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Comet Sabre 44 Ready-to-Fly C/L Model
January 1955 Model Airplane News

January 1955 Model Airplane News
January 1955 Model Airplane News Cover - Airplanes and Rockets Table of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.

This full-page advertisement for Comet's Sabre 44 control line "gas" model appeared in the January 1955 issue of Model Airplane News. Ready-to-fly "gas" models were just entering the market at the time. The "All Plastic" model preceded Cox's popular line of ready-to-fly plastic control line models. Whereas the Cox models used their own line of .049 and .020 glow fuel engines, Comet used the 1/2A-Herkimer 049B engine. The $9.95 price tag in 1995 is the equivalent of $101.25 today, which is really about what such a model with engine would cost now if anyone made such a product (which they don't).

Comet Sabre 44 Control Line Gas Model Ad

Comet Sabre 44 Ready-to-Fly C/L Model, January 1955 Model Airplane News - Airplanes and RocketsAll Plastic

High-Impact Plastic

Simply Terrific!

Ready to Fly

Kit No. PLM-44

"Sensational" - "beautiful" - there just aren't words to describe this amazing new U-Control, ready-to-fly Comet Gas Model! True to its name, the Sabre 44 "slashes" through" the air with all the flashing performance of its modern swept-back-wing jet fighter design, powered by its own 1/2A-Herkimer 049B Gas Engine! Molded from high-impact plastic in two colors, it is strikingly packaged in a 3-color protective case, complete with transparent cockpit canopy; control handle, control lines, decal markings and insignia, and flying instruction leaflet. With a wing-span of 14 inches and a length of 14 3/8 inches, the Sabre 44 has an approximate weight of only 5 ounces! Nothing to build or assemble - the Sabre 44 is truly ready-to-fly!

Complete with Powerful 1/2A Herkimer .049B

Gas Engine


Comet Model Hobbycraft, Inc.

501 West 35th Street - Chicago 16, Illinois



Posted July 28, 2021

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