~ Airfix 1/72nd Scale Series 1 Gloster Gladiator Type 2 Bagged Kit 1959 ~
A second issue Airfix 1/72nd scale aircraft from series 1 – a 2 bladed propeller Gloster Gladiator.
This particular version is a type two produced bagged kit, produced between 1959 & 1963.
It has an illustrated header carded bag with information on the plane.
~ Gloster Gladiator ~
The Gloster Gladiator (or Gloster SS.37) was a British-built biplane fighter. It was used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) (as the Sea Gladiator variant) and was exported to a number of other air forces during the late 1930s. It was the RAF’s last biplane fighter aircraft and was rendered obsolete by newer monoplane designs even as it was being introduced. Though often pitted against more formidable foes during the early days of the Second World War, it acquitted itself reasonably well in combat.
~ Dimensions ~
The bag has a width of 7 inches (17.8 cm) and a height of 7 inches (17.8 cm). It weighs 32 g.
~ Condition ~
The bag is still sealed.
There is some minor wearing to the header, such as some wear around the edges and a small fold to the lower right hand corner, but no sign of tearing or major damage. There is an old 2 shilling price sticker to the header.