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December 1962 American Modeler
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December 1962 American Modeler

December 1962 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and RocketsTable 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.


December 1962

Volume 59, No. 3



Dawn Patrol with Sopwith Pups, by S. Calhoun Smith


Radio Controlled Sopwith Pup, by Cal Smith14
Flying Site Success Story - Billings Bounces Back, by Rosalie Vanzant17
Model Paradise: PACAF, by Dick Everet18
Model Progress - Commentary, by Al Lewis20
Model Aviation Comic21
Peter O'Dactyl, Fearsome F/F is "Toeliner," Too!, by Roy Clough Jr.26
Engine Idling Secrets, Part 2, by Harvey Thomasian 27
No Strings Attached, by Battling Bob" Hatschek28
Keelhauled at Kiev?, Photos from USSR30
Modeling at World's Largest Prison, by Bill Dye & Hugh Dillon32
Aquativities - Variable Pitch Boat Prop, by Bill Baughman36
Rocket Trails: Nats Pix, by Harry Stine46
X-Acto Knife Advertisement47
Sketchbook - Model Building Tips53
Visible V-8 and Wasp Radial Engine Kit Advertisement56


Table of Contents, December 1962 American Modeler - Airplanes and Rockets



Posted August 10, 2013

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