Aircraft (How to order the DVD)

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A4 Skyhawk

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Includes a Blue Angel version, entire team set of tail markings, and little yellow truck Wow. The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a carrier-capable ground-attack aircraft designed for the United States Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The "Skyhawk" was originally designated the A4D under the US Navy's pre-1962 designation system.
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Aerocar

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Taylor recognized that the detachable wings of Fulton’s design would be better replaced by folding wings. His prototype Aerocar utilized folding wings that allowed the road vehicle to be convertible into flight mode in five minutes by one person.
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Aeronca L-16

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The Aeronca Model 7 Champion was a two-seat high-wing cabin monoplane, used by the military as a liaison/artillery spotter aircraft, and in general aviation. Immediately after World War II, the US Lightplane market experienced a boom and Aeronca's Champion proved extremely successful.
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Aeronca-C3

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The Aeronca C-3s, nicknamed the "Flying bathtub", were manufactured from 1931 to 1937. With room for two adults the C-3 proved itself as being a low cost reliable airplane. This Aeronca C-3 was originally owned and flown by the Hughes Flying Service.
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Aeronca-Champ

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This is not a NEW model, rather just a change of name.. From CHAMP to AERONCA CHAMP- there are plans to re-design it soon
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Air-Truk

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Anyone who saw Beyond Thunderdome, the third Mad Max movie, will recognize the Airtruk. This Australian produced aircraft was a multi-role aircraft for cargo, passenger, air ambulance, and aerial survey tasks. Over 100 were built, but only a few remain on the active register.
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Airco-DH2

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Early air combat over the Western Front indicated the need for a single seat fighter with forward firing armament. As no reliable interrupter gear was available to the British, Geoffrey de Havilland designed the DH.2 as a smaller, single seat development of the earlier two seat DH.1 pusher design.
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Airco-DH4

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WWI Light Bomber that was used extensively post war and into the 1920s, as an Air Mail Airplane. The folder comes with BOTH the Bomber AND the Air Mail versions PLUS a model of a US Mail Van.
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Albatros DVa

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The Albatros D.V was a fighter aircraft used by the Imperial German Air Service during the First World War. The D.Va was the final development of the Albatros D.I family, and one of the last Albatros fighters to see WWI operational service. This is the single Albatros model offer. The collection of many versions is shown next.
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Albatros-DVa-Collection

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The Albatros D.V was a fighter aircraft used by the Imperial German Air Service during the First World War. The D.Va was the final development of the Albatros D.I family, and one of the last Albatros fighters to see WWI operational service. This collection had 15 versions as of 7/09 thanks to the valiant efforts of Duane Reynolds
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Ames-Dryden-AD1

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This Ames-Dryden AD-1 scissor wing research airplane had a wing that could be pivoted fore and aft to form oblique angles up to 60 degrees.
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Ansaldo SVA

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Originally conceived as a fighter, the SVA was found inadequate for that role. Nevertheless, its impressive speed, range and operational ceiling made it an excellent reconnaissance aircraft and even light bomber.
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Antoinette

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Appearing in 1906, Antoinette's 25-50 horsepower engines gave European aviation its start. Excellent as they were, these lightweight aero engines were subject to quitting if the tiniest bit of dirt or debris found its way into the fuel to clog their early fuel injection systems.
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Arado Minifighter

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A captured Arado document showed a miniature fighter, 18.4ft in span and 16.2 ft long, slung under the fuselage of an Ar 234C. The pilot is prone behind armor plate and plexiglass, and armament consists of 1 x MK 108 with 45 rounds. A Walter bi-fuel rocket is fitted in the tail. It was to make two high speed passes at the Allied bombers and then, if it still existed, look for someplace to land.
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ASW-20 Sailplane

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The prototype first flew in 1977. It proved to be a highly successful glider, winning several World Championships, and was still being flown at this level up to 1995. Developments along its production life included winglets, pneumatic turbulators, and wingtip extensions.
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Autogyro-C4

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The failures of Cierva's previous designs, the C.2 and C.3, had led him to understand that he needed to overcome the problem of dissymmetry of lift in order to get an autogyro to fly without rolling over. He noted that the problems that he was experiencing with his full-size aircraft were not found in the models that he had successfully flown.
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Autogyro-W2

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The Cierva C.2 was an experimental autogyro built by Juan de la Cierva in Spain in 1921-22. Following the failure of the C.1 the previous year, la Cierva started again from scratch, this time taking the fuselage from a Hanriot biplane and adding a five-bladed single rotor to it.
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Avro 504

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First flown on 18 September 1913 and powered by an 80 hp Gnome rotary engine, the Avro 504 was a development of the earlier Avro 500, designed for training and private flying. It was a two-bay biplane of all-wooden construction, with a square-section fuselage. Used for many purposes-Trainer, Scout, and even as a WWI Bomber!
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Avro F

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Two circular windows at the pilot's head level could be opened for the pilot's head to protrude when flying under poor visibility. Ingress and egress was via a trapdoor in the fuselage top. The cabin was quite cramped - at its widest point only 2 feet (60 cm) across.
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Avro Triplane

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The Roe I Triplane (often later referred to as the Avro Triplane) was an early aircraft, the first all-British aircraft to fly (Roe's previous biplane had a French engine). It featured not only a triplane wing, but a triplane tail as well.
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Avro Vulcan

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The majestic Avro Vulcan ruled the skies for more than two decades as a major component of the Free World's Cold War nuclear forces. This enormous delta-wing jet was one of the most graceful and beautiful flying machines ever committed to the grim reality of nuclear deterrence. But the Vulcan as lo excelled as a conventional bomber, tanker and reconnaissance platform. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Avro-Baby

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The Avro Baby was a single-bay biplane of conventional configuration with a wire braced wooden structure covered in canvas. It had equal-span, unstaggered wings which each carried two pairs of ailerons. Initially the aircraft was finless and had a rudder of almost circular shape.
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B-17 Flying Fortress

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The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial, civilian and military targets
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B-24 Liberator

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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was an American heavy bomber, built by Consolidated Aircraft. It was produced in greater numbers than any other American combat aircraft of WW II.
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B-29 Superfortress

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The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber that was flown by the United States Military in World War II and the Korean War. The B-29 is one of our favorite models.
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B-36 Peacekeeper

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The massive Convair B-36 was cold war 1950s bomber that was able to travel long distances with atomic ordnance. It was so heavy that only a few landing strips could accommodate it. Luckily, it was never used in anger. This model is truly impressive !!
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Bachem-Natter

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The Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder) was a World War II era German experimental point-defense rocket-powered interceptor aircraft which was to be used in a very similar way as unmanned surface-to-air missiles. After vertical takeoff which eliminated the need for airfields, the majority of the flight to the bombers was radio controlled from the ground. Including the Fantasy Dragon Slayer, NINE versions as of 8/09 !!
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BAe Harrier

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The Harrier Jump Jet, often referred to as just "Harrier" or "the Jump Jet", is a British designed military jet aircraft capable of Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing (V/STOL) via thrust vectoring. The Harrier has become an aircraft icon and is seen as major milestone in aviation.
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BAe Hawk

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The BAE Systems Hawk is a British single engine, advanced jet trainer aircraft. It first flew in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk. The Hawk is still in production with over 900 Hawks sold to 18 customers around the world.
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Beech-Staggerwing

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Very few pre-war biplanes had enclosed cabins and fewer still had a retractable undercarriage; the four-seater Beech-17 'Staggerwing' had both. It was something of a misnomer as many biplanes had upper and lower wings staggered but the Beech reversed the usual layout by staggering the upper pair behind the lower.
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Bell AH-1G Cobra

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The AH-1 Cobra (company designation: Bell 209) is a two-bladed, single engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell. It shares a common engine, transmission and rotor system with the older UH-1 Iroquois. The AH-1 is also sometimes referred to as the HueyCobra or Snake.
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Bell Airabonita (Coming Soon)

The Bell XFL Airabonita was a US experimental shipboard interceptor developed for the US Navy in 1939. It was similar to and a parallel development of the land-based P-39 Airacobra, differing mainly in the use of a tailwheel undercarriage in place of the P-39's tricycle gear. Only one prototype was manufactured having lost out to the Vought Corsair. NOT YET AVAILABLE N/A
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Bell H13 Sioux

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This was the most popular Bell helicopter of all due to its important role on the TV program MASH. You are going to enjoy fitting in a burned out light bulb for the canopy. Scrub the printing off the top of the bulb.
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Bell P59 Airacomet

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The first US jet aircraft, the Bell P-59 Airacomet, made its maiden flight on October 1,1942. Although it was originally intended to be a fighter, its combat performance proved inferior to that of piston-engined contemporaries so it served mainly as a trainer. THIS MODEL IS BEING WORKED ON AND IS NOT AVAILABLE (NA)
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Bell UH-1 Huey

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The most fearsome and deadly helicopter of the Vietnam war. Folder has at least 7 versions including a couple Angel-of-Mercy Medevac types and an Army Trainer. Also a page of model weapons.
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Bell-Model30

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A bright yellow and cheerful model of the Bell model 30 which was the FIRST Bell helicopter flown in 1943. For most of these primitive helicopters, there seem to be no three views available but we do our best to make our own. Another addition for the Pioneer Helicopter Collection.
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Bell-P39-Airacobra

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The Bell P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service at the start of World War II. Although its mid-engine placement was innovative, the P-39 design was handicapped by the lack of an efficient turbo-supercharger, limiting it to low-altitude work. The P-39 was used with great success by the Soviet Air Force, who scored the highest number of individual kills attributed to any U.S. fighter type. Eight versions, each in two scales. Panzer tank model is included.
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Bell-X1

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The Bell X-1, originally designated XS-1, was a joint NACA-U.S. Army Air Forces/US Air Force supersonic research project and the first aircraft to exceed the speed of sound in controlled, level flight. On October 14, 1947, Test Pilot 'X" did exactly that. (It seems his name has been copyrighted and can't be printed without buying a license or sumptin')
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Bellanca Citabria

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In 1964 Bellanca introduced the acrobatic version of the Champ which they dubbed Citabria, which, no doubt you have heard, is "airbatic" spelled backwards. Fitted with either a 150 or 108 horse powered Lycoming, this machine was the first aircraft certified in the US for aerobatic flight.
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Blackburn-12

