Laird Super Solution
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Select a thumbnail to see the picture full-size. In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $29.95You pay: $19.99(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Williams BrothersStock Number: WIL 32510Scale: 1/32View all products of type "Racer"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Williams Brothers kits are re-issued kits from the 60s and 70s. Part fitment and quality is consistent with kits from that era.
Designed by Matty Laird in 1931, it was designed to minimize all frontal area to reduce drag and obtain the maximum possible speed. Rolled our of the factory just 5 days before the Bendix cross country race- from Burbank, California to Cleveland, Ohio- the plane had some initial stability issues, but they were corrected overnight. Jimmy Doolittle took the plane and flew from Lansing, Illinois to Burbank for the Bendix race! Immediately, he was off for the race to Cleveland, which he won with an average speed of 223mph, but he immediately refueled and went on to Newark, New Jersey to set a new coast to coast record! And then, he refueled, and flew back to Cleveland to enter the Thompson Trophy Race-a total of 2882 miles! Alas, the trip was too much for the engine, and after an early lead, he had to drop out in lap 7.
Kit features a detailed cockpit, fully represented Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial engine, spatted undercarriage and injection-molded windscreen.
Decals and color painting guide for NR12048 in green and yellow livery.