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Piper J-3 Cub Desktop Model Aircraft
Piper J-3 Cub Desktop Model Aircraft
One cannot imagine the skill necessary to provide the details that you see on these limited production desktop display model airplanes. The intricate details of the fusealage, wings and call signs are what makes our model airplanes museum quality replicas.
These model airplanes are carved from solid mahogany and many hours are spent adding the details that make these model planes the finest replicas available anyhwere!
This high quality wooden aircraft model is built by master craftsman. These plane models are for the most exclusive collectors and will highlight any airplane model collection. Now you can own one of these fine airplane models at an affordable price. This model airplane comes with it's own stand and a commanding brass plaque with a description of the model aircraft and it's duties.
These fine Military Model Aircraft list price is over $200.00! Take advantage of our low pricing and Get one now! Inventory won't last long at these prices! This model airplane comes with it's own stand and a commanding brass plaque with a description of the model aircraft and it's duties.
Picture this amazing model plane on display in your office or den! Your friends will be in awe of the quality and detail. These model planes are not toys but can be admired by all.
The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft
The Piper Cub quickly became a familiar sight. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt took a flight in a J-3 Cub, posing for a series of publicity photos to help promote the CPTP. Newsreels and newspapers of the era often featured images of wartime leaders, such as Generals Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton and George Marshall, flying around European battlefields in Piper Cubs. Civilian-owned Cubs joined the war effort as part of the newly formed Civil Air Patrol (CAP), patrolling the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast in a constant search for German U-boats and survivors of U-boat attacks.
Piper developed a military variant ("All we had to do," Bill Jr. is quoted as saying, "was paint the Cub olive drab to produce a military airplane"), variously designated as the O-59 (1941), L-4 (after April 1942), and NE (U.S. Navy). The variety of models, as well as similar, tandem-cockpit accommodation aircraft from Aeronca and Taylorcraft, were collectively nicknamed “Grasshoppers” and used extensively in World War II for reconnaissance, transporting supplies and medical evacuation. L-4s were also sometimes equipped with lashed-on infantry bazookas for ground attack. Mechanically identical to the J-3, the military versions were equipped with large Plexiglas windows extending over the top of the wing and behind the rear-seat passenger, and the side windows were enlarged. Nearly 5,700 L-4s were produced for the U.S. Army and 250 for the U.S. Navy as "elementary trainers".
In Europe, the final dogfight of WWII occurred between an L-4 and a German Fieseler Fi 156 Storch. The pilot and co-pilot of the L-4, Lts. Duane Francis and Bill Martin, opened fire on the Storch with their .45 caliber pistols, forcing the German air crew to land and surrender.
After the war, most L-4s were destroyed or sold as surplus, but a few saw service in the Korean War. The Grasshoppers sold as surplus in the U.S. were redesignated as J-3s, but often retained their wartime glazing and paint.
This and all of our mahogany wood display model airplanes are the finest licensed products anywhere! Over thirty five years of building aircraft models shows in our work.
Each model takes many hours to add the detail and weapons that these plane models carry. The paint is as realistic as the the airplanes still in the air!