advertisement for Comet's Sabre 44 control line "gas" model appeared in the January
1955 issue of Model Airplane News. Ready-to-fly "gas" models were just entering
the market at the time. The "All Plastic" model preceded Cox's popular line of ready-to-fly
plastic control line models. Whereas the Cox models used their own line of .049
and .020 glow fuel engines, Comet used the 1/2A-Herkimer 049B engine. The $9.95
price tag in 1995 is the equivalent of
$101.25 today, which is really about what such a model with engine would cost
now if anyone made such a product (which they don't).
Comet Sabre 44 Control Line Gas Model Ad
Ready to Fly
Kit No. PLM-44
"Sensational" - "beautiful" - there just aren't words to describe this amazing
new U-Control, ready-to-fly Comet Gas Model! True to its name, the Sabre 44 "slashes"
through" the air with all the flashing performance of its modern swept-back-wing
jet fighter design, powered by its own 1/2A-Herkimer 049B Gas Engine! Molded from
high-impact plastic in two colors, it is strikingly packaged in a 3-color protective
case, complete with transparent cockpit canopy; control handle, control lines, decal
markings and insignia, and flying instruction leaflet. With a wing-span of 14 inches
and a length of 14 3/8 inches, the Sabre 44 has an approximate weight of only 5
ounces! Nothing to build or assemble - the Sabre 44 is truly ready-to-fly!
Complete with Powerful 1/2A Herkimer .049B
Comet Model Hobbycraft, Inc.
501 West 35th Street - Chicago 16, Illinois
Posted July 28, 2021