Cessna T-50 Song Bird Bamboo Bomber Model Aircraft
While the wings and tail unit were wood the fuselage was a welded steel-tube design with fabric over wooden skinning. A low-wing cantilever monoplane it featured a unique retractable tailwheel and wing trailing-edge flaps both electrically actuated. Army Air Corps under the designation AT-8. In 1942 the USAAF felt the T-50s would work well as light personnel transports and for liaison/communication. 1 287 AT-17 Bobcats (later designated as UC-78s) were delivered and served in all theaters of war. Not to be outdone the U.S. Navy in 1942-43 purchased 67 planes which they designated JRC-1s to ferry pilots between delivery ports and transport navy pilots to new duty stations. The T-50 served in these various roles for several years after the war. Over two dozen Bobcats still roam the skies of the USA Canada and Australia/New Zealand. Handcarved Mahogany Wood Model Airplane. Handcrafted and Handpainted. Comes with base stand ready to display. Wing Span: 13 .