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Fascinated with model aviation since a youngster, my modeling experience includes control-line, indoor modeling, competition free flight, r/c competition thermal sailplanes, r/c electric powered models, and more recently, Giant Scale r/c models. After gaining an MIT Aeronautical/Astronautical degree, I served 29 years in the USAF in the space and missile fields, serving as Program Manager for two major space programs. Presently retired and residing in Southern California, enjoying its year-around excellent


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Northrup Gamma model airplane plan

Northrup Gamma  ( 34 in. / 86.4 cm )

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This "Polar Star" rendition of the Northrop Gamma cargo aircraft flew several missions over Antartica in the mid 30s, an amazing technical and logistical achievement by explorer Lincoln...

Northrup Gamma Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 34 in. / 86.4 cm
Publisher: Flying Aces Down Under
Designer: Lloyd Willis
Plan File Info:
ID: 83019
File Size: 217.8 KB
Downloads: 49
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 16:24
Updated: 28/02/19 01:15:25am

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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt model airplane plan

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt  ( 28 in. / 71.1 cm )

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Harold J. Towner designed this 28" span sport scale, a rubber-powered free flight, of the P-47D Thunderbolt, RAF version. All the formers and rib outlines are provided and careful building will...

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 28 in. / 71.1 cm
Designer: Harold J. Towner
Plan File Info:
ID: 90451
File Size: 1.2 MB
Downloads: 241
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:12
Updated: 28/02/17 03:19:51am

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Great Lakes 2T-1a Sport Trainer model airplane plan

Great Lakes 2T-1a Sport Trainer  ( 57 in. / 144.8 cm )

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The Great Lakes Sport Trainer is a biplane trainer and aerobatic aircraft, originally produced in large numbers before the company building it went bankrupt in 1933. Due to its continuing...

Great Lakes 2T-1a Sport Trainer Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Trainer
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 57 in. / 144.8 cm
Publisher: Scale Line Model Products
Date: 01/1961
Plan File Info:
ID: 81541
File Size: 9.7 MB
Downloads: 284
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 00:26
Updated: 28/02/16 11:44:12pm

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Modernaire 57 model airplane plan

Modernaire 57  ( 57 in. / 144.8 cm )

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Modernaire 57 was designed in the early 1940s by Bill Mott and kitted by the Trans-American Model Co. Designed as a competitive "gas" free flight model for an ignition motor in the .23 to...

Modernaire 57 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 57 in. / 144.8 cm
Publisher: Cooperative Plans Service
Designer: Bill Mott
Date: 01/2011
Plan File Info:
ID: 82802
File Size: 2.1 MB
Downloads: 27
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 00:38
Updated: 27/12/17 06:04:05am

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Mutalator model airplane plan

Mutalator  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

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Don McGovern, founder of Berkeley Models, designed the Mutalator in the early 60s as a "throwback" to really "old school" control line stunt models: fairly small, powered by a...

Mutalator Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 36 in. / 91.4 cm
Publisher: Flying Models
Designer: Don McGovern
Date: 02/1961
Plan File Info:
ID: 82887
File Size: 1.8 MB
Downloads: 43
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 00:38
Updated: 27/12/17 05:18:48am

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Nirvana model airplane plan

Nirvana  ( 48 in. / 121.9 cm )

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Designed by Britisher Vic Smeed, Nirvana is a sport free flight 'floatplane' with a semi-scale cabin appearance, spanning 48" and powered by an .099 CID diesel. Only a small plan of the model,...

Nirvana Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 48 in. / 121.9 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller Annual
Designer: Vic Smeed
Date: 01/1953
Plan File Info:
ID: 82977
File Size: 766.3 KB
Downloads: 67
Comments: 0
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Added: 01/04/2015 12:09
Updated: 27/12/17 04:57:29am

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Thomas Morse S4C Scout model airplane plan

Thomas Morse S4C Scout  ( 36 in. / 91.4 cm )

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Model designer J. G. Watkins has created extremely nice plans to build a 1/8th scale 36" free flight scale model of the Thomas Morse S4C Scout biplane flown in WW1. The plane is sized for power...

Thomas Morse S4C Scout Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Gas-Powered
Wingspan: 36 in. / 91.4 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller magazine
Designer: J. G. Watkins
Date: 5/1971
Plan File Info:
ID: 91511
File Size: 2.5 MB
Downloads: 190
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 27/12/15 04:23:09pm

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Thunderbird model airplane plan

Thunderbird  ( 54 in. / 137.2 cm )

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The "Thunderbird" is a classic control-line precision aerobatics (aka "stunt") aircraft designed by Bob Palmer in the mid 1950's, an excellent contender in today's vintage...

