45A Guillows Dawn Patrol Biplane Glider British SE-5 - Bagged
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
1970s issue that is still factory sealed. It can be assembled in less than a minute and was ready to fly! The famous Dawn Patrol Biplanes can as this SE-5 or a Fokker D-7 and feature light-weight plastic wing struts and pilot bust/machine gun and all die-cut balsa parts. There detailed and illustrated assembly instructions on the back along with balance and flying instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2014.