Comet De Havilland DH-4 Mail Plane - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3305

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Comet De Havilland DH-4 Mail Plane - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3305 plastic model kit

3305 Comet De Havilland DH-4 Mail Plane - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits and drawn the box top concave. The original kit is from the 1960s but this is a mid 1970s issue judging from the barcode. Large wingspan flying kit can be powered by rubber or electric and even made R/C with modern servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, markings for US Mail aircraft, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels, colored tissue and propeller. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

$38.00

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