Aurora 1/49 Grumman F9F Panther Jet, 22-79

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Aurora 1/49 Grumman F9F Panther Jet, 22-79 plastic model kit

1/49 22-79 Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'near mint+' condition. Dated 1960, but from about 1964 due to the logo variation. These molds are from one of Aurora's first two kits - the F9F and F-90. Aurora simply went out and purchased the early Hawk F9F and F-90 kits and copied them almost exactly. Reportedly more than a few tense words were exchanged between Aurora and the Mate's brothers at the Chicago Toy Fair when the kits were unveiled. Hawk became suspicious from that point on and on some kits they reportedly used rivets to spell "HAWK" in morse code.