1/48 533-98 Lindberg Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Setter
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Original 1950s hardbox issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. 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 kit does not include military decals.) Kit features moving control surfaces, cockpit and rotating prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
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