1/16 402 Guillows P-51D Mustang - 27 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From the 1960s. Large scale stick-and-tissue model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern light-weight servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform spinner, cowl and exhaust stacks, full color decals, covering tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. There has been no assembly but NOTE: the vacuform spinner and nose cowl have been professionally cut out. No other work has been done. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the instructions have been adult-cut (very neatly) on the factory dotted lines to ease assembly. 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.
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