Comet Supermarine Spitfire IX - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3402-149

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Comet Supermarine Spitfire IX - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3402-149 plastic model kit

3402-149 Comet Supermarine Spitfire IX - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

Still factory sealed. This issue was made from about 1963 into the early 1970s. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, hardware and clear canopy material if required, tissue covering and detailed full size plans/building instructions. 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.

$36.00