This listing is for an extremely rare beautifully preserved early first original 1957 vintage, Berkeley Models Inc. Authentic Scale Construction Model Kit of the original 1957 U. Designed by: Walter Musciano. Drawn by: Don McGovern. Kit Engineered by: William (Bill) Effinger. A dramatically different, realistic & superbly performing miniature of the Air Force “Air-Sea” Rescue Craft. Usually easy to assemble, this is a “must” for all who love the sea & ships. Ideal also as display model. The design may be modified for almost any size combination of marine engines, gas or electric (or both). It’s large enoughfor more complex radio installations, easily accessible through hatches. The magnificent 1957 U. “Air-Sea Rescue Boat” is a huge 30 long model. (Scaled 1.3 to 1′ of the real actual crafts size). Length 30 inches – Beam 8 inches. GIANT 30 Inches Long – Big Scale – Big Model – Big Features. 29 Water-Cooled Marine Gas Engines, or Electric Motors & Two 10-1 Wonder Motors. Designed especially for gas/electric powered motors & or radio control operation. Radio Control: Plans show Radio Control installation details, for those desiring it. Radio Control is optional, & not necessary for operation of model. Majestic big authentic carefully scaled, beautifully detailed features. Kit is a ready to assemble model boat. A Perfect Scale Beauty on the Shelf or in the Water. Graceful, eager And what a pleasure to build. Only from Berkeley do you get such fine Naval Architecture in a Miniature! This is a sensational amazing kit any serious modeler will appreciate owning for their own cherished collection. Build this big Mahogany planked scale replica of the 1957 U. Engine Compartment completely separated from optional Radio Control gear. This magnificent kit includes Celluloid & Official Decals….. “Plus” Authentic full size Plans Drawings with all R. Details & simple to follow step-by-step, illustrated hand drawn plans & instructions. Comes complete with real quality Die-Cut Mahogany Veneer, Die-Cut Balsa & Plywood needed. The powerful & stately 1957 U. “Air-Sea Rescue Boat” is a natural for R/C equipment & can be powered by inboard gas or electric motors. The boats large hull provides loads of elbow room for the installation of any radio equipment. Kit has remained as closely to like new & was never tamped with for “60” years now past. Beauty for majestic shelf piece, or can be MOTORIZED to actually work just like the real actual 1957 U. Air-Sea Rescue Boat Craft. ” Now, for the first time, this gorgeous “1957 U. “Air-Sea Rescue Boat” is available in kit form. The “Air-Sea Rescue Boats” are the fastest type boats in use by the United States Armed Forces. They are so designed to aid in the rescue of downed fliers, even under fire if it becomes necessary. The full sized craft was built by Detroit Basin Inc. & powered by three 12 cylinder V-Type gasoline engines of 1,500 horsepower each. (You can read on for more history & details of this beautiful Air-Sea Rescue Boat included with the kit). This is the one very cool exotic kit to have for your own collection right here. Kit is 100% Complete still having all parts/pieces/celluloid/decals/drawings/plans inside this kit. “Scaled from official prints”. A great big early boat model kit. An official Berkeley Models Inc. Of West Hempstead, New York, U. Massive Boat Build – Huge – Giant 30 inches Long when assembled. Incredible actual life size hand drawings & instruction plans for easiest assembly…. Incredible details galore upon this beauty….. A Real Modelers Rare Prided Piece Here. Incredible, rare, rare, rare! This kits got it all, a magnificent one of a kind find model kit here for you now. Box cover actual photo pictures of this glorious 1957 U. “Air-Sea Rescue Boat” are priceless. Made & Litho in USA. Real life-like Boat construction Top Quality Kit. This is one very beautiful, Absolutely Awesome Collectors Dream Come True Found Kit. It’s real because it’s a Berkeley Models Inc. Just like the real deal. Rare opportunity presented here to get this kit for yourself now. This is an extremely very rare hard to find model kit in this time capsule like kept condition, or otherwise at all even. Another original one owner kit offered here available from me personal well cared for lifelong collection. Very Rare Early Original Collectors A Graded Condition Kit. Don’t miss out on this amazing fabulously wonderful collectors Kit. Will make a great collectible addition for you, or as a gift for a special someone you know to add to their own cherished collection. The model includes some slight outside box shelf wear & some slight seam splitting carefully tape reinforced being it now 60 years old. As would to be expected but nothing that takes away from its precious proud display & amazing glory. Please see all listings photos for best description details for yourself. I welcome you to view all other happy modelers & buyers comments left in me feedback also. Good feedback is always left prompt for buyers, once your good feedback has been left letting me know you received your kit safely first. Add me to your “Favorite Sellers” watch list to keep updated of all of me current & new listings coming soon for more. Your business is very appreciated & I look forward to doing more on other future items with you as well. The item “1st Orig VTG 1957 USAF Air-Sea Rescue Boat Berkeley’s 30 Wooden Ship Model Kit” is in sale since Friday, May 26, 2017. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Other Boat, Ship Models & Kits”. The seller is “bebopbeat” and is located in Parsonsfield, Maine. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
- Brand: Berkeley Models Incorporated
- Character Family: United States Air Force “Air-Sea Rescue Boat”
- MPN: Designed for Electric Powered & Radio Control Op!
- Year: 1957 – Original First Issue Model Kit
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- On the shelf or in the water!: Authentic Perfect Scale U.S.A.F. Rescue Boat Model
- Beautifully Detailed Boat Kit!: Authentic Full Size Plans with R.C. Details
- Bereley Models, Inc.: West Hempstead, New York, U.S.A.
- Finest Naval Architecture: 100% Made in United States of America
- Berkeley Model Construction KT: Fit almost any combo Marine engines, gas or elect
1st Orig VTG 1957 USAF Air-Sea Rescue Boat Berkeley’s 30 Wooden Ship Model Kit