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Wnep Tv Channel 16 Skycam Ii Model Helicopter Wilkes Barre Scranton Abc 1980s For Sale
Ultra RARE 1980s Model Helicopter Kit of WNEP SKYCAM II Channel 16
WNEP Channel 16 is an ABC network affiliate in the Wilkes Barre Scranton Area. In the 1980s they were one of the few stations nationwide to have a dedicated news helicopter.
This ultra rare Monogram (brand) Snap Tite model kit was produced once in a very small run. MADE IN USA. Most kits were given to people of the station or at public events.
SKYCAM II follows its predecessor SKYCAM which ran 1979-1984. Having a dedicated helicopter was leading edge at the time during the halcyon days of the station. Summer of 1984 SKYCAM II took to the air. It flew until 2006-2007 when it was grounded due to budget cuts. It was sold and converted to a crop duster. Sadly, it crashed in spring of 2012 but luckily nobody was injured.
This model kit was opened at one point in time from its sealed wrap. A couple, pieces were assembled. The only part that I see missing is a side window piece. Decals are on the sheet and all the tiny pieces are there. You shouldn't have any issue putting this together. It should be done by someone who knows what they're doing with glue and paint, do it up right.
Ask any questions prior to buying. And I can post other pics of it by request.