Piasecki ZV8-P Airgeep (1958)
About the Design
In the mid-1950s, the U.S. Army investigated the viability of "flying jeeps --combination helicopters and hovercraft--as a means of transporting men and supplies over otherwise impassable terrain. The Piasecki ZV8-P was first test flown on October 12, 1958. Although the design was regularly upgraded and tested over the next half-decade, the whole concept of "flying jeeps" was ultimately abandoned in favor of conventional helicopters
About the Kit
The Piasecki ZV8-P Airgeep was first produced in the 1950's by ITC, a division of Ideal Toy Corp. In 1988, the kit was resurrected by Glencoe Models.
Although an original ITC version was once part of the Fantastic Plastic collection, this model is a copy of the Glencoe kit.