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Blackburn designed a new fuselage and used the wing and tail surfaces from the Blackburn Dart. The pilot sat in an open cockpit above the engine, a navigator sat inside the fuselage and a gun position was located at the rear of the fuselage cabin. Three prototypes were flown during 1922 leading to a production contract for 12 aircraft.
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Blanchard Jeffries Balloon

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A reporter noted a certain solemnity in the first moments of flight: "When the balloon began to rise, the majestical sight was truly interesting....Indeed the attention of the multitude was so absorbed that it was a considerable time e'er silence was broke."
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Blaue Maus Glider

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In Germany there's a hill named Wasserkuppe that most glider enthusiasts have heard about and it was there, just after WWI ended, the first glider meet was held. Most of the competitors brought hang gliders they were developing - most of those being somewhat less than workable.
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Bleriot-XI

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The Bleriot XI also had some ground-breaking technologies such as castering landing gear, allowing for crosswind landings. Wing warping (instead of ailerons) controlled the plane's roll. The tail section of the Bleriot XI included a horizontal stabilizer with an elevator, and a rudder, but no vertical stabilizer.
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Boeing 40 Mail Plane

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The Boeing Model 40 was a United States mail plane that became the first aircraft built by the Boeing company to carry passengers. It was of conventional biplane configuration with a combination of standard and warren-truss style interplane struts.
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Boeing B52

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Built to carry nuclear weapons for Cold War-era deterrence missions, the B-52 Stratofortress replaced the Convair B-36. Although a veteran of a number of wars, the Stratofortress has dropped only conventional munitions in actual combat. The B-52 was fitted to launch the X-15 Rocket included. A totally black B-52..Makes up to be a pretty impressive offering. The camo version in included, of course
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Boeing F4B

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Serving the US Navy at the end of the biplane era, the classic F4B was the star of the family of famous Boeing fighters which included the US Army Air Corps' P-12 and the export Model 100. The F4B was a super ship to fly and was the most capable carrier-based fighter of its time. For all its elegance and maneuverability, the F4B triumphed successfully for only a brief time before being eclipsed by the arrival of the monoplane in the late 1930s. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Boeing Model-299

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In 1937, the twelve Y1B-17s with the 2nd Bombardment Group at Langley Field represented the entire American fleet of Heavy Bombers. Notably, it was built with a cent of Army money and, what's more, Boeing was in difficult circumstances at the time. This noble effort led the way to the legendary WWII B-17 Flying Fortress that arguably won the war crippling the Nazi war machine.
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Boeing Monomail

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In 1930 Boeing produced the Model 200 Monomail, the most advanced mailplane yet built. It was the first American plane to use a circular-section fuselage of metal monocoque construction, a neatly cowled radial engine offering good power and reliability with low fuel consumption. MODEL IS NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Bonanza

Bonanza
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Bowers Fly Baby

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Over 500 Fly Babies have been completed to date, with scores still flying worldwide and an active network of builders and owners. It is built from plans, and was designed to be able to be constructed in a garage using only basic tools by a person of average skill. This is another model by our Belgium designing pal, Guido Van Roy. His Fly Baby is easy to build just like the real one. Adorable. Comes in SEVEN different versions and now includes the Biplane type.
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Bowlus-Baby-Albatross

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The Bowlus BA-100 Baby Albatross glider was designed by sailplane designer Hawley Bowlus in the mid-1930s. Designed to be a more affordable and easier to assemble glider than his previous designs, the Baby Albatross was sold fully constructed by the factory or in pre-fabricated kits.
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Brewster Buccaneer

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The Buccaneer was apparently a good design but in the hands of bumbling management and inexperienced in aircraft workers in bad production facilities is the sorry story of Brewster and it's dive bombers. This model, by Rob Carleen, is of the only remaining Brewster Buccaneer proudly displayed at the Naval Air Museum, Pensacola, Florida
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Brewster-Buffalo

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In 1935 U.S. Navy laid down specifications for a replacement for the Grumman F3F biplane equipping its four carriers. Brewster Aeronautical Corporation developed a design for a modern monoplane fighter with an enclosed cabin and retractable landing gear
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Bristol Boxkite

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The Boxkite was developed in 1910 at Britain's first aircraft factory in Filton, Bristol. In spite of its name, it owed no more to the box kite principles developed by Lawrence Hargrave than other biplanes.
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Bull Dog

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This second race plane designed and built by Bob Hall was a beautiful gull wing design. It was a single place speedster which was expected to be the equal of any other ship entered in the Cleveland National Air Races. This, of course, meant that an exciting rivalry was shaping up in Springfield between the Granvilles and the new Hall group.
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Cayley's 1804 Glider

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Scientific experiments led him to develop an efficient cambered airfoil and to identify the four vector forces that influence an aircraft: thrust, lift, drag, and gravity. This is one of the machines based on his research.
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Cessna 152

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First delivered in 1977 as the 1978 model year, the 152 was a modernization of the proven Cessna 150 design. The 152 was intended to compete with the new Beechcraft Skipper and Piper Tomahawk, both of which were introduced the same year.
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Cessna 172

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Versions created by Larry McLeod and Guido Van Roy. The Cessna 172 is the most successful mass produced light aircraft in history. The Skyhawk's main competitors have been the Beechcraft Musketeer and Grumman AA-5 series (neither in production).
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Cessna CR-3

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Clyde Cessna created the C.V. Cessna Aircraft Co. that specialized in building diminutive, custom racing airplanes. The most successful of these was the CR-3 owned and flown by the great air-racing pilot Johnny Livingston.
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Cessna-BirdDog

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The Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog is a liaison and observation aircraft. It was the first all metal fixed wing aircraft ordered for and by the United States Army since becoming its own branch of service, U.S. Air Force. The Bird Dog had a lengthy career in the U.S. military as well as in other countries. This model is also available as a large collection of 12 versions as of 9/09.
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Cessna-Birddog-Collection

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The Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog is a liaison and observation aircraft. It was the first all metal fixed wing aircraft ordered for and by the United States Army since the U.S. Army Air Forces separated from the Army in 1947, becoming its own branch of service, the U.S. Air Force. The Bird Dog had a lengthy career in the U.S. military as well as in other countries. This is a downloadable cardmodel from Fiddlersgreen and comes in 12 different versions as of 9/09.
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Chanute-Glider

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Along with the standard glider flown by Otto Lilienthal of Germany, the Chanute glider, designed by Chanute but also incorporating the ideas of his young employee Herring with regard to automatic stability, was the most influential of all flying machines built before the Wright brothers began designing aircraft.
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Charles Hydrogen Balloon

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Gas balloons were used in the American Civil War, the Napoleonic Wars (to very limited extent), and throughout the 19th century by hobbyists and show performers such as the Blanchards. Curiously, after flying to an altitude of over 3000 m on his first flight, Professor Charles never flew again.
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Chester Goon

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The ship was named the "Goon" (Chester named his ships from characters in the "Popeye" comic strip) and it packed a six cylinder Menasco Buccaneer engine as the powerplant. The lines were sleek and every portion of the plane was completely streamlined.
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Colditz Escape Glider

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The glider was assembled by Goldfinch and Best and 12 assistants known as "apostles", in the lower attic above the chapel. The runway was to be constructed from tables and the glider was to be launched using a pulley system based on a falling metal bathtub full of concrete, using a gravity-assisted acceleration to 30 mph (50 km/h).
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Convair Pogo

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The Convair XFY Pogo tailsitter was an experiment in vertical takeoff and landing. The Pogo had delta wings and three-bladed contra-rotating propellers powered by a 5,500 hp Allison YT40-A-16 turboprop engine.
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Convair Sea Dart

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The Convair F2Y Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It only flew as a prototype, and never entered production, but it is still the only seaplane to exceed the speed of sound.
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Corsair F4U

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The Vought F4U Corsair, at first, was unable to land on a carrier but with precise training along with new techniques it became possible. The unique 'gull' shaped wing provided clearance for the massive prop swung by a massive engine.
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Crosby CR-3

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A sour engine, exposed wheel wells and an open cockpit restricted performance to just 226.075 mph entered the Thompson race and finished in sixth place. While recuperating from-very serious injuries that included a broken back, Crosby designed a much more refined racer, the CR-4.
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Cruise Missile

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The Cruise MIssile is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile. Introduced by General Dynamics in the 1970s, it was designed as a medium- to long-range, low-altitude missile that could even be launched from a submerged submarine. Included in the folder are a few fun versions with markings like FED-EX, AmTrak. The launcher was a separate model earlier but is now included with the Cruise Missile.
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Curtiss Jenny

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The JN-2, deficient in performance, particularly climbing, was an equal-span biplane with ailerons controlled by a shoulder yoke located in the aft cockpit. The improved JN-3 incorporated unequal spans with ailerons only on the upper wings, controlled by a wheel.
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Curtiss P6E Hawk

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Curtiss P6-E HawkThe P-6Es served between 1932 and 1937 with the 1st Pursuit Group (17th and 94th PS) at Selfridge, and with the 8th Pursuit Group (33rd PS) at Langley Field, Virginia. At least one survived into 1942 in United States Army Air Forces service.
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Curtiss Robin

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Curtiss Robin
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Dauntless

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The Northrop BT-1 provided the basis for the SBD Dauntless, which began manufacture in 1940. Ed Heinemann led a team of designers who considered a development with a 1,000 horsepower Wright Cyclone powerplant. A year earlier, both the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps had placed orders for the new dive bombers, designated the SBD-1 and SBD-2 (the latter had increased fuel capacity and different armament).
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Degen-Ornithopter

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Degen actually used his wings to provide him just enough lift to rise with the help of a balloon. In this manner, he went balloon-jumping in large leaps on a parade ground, to the delight of onlookers, but only the most gullible would take that for flying.
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DeHavilland Chipmunk

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The de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk is a tandem, two-seat, single-engined primary trainer aircraft which was the standard primary trainer for the Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Air Force and several other air forces through much of the post-Second World War years.
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DeHavilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide

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The de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide was a British short-haul passenger airliner of the 1930s. Designed by the de Havilland company in late 1933 as a faster and more comfortable successor to the DH.84 Dragon, it was in effect a twin-engined, scaled-down version of the four-engined DH.86 Express. It shared many common features with the larger aircraft including its tapered wings, streamlined fairings and the Gipsy Six engine, but it demonstrated none of the operational vices of the larger aircraft and went on to become perhaps the most successful British-built commercial passenger aircraft of the 1930s. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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DeHavilland-Beaver