Thunderbird Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Acro
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 54 in. / 137.2 cm
Publisher: Alan Walker
Designer: Bob Palmer
Date: 7/1991
Plan File Info:
ID: 91517
File Size: 4.9 MB
Downloads: 184
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 27/12/15 04:12:25pm

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SPAD No.-F49 model airplane plan

SPAD No.-F49  ( 16 in. / 40.6 cm )

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The SPAD S.XIII biplane was a French-designed single-seat fighter that was produced in large quantities and flown by numerous Allied air forces. The model here is a 16" span semi-scale...

SPAD No.-F49 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 16 in. / 40.6 cm
Publisher: Paul K. Guillow
Designer: Paul K. Guillow
Plan File Info:
ID: 90577
File Size: 324.5 KB
Downloads: 103
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 27/11/18 04:45:59am

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Atalante GB-10 model airplane plan

Atalante GB-10  ( 13 in. / 33 cm )

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The Atalante GB-10 appears to be a one-off variant of the Hanriot H.180, one in a series of French light utility aircraft designed and produced in the 1930s. The "giveaway" is the...

Atalante GB-10 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 13 in. / 33 cm
Designer: Emmanuel Fillon
Date: 01/1984
Plan File Info:
ID: 81639
File Size: 221.0 KB
Downloads: 44
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 00:27
Updated: 27/11/17 12:44:28am

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De Havilland 110 "Sea Vixen" model airplane plan

De Havilland 110 "Sea Vixen"  ( 17 in. / 43.2 cm )

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The De Havilland 110 "Sea Vixen" is a twin-jet, two-seater carrier-based fighter that served the British Royal Navy extremely well in the 1960s and 1970s. The plane has a distinct and...

De Havilland 110 "Sea Vixen" Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Jettex-Powered
Wingspan: 17 in. / 43.2 cm
Publisher: Keil Kraft
Designer: Albert Hatfull
Plan File Info:
ID: 81626
File Size: 1.7 MB
Downloads: 68
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 00:27
Updated: 27/11/17 01:29:11am

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Super Phoenix model airplane plan

Super Phoenix  ( 55 in. / 139.7 cm )

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Presented here are updated plans for Frank Ehling's classic pylon 'gasser' free flight from the late 1940s. The plane was designed for a glow engine in the .15 to 19 range and featured a high pylon...

Super Phoenix Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 55 in. / 139.7 cm
Publisher: Full Size Plans
Designer: Frank Ehling
Date: 11/2008
Plan File Info:
ID: 91279
File Size: 2.0 MB
Downloads: 47
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 27/10/18 06:54:34am

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Super Saucer model airplane plan

Super Saucer  ( 54 in. / 137.2 cm )

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Super Saucer, despite its name, is a conventionally designed free flight towline glider designed for entry level builders and fliers. The plane spans 54 inches and would be easy to build and adjust...

Super Saucer Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Trainer
Motor: Not-Powered
Wingspan: 54 in. / 137.2 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane NewsA
Designer: Bruce Lester
Date: 04/1952
Plan File Info:
ID: 91314
File Size: 532.3 KB
Downloads: 27
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 27/10/18 06:42:10am

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Supermarine Attacker model airplane plan

Supermarine Attacker  ( 21 in. / 53.3 cm )

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Robert Buragas designed this semi-scale model of the British Navy's jet fighter, the Supermarine Attacker, for Jetex 150 power. As Jetex has been out of business for the past 25-30 years, building...

Supermarine Attacker Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Jettex-Powered
Wingspan: 21 in. / 53.3 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Robert Buragas
Date: 03/1953
Plan File Info:
ID: 91333
File Size: 1.1 MB
Downloads: 51
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 27/10/18 05:51:45am

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Sword model airplane plan

Sword  ( 33 in. / 83.8 cm )

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Sword is a British style control-line plane designed for combat or sport flying, powered by a 2.5 cc (.15 CID) or larger engine, glow or diesel. The design is pure British with the horizontal stab ...

Sword Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 33 in. / 83.8 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller
Designer: J. Templeman
Date: 10/1957
Plan File Info:
ID: 91388
File Size: 814.8 KB
Downloads: 29
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 27/10/18 05:34:32am

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TBF-1 Avenger model airplane plan

TBF-1 Avenger  ( 20 in. / 50.8 cm )

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Presented here is Comet Models' plans for a 20" span, rubber-powered, free flight model of the Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, the carrier-based torpedo bomber that served well during WW2. A supplemental...

TBF-1 Avenger Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Bomber
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Publisher: Comet Models
Plan File Info:
ID: 91408
File Size: 1.4 MB
Downloads: 65
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 27/10/18 02:47:32am

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Tadpole model airplane plan

Tadpole  ( 18 in. / 45.7 cm )

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The Tadpole is a cutie, an 18" sport free flight flying boat powered by a CO2 power plant. The designer is the legendary Howard McEntee, prolific model designer of the 1950s and 1960s. As CO2...

