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Accurate scale model aircraft have often been helpful in training recognition of aircraft, range estimation and determination of cones of fire. In December 1941, the Secretary of the Navy asked the US Commissioner of Education for the schools to make 500,000 scale model airplanes. This alliance resulted in a joint project between the US Navy, Bureau of Aeronautics, who supplied the authoritative drawings and plans, and the US Office of Education, who perepared educational and informational material.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0438

Creator

United States. Navy

Date

1942

Provenance

Paul E. Garber, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0438, Public Domain

Extent

0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Pamphlets

Drawings

Scope and Contents

This collection consisits of the complete set of the Navy WWII model drawings and a booklet explaining the project.

Genre/Form

Pamphlets

Drawings

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

United States. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare

United States. Navy

United States. Navy. Bureau of Aeronautics [BuAer]

Topics Airplanes -- Recognition
Airplanes -- Models
Airplanes
Naval aviation
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics and state -- United States
Aeronautics -- History
Aeronautics
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations
World War, 1939-1945

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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