Comet North American P-51D Mustang with Vacuform Canopy and Spinner - 24 inch Wingspan Scale Flying Model, 3901

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Comet North American P-51D Mustang with Vacuform Canopy and Spinner - 24 inch Wingspan Scale Flying Model, 3901 plastic model kit

3901 Comet North American P-51D Mustang with Vacuform Canopy and Spinner - 24 inch Wingspan Scale Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

Includes professional quality vacuform canopy and spinner in clear plastic. The actual model is the 1970s large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, color insignia sheet, detailed full size plans with building instructions, hardware, wheels, tissue and propeller. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one thin balsa triangle shaped part. Easily made from scrap wood as the other one is present to use as a pattern. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions with insignia and plans. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

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