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Model Kit, Flying, Free Flight Glider, Wright-Dayton Flying-Fortress, w/Box
Balsa free flight glider in natural balsa wood w/ red & blue air force markings, structural outlines, & lettering color scheme. Box color: blue, red, natural cardboard w/ red lettering. Model 4 pieces total. Circa 1040.
Wright-Dayton Flying Fortress, 1940
This simple glider was manufactured by a company that had close ties to the Wrights. Simple construction made it popular flying model.
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.