1/256 195 Rogers Motor Company LST Landing Ship Tank with LCVP
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Rare, highly pre-fabricated and superbly detailed kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale LST measuring 15 inches long when assembled. Features a completely pre-carved hardwood hull, wooden hardwood superstructure parts that are completely cut and shaped, preformed gun tubs, details such as anchors, guns, winches hatches, gun supports, vents, hatch covers, capstan, gun shield, propeller, bow door, life rafts, davits and LCVP (2 included) that are all made from metal, wood, heavy embossed bristol board and other materials as well. Includes full size plans with detailed parts list and instructions. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still sealed in factory bags. All parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including the plans. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right near the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the M4 Sherman Tank, 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel and LST. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays.
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