The Duro-Matic Products Co. was very proud of their newest McCoy 60 Red Head engine, proclaiming that it set the official AMA world’s record of 123.88 mph in August 1946. Similar ads for the engine appeared in both Model Airplane News and Air Trails Pictorial in December 1946.
Although the McCoy 60 in the museum’s collection has been modified and is missing a few parts, it isn’t too hard to imagine the excitement it created when it was new.
What modeling gifts are you hoping to receive this Christmas?
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