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The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is one of the most famous bushplanes in the world. With its high-lift wing, short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability and rugged metal fuselage, the Beaver was tailor-made for bush flying; it's able to take off and land from just about anywhere while carrying heavy loads.
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Demoiselle

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The Santos-Dumont Demoiselle ("Damselfly") was an early aircraft built in France by Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont. It was a light-weight monoplane with a wire-braced wing mounted atop an open-framework fuselage built around a reinforced bamboo boom.
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Demoiselle (FG)

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Santos Dumont's Demoiselle Ultralite Flying Machine
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Deperdussen-B

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The planes' use by the French Air Force (then Aviation Militaire) was very brief, due to their frailty and lack of weapons. In February 1914, an experiment was made to install a machine gun in the nose of the craft, but it was not followed up.
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Deperdussin-Racer (FG)

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Designed as a racing aircraft, the Deperdussin Monocoque was a slim, single-seated plane with a sleek aerodynamic build that was the first of a large range of similar designs that would come in later years. The design is noted for winning the Gordon Bennett Trophy in 1912.
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DFS Invasion Glider

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Eight DFS 230 gliders, carrying 85 Pioneers under Leutnant Rudolf Witzig, landed on the roof of the Belgian fort of Eben Emael in the early hours of May 10, 1940. There had been no declaration of war, and they achieved surprise. Using the new shaped charges, they disabled the fort's guns and trapped the garrison inside. The assault cost only 21 casualties.
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Dixon-Nipper

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Although it crashed, the contribution of the Nipper to the development of flight was recognised by Hollywood, however, as a non-flying replica was built for comedian Tony Hancock's plane in the 1960s comedy film Those magnificent men in their flying machines and called the 'Little Tiddler'.
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Dornier-Arrow

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The most unconventional piston engine fighter developed in Germany during the war, the Arrow had two engines driving 'push-pull' air screws. Two seater night-fighter versions were being produced alongside the single-seat fighter-bomber.
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Douglas DC-9 Airliner

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Rob Carleen^s first airliner. Tons of extra effort has been spent on the BW files so you can create new airline versions easily and beautifully. There^s a special page of additional fuselage sections that you can print and add to make your DC-9 the Super Model 80 with a fuselage of about 28 inches long! Four airline versions included as of 7/09
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Douglas-Skyray

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The American Douglas F4D Skyray (later redesignated F-6 Skyray) was a carrier-based fighter built by the Douglas Aircraft Company. It was notable for being the first carrier-launched aircraft to hold the world's absolute speed record. Flies like a trooper catapulted by an elastic band.
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DuMont 14-BIS

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The 14-bis, also known as Oiseau de proie (French for "bird of prey"), was a pioneer-era canard biplane designed and built by Brazilian inventor Alberto Santos-Dumont. On October 23, 1906, in Paris, France, it performed the first officially witnessed European unaided takeoff and flight by a heavier-than-air aircraft.
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DuMont Personal Airship #6

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Santos-Dumont was awarded the Deutsch prize as well as the prize money of 50,000 francs. In a charitable gesture, he gave half the prize to he crew and then donated the other half to the poor of Paris.
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Duster Sailplane

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The BJ-1 Dyna Mite was a sailplane designed by Ben Jansson in the United States in the 1960s for homebuilding. A conventional shoulder-wing design with conventional empennage, no component of the BJ-1 exceeds 18 ft (5.5 m) in length, in order to facilitate building and storage in a domestic garage.
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DuTemple Flying Machine

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The DuTemple Flying Machine with the first powered flight and the first retractable landing gear, helped to push the exploration of the Earth to higher heights.
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Eardley Billings

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Eardley Billings from the movie: Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines
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Eight Ball

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Keith Rider had at least one more racer up his sleeve as in 1938 the R-6 appeared. This was all plywood covered and perhaps departed in portions from the Rider design but the heritage could not be mistaken. It was powered by a six cylinder Menasco Buccaneer engine and, as the rest of the Rider racers, had a retractable landing gear.
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Eole Flying Machine

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Unlike many early flying machines, the Éole did not attempt to fly by flapping its wings, but was to rely on the lift generated by its wings (mechanical copies of bat wings). Its steam engine was an unusually light weight design and drove a propeller at the front of the aircraft.
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Ercoupe

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Ercoupe
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F-100 Super Sabre

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The North American Super Sabre F-100 was a product of the pioneering days a jet fighter development in the fifties. The Super Sabre was the first western fighter capable of breaking the sound barrier during level flight. The first YF-100 flew in May 1953 and entered service with the USAF the following year. It was the first of the Century Fighter series.
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F-102 Dagger

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The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger was an US interceptor aircraft built as part of the backbone of the United States Air Force's air defenses in the late 1950s. Entering service in 1956, its main purpose was to intercept invading Soviet bomber fleets.
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F-117 Nighthawk

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The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a stealth ground attack aircraft formerly operated by the United States Air Force. The F-117A's first flight was in 1981, and it achieved Initial Operational Capability status in October 1983.
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F-14 Tomcat

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The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing aircraft. The F-14 was the United States Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor and tactical reconnaissance platform from 1974 to 2006
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F-15 Eagle

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The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. It was developed for the United States Air Force, and first flew in July 1972. It is one of the most recognized fighters of the modern day.
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F-16 Fighting Falcon

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he Fighting Falcon is a dogfighter with numerous innovations including a frameless, bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while under high g-forces, and reclined seat to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot. Weapons include a M61 Vulcan cannon and various missiles mounted on up to 11 hardpoints
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F-19 Stealth Fighter

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Since 1962 U.S. fighters have been designated by consecutive numbers, beginning with the F-1 Fury. After the F/A-18 Hornet, the next announced aircraft was the F-20 Tigershark. Northrop had requested the "F-20" designation. There have been a number of theories put forth to explain this omission, but none have ever been confirmed.
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F-22-Raptor

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The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor known in the 90s as the Lightning II is a fifth-generation, fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It is primarily an air superiority fighter, but has multiple capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles.
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F-84 Thunderstreak

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This one sported the new fangled coke bottle waist that allowed it to (fairly) easily fly past MACH 1. This model can be used as a hitch hiker under the B-36 FG model. It is included, free, with the B-36 model.
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F-85 Goblin

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A tiny, short fuselage was fitted with low/mid-set foldable swept wings, of 21 ft 1.5 in (6.44 m) span. It was powered by a Westinghouse J34-WE-7 turbojet, of 3,000 lb. (1,361 kg) thrust. The fighter was intended to return to the parent aircraft and dock with a trapeze, by means of a retracting hook.
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F-86 Sabre

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The North American Aviation F-86 Sabre (sometimes called the Sabrejet) was a transonic jet fighter aircraft. The Sabre is best known for its Korean War role where it was pitted against the Soviet MiG-15 and obtained UN air superiority
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F2B Brisfit

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The WWI Bristol "Brisfit' Fighter was the most successful two-seat fighter of World War I, and was built to the extent of 4,470 aircraft between 1916 and 1926. It's included in the World's Smallest Air Museum collection because of that importance.
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Fairchild-Republic-A10

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The A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force to provide close air support (CAS) of ground forces by attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with a limited air interdiction capability. It is the first U.S. Air Force aircraft designed exclusively for close air support. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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FG Hot Air Balloon

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A hot air ballon from Fiddlers Green. These instructions show you how to make one from household items, trash bags, etc. Enjoy!
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Flettner-282

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In Germany, Anton Flettner developed a series of helicopters using counter-rotating intermeshing rotors. In 1942, the two seat Fl 282 Kolibri ("Humming Bird") became the first helicopter anywhere to enter operational military service. It was the most advanced helicopter developed during WWII. Thanks to Aaron for distilling this pretty complex piece of machinery into a relatively easy cardmodel.
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Flying Flea

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Mignet had failed to be accepted as a military pilot and decided to build his own plane. Between 1931 and 1933 he built prototypes in Paris and tested them in a large field northeast of the city. He successfully flew the first successful model, HM-14, in September 10, 1933.
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Flying Jeep

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One of the many experiments undertaken in World War II to increase battlefield mobility by the provision of rotary wings for men and vehicles, the Hafner Rotabuggy was intended as a stepping-stone to a flying Valentine tank.
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Flying Saucer

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At the time, Frost was particularly interested in jet engine design and ways to improve the efficiency of the compressor without sacrificing the simplicity of the turbine engine. This led him to design a new type of engine layout with the flame cans lying directly outside the outer rim of the centrifugal compressor.
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Flying-Barrel

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A lasting tribute to Luigi Stipa and his quest for aeronautical knowledge. Designed by Aaron Murphy, cartooned by Derek Carter, and bashed into the dreaded FG format by Dave and Chip, this simple little model came in as one of the most expensive models to design and publish on the internet. Over $2000
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FockeAchgelis Fa-61

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Prof. Heinrich Focke had come to the conclusion that the inadequacies and limited serviceability of autogyros could only be eliminated by a real helicopter. A free-flying model, built in 1934, propelled by a small two-stroke engine brought the promise of success.
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Fokker DVII

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Biplane Fokker DVII was the Allies worst nightmare and the last thing you wanted to bump into in the skies over France. As part of the WWI armistice the Allies forced the Germans to break the backs of all the remaining DVIIs rendering them totally useless. Businessman and Modeln' Pal, Tony Fokker, managed to smuggle, in the dark of night, an ENTIRE train-load of DVIIs and parts back to Holland to fill the orders he had for other countries.One model (shown in thumbnail), two scales plus BW.
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Fokker DVII Collection

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16 (plus) different models in two scales! Display this fabulous Fokker Scourge hanging as a mobile from the ceiling. Sturdy and reliable in battle, Germany produced around 1,700 DVIIs in the summer and autumn of 1918. In service, the D.VII quickly proved itself superior to existing Allied fighters. This legendary aircraft is also available as just ONE model if you're so inclined. (see adjacent)
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Fokker DVIII

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Dubbed the Flying Razor by Allied pilots, it had the distinction of scoring the last aerial victory of the war. After several fatal accidents due to wing failures, the aircraft was modified and redesignated Fokker D.VIII.
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Fokker EIII

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The E.III was basically an E.II fitted with larger, newly designed wings and it was a far greater success than the E.II. It retained the same 100 hp Oberursel U.I engine but had a larger 21.5 gal main fuel tank which increased the Eindecker's endurance to about 2½ hours; an hour more than the E.II.
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Fokker T2

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The T-2 was an airliner designed in the Netherlands in the early 1920s, but built to the extent of only two examples, both for the United States Army Air Service. It was the largest high-wing cantilever monoplane with fixed tailskid undercarriage Fokker had built. Two different versions. (Only two were built)
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Fokker-Dr1

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This Dr-1 is just one model as opposed to the entire collection of 18. Chosen for this special model is the Red Baron's 425/17 all red Dr-1. THIS is the plane in which he died on that fateful April 29, 1918. The Red Baron flew many types and we've designed models of MOST.
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Fokker-Dr1-Collection

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This is what was called the Flying Circus-This collection consists of 18 different Fokker Dr-1 Triplanes-ALL in two scales. The Dr-I saw widespread service in the spring of 1918. It became renowned as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, gained his last 20 victories. This collection has four of his planes. Included is a BW in Large and regular so you can create your very own Fokker Dr-1. The other Fokker-Dr1 offer is for a single model in two scales, also one of the Red Barons'
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FW-190

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The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger, was a German, single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed by Kurt Tank in the 1930s. It was used by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. It partially replaced the Messerschmitt Bf 109 in 1941. Over 20,000 were manufactured, including around 6,000 fighter-bomber models.
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Gee Bee Z

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At the 1931 National Air Races, Bayles and the Gee Bee Model Z, christened the "City of Springfield," cleaned up, first winning the $7500 Thompson Trophy prize with an average speed of 236.239 miles per hour (380 km/h) , then the Shell Speed dash with an average of 267.342 miles per hour (430 km/h).
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GeeBee R1 Racer

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The Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster (also known as the GB Sportster), sometimes nicknamed The Flying Silo due to the short, fat fuselage resembling that type of farm storage building, was a special purpose racing aircraft made by Granville Brothers Aircraft of Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Gloster-E28

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The first British Jet aircraft powered by the new fangled Whittle W1 centrifugal engine. It flew brilliantly but the Germans had already been there-done that but a year and a half earlier. The first German jet, the Heinkel He-178 is available. Tthe American P-59 will join the Jets Collection ASAP.
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Gossamer Albatross

The Gossamer Albatross aircraft was designed to fly long distances with a human as the only power source. This light and fragile aircraft is pushed by a propeller connected, through a series of gears, to a constantly pedaling pilot. On June 12, 1979, the Albatross, powered and guided by pilot Bryan Allen, made an historic flight across the English Channel. The record-breaking flight covered a distance of 22.25 statute miles in 2 hours and 49 minutes. NOT YET AVAILABLE
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Gotha Bomber

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Entering service in 1917.The Gotha G.V was a heavy bomber used by the Luftstreitkräfte (Imperial German Air Service) during World War I to terrorize the innocent London dweller. They carried but 1200 lbs of bombs and, in reality, more were destroyed during landing than by Allied firepower. This model is being totally re-designed (Apr 6, 09)
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Grasshopper

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This was basically, the Cub with more overhead windows allowing the pilot to check for traffic directly over the aircraft with minimal effort.It was used in the European and Pacific theaters doing any job assigned.In a few cases, they were actually credited with destroying enemy fighters
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Grob Glider

Grob Glider
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Grumman Avenger

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The Grumman TBF Avenger was a torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and eventually used by several air or naval arms around the world. It entered U.S. service in 1942, and first saw action during the Battle of Midway.
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Grumman Bearcat

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The Grumman F8F Bearcat (affectionately called "Bear") was an American single-engine naval fighter aircraft of the 1940s. It went on to serve into the mid-20th Century in the United States Navy and other air forces, and would be the company's final piston engined fighter aircraft.
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Grumman Cougar

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Based on the earlier Grumman F9F Panther, the Cougar replaced the Panther's straight wing with a more modern swept wing. The Navy considered the Cougar an updated version of the Panther, despite having a different official name, and thus Cougars started off from F9F-6 upwards.
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Grumman Duck

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The Grumman F2F was a single-engine, biplane fighter aircraft with retractable undercarriage, serving as the standard fighter for the United States Navy between 1936 and 1940. It was designed for both carrier- and land-based operations.
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Grumman F3F

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A natural development of the FF1 two-seat naval fighter of 1931, which Grumman proposed, was a single-seat fighter, the F2F, in 1932. The larger F3F followed in 1934 and this was destined to be the last biplane fighter ordered by the Navy for deliver in 1937-38. These tubby biplanes, with their characteristic retractable landing gear (a Grumman patented design), were to keep the biplane era alive in the American fleet until 1940. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Grumman Goose

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The Goose was Grumman’s first monoplane to fly, its first twin-engined aircraft and its first aircraft to enter commercial airline service. In postwar use, the adaptable little transport continued in use as just a fun plane to have. 5 different versions as of 8/09
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Grumman Hellcat

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The Grumman F6F Hellcat was a carrier-based fighter aircraft developed to replace the earlier F4F Wildcat in United States Navy service. Although the F6F bore a family resemblance to the Wildcat, it was a completely new design powered by a 2,000 hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800. Some tagged it as the "Wildcat's big brother"
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Grumman Panther

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The Grumman F9F Panther was the manufacturer's first jet fighter and the U.S. Navy's second. The Panther was the most widely used U.S. Navy jet fighter of the Korean War. It flew 78,000 sorties and was responsible for the first air kill by the US Navy in the war—the downing of a North Korean Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter.
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Grumman Skyrocket

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The XF5F Skyrocket is best known for its appearances in the Blackhawk comic books. The Skyrocket was introduced in the first issue of Military Comics, published in 1941. Skyrockets continued to be flown by the Blackhawk Squadron through the entirety of World War II and afterward.
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Grumman Wildcat

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Grumman's first monoplane and one of the outstanding Naval fighters of World War II, the F4F design began in 1935 while the company's latest biplane for the USN. Production of the F4F-3 totaled 285, all by Grumman. A contemporary of the Japanese Zero.
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Grunau Baby Trainer

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When the Baby first appeared, it was accepted wisdom that the pilot should feel as much unimpeded airflow as possible, the better to sense rising and falling currents of air, temperature changes and the like.
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Gwinn Flying Car

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Power could be supplied to the wheels when the vehicle was used on the road. This required disconnecting the propeller gear box, and hooking up the hydranlic system that supplied power to the wheels. Perhaps it was a cumbersome way to make the change, but for its time it was a remarkable achievement.
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Hansa-Brandenburg W29

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The Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 was a German monoplane fighter floatplane which served in the closing months of World War I, from bases on the German North Sea coast. It was based on the Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 biplane that it was designed to replace.
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Hansa-Brandenburg-CC

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Operational in 1917, the Hansa-Brandenburg CC was a single-seat German fighter flying boat of World War I. It was used by both the Imperial German Navy and the Austro-Hungarian Navy The CC was characterized by 'starstrut' interplane bracing.
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Hawker Hurricane

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With economy in mind, the Hurricane was designed using as many existing tools and jigs as possible (the aircraft was effectively a monoplane version of the successful Hawker Fury); and it was these factors that were major contributors to the aircraft's success.
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Hawker Typhoon

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An interceptor that failed, the Hawker Typhoon was nearly canceled before it blossomed in the finest close support aircraft of World War II. With its pugnacious snub nose, four long-barreled cannon and whining Sabre engine, the big fighter-bomber wreaked havoc on its foes. Ranging far and wide over the battlefields of northwest Europe, swarms of Typhoons made an indelible mark on the history of warfare. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Hawker-Hunter

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The Hawker Hunter is generally acknowledged to be the best single-seat fighter of the mid-1950s. But the birth of this beautiful baby was not an easy one. The first test flight, on 21 July 1951 made it obvious that a few problems needed to fixed. Eventually the Hunter went on to become, arguably, the best loved airplane of its age. Prolific designer Rob Carleen created this fine Hawker Hunter cardmodel. The folder comes with two sizes of Hunter and no fewer than FIVE versions.
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Heinkel He176

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The Heinkel He 176 was a German rocket-powered aircraft. It was the world’s first aircraft to be propelled solely by a liquid-fuelled rocket, making its first powered flight on 20 June 1939 with Erich Warsitz at the controls. MODEL IS NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Heinkel-178

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The Heinkel He 178 was the world's first aircraft to fly under turbojet power, and the first practical jet plane. It beat the Whittle powered Gloster E28 by about a year and a half. The He-178 was just a testbed and flew only a couple times. The Gloster E28 model is also in the Fiddlersgreen Collection (see above) Display stands included
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Helldiver

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The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was an carrier-based dive bomber aircraft produced for the United States Navy during World War II. It replaced the Douglas SBD Dauntless in US Navy service. Despite its size, the SB2C was much faster than the SBD it replaced.
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Henson

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The Aerial Steam Carriage, also named Ariel, was a flying machine patented in 1842 that was supposed to carry passengers into the air. The Aerial Steam Carriage was significant because it was a transition from glider experimentation to powered flight experimentation.
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Herring Gull Glider

Offered in black and white only. Unique high performance miniature sailplane able to launch and on water as well as land. The first release of the new Fiddlers Green Glider and Sailplane series
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Hiller Hornet

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The Hiller YH-32 Hornet (company designation HJ-1) was an American ultralight helicopter built by Hiller Aircraft in the early 1950s. It was a small and unique design because it was powered by two Hiller 8RJ2B ramjet engines mounted on the rotor blade tips. Versions of the HJ-1 Hornet were built for the United States Army and the United States Navy in the early 1950s. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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HillerCopter-XH44

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The XH-44 was the first Hiller Helicopter, like MOST Hillers, had a coaxial rotor blade system. It is the smallest model in the Fiddlers Green Helicopter Collection. Looks kinda like a giant bug..Probably sounded like one too. The 44 was the year it flew.
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Horsa Invasion Glider

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Use of assault gliders by the British was prompted by the use by Germany of the DFS 230, which was first used in May 1940 to successfully assault the Eben Emael fort in Belgium. Their advantage compared to parachute assault was that the troops were landed together.
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Horten HO 229

