Posted 8 months ago
This is a Monogram B-26 Invader model kit from 1955, the first issue of a Monogram All Plastic aircraft model. The kit # is P-6, the "98" after it was the price. The. "P" series kits were the first all plastic Monogram kits. The P designation would be changed to the more familar PA(aircraft), PB(boats), PC(cars), PD(missles).
This the first issue('55) of a Monogram all plastic aircraft, they'd released only cars and boats before. If you built a Monogram plastic aircraft, this is the granddaddy of them. Monogram had made balsa kits with plastic detail parts since after the war, but these were the first all plastic kits. Oddly this kit, the #P-7 B-25, and the #P-8 PBY have rubber wheels. They changed to plastic shortly with the PA-6,7,8. Note the catalog only had 8 plastic kits. Note also the Caddilac kits(highly prized) were a whopping $2.95 in 1955! That was still big bucks for me in the mid '60s for a model.