V-173 Flying Pancake
Unassembled plastic model kit with resin parts.
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back in stock!)List price: $73.99You pay: $52.59(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Special HobbyStock Number: SPH 48121Scale: 1/48View all products of type "Vought V-173"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Special Hobby models are limited run kits which consist of plastic, resin and metal parts. For intermediate to advanced modelers only, they will require extra work to build successfully.
Includes markings for 1 aircraft.
The Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake" designed by Charles H. Zimmerman was an American experimental test aircraft built as part of the Vought XF5U "Flying Flapjack" World War II United States Navy fighter aircraft program.
Both the V-173 and the XF5U featured an unorthodox "all-wing" design consisting of flat, somewhat disk-shaped bodies (hence the name) serving as the lifting surface. Two piston engines buried in the body drove propellers located on the leading edge at the wingtips.