Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Japan Tin-litho USAF Jet FT-82

Today on Toys & Stuff we bring yet another nifty jet from The Age of Tin. However, this one is a mystery. There are no markings to indicate the manufacturer, not even the obligatory "Made in Japan". I can assume it's Japanese of course, but that wouldn't be a certainty. It has the friction drive with sparkling mechanism common to Japanese tin-litho jets but lacks the two piece fuselage/wing assembly construction and is instead a one piece construct. The rubber nose tip appears to have been longer. It's not unusual for these to have been made fairly long and then breaking with play. If anyone knows who made this please let me know! It's kind of a medium sized jet measuring 8 5/8" (21.9cm) L x 7 3/4" (19.7cm) wingspan. Enjoy!