An authentic representation of an OE-1 Cessna Bird Dog, operated by the U.S. Marines Observation and Reconnaissance Squadron VMO-2, stationed in Japan in around 1952.
All models in this series have real airframes, built up from laser-cut balsa sheet and strip parts, covered with lightweight model aircraft tissue to ensure the best possible flying performance.
With a wingspan of 53.4cm your finished model will be big enough to handle with ease and yet small enough to display with pride in your living room.
Perhaps you remember building one of the original kits as a youngster, cutting out the fiddly printed wood parts with a scalpel?
So much more fun than a plastic “Airfix” kit, enjoy time together with your son or daughter developing engineering skills they’ll value forever and creating memories they’ll treasure for a lifetime.
These kits make great Christmas gifts and birthday presents for that “hard to buy for” man who has everything (please note children under 14 should be supervised by an adult).