Sunday, June 16, 2013

Yet more model kits I didn't build: Heller Etendard IV

The Etendard IV aircraft model had a working retractable landing gear that was controlled by nylon fishing line over coils. Pulling a lever would raise the gear that was then locked in place, and a spring action released it open again. 

For the reminiscences and drawings of someone who worked for Heller designing models in the Sixties, see My days at Heller.

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