1/16 405-500 Guillows Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - 27 inch Wingspan Gas/RC/Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit
Wood and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
In rare investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition inside and out. Purchased new on May 23, 1967 in Northern Ohio. One of a very popular 1/16 scale series with a 27 and 7/8 inch wingspan. Stick-and-tissue flying model designed for gas power, radio control (RC) or rubber power. Features quality die cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, excellent plastic nose, spinner, exhaust, radiator cowl, outer gear well parts and much more, beautiful clear vac canopy that is still like new, die-cut plywood parts for gas operation and U-Control, fully formed wheels and thrust button, rubber motor, plastic prop, metal prop shaft and hardware packet, U-Control line, metal stock, a very large decal sheet in 'new' condition, superb plans with instructions and covering tissue. The kit has not been started and is complete. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.
This item has been sold.
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