Guillows Balsa Aircraft

Guillows 1/16 Balsa Plane Kit - German WWWII JU 87-B Stuka Dive Bomber
Guillows 1/16 Balsa Plane Kit - German WWWII JU 87-B Stuka Dive Bomber
Guillows 1/16 Balsa Plane Kit - German WWWII JU 87-B Stuka Dive Bomber.

Designed to be flown rubber powered, .049 free flight or .09 U-control. Makes a magnificent display piece if built as a non-flying model. Large enough to take simple R/C equipment - diagrams or instructions not supplied for installation.

Early in World War 2, the world was stunned by the effective dive bombing tactics of the JU 87 Stuka. First tested in the Spanish Civil War, it went through considerable design changes before emerging as the formidable bomber of the early 40’s. For two years, this plane was one of the most successful weapons of the Luftwaffe and was used to spearhead the German drives into enemy territory. The JU 87 saw much service on the Russian front as an anti-tank weapon and was also used in the African desert on the Malta raids and in the Italian campaigns. Although considered obsolete within two years after the beginning of the WW-2, the JU 87 went on to see action until the end of the war and enjoyed the distinction of being, besides the American Douglas Dauntless, the only mass-produced dive bomber of WW-2.

Wingspan 34 1/2" (87cm)
Price: $149.99
Guillows 1/16 Balsa Plane Kit - US WWII F4U-4 Corsair Fighter
Guillows 1/16 Balsa Plane Kit - US WWII F4U-4 Corsair Fighter
Guillows 1/16 Balsa Plane Kit - US WWII F4U-4 Corsair Fighter.

Designed to be flown rubber powered, .049 free flight or .09 U-control. Ideal for simple radio control with any single channel or single channel pulse equipment. Engine .049 to .07. Makes a magnificent display piece if built as a non-flying model.

Nicknamed the “Sweetheart of Okinawa” by the U.S. Marines and “Whistling Death” by the Japanese, the Corsair performed effectively in two years- the Pacific conflict of World War 2 and the Korean engagement of the early 1950’s. The first production Corsair flew on June 25, 1942 at a time when the Japanese offensive seemed irresistible. It was not until late that year, with the delivery of the first Corsair squadrons into the hands of the U.S. Marines on Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands, that the tide of air combat was permanently turned in favor of the Allied Forces. To the British Navy in the early 1944 goes credit for introducing the Corsair to carrier service. Nine months later, the U.S. Navy cleared the way for the Corsair to become the mainstay of its mighty carrier fleet.

Wingspan 30 3/4".
Price: $149.99
Guillows 1/16 Balsa Plane Kit - US WWII P-47D Thunderbolt Fighter
Guillows 1/16 Balsa Plane Kit - US WWII P-47D Thunderbolt Fighter
Guillows 1/16 Balsa Plane Kit - US WWII P-47D Thunderbolt Fighter.

Designed to be flown rubber powered, .049 free flight or .09 U-control. Makes a magnificent display piece if built as a non-flying model. Large enough to take simple R/C equipment - diagrams or instructions not supplied for installation.

Although partially overshadowed by the famous Mustang, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt established a distinguished record as a high altitude interceptor and bomber escort. More Thunderbolts were manufactured during World War 2 than any other American fighter, and the seven-ton aircraft became extremely popular with A.A.F. pilots because of its ability to absorb extensive battle damage and remain flying. Perhaps the most outstanding tribute to this aircraft is the fact that all 10 of the leading Thunderbolt aces survived the war. The P-47 could easily out dive the enemy fighters and could “dish-out” terrible punishment form its eight 50 cal. Browning machine guns.

Wingspan 30 3/4" (78cm)
Price: $149.99
Guillows 1/28 Balsa Plane Kit - US WWII B-17G Flying Fortress Bomber (SOLD)
Guillows 1/28 Balsa Plane Kit - US WWII B-17G Flying Fortress Bomber
Guillows 1/28 Balsa Plane Kit - US WWII B-17G Flying Fortress Bomber.

Build and fly it with twin .049 engines as a u-control model or build it for exhibit and show purposes.

The B-17 lived up to its “flying fortress” nickname during World War 2 when it penetrated deep into the Third Reich to blast German war production facilities. Bristling with machine guns, the “G” version of the B-17 was a formidable opponent for enemy fighters being able to absorb extensive battle damage and still survive to deliver its bomb cargo on designated targets. Flown by the Eighth Air Force, the B-17G proved the feasibility of strategic daytime bombing at a time when the concept was questioned because of losses suffered from enemy defenses during the early war years. The superior combat record of the B-17 won it a deserved reputation as one of aviation’s most successful bomber designs.

Wingspan 45" (114.3cm)
Price: $199.99
Guillows 1/28 Balsa Plane Kit - US WWII Catalina PBY-5a Amphibious Flying Boat (SOLD)
Guillows 1/28 Balsa Plane Kit - US WWII Catalina PBY-5a Amphibious Flying Boat
Guillows 1/28 Balsa Plane Kit - US WWII Catalina PBY-5a Amphibious Flying Boat.
Celebrated WWII Allied Forces Float Plane.

Building it as a non-covered model results in a remarkable display of structural beauty. Tissue covered, painted and decorated, it brings to life all of the unique appearance of this famous naval aircraft.

Flown by most Allied Forces in World War 2, the PBY Catalina became the most successful wartime flying boat because of its flight range, carrying capacity and ability to land on any reasonable body of calm water. From the attack on Pearl Harbor thru war’s end, the PBY saw service in nearly every combat theater around the globe-from icy Greenland and Alaska to the steaming tropics of the South Pacific where many personnel of downed bombers owed their lives to at-sea rescues by PBY’s. When the war terminated in 1945, many surviving Catalina’s began new careers as cargo transports, forest fire water bombers and members of geophysical survey teams. In these and other civilian roles, a number of PBY’s continued to successfully operate until the early 1980’s.

This is a non-flying model kit.
Wingspan 45 1/2" (115.57cm)
Length 28 1/2" (72.39cm)
Price: $199.99