C&S Los Angeles Airship - 36 Inches Long
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Poor
Rare 1930s model of the German WWI reparations airship 'Los Angeles.' Stick-and-tissue construction kit that has never been started and has been inventoried with all parts present but NOTE: missing plans. However, this is a very simple build if you have a good three view drawing or any plans of the Los Angeles. Enlarge your plans or drawing until the center height is the height of the largest bulkhead. The kit consists of fuselage bulkheads numbered from front to rear. Glue them to the upper and lower keels; then attach the stringers as you would any usual stick-and-tissue fuselage model. There are 4 thick sheets for the four fins and are 8 balsa wood blocks: 5 for engine pods, 1 for the main control cabin and one each for the bow and stern. I have seen an add for this model in very old Model Airplane News magazines. C&S made quite a line of ridged airships including the Los Angeles (in two lengths), Graf Zeppelin (in two sizes), Hindenburg and perhaps others. The C&S boxes were thin cardboard and are almost always beat up and missing sections; this one is no exception.
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