Tadpole Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: CO2-Powered
Wingspan: 18 in. / 45.7 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Designer: Howard G. McEntee
Date: 11/1948
Plan File Info:
ID: 91414
File Size: 530.8 KB
Downloads: 238
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 27/10/18 02:38:31am

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Tadpole model airplane plan

Tadpole  ( 78 in. / 198.1 cm )

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This Tadpole is a free flight glider designed by Peter Law for the FAI F1A "Nordic A-2" towline glider event. The plane has an unusually high 13:1 aspect ratio and is reputed to perform...

Tadpole Details:
Type: Glider
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Sport
Motor: Not-Powered
Wingspan: 78 in. / 198.1 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller
Designer: Peter Law
Date: 07/1953
Plan File Info:
ID: 91416
File Size: 502.9 KB
Downloads: 49
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 27/10/18 02:30:40am

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Thunderbolt model airplane plan

Thunderbolt  ( 49 in. / 124.5 cm )

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Thunderbolt was designed by Britisher Bill Morley in the mid '50s following then-current control line aerobatics design trends established by Bob Palmer with his Smoothie and Thunderbird designs....

Thunderbolt Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Acro
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 49 in. / 124.5 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller
Designer: Bill Morley
Date: 08/1955
Plan File Info:
ID: 91520
File Size: 1.8 MB
Downloads: 58
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 27/10/18 02:14:57am

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Double Feature model airplane plan

Double Feature  ( 31 in. / 78.7 cm )

RCM Plans

Double Feature Plan9042 Small Aircraft guru Ken Willard designed Double Feature in 1964, a novelty aircraft with two 049 glow engines mounted pusher-style with thrust lines steeply angled, refer...

Double Feature Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 31 in. / 78.7 cm
Publisher: RCM magazine
Designer: Ken Willard
Date: 07/1964
Plan File Info:
ID: 80801
File Size: 860.0 KB
Downloads: 55
Comments: 0
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Added: 26/03/2015 16:04
Updated: 27/06/18 06:16:46pm

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Candy model airplane plan

Candy  ( 70 in. / 177.8 cm )

RCM Plans

Candy Plan 131 "Candy" is Cliff Weirick's aerobatic "pattern" airplane, designed for a Veco .45 engine and spanning 70 inches. The plane was competitive in the early 1960s and if...

Candy Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Pattern
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 70 in. / 177.8 cm
Publisher: RC Modeler magazine
Designer: Cliff Weirick
Date: 11/1963
Plan File Info:
ID: 80089
File Size: 1.8 MB
Downloads: 148
Comments: 0
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Added: 25/03/2015 18:18
Updated: 27/06/18 05:52:47pm

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Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver model airplane plan

Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver  ( 23 in. / 58.4 cm )

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The Curtiss SBC-3 "Helldiver" was a US Navy carrier-based light scout/bomber aircraft that was active in the years prior to WW2. This dual-seat biplane design evolved through several...

Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Bomber
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Wingspan: 23 in. / 58.4 cm
Publisher: Astral Aero Model
Designer: Harold J. Towner
Plan File Info:
ID: 80581
File Size: 1.4 MB
Downloads: 161
Comments: 0
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Added: 26/03/2015 02:19
Updated: 27/05/17 04:09:59am

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DeHavilland DH-4 model airplane plan

DeHavilland DH-4  ( 42 in. / 106.7 cm )

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The DeHavilland DH-4 was a two-seater biplane "day" bomber designed by Geoffrey DeHavilland, and produced in Britain and the US to support offensive operations during WWI. The DH-4 proved...

DeHavilland DH-4 Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Bomber
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 42 in. / 106.7 cm
Designer: Richard Meixell
Date: 01/1967
Plan File Info:
ID: 80658
File Size: 1.6 MB
Downloads: 152
Comments: 0
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Added: 26/03/2015 13:03
Updated: 27/05/17 02:19:41am

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F6F Hellcat model airplane plan

F6F Hellcat  ( 42 in. / 106.7 cm )

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Sterling Models kitted this F6F Hellcat as a control-line sport stunt model, its appearance "loosely" resembling the US Navy's WW2 carrier-based fighter. Designed for .19 to .35 CID glow...

F6F Hellcat Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 42 in. / 106.7 cm
Publisher: Sterling Models
Plan File Info:
ID: 91158
File Size: 2.8 MB
Downloads: 226
Comments: 0
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 27/02/17 04:10:25am

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Grumman F11F-1 Tiger model airplane plan

Grumman F11F-1 Tiger  ( 21 in. / 53.3 cm )

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Here's a quite challenging design, a ducted fan control line (or free flight) scale model of the Grumman carrier-based F11F-1 Tiger. Designed by the legendary Henry Struck and kitted by Berkeley...

Grumman F11F-1 Tiger Details:
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Fighter
Motor: Glow-Powered
Wingspan: 21 in. / 53.3 cm
Publisher: Berkeley Models
Designer: Henry Struck
Date: 01/1958
Plan File Info:
ID: 81556
File Size: 2.0 MB
Downloads: 289
Comments: 0
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Added: 27/03/2015 00:26
Updated: 27/02/16 04:47:46am

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