Saturday, August 10, 2013

Premier Plastics & Knock-off Flash Gordon Space Ships – Pt 18 3" Hard Plastic Wide Body v.2

Today we look at the last known variant of the Premier Plastics Flash Gordon Space Ships, the 3" Wide Body v.2. This differs from version 1 in that it has five windows behind the cockpit vs. four. Here are the particulars:

3” Wide Body’s v.2
- Hard plastic
- Made by Premier Plastics
- 5 windows behind cockpit
- 3 tall struts in place of wheels in tricycle landing gear arrangement
- Backward #4 underneath fuselage
- Stiffening ribs between windows
- Original exhaust

To-date I haven't yet found a 3in Wide Body soft plastic variant. That being said, I haven't looked real hard either. I don't haunt eBay or the Web every day just looking for these things, but rather tend to find them during random searches. It's hard to imagine there not being a soft plastic knock-off so when/if that day ever comes and I'm able to acquire one, it'll be posted here. Until then - Enjoy!

The long and the short of it - the 9" Wide Body shown with the 3" Wide Body