Flying Tigers

Build a wartime 'recognition model'

Robert Clark sent along a scan from a model-airplane quarterly called Kits And Plans Antiquarius (KAPA) Kollector. (These may be reproductions of wartime publications.) The image below is a hefty 1 megabyte, so I hope you're not on a dial-up connection to the internet. If saved to your computer, it will print out as an 8.5x11" page so you can build a balsa-wood 1/72 scale model with a wingspan of a bit less than six inches.

Brewster F2A recognition model

Perhaps the whole concept of a "recognition model" is a mystery to you. If so, be aware that they were originally meant for air-raid warning networks, but at least in the United States had their greatest demand from schoolboys.

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