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AF5U Flying Pancake Mahogany Model

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The XF5U "Flying Pancake" was an experimental U.S. Navy fighter aircraft designed during World War II. This unorthodox design consisted of a flat, somewhat disc-shaped body serving as the lifting surface. The design was based on the V-173 "Flying Pancake" but was larger and almost five times heavier. The configuration was designed to create a low aspect ratio aircraft with low takeoff and landing speeds but high top speed. The XF5U design was promising, however it came at the time when the United States Navy was switching from propeller driven to jet propelled aircraft and the project was canceled in March 1947. Only one XF5U was produced and proved to be so structurally solid that it had to be destroyed by a wrecking ball.

This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.

  • 1/27 Scale Model
  • 14 Inch Wingspan
  • 12 Inch Length
  • Material Mahogany Wood
Sku: AXF5U

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