Model Aircraft

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Availability: News-stand           Issues per Year: 12
ISSN: xxxx-xxxx           Barcode:
First Year: 1939           Last Year: 1965

Publisher: Percival Marshall
Country: United Kingdom         Language: English

Main Genre: modelling
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes

Status: Ceased

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‘Model Aircraft’ was first published under that title in September 1939, as a newsletter for the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers (SMAE) and therefore bore the tag “Official Journal of the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers”. This continued until December 1945 under the same title. It was then bought by Percival Marshall & Co, and reissued as a bookstall magazine in January 1946. It was bought out by Aeromodeller in 1965, and the last issue was December 1965.

The page size was the same as ‘Aero Modeller’ of the same era, and typically there were 36-44 pages per issue, plus advertisement pages. The magazine featured scale plan drawings, but the equivalent ‘Aeromodeller’ drawings were generally regarded a superior. The Managing Editor during the 1950s was E.F.H. Cosh.

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