February 1941 Flying AcesTable of Contents
Some things never grow old. These pages from vintage modeling magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, & Young Men captured the era. I will be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Flying Aces magazine, which preceded Air Trails, ran a regular feature titled "Down Memory's Runway" that highlighted older airplane designs from way back in the 1920s a 1930s, which in this case was a mere 10 to 20 years ago. Full cantilever wings were just coming into reality as were non-rotary engines. Retractable landing gear models were starting to move into production, as was a lot of the mix of old and new technology in preparation for America's entrance into World War II. So far I only have 12 editions of Flying Aces, but I hope to build the collection over time and post some key items here on Airplanes and Rockets.
As always, I'll gratefully accept donations of magazines or money to buy them (they aren't cheap, even on eBay). For the record, to date, after a decade of serving this community, I had had exactly one donation of magazines and exactly zero donations of cash.
Down Memory's Runway
Posted August 2015