Guillows 1/12 Nieuport 11 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or Rubber Power, 203

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Guillows 1/12 Nieuport 11 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or Rubber Power, 203 plastic model kit

1/12 203 Guillows Nieuport 11 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or Rubber Power

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

Still factory sealed. Recent reissue of the classic 1960s kit featuring all laser cut balsa parts, scale plastic radial engine and cowl, plastic wheels and prop, a full set of decals, tissue covering, rubber motor, firewall, super detailed plans and more. 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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