Gee Bee Racer R1..

$ 99.98

Introducing the ready-to-ship Gee Bee Racer R1 Desktop Model. This 1/25 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike.  This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.

About the Gee Bee Racer R1

The Gee Bee Super Sportster was designed by a company located in Springfield, Massachusetts called the Granville Brothers. The term Gee Bee is simply a nickname for Granville Brothers. Two models were produced following the Model Z, the aircraft that won a Thompson Trophy the precious year. These were the R-1 and its sister, the R-2, both of which were developed to participate in air racing. The Gee Bee aircraft is known for its unique design. While other aircraft sport a slim fuselage, this racing plane has a clunky fuselage. Granville, one of the chief designers of the Super Sportster, claimed that this prevented excess drag. The pilots cockpit is located at the far end of the plane, giving its pilot better vision.

This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff