1/48 Heller SNECMA Coleoptere - One Piece Box Issue
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare early Heller issue from the 1950s. This is the one-piece 'flip-top' high gloss box with very desirable artwork. Please note that on these early kits Heller did not assign kit numbers on the box. Very nicely molded kit in big 1/48 scale. The kit has never been started. The factory bag is still sealed and the kit complete with the instructions and inspection tag. Please note that Heller did not issue decals with this early release. Shipping insurance is required. The Societe National d'Etude et de Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation (SNECMA) Coleoptere was a French vertical take-off and landing design that was to make expensive (and vulnerable) airfields obsolete. A thrust ratio of greater than 1:1 was achieved, and tests began in 1956. The design did fly and stole the Le Bourget show in June 1957. However, like the Lockheed Pogo, it proved to be dangerous and quite a handful to fly.
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