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The German government was funding glider clubs at the time because production of military aircraft was forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles after World War I. The flying wing layout removes any "unneeded" surfaces and, in theory at least, leads to the lowest possible drag. This is a pretty easy model to build and great to display hanging from your ceiling.
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Horten Ho-IV

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Perhaps the most impressive and graceful flying wing sailplane ever! Two sizes, with the largest having a wing span of 38 inches. Several versions. Includes Towing Jeep, and Horten Brothers Cutouts.
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Horten IX glider

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The first Ho IX V1, which was an unpowered glider, flew on 1 March 1944. It was followed in December 1944 by the Jumo 004-powered Ho IX V2 (the BMW 003 engine was preferred but unavailable at the time). Göring believed in the design and ordered a production series of 40 aircraft at Gotha with the RLM designation Ho 229 before it had taken to the air under jet power.
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Howard-Ike-Mike

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Both Howard MIKE and IKE are in this folder. The successes of Pete, the DGA-3 convinced Benny Howard that there was money in racing aircraft. Benny and his partner, Gordon Israel, started work on two new aircraft, the DGA-4s-a pair of look-alikes named Mike and Ike, both low wing, wire-braced monoplanes.
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Huckebein

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Some sources say that the famous Soviet MiG-15 was at least inspired by the Ta 183 because the Soviets captured plans and prototypes for the Ta 183 from the Germans at the end of World War II.[1] The MiG-15 shared the general layout of high tailplane, bubble canopy, and nose mounted intake and guns.
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Hughes H-1

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Comes with TWO sets of wings. This is the plane you saw in the movie. During his work on his movie Hell's Angels, Howard Hughes and Glenn Odekirk hatched a plan to build a record-beating aircraft. The plane was given many names, but is commonly known as the H-1. It was the first aircraft model produced by the Hughes Aircraft company.
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JU-88 Mistel Bomber

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Mistel-WWII Unmanned Flying Bomb- A lethal combination of surplus JU-88s and Me-109 fighters. Used to destroy bridges and hardened targets. This model comes with the little Me-109 pilot plane on top.
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Junkers D-1

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The Junkers D.I (factory designation J 9) was a fighter aircraft produced in Germany late in World War I, significant for becoming the first all-metal fighter to enter service. The prototype, a private venture by Junkers designated the J 7, first flew on 17 September 1917.
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Junkers JU-87

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The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, "dive bomber") was a two-seat (pilot and rear gunner) German ground-attack aircraft of World War II. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, the Stuka first flew in 1935 and made its combat début in 1936 as part of the Luftwaffe's Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War.
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Junkers-Ju52

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It flew with well over a dozen air carriers including Swissair and Lufthansa as an airliner and freight hauler. In a military role, it flew with the Luftwaffe as a troop and cargo transport and briefly as a medium bomber. The Ju 52 continued in postwar service with military and civilian air fleets well into the 1980s.
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Kingfisher

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Of the several observation and scouting aeroplanes available to the Navy when the US entered World War II, the VS-310 Kingfisher was to prove the most useful and the most used predominately as "eyes" for the big guns of the battleships and cruisers and for rescue work.
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L.E.M. Lunar Lander

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Apollo Spacecraft: Apollo Lunar Module Diagram. The Lunar Module was the portion of the Apollo spacecraft that landed on the moon and returned to lunar orbit and was the first true "spaceship" since it was designed to only fly in the vacuum of space.
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Laird Super Solution

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Model in two sizes includes a little cutout of Jimmy Dolittle. The Laird Super Solution was a racing biplane built in the early 1930s by Matty Laird. It had a large radial engine and an extremely faired windshield. It was an advanced design for the time because of the relatively clean aerodynamic construction and tight engine cowling.
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Laird Turner Meteor

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En route to the races Turner flew through a hail storm. He repaired the damage and entered the Thompson Trophy Race and was running second behind Steve Wittman and his D-12 "Bonzo". Wittman developed trouble on the 17th lap and Turner slid into the lead.
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Langley Early Flyer

Langley Early Flyer
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LeBris Albatross Glider

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A sailor and sea captain, Jean-Marie Le Bris sailed around the world observing the flight of the Albatross bird. Although he sailed around the world, his true ambition was to fly. Le Bris caught some of the birds and analysed the interaction of their wings with air, identifying the aerodynamic phenomenon of lift, which he called "aspiration".
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Libelle Laminar Sailplane

Libelle Laminar Sailplane
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Lilienthal Hang Glider

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The invention of a safer small engine that worked on a system of tubular boilers allowed Lillienthal to finance his aviation experiments. He became known as the German Glider King. This is one of his gliders.
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Lippisch P-13a

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As conventional fuels were in extremely short supply by late 1944, Lippisch proposed that the P.13a be powered by coal. Initially, it was proposed that a wire-mesh basket holding coal be mounted behind a nose air intake, protruding slightly into the airflow and ignited by a gas burner.
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Lippisch-DM1

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The Lippisch DM-1 was an unpowered glider designed to test the low speed handling of the to be developed Lippisch P.13a. The glider itself was externally similar to the P.13a, with a large delta wing and half delta vertical stabilizer, which housed the cockpit.
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Lockheed Electra

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The Lockheed L-10 Electra was a twin-engine, all-metal monoplane airliner developed by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in the 1930s to compete with the Boeing 247 and Douglas DC-Amelia Earhart flew it on her legendary last flight over the Pacific. Comes in several versions.MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

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The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter was an American single-engined, high-performance, supersonic interceptor aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1958 until 1967. One of the Century Series of aircraft, it continued in service with Air National Guard units until it was phased out in 1975. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) flew a small mixed fleet of F-104 types in supersonic flight tests and spaceflight programs until they were retired in 1994. Several two-seat trainer versions were produced, the most numerous being the TF-104G. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Lockheed Orion

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The Lockheed Orion Model 9 was a single engine passenger aircraft built in 1931 for commercial airlines. It was the first airliner to have retractable landing gear and was faster than any military aircraft of that time. It was the last wooden monoplane design produced by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. It was designed and built by Richard A. Von Hake, but an interesting historical note is that Kelly Johnson of SR-71 fame was flight test engineer on the project. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Lockheed Salmon

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The American Lockheed XFV (sometimes referred to as the Salmon) was an experimental tailsitter prototype built by Lockheed to demonstrate the operation of a vertical takeoff and landing fighter for protecting convoys.
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Lockheed Sirius

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The Lockheed 8 Sirius was single engine, propeller driven monoplane designed and built by Jack Northrop and Gerard Vultee while they were engineers at Lockheed in 1929, at the request of Charles Lindbergh. Two versions of the same basic design were built for the United States Air Force, one made largely of wood with a fixed landing gear, and one with a metal skin and retractable landing gear, designated Y1C-25 and Y1C-23, respectively. Its basic role was intended to be utility transport. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Lockheed SR-71

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The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is the most spectacular performer ever to leave the ground under its own power and spread wings. Thirty years after entering service, the Blackbird is aloft again after a premature retirement. lt is still the world's fastest and highest-flying operational aircraft. MODEL BEING WORKED ON NOW
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Lockheed Vega

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The Vega was a six-passenger monoplane built by the Lockheed company starting in 1927. It became famous for its use by a number of record breaking pilots who were attracted to the rugged and very long-ranged design. Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic single handed in one, and Wiley Post flew his around the world twice.
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Lowe Civil War Balloon

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"It was through the midnight observations with one of my war-balloons that I was enabled to discover that the fortifications at Yorktown were being evacuated..." - Professor Lowe's account
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LPW-1922-Glider

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John F. Leeming and a group of friends started to build a glider in Leeming's garage at his home in Bowdon near Altrincham Cheshire. When the 'LPW' glider was completed in early 1924, it was taken to Alexandra Park Aerodrome. The club flew the glider many times at Alexandra Park, launching it by towing behind a car.
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Lunardi Hydrogen Balloon

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The 24 mile flight began the ballooning fad that inspired fashions of the day -- Lunardi skirts were decorated with balloon styles, and in Scotland, the Lunardi Bonnet is named after him (balloon-shaped and standing some 600 mm tall).
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Martin B-10 Medium Bomber

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At the time of its creation, the B-10B was so advanced that General Henry H. Arnold described it as the air power wonder of its day. It was 1.5 times as fast as any biplane bomber, and faster than any contemporary fighter. The B-10 began a revolution in bomber design; it made all existing bombers completely obsolete
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McDonnell Phantom F4

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In air combat, the Phantom's greatest advantage was its thrust, which permitted a skilled pilot to engage and disengage from the fight at will. The massive aircraft, designed to fire radar-guided missiles from beyond visual range.
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McDonnell-Phantom-Collection

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The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engined, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber. Proving highly adaptable, it became a major part of the air wings of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. It was used extensively by all three of these services during the Vietnam War, serving as the principal air superiority fighter for both the Navy and Air Force.
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Me-209 Racer

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Messerschmitt's designation Me 209 was used for two separate projects during the late 1930s and early 1940s. The first, described below, was a record-setting single-engined race plane for which little or no consideration was given to adaptation for combat.
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Mercury Capsule

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Project Mercury began on October 7, 1958, one year and three days after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 and was the first Mercury flight to achieve this goal.
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Mersey-Monoplane

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Robert Fenwick designed the Mersey monoplane, which was the first plane to be accepted by the War Office. Unfortunately, during a demonstration, it plunged to the ground and he was killed. A tablet was placed at the entrance to the main hall of the South Shields Grammar Technical school to commemorate his name and achievements.
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Messerschmitt Me-109

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The Bf 109 was the most successful fighter of World War II, shooting down more aircraft than any of its contemporaries. Originally conceived as an interceptor, it was later developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter bomber, day, night, all-weather fighter, bomber destroyer, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft.
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Messerschmitt Me-109 Collection

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The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was designed by Willy Messerschmitt in the early 1930s. It was one of the first true modern fighters of the era, including such features as an all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. The Bf 109 was produced in greater quantities than any other fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 units produced up to April 1945
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Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet

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Operations began in 1944. As expected, the aircraft was extremely fast, and for a time the Allied fighters were at a complete loss as what to do about it. Singly or in pairs, the Komets attacked, often faster than the opposing fighters could dive in an attempt to intercept them.
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Messerschmitt Me-262

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Sleek and Deadly..The Messerschmitt Me 262. During WWII's final two years this gas turbine-powered M2-262 was the great white hope of the Luftwaffe's Fighter Force.Far faster than any allied fighter type, with its powerful armament, it promised to be a potent bomber destroyer. Yet in combat, the revolutionary jet made little impact in any role..WHAT went wrong??
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Messerschmitt ME-263

