Originally designated the L-19, The Bird Dog went into production in June, 1956 and was used during the Korean campaign as a liaison airplane by Army Field Forces to spot enemies troop concentrations, direct ground operations, carry ammunition, and evacuate wounded. Return to production in 1962 and designated the 0-1E, the Bird Dog gained fame anew as a FAC (forward air controller) in South Vietnam war where it was very effective in spotting and directing fire against the enemy Vietcong forces.
Cessna Bird Dog
Balsa wood kit.
Scale 1/24, WingSpan 18"
The Series 900 are sleek rubber powered models for indoor or outdoor flying. Built light, they are great flyers with ample wing areas and effective rubber motor/propeller combinations. Kits contain top quality balsa, plastic nose cowls, canopies and insignia. For ages 10 and up.