frauenfelder at May 22nd, 2014 15:39 — #1
bobknetzger at May 22nd, 2014 15:56 — #2
Cool catalog--love the models in the back of non-glamorous industrial components and engines. Of course we kids in the 60's who did not have dads who worked for the military industrial complex had to settle for the civilian hobby-store versions: Revel models!
stefanjones at May 22nd, 2014 17:06 — #3
I remember "models" like these. My childhood dentist had some navy planes in his office, and my uncle, a salesman for Learjet and Cessna, had several of them.
Uncle Tommy gave my hyperactive kid brother a "spare" learjet model. My brother treated it like a toy and I think it lasted a week. It was made of some kind of brittle composition material. I remember how lame it looked after my mother glued the tail back on with Duco cement; missing bits of the glossy shell showed the sawdust / cement casting material underneath.
I much preferred the plastic models that Bob refers to!
heckblazer at May 22nd, 2014 17:19 — #4
I'd just like to note the UFO-looking thing is the very real Avro Canada VZ-9AV Avrocar. Because they tried some crazy stuff back during the Cold War.
douglas_stuart at May 23rd, 2014 08:56 — #5
Yeah. The avrocar shows up in the webz every few years in "GOVT WORKING ON FLYING SAUCER TOP SEECRET" click bait.
I think the subtly funniest is the Bulpup missile. Mounted nose down.
frauenfelder at May 27th, 2014 15:39 — #6
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