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The Messerschmitt Me 263 was a rocket-powered fighter aircraft developed from the Messerschmitt Me 163 towards the end of World War II. Three prototypes were built but never flown under their own power as the rapidly deteriorating military situation in Germany prevented the completion of the test program.
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Messerschmitt Me-321 Gigant

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Me-321 Gigant WWII Cargo Glider. Kit included Panzer tank, Opel Blitz truck and even the powered Me-323 version. One of the largest card model ever with a wingspan of over 4 feet!!
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Messerschmitt-P1109

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This unorthodox project was designed in July 1944 as an attempt to achieve a great speed possible only with the swept wing and to retain a good landing characteristics of a straight one. 25 years later the US developed and test flew the AD-1 Scissorswing to prove the concept..
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Mig-15

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The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 was a jet fighter developed for the USSR. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, and it achieved fame in the skies over Korea, where early in the war, it outclassed all enemy fighters
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Mig-21

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The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed and built by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. It was popularly nicknamed "balalaika", from the aircraft's planform-view resemblance to the famous Russian stringed musical instrument. Over 10,000 built !! BUT this offer is for ONE model in two scales plus ordnance and a cartooned Russian Soldier. The entire Collection of over 10 Mig-21s is available as well.
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MiG-21-Collection

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As of 7/29/09, there are 14 unique versions of the newly designed Mig-21 Supersonic Russian Fighter cardmodel.. More (probably many!!) to come. Every version comes in two sizes and with great Fiddlersgreen instructions.
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Mig-29 Fulcrum

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Mig-29 FulcrumThe Mikoyan MiG-29 is a 4th generation jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union for an air superiority role. NATO’s reporting name for the MiG-29 is "Fulcrum", which was unofficially used by Soviet pilots in service. It was developed to counter new American fighters such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the F/A-18 Hornet.
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MiG-3 fighter

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This is a model of the under-appreciated early WWII Russian MiG-3.The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 was a Soviet fighter aircraft used during World War II. It replaced the MiG-1 on the production line on 20 December 1940 and was built in large numbers during 1941 before the one factory that manufactured it was converted to produce the Ilyushin Il-2 later that year.
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Minimoa Sailplane

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It was made out of wood and fabric with cantilevered 'gull' wings. A B-version in 1938 had thinner wings with a modified section and the gull's kink in a different place. The undercarriage was non-retractable. It was the first glider built to carry water-ballast in a tank behind the pilot.
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Mitsubishi-Claude

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The Mitsubishi A5M a Japanese carrier based fighter aircraft. It was the world's first monoplane shipboard fighter and the direct ancestor of the famous Mitsubishi A6M 'Zero'. The Allied code-name was Claude; the Japanese Navy designation was "Type 96 carrier-based fighter"
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Montgolfier Brothers

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On 19 September 1783 the Aerostat Réveillon was flown with the first living beings in a basket attached to the balloon: a sheep, called Montauciel (Climb-to-the-sky), a duck and a rooster.The duck was expected to be unharmed by being lifted aloft.
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Morane-Saulnier Bullet

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The Morane-Saulnier N was a French monoplane fighter aircraft of the First World War. One of the last of the wing warpers, the Type N entered service in April 1915. This is one of our easier and most fun WWI models
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Mr Mulligan

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The Howard DGA-6 was a pioneer racing plane, nicknamed Mister Mulligan. The plane was designed and developed by Ben Howard and Gordon Israel, who later became an engineer for the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. Mister Mulligan was designed to fly the entire length of the Bendix race nonstop and at high altitude.
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Nieuport 17

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Many WWI Aces flew Nieuport fighters, including Canadian Ace W.A. Bishop, who received a Victoria Cross while flying it, and most famously of all, Albert Ball. Like the other Nieuport types, the 17 was used as an advanced trainer for prospective fighter pilots after its operational days were over.
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Nieuport 28

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The Nieuport 28 is unique in aviation history having received considerable fame for being a glorious fighting machine when in truth, it was rejected as a frontline fighter by the French Airservice. Because of ready availability it was rushed into production even without customers and was supplied to the American Expeditionary Air Force early in 1918.
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Nieuport-28-Collection

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As of 8/09 there were about 12 different versions- soon to be in TWO sizes! And the expectations of more to come..Designed by Gustave Delag, its principle claim to fame is that it was the first aircraft to see service with an American fighter squadron. Proud pilots of BOTH sides were inclined to decorate their aircraft in the spirit of committing a bit of Shock and Awe following up with Mission Accomplished !! (Not all versions are shown)
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Norge Polar Explorer Airship

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The Norge was a semi-rigid Italian-built airship that carried out what many consider the first verified overflight of the North Pole on May 12, 1926. It was also the first aircraft to fly over the polar ice cap between Europe and America. The expedition was the brainchild of polar explorer and expedition leader Roald Amundsen.
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North American B-25 Bomber

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The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engined medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. It was used by many Allied air forces, in every theater of World War II, as well as many other air forces after the war ended, and saw service across four decades. This model is again being worked on for winter 2010 release. MODEL IS NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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North American X15

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Of all the X-15 missions, two flights (by the same pilot) qualified as space flights, per the international FAI definition of a spaceflight by exceeding a 100 kilometer (62.137 mi, 328,084 ft) altitude.
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North-American-Fury

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Another Navy model by Rob Carleen, who is retired from the Navy. Don't miss the 5 page tutorial Rob put together about how he designed this model. You can thank him- he will enjoy hearing from you.. rcarleen@cox.net ALSO, the FG model 'Fury-FJ1' has been deleted and added to this folder as an additional version
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North-American-P51-Collection

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Comes in 15 versions! Thanks to John Dell, Ed Mercia, and Jim Gausman! The P-51 flew most of its wartime missions as a bomber escort in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air superiority from early 1944.After World War II and the Korean conflict, many Mustangs were converted for civilian use, especially air racing.
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North-American-P51-Racers

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Massive collection of Racing Mustangs by designer John Dell.
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Northrop B-2 Spirit

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The Northrop B-2 Spirit (also known as the Stealth Bomber) is an American heavy bomber with "low observable" stealth technology designed to penetrate dense anti-aircraft defenses and deploy both conventional and nuclear weapons. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Northrop Delta

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The Northrop Delta was an American single engined passenger transport aircraft of the 1930s. Closely related to Northrop's Gamma mail plane, 13 were produced by the Northrop Corporation, followed by 19 aircraft built under license by Canadian Vickers Limited. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter

Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter
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Northrop Gamma

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The most famous Gamma was the "Polar Star." The aircraft was carried via ship and offloaded onto the pack ice in the Ross Sea during Lincoln Ellsworth's 1934 expedition to Antarctica. The airplane was almost lost when the ice underneath it broke and it had to be returned to United States for repairs.
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Northrop XB-35

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The Northrop XB-35 was an experimental heavy bomber aircraft developed for the United States Army Air Forces during and shortly after World War II by the Northrop Corporation. It was the first bomber to use the radical and potentially very efficient flying wing design, in which the tail section and fuselage are eliminated and all payload is carried in a thick wing. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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P-26 Peashooter

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The American Boeing P-26, nicknamed the "Peashooter", was the first all-metal production fighter aircraft and the first pursuit monoplane used by the United States Army Air Corps. The prototype first flew in 1932, and were used by the Air Corps as late as 1941 in the Philippines.
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P-35

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The Seversky P-35 was a fighter aircraft built in the United States in the late 1930s. The P-35 was the first single-seat fighter in U.S. Army Air Corps to feature all-metal construction, a retractable landing gear and an enclosed cockpit.
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P-38 Lightning

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The US heavy hitter in the WWII Pacific Theater. With drop tanks under its wings,the P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations where it enabled two airmen to achieve the highest-ever per pilot tally of American aerial victories.
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P-40 Warhawk

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P40 redirects here. For the Italian tank, see Carro Armato P 40. The Curtiss P-40 was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. It was used by the air forces of 28 nations, including those of most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in front line service until the end of the war
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P-47 Thunderbolt

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The P-47 was effective in air combat but proved especially adept at ground attack. It had eight .50-caliber machine guns, four per wing. When fully loaded the P-47 could weigh up to eight tons. A modern-day counterpart in that role, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, takes its name from the P-47.
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P-80 Shooting Star

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Long awaited !! This was the first jet to tangle with a MIG 15 that was to become the first jet dog-fight ever! Rob has included a little model of the Allison J-33 Turbine that sets into the aft fuselage AND Ground Support Equipment to lift it out. Two sizes with the larger having a wing span of 15 inches. BW, Silver and Red Arctic versions included at release.
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P-82 Twin Mustang

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Flying in formation with itself... The immense distances between islands in the Pacific Theater required a fighter type that could fly for hours between islands, yet have its pilot fresh for combat at any time. The North American solution was its P-82 Twin Mustang. Unique concept.
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Paris Seige Balloon

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Pigeons only knew their way in Paris. Balloons were not easy to control. The obvious trick was to fly both messages and crated pigeons out of Paris in balloons by night, and to send microfilmed messages back by carrier pigeon.
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Pawnee Glider Tug

The Pawnee is a single engined low-wing monoplane constructed of steel tubing and covered with fabric. The emphasis of this design was on pilot safety with the fuselage structure designed to collapse progressively during a low speed crash, typically experienced during crop spraying operations.
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Pearse Flying Machine

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Located in turbulent air-flow, and close to the centre of gravity, the controls would have lacked adequate turning moment to control the pitch or yaw of the aircraft. The principles of his design, however, accord precisely with modern thinking on the subject.
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Pfalz DIII

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Like the Rolands, the Pfalz D.III used a plywood monocoque fuselage. Two layers of thin plywood strips were placed over a mold to form one half of a fuselage shell. The fuselage halves were then glued together, covered with a layer of fabric, and doped. Very strong and could be built with unskilled help
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Phillips-Multiplane

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Phillips's 1904 Multiplane expanded on the 1893 test vehicle in a configuration that could be flown by a person. It utilized 21 wings and had a tail for stability, but was unable to achieve sustained flight. You've probably seen old time movies of this monster trying to take-off only to ungraciously fold up like a taco.
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Piasecki-H21

