1/12 Miniature Aircraft Grumman F3F-1 (F3F1) US Navy Fighter - 32 7/8 inch Wingspan Balsa Wood Aircraft Kit
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very rare. True 1/12 scale flying or display model kit from the 1930s or very early 1940. Miniature Aircraft was well known for turning out arguably the finest scale detailed models during this time - as their catalog says, 'The Worlds Finest Model Aircraft.' The kit cost near $4 when it was new- very expensive considering the most popular model aircraft were 10 cents. The limited production and sales have made all Miniature Aircraft kits rare and valuable today. The model has not been started. Includes all nine printed balsa sheets in 'near mint' condition, a perfectly-factory turned and carved nose, all spars, leading/training edges and strip stock, stock sheet wood, hardwood dowels, factory-sealed 'Banner Streamlight' real balloon tires with light metal hubs, metal wire, separate color fuselage and wing insignia, squadron markings and other insignia and instrument panel printed on the plans (black and white), clear celluloid for windshields (excellent and includes factory tissue protector), scale prop, turned wood thrust bearing, covering tissue and excellent, very large full size scale plans that included text instructions and a large number of detail drawings that leave nothing to chance. The plans are 'very good++' with typical yellowing and a few small edge tears but nothing major. The box top and bottom tray are all original and complete, but the box top has four split corners and clear tape on it along with other general wear and tear typical of a kit this old.
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