Batwing from "Batman" (1989)
About the Design
In previous incarnations, the Batplane was always a traditional prop- or jet fighter with bat-like doo-dads tacked on. But for 1989's epic "Batman" feature, director Tim Burton took the opposite approach, starting with his customized bat symbol and then turning shat shape into a credible-looking airframe. This not only gave rise to the most memorable of all the Batplanes, but also contributed to a classic "movie moment" when the aircraft ascended skyward, then paused in front of the full moon just long enough to create a glowing "bat symbol" before plunging back to earth.
About the Kit
This large-scale and extremely well-engineered model was only available for a brief period time just subsequent to the "Batman" movie's 1989 release. The kit featured a hinged clear cockpit that allowed one to view the "Batman" pilot within as well as an extendable balloon cable grabber. (You never know when one of those will come in handy!)
The kit was subsequently re-released in 2003 and in 2015.
This model was built from an original 1990 issue.