Then Who Made This Toy?

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Then Who Made This Toy?

Postby soslipstream » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:14 pm

We have all seen the Wyandotte Crusader (American Gyro AG-4) misidentified as a Lockheed P-38. Well, let me throw this into the mix... who made this press steel P-38 as seen across from a Crusader? I would love to know its origins so that I may plan its restoration.
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Re: Then Who Made This Toy?

Postby grwebster » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:36 am

is the 'P-38' pressed steel or aluminum?
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Re: Then Who Made This Toy?

Postby soslipstream » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:16 am

Let's see.., magnet sticks so it is steel.

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Re: Then Who Made This Toy?

Postby MichaelB » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:00 am

Ironically, the American Gyro Company patented the aircraft layout and etc. and challenged Lockheed in court over the matter when the Lightning came along. However, war clouds gathered and Lockheed was able to escape paying licensing fees or other monies. Consequently, American Gyro went out of business. The P-38 is often lauded for it's brilliant design, but Lockheed didn't come up with the idea first!
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