1/48 101-69 Aurora French Nieuport 11
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
Very rare 2nd issue that turns up less than the first (1956) release. For a long time I did not know this issue even existed. Please note the '69' cent price extension, sunburst oval logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the border, the Parents' Magazine seal and even the 69 cent price circle at the upper right. Normally this issue is only seen with a 79 cent price extension. This would be the late 1957/early '58 issue. This kit is one of a very successful line of 1/48 WWI aircraft that Aurora launched in 1956. The line sold so well that new kits were added into the 1960s. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original factory tissue packing paper. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.