101 Guillows Nieuport 28 - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber or .01 Gas Powered Freeflight Aircraft
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Poor
Early 1970s issue that was originally kit number WW-2 from 1965. One of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft stick and tissue kits with an 18 inch wingspan. Kit features scale plastic wheels, propeller, nose cowl & pilots bust, die cut balsa parts, clear material for windshield, plywood firewall, rubber motor and full decals. The kit has never been started but NOTE: missing tissue, but otherwise inventoried complete. NOTE that decals are present but heavily damaged (not good) and a professional draftsman drew some assembly guide lines on the plans. 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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