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The Piasecki H-21 Workhorse/Shawnee is an American helicopter, the fourth of a line of tandem rotor helicopters designed and built by Piasecki Helicopter (later Boeing Vertol). Commonly called the "flying banana", it was a multi-mission helicopter, utilizing wheels, skis, or floats.
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Piasecki-PV2

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The PV-2 first flew on April 11, 1943.[1] Developed as a technology demonstrator, the PV-2 brought several new features such as the first dynamically balanced rotor blades, a rigid tail rotor with a tension-torsion pitch change system, and a full cyclic and collective rotor pitch control.
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Pietenpol Air Camper

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Pietenpol Air Camper
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Piper J3-Cub

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The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. With tandem (fore and aft) seating, it was intended for flight training but became one of the most popular and best-known light aircraft of all time.
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Piper Super-Cub

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Piper Super-Cub
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Piper Tri-Pacer

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Piper Tri-Pacer
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Piper-TwinCub

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This odd little aircraft was actually built, flown, photographed, raved about, and then returned to it^s original TWO Cub configuration. Makes one want to ask ..why? Have at it!
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Polikarpov I-153

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The Russian Polikarpov I-153 Chaika (Russian Чайка, "Seagull") was a late 1930s Soviet biplane fighter. Developed as an advanced version of the I-15, the I-153 saw limited service, but fought in the Soviet-Japanese combats in Mongolia. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Polikarpov I-16

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The Polikarpov I-16 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of revolutionary design; it was the world's first cantilever-winged monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear. The I-16 was introduced in the mid-1930s and formed the backbone of the Soviet Air Force at the beginning of World War II. The diminutive fighter prominently featured in the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Spanish Civil War where it was called the Rata (Rat) by the Nationalists or Mosca (Fly) by the Republicans, and the Battle of Khalkhin Gol. The Finnish nickname for I-16 was Siipiorava ("Flying Squirrel"). MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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PT-16 Trainer

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The Ryan STs were a series of two seat, low wing monoplane aircraft built by the Ryan Aeronautical Company. They were used as sport aircraft, as well as trainers by flying schools and the military of several countries.
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PT-22 Trainer

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Trainers are on the Helicopter CDs. The Ryan PT-22 Recruit is a military trainer aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces for primary pilot training. It was the first monoplane that the Army had used for primary pilot training, as all previous PT aircraft were biplanes.
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PT-26 Trainer

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The Fairchild PT-19 was a USA Fairchild Aircraft monoplane primary trainer aircraft that served with the United States Army Air Forces, RAF and RCAF during World War II. The final variant was the PT-26, which used the L-440-7 engine. The Canadian-built versions of these were designated the Cornell.
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Renard-Monoplane

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The R.17 was a high-wing cantilever monoplane, the cantilever wing an unusual feature when most contempary aircraft still had braced wings. Designed as a high-speed transport for fresh flowers no aircraft were ordered and the only R.17 was retained by the company till 1946.
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Republic F-105 Thunderchief

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The Republic F-105 Thunderchief, was a supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force. The Mach 2 capable F-105 bore the brunt of strike bombing over North Vietnam during the early years of the Vietnam War. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Rutan Voyager

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Voyager's glorious adventure enthralled millions in December 1986, when for the first time a crew of two pilots traveled around our entire planet without pausing or refueling. With its bizarre shape, modern lightweight construction and enormous fuel capacity, this amazing aircraft was the right machine for a marathon endurance test. Its pilots were cramped but courageous throughout their incredible journey. MODEL NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Ryan FR Fireball

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The Ryan FR Fireball was a composite propeller and jet-powered aircraft designed by Ryan Aeronautical for the United States Navy during World War II. The Fireball entered service before the end of the war, but did not see combat. The FR-1 Fireball was the United States Navy's first aircraft with jet propulsion. MODEL IS NOT YET AVAILABLE.
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Ryan Vertijet

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The X-13 was designed to investigate vertical takeoff, horizontal flight transition, and return to vertical flight for landing. The X-13 was flown conventionally on December 10, 1955 to test its aerodynamic characteristics.
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Ryder-Firecracker-racer

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Keith Rider's earlier racers were monocoque construction and the R-4 was steel tubing, with a wood fairing covered with fabric. The plywood covered wing used a symmetrical airfoil and the landing gear had a wide tread and folded inwardly with a manual retracting mechanism.
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Sailplane Toy

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This is the first of a new series of sailplanes and gliders. Easy to put together! Are you new to modeling? This is a great model for kids and new modelers to start with. The Sailplane Toy is a pleasure to build and flies very nicely.
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Salamander

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Designed and built quickly, and made primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply and prioritised for other aircraft, the He 162 was nevertheless the fastest of the first generation of Axis and Allied jets. Volksjäger was the RLM's official name for the He 162.
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Schweizer 1-26 Sailplane

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The 1-26 is used by many soaring clubs in the United States and is often the first single place glider that a student flies immediately after solo, often coming from a Schweizer 2-33 two-seat trainer.
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Schweizer 2-33

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The Schweizer SGS 2-33 is a United States two-seat, high-wing, strut-braced, training glider built by Schweizer Aircraft of Elmira, New York. From its introduction until the late 1980s, the 2-33 was the main training glider in North America.
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Schweizer TG-2 Trainer

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After the war they were sold as surplus and quickly became sought after in civil soaring for their structural strength, lightness and their rugged all-metal design. The 2-8 became one of the most popular post war trainers in the USA
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SE5a

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The S.E.5 entered service with No. 56 Squadron RFC in March 1917 although the squadron did not deploy to the Western Front until the following month, among other reasons so that the very large "greenhouse" windscreens, unpopular with pilots, could be replaced with small rectangular screens of conventional design.
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Seversky Racer

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Seversky RacerThe Seversky Sev-S2, a powerful, low-wing racing monoplane, was virtually identical to the Seversky P-35, which was undergoing trials in 1937. It dominated the last three Bendix Trophy air races, beginning in 1937 when Frank Fuller won at an average speed of 415.51km/h.
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Siemens-Schuckert

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A number of captured Nieuport 17 fighters were given to German aircraft manufacturers to study, the Siemens-Schukert Werke produced the D.I based on the captured fighter. The D.I was a biplane powered by 110 hp (82 kW) Siemens-Halske Sh.I rotary engine.
$7.50

Sikorsky S-38

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The Sikorsky S-38 was an American twin-engined 8-seat amphibious aircraft. It was sometimes called "The Explorer's Air Yacht" and was Sikorsky's first widely produced amphibious flying boat.
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Sikorsky S-39

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In 2003, aviator Dick Jackson completed an authentic restoration of the S-39, dubbed the "Spirit of Igor" in honor of the Johnsons and Igor Sikorsky. The restoration process required nearly 40 years and 40,000 man-hours to complete.
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Sikorsky S-51

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The helicopter had come of age. Igor Sikorsky and his merry band of engineers developed a powerful and stable all weather helicopter and there was only better to come..The S-51 was long and lovely as is this cardmodel.. Two sizes and several versions.. Two are the red and blue company versions.
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Sikorsky S-64 Sky Crane

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The Sky Crane is a fire fighting marvel seen all over the world in the news. Comes with a couple water containers and a EVEN a HOUSE to lug around. Looks great done up in bright orange hanging from the ceiling.. Sikorsky has a winner here and perhaps should get them back into production, yes? Easy and great fun to build !
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Sikorsky VS-300

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The Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 was a helicopter designed by Igor Sikorsky. Its first free (untethered) flight was on 13 May 1940. While not the first successful helicopter to fly, it was the first of the configuration that would later become the most popular.
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Sikorsky-R4

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Originally designed in 1989 by the legendary English gentleman, C. Mudget esq, the Sikorsky R-4 model has been completely redesigned (Sept, 06). Not only that, there are two new versions plus a new BW and instruction sheet-PLUS floats !!.
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Sikorsky-S-55

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The first BIG helicopter Sikorsky built and the first one tailored utility as well as for war. It could easily carry 10 soldiers to combat and transport 6 returning stretchers of wounded. Several versions in folder..You can even hinge the clam-shell doors and show off the little PW engine. Lovely little model that comes in several versions all the the price of one.
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Skytrain C-47 / DC-3

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This C-47 actually hauled a Waco CG-4 Invasion Glider into the thick of it at Normandy. The glider and tiny model Jeep model is available in matching scale. Redrawn March 07 with the help of Rob Carleen who also created the RD4-5L Navy version that landed at the South Pole in October 1956.
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Slingsby-Tutor

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The T.31 was a tandem two-seat development of the T.8 Tutor. A single T.31A prototype was flown in 1949, followed by the production T.31B, with spoilers and a small additional wing bracing strut. T.31s were exported to Burma, Ceylon, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan and Rhodesia.
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SNECMA Coleoptere VTOL

SNECMA Coleoptere VTOL
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SNJ Texan

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Arguably, the best and most loved trainer ever. Produced by the thousands, many still fly today- often at airshows dressed up as scarce but noisy Zeros. The T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft designed by North American Aviation, used to train fighter pilots from all over the world..
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Sopwith Camel

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The Camel was a superlative fighter, and offered heavier armament and better performance than the Pup and Triplane. In the hands of an experienced pilot, its manoeuvrability was unmatched by any contemporary type. This model comes with several versions in two scales plus a BW. Roy Brown's Camel (the pilot that maybe shot down the Red Baron) is included along with a cutout cardmodel of the good Captain.
$14.95

Sopwith Camel Collection

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The agile little WWI British Sopwith Camel played a major role in the skies over France. The compact and lightweight Camel was the most prolific of Sopwith's wartime fighters. Introduced on the Western Front in 1917, the Camel F.1 helped establish aerial superiority over German fighters, 12 version as of 9/09
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Sopwith Pup

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The Pup's light weight and generous wing area gave it a good rate of climb. Agility was enhanced by ailerons being fitted on both wings. The Pup had half the horsepower and armament of the German Albatros D.III, but was much more maneuverable due to its light wing loading. Ace James McCudden stated that "When it came to maneuvering, the Sopwith (Pup) would turn twice to an Albatros' once ... ".
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Sopwith Tabloid

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This Sopwith Tabloid was an adorable British biplane sports aircraft, one of the first to be built by the Sopwith Aviation Company. When it showed up for the Schneider Races in 1913 everyone laughed until, at 100mph ! it blew by all the other monoplanes of the day. An utterly delightful model.
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Sopwith Tripe

