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American Modeler: Model Missiles - Planes - Radio Control - Boats (August 1959) #SSPSFT0001
American Modeler: Model Missiles - Planes - Radio Control - Boats (August 1959)
Street & Smith Publications

 The hobby magazine, American Modeler: Model Missiles - Planes - Radio Control - Boats (August 1959) was directed towards the modeling enthusiast and included many interesting articles related to the building of radio controlled scaled airplane and boat models, as well as, model rockets.  This magazine is interesting both in terms of the instructional content, as well as, the period advertisements from leading engine, glue, kit and tool manufacturers of the era.  S. Calhoun Smith designed the magazine cover painting of a Japanese WW II Kawasaki “Tony”.  The balance of the topics covered in this issue and the authors are as follows: 1) "Model Aviation Week" Resolution; 2) Comment & Query - The Readers Write; 3) Model Mirth with Bill Hutchison; 4) "Rocket College" For Model Makers by Howard Levy; 5) Too Much Conformity? - An interview with Dr. Andrew A. Kucher; 6) Eastern Scene: New Jersey Thunderbirds Club; 7) Kawasaki-61 Control Line Model by Walter A. Musciano; 8) Dope Can Column by The Dopester; 9) Hand Launched Gliders drawn by Paul Del Gatto; 10) "Crusader" Radio Control Plane by Harold deBolt; 11) Way Out West with Dick Everett; 12) Improved 220 mc R/C Equipment by John W. Hamblen; 13) Sunken Treasure" U-Control Stunter by James A. Wilson; 14) Everything Under (Radio) Control by Howard G. McEntee; 15) Model Boating Aquativities; 16) Sketchbook - Hints & Kinks For & By The Readers; 17) Contest Calendar; 18) Charles Stanfield's Endurance U-Control Plan; 19) Riley Wooten's Stunt Design and 20) Showcase.  In addition to informative articles, "American Modeler: Model Missiles - Planes - Radio Control - Boats (August 1959)" includes the following features: 1) Approximately 58 black and white photographs and 2) About 42 black and white illustrations.  This magazine is 68 pages and is in good condition with a number 15 written with a grease pencil on the front cover.  The editor is Albert L. Lewis.  Edition published in August 1959.


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