Casting : Jet Threat



Years of Production:

1971


Country of Origin:

Hong Kong


Casting Variations:

No casting variations known


Interior Colors:

No interior, blue, green or clear glass


Paint Colors and Variations:

COLORS:
COMMENTS:
aqua
common
blue common
yellow very common
green common
lime very common
red
uncommon
magenta
uncommon
purple
hard to find
rose
hardest color
true gold
preproduction only


Other versions of same Casting:

1973 Jet Threat
CIPSA Jet Threat



Comments:

The Jet Threat was designed by Larry Wood and as the "Jet Dragster" but was issued in the 1971 as the "Jet Threat".



Jet Threat

The casting is characterized by the sweeping body lines and the large combustion turbine engine.
The Jet Threat came with a set of paper stickers which had to be applied by the buyer.





Jet Threat Colors





The Spectraflame era release has a hinged cover on the top of the engine which opens to reveal
the orange plastic turbine rotor. The casting was re-issued in the 1973 Shell Promo series
and released a third time in 1976 Flying Colors line as the Jet Threat II. On the later versions,
the engine was re-tooled to eliminate the hinged action of the engine cover.





Jet Threat Blister Packs





Pantograph Pattern

The original "4 Up" pantograph pattern for the Jet Threat has survived as well as a brass 1/64th scale protoype
and some of the production paperwork.





Pantograph Pattern Pieces




Original Jet Threat Design Drawing





Brass Prototype (Courtesy of Bob Rosas)


Photo & info credits: Ted Gray




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