Sweet find! You never know where Model Airplane News will pop up!

Apr 05, 2012 3 Comments by

Recently, Eric Boehm, Curator, Aviation and Aircraft Restoration of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, in NYC found this vintage copy of MAN in a desk drawer aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11). The 1946 August edition of Model Airplane News was in great shape and still had the postage and post mark on the cover.

Have you run across any old copies of MAN? Lets us know where and when you found it!  Or maybe you have a large issue collection of your own. MAN has been around since 1929 and there must be thousands of great stories about our readers and their memories regarding building and flying model airplanes. We’d like to hear yours.

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Senior Technical Editor About Me: I have a lifelong passion for all things scale, and I love to design, build and fly scale RC airplanes. With 20 plus years as part of the Air Age family of magazines, I love producing Model Airplane News and Electric Flight.

3 Responses to “Sweet find! You never know where Model Airplane News will pop up!”

  1. Jim Taylor says:

    I remember tracing some of the beautiful cover airplanes when the class was a little less than exciting, in the mid 50s.

  2. Gerry Yarrish says:

    I also always had a copy of MAN in class in school!

  3. Manolo Jorge says:

    How can I get an old magazyne ( Model Airplane News 3/48) I want built Luscombe Sedan 11 A. Somebody help me, please ?
    I need a set of plans. Thanks a lot.-


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