1/48 scale BUILT CONVAIR XFY-1 VTO "POGO" UNUSUAL L@@K

1/48 SCALE IN THE EARLY '50s THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT PUT OUT A CONTRACT FOR AN AIRCRAFT CAPABLE OF VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AND LANDINGS. CONVAIR AIRCRAFT TOOK UP THE CHALLAGE AND PRODUCED THE":POGO".THE AIRCRAFT FEATURED TWO 14 FOOT, COUNTER-ROTATING PROPS, AND "X" SHAPE AND A POWERFUL TURBINE ENGINE. AFTER EXTENTSIVE TEETERED TESTING ON NOV. 2, 1954 THE XFY-1 TOOK OFF VERTICALLY, ROTATED 90 DEGREES AND FLEW IN LEVEL FLIGHT TO A MAX SPEED OF 610MPH, HOVERED TO THE VERTICAL POSITION AND LANDED. THIS WAS THE FIRST EVER VERTICAL FLIGHT IN THE WORLD. THIS MODEL HAS CORRECTED DECALS. NICELY DONE READY FOR DISPLAY. LADDER AND FIGURES INCLUDED. PLEASE STUDY PHOTOS, WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET. FLATRATE SHIPPING-U.S. ONLY-BY USPS-$8.75 INCLUDES INSURANCE. WE DON'T MAKE OUR MONEY ON SHIPPING. PAYMENT WITHIN 3 DAYS OF AUCTION END-PLEASE- WE ACCEPT PAYPAL

ALL OF OUR MODELS ARE FROM COLLECTIONS or ESTATES. ALL MODELS ARE BUILT BY ADULTS, MOST OF WHOM HAVE MODELLED FOR MANY YEARS. PLEASE STUDY THE PHOTOS CAREFULLY AS THESE ITEMS ARE SOLD "AS FOUND-AS IS". ANY NOTCICEABLE FLAWS WILL BE NOTED IN THE DESCRIPTION.

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