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The Triplane's combat debut was highly successful. The new fighter's exceptional rate of climb and high service ceiling gave it a marked advantage over the Albatros D.III, though the Triplane was slower in a dive. The Germans were so impressed by the performance of the Triplane that it spawned a brief triplane craze among German aircraft manufacturers, resulting in no fewer than 34 different prototypes.
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Space Shuttle

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The shuttle was one of the earliest craft to use a computerized fly-by-wire digital flight control system with no mechanical or hydraulic linkages connect the pilot's control stick to the control surfaces or reaction control system thrusters.
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SPAD XIII

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The SPAD XIII was a French biplane fighter aircraft of World War I, developed by Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés (SPAD) from the earlier highly successful SPAD S.VII. It was one of the most capable fighters of the war, and one of the most-produced, with 8,472 built and orders for around 10,000 more cancelled at the Armistice.
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Spad XIII Collection

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It first flew on April 4, 1917, and the following month was already being delivered to the French Air Service. Other Allied forces were quick to adopt the new fighter as well, and nearly half of the 893 purchased for the United States Army Air Service were still in service in 1920. It was also exported to Japan, Poland, and Czechoslovakia after the war
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Spirit

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The Spirit of St. Louis (Registration: N-X-211) is the custom-built single engine, single seat monoplane that was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927, on the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris for which Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize.
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Spitfire

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There was, and still is, a public perception that it was the RAF fighter of the Battle although the more numerous Hurricane actually shouldered a greater proportion of the burden against the potent Luftwaffe.
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Stars & Stripes Balloon

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Stars and stripes USA hot air balloon model with the faimiliar inverted raindrop shape designed by the Navy in the 60s. It is the lightest and lowest-stress design. It also provides a big area for the wind to push against, making a sort of aerial sailboat.
$5.95

Stearman-PT17

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One of the most widely used basic trainers of the war period was this biplane: the Boeing- Stearman Kaydet which, based on the original Stearman design, was produced by Boeing until February 1945 in a total of 10,346 aircraft to meet the needs of the USAAF and the US Navy. It was also extensively used as a glider tug and crop duster.. 11 different versions
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Stinson-Gullwing

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A graceful airplane, the four- to five-place Gull Wings, called "Reliants" by the factory, were very large machines! Though they were not fast, they definitely were "character" airplanes with their own distinctive shape.
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SU-27

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The Sukhoi Su-27 is a one-seat Mach-2 class jet fighter plane originally manufactured by the Soviet Union, and designed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau. It was intended as a direct competitor for the large American fourth generation fighters, with long 2,193 mile range, heavy armament, sophisticated avionics and high agility.
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Taube

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The Rumpler Taube (German, dove) is a pre-World War I monoplane aircraft, and the first mass produced military plane in Germany. Being the Germans' first practical military plane, it was used for all common military aircraft applications, including as a fighter, bomber, surveillance plane and trainer from its first flight in 1910 until the beginning of World War I.
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Thomas-Morse Tommy

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The Thomas Brothers S-4 was an American biplane advanced trainer, operated by the Army and Navy. Dubbed the "Tommy" by pilots who flew it, the aircraft became the favorite single-seat training airplane produced in the U.S. during WWI, having a long and varied career beginning with the S4B, which first appeared in the summer of 1917.
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Tiger Moth

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The de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth is a 1930s biplane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and was operated by the Royal Air Force and others as a primary trainer≥ By start of the Second World War, the RAF had 500 of the aircraft in service and large numbers of civilian Tiger Moths were impressed to meet the demand for trainers.
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Tornado

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The Panavia Tornado is a family of twin-engine combat aircraft. There are three primary versions of the Tornado IDS (Interdictor/Strike) fighter-bomber, the suppression of enemy air defences Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat/ Reconnaissance) and the Tornado ADV (Air Defence Variant) interceptor.
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Travel Air Mystery Ship

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The Travel Air Type R "Mystery Ships" were racing airplanes built by the Travel Air company in the late 1920s and early 1930s. They were so called because the first plane of the series (R614K) was built entirely in secrecy and kept under cover for the 1929 Cleveland Air Races.
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Triebflugel X-plane

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It had no wings, and all lift and thrust were provided by a rotor/propeller assembly in the middle of the craft. When the plane was sitting on its tail in the vertical position the rotors would have functioned similarly to a helicopter. When flying horizontally they would function more like a giant propeller.
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USA Eagle Patriot Balloon

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The Screaming Eagle balloon from Fiddlersgreen.net, a great patriotic addition to your collection to which you can add your own special phrases, mottos, and quotes. Easy to build in just an evening and perfect to hang from the ceiling in the kid's room or office. Included in the Balloons and Airships Collection CD.
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V-1 Missile

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The V-1 Doodlebug has been completely re-drawn.. The first design was done by hand in 1987 way-back in the computer dark ages. This one has BW and 4 other versions including the manned Reichesberg V1
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Velie Monocoupe

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The Monocoupe was manufactured from 1927-9 by Velie Motors Corporation (founded by Willard L. Velie, maternal grandson of John Deere). It was a wood-frame, doped fabric-covered monoplane (hence the name), seating two people in an enclosed cabin.
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Vertol-Hup2

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The design was a product of a competition by the U.S. Navy in 1945 for a compact utility/rescue helicopter to operate from Navy ships including aircraft carriers, battleships, and cruisers. The prototype was designated by the Navy as the XHJP-1, and first flew in March 1948.
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Vickers-22

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In 1960, a replica was created of Vickers 22 (Bleriot type) Monoplane, utilizing Vickers company drawings, originally intended for use by the Vickers Flying Club in 1910. The completed prototype was available and 20th Century Fox purchased the replica.
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Vindicator

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The XSB2U-1 was of conventional low-wing tailwheel monoplane configuration, with the pilot and tail gunner seated in tandem under a long greenhouse-style canopy. Its only remarkable design feature was a propeller with reversible pitch, allowing it to be used to brake the aircraft during a dive bombing attack.
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Voisin

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Eager to try flying a seaplane as well, Voisin purchased several of the Fabre floats and fitted them to his Canard airplane. In October 1910, the Canard-Voisin became the first seaplane to fly over the river Seine.
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Vought Cutlass

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The Vought F7U Cutlass was a United States Navy carrier-based jet fighter and fighter-bomber of the early Cold War era. It was a highly unusual, semi-tailless design, allegedly based on aerodynamic data and plans captured from the Arado company at the end of World War II, though Vought designers denied any link to the German research at the time. It was one of the first combat aircraft to feature a head-up display (HUD), an inertial navigation system (INS), and a turbofan engine.
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Vought-A7 Corsair

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In 1962, the US Navy began preliminary work on the A7 Corair, a replacement for the A-4 Skyhawk only with greater range and payload. Typical of US Government DOD thriftyness, particular emphasis was placed on accurate delivery of weapons to 'reduce the cost per target.' War is OK. Trashed environment OK too. A few million killed or displaced even ok. As long as it's cost effective !! Incoming Shoe
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WACO CG-4 Invasion Glider

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The CG-4A found favor where its small size was a benefit; the CG-4A could land in smaller spaces than larger capacity aircraft. In addition, by using a fairly simple net system, an in-flight C-47 equipped with a tail hook could "pick up" a CG-4A waiting on the ground.
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Wedell-Williams

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The Wedell-Williams landing gear had no shock absorbers and the shock of landing was absorbed by the tires. The aircraft had very little forward visibility, and this has been confirmed by pilots flying replica's. The #121 had the gear set at an angle.
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Whiteheads Flyer

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Gustave Whitehead's name and work lapsed into obscurity until a 1935 magazine article and follow-up book spotlighted his legacy and sparked a vigorous "first flight" debate among aviation buffs—including Orville Wright—that has lasted ever since.
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Wright Glider

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The lesser known predecessor of the famous Wright Brothers Flyer also known as the Kitty Hawk, named after the site of their flight tests. The design of the Glider was the foundation for the Wright Brothers' historic flight.
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Wright-Flyer

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Upon returning to Kitty Hawk in 1903, the Wrights completed assembly of the Flyer while practicing on the 1902 Glider from the previous season. On December 14, 1903, they felt ready for their first attempt at powered flight.
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Wright-VinFiz

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Calbraith Perry Rodgers, grandson of naval hero Oliver Hazard Perry and a risk-taking sort of sportsman, had taken about 90 minutes of instruction from Orville Wright in June 1911 before soloing, and had won an $11,000 air endurance prize in a contest in August. Rodgers became the first private citizen to buy a Wright airplane.
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WWI Tent Hanger

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WWI Tent Hangars provided portable temporary storage of planes, protection from the elements, and repair and service for the planes. They were set up by airmen fairly quickly for maintenance and allowed some cover to prevent discovery. We apologize for the wonky photo. If you have a photo of the model please send it in.
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YAK-3

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The Yakovlev Yak-3 (Russian language: Як-3) was a World War II Soviet fighter aircraft regarded as one of the best fighters of the war. It was one of the smallest and lightest major combat fighters fielded by any combatant during the war, and its high power-to-weight ratio gave it excellent performance.
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YAK-38

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The Yakovlev Yak-38 (NATO reporting name: Forger) was Soviet Naval Aviation's first and only operational VTOL multi-role combat aircraft. There were a series of Yak-38 shipboard trials with the emphasis placed on developing procedure for STOL operations.
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Yokosuka Ohka

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It was a manned flying bomb that was usually carried underneath bombers to within range of its target; on release, the pilot would first glide toward the target and when close enough he would fire the Ohka's rocket engine and guide the missile towards the ship that he intended to destroy. (FYI, 'Ohka' translates to Cherry Blossom)
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Zögling Primary Glider

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Sydney Button built his Zogling Primary Glider and test flew it in 1941 on the paddocks at Matraville, right next to Mascot Airport. He taught himself to fly by getting a friend to operate his Essex car which had the back wheel jacked up and fitted with a drum full of wire.
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Zero

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The pre-series A6M2 Zero became known in 1940-41, when the fighter destroyed 266 confirmed aircraft in China. At the time of Pearl Harbor, there were 420 Zeros active in the Pacific. The carrier-borne Model 21 was the type encountered by the Americans, often much further from its carriers than expected, with a mission range of over 1600 statute miles.

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