First Flying Saucer Kenneth Arnold UFO 1947 1/144 Scale Model Kit


  • Catalog#: 18SFP47

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First Flying Saucer Kenneth Arnold UFO 1947 1/144 Model Kit:

On June 24, 1947, private pilot Kenneth Arnold reported seeing a string of strangely shaped aircraft moving at speeds estimated at 1,200 miles per hour flying in formation near Mt. Rainier, Washington. With America still feeling the anxieties of World War II, his report made national headlines and is today regarded as the first modern "UFO" sighting.

Perhaps of even greater historical impact, his description of the aircraft moving like "saucers skipping over water" led to the media coining the term "flying saucer." The irony is that the craft Arnold described weren't saucer- or disc-shaped at all; they were crescents whose wings followed a swallow-like curve. If nothing else, they looked like the German Horten Ho.229 flying wing fighter.

But then, "flying crescent" just didn't have the same ring to it.

  • Scale: 1:144
  • Number of Pieces: 5
  • Pattern: Scott Lowther
  • Casting: Millennium Models International (MMI)
  • Display Stand Included
  • NOTE TO PURCHASER: This is a Resin Model Kit and requires model building and painting skills. Many parts may require prep, sanding, fitting and some scratch building. Some models do not come with printed box or instructions and are intended for experienced modelers. Our amazing staff of professional model builders can build and paint this kit for you. Please use the BUILD UP SERVICES link at the top of the page to contact us for more information or a price quote.




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