1/16 Berkeley Curtiss P-6E Hawk - 23 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Large high quality kit in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. Originally designed as a .09 to .15 has powered model for control line, or can be converted to electric power if you wish. Features full size plans, metal wing struts, metal engine cowl, die cut balsa and plywood parts, shaped leading and trailing edges, metal hardware, formed wire landing gear, wheels and authentic decor. The model has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the fuselage bulkheads and stringers/planks and one (of two) plywood firewalls. The fuselage bulkheads are shown full size on the plans, so you can cut them yourself. Fuselage precarved blocks ARE present. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts, decals and plans present. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Most all Berkeley kits contain a high degree of prefabrication to speed up assembly. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.
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