1/6 Berkeley Navion Super 260 - 68 Inch Wingspan R/C Aircraft
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very large 1/6 scale kit with a 68 inch wingspan. Designed for R/C (radio control). Features full size plans, vacuformed cowl, formed wire landing gear, molded and embossed clear plastic canopy, formed wire landing gear, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, pre-fabricated wooden parts, selected strip wood, hardware, covering material and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork. NOTE: this kit is in a very sturdy box and will be covered with brown paper and shipped without an external box. If you wish to have it shipped in an external box, please specify that in your order and note that additional shipping will apply. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.
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