February 1957 American Modeler[Table of Contents]
Aircraft modeling has undergone significant changes over the decades - both in technology and preferences. Magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, and American Modeler before that, were the best venues for capturing snapshots of the status quo of the day. Still, many things never change, so much of the old content is relevant to today's modeler.
Whether you are here to wax nostalgic, or are just interested in learning history, hopefully you will find what you are seeking. As time permits, I will be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged.
This 4-view drawing of the Cessna OE-2 Bird Dog was scanned from page 21 of my purchased edition of the February 1957 American Modeler. It is another example of Walter Jefferies' fine scale drawings. See the rudder-only R/C model of the Cessna OE-2 Bird Dog in the July 1962 edition of American Modeler, courtesy of Bob Wischer.
Scale Presentations by Walter M. Jefferies, Jr.
Advanced version of OE-1 (L-19A) "Bird Dog"; drawing is based on data supplied by Cessna Aircraft Co.
Color Scheme: Marine olive green. white undersides; markings black; standard U.S. insignia.
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Posted August 14, 2010