1/72 NAF-34 Esoteric Parnall N.2A Panther - US Navy or RAF
Vacuform Model Kit
The historic Panther was one of the first British aircraft to be designed to operate from aircraft carrier. Designed to Admiralty specification A.1/N.2A, the Panther was originally known as N.2A and first flew in April of 1918. Panthers were unique with the high cockpit (for good visibility in landing on the carrier) and the folding back fuselage half for improved storage. A contract for 312 aircraft was cut to 150 when WWI ended. A dispute arose between Parnall and the Air Ministry and the later contract was cancelled; but the aircraft went into production with The British & Colonial Aeroplane Co. (later Bristol). Eventually some production models were built by Parnall as well. The aircraft was successful and served on the HMS Argus and Hermes. They remained in service till 1926. Two were purchased by the US Navy and 12 were reported purchased by the Japanese. Very high quality kit with detail better than many injection molded kits. Has full interior detail. Includes decals for two British aircraft and both American Panthers. Includes many cast metal details and plenty of shaped strut material. Complete and never started.
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