American light communications aircraft and artillery spotter developed in the late 1940s. Unlike previous designs in this class it had an all-metal design, and it could also be used for basic or operational training. The type was delivered to the US Air Force and US Marine Corps. The aircraft took part in two major military conflicts of the second half of the Twentieth Century - the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Apart from its primary tasks it was often also used as forward air control, directing more powerful attack aircraft to the enemy's positions. In total more than 3,500 aircraft of this type were built, their military service lasting until 1974. After replacement by more modern types the Bird Dog was used for civil air patrol and was sold on to private owners.
Plastic model assembly kit, requires paint and glue