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Kirt Blattenberger

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Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

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Model Aviation Comics
November 1953 Air Trails

November 1953 Air Trails
November 1953 Air Trails 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.

Here is another set of model aviation-themed comics, this time from the November 1953 issue of Air Trails magazine. Interestingly, the middle comics mentions an "X-115" experimental airplane that claims to be able to hit 850 miles per hour. It seems to be an obvious allusion to the North American X-15 airplane, which on its first light on June 8, 1959 was flown by Scott Crossfield to a speed 840 kilometer per hour. Mach 0.79 = 522 mi/hr, Mach 1 = 1,235 km/hr = 767 mi/hr. The two numbers are amazing close, although the units are different. There is a list at the bottom of the page with links to all the model aviation-themed comics I have scanned and posted so far. Enjoy! 

Model Aviation Comics

 

Everyone gets a trophy but Dad comic - Airplanes and Rockets

Page 55

X-115 rocket plane comic - Airplanes and Rockets

"I think it looks silly, too, but the designer claims it will do 850 m.p.h.," page 63

Rubber winder comic - Airplanes and Rockets

Pages 66 & 67

 

 

Posted November 24, 2018

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