trainer
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From the mid 1950s. Strombecker was very well known for producing the finest pre-carved hardwood aircraft and missile kits, but they had a very short journey into the plastic model field. They made a total of 5 molds for plastic injected aircraft kits, the 1956 Sea Dart being the first. All were discontinued in the mid 1960s. One kit is this excellent T-37A, which after Strombecker's demise, was issued as an Aurora kit. This is a very nice kit for that time with operating landing gear, dive brakes and canopy, as well as 'good' cockpit detail and instruction and student pilot figures. Includes very colorful and extensive decals in 'excellent' condition and full instructions with two photos of the completed model and one photo of the real aircraft, exploded parts diagram and very nicely illustrated building steps. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The instructions and decals are in 'as-new' condition with yellowing as the only flaw. NOTE: the tiny nose probe, which was molded with the fuselage, is broken off and missing. It is easily replaced with pulled sprue if you wish. This was such a problem that Aurora modified the molds and made this a separate part.
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