Monogram 1/48 OS2U-3 Kingfisher - RAF or US Navy Blue Box Issue - (OS2U3), PA135-150

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Monogram 1/48 OS2U-3 Kingfisher - RAF or US Navy Blue Box Issue - (OS2U3), PA135-150 plastic model kit

1/48 PA135-150 Monogram OS2U-3 Kingfisher - RAF or US Navy Blue Box Issue - (OS2U3)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

Still factory sealed. First issue dated 1966. This kit is part of the very famous line of 1/48 scale World War II action kits. Finely molded and detailed for that time with traditional Monogram quality. Features optional parts so you can built a the ship-based (float) or wheeled land version, good cockpit detail, underwing bombs, elevating and rotating gun, pilot and gunner figures, five piece canopy that can be positioned closed or in several open configurations and choice of US Navy or Royal Navy decals. The Royal Navy aircraft were called Kingfisher I and 100 of them were delivered with both wheel and float gear. The US Navy aircraft is that of Lieutenant William F. Eadie from a Kingfisher squadron based in the Ellice Islands. He spotted and rescued Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker and his companions after they had been on a raft in the Pacific for 21 days and virtually given up for lost. Lt. Eadie moved the most injured into the radio compartment while Rickenbacker and the other crew member were lashed to the wings. Eadie figured that the aircraft could not fly, and luckily he met a PT boat and transfered the uninjured men to it.

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