1/48 533-98 Lindberg Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Settting Aircraft
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Original 1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art. In 1931, Post and Gatty flew the Vega 'Winnie Mae' around the world in 8 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes for a new world record. In 1933 Post tested a gyroscope automatic pilot and radio direction finder in another record flight lasting 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes. This aircraft is now in the Smithsonian Museum. Vegas did see military service, with a few operated by the RAAF, Spanish Republic Air Force, and USAAC. This model features moving control surfaces, cockpit detail, rotating prop and wheels, clear display stand and very colorful Winnie Mae decals. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one small part, the pitot tube. This part is straight-forward to reproduce with stock plastic or stretched sprue. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions. There is some writing on the border of the instructions, but it does not interfere with the assembly details.
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