Pantograph Pattern and Shell
This piece and the companion raw pattern were both part of the Orange County Find.
Jet Threat "4 Up" Pantograph Shell
Separately, a series of three slide photos of the original pattern were preserved with a folder of design drawings.
Original Slide, Demonstrating the opening cover
Original Slide, Rear of the pattern showing the parachute bundle
Original Slide, Shell Parts
The photo show the parts of the 1971 version of the Jet Threat with the opening cover and internal turbine blades.
The engine part of the pattern as found in 1999
The shell was modified to eliminate the opening hatch using the original hatch cover.
The turbine blade piece is not known to have been preserved.
This change is associated with the inclusion of the Jet Threat as part of the 1973 Shell Oil promotion.
Almost all of the castings in the promotion were simplified to reduce the manufacturing cost.
The shell now has fewer pieces. Some of the base detail pieces are missing.
The Finished Jet Threat Shell
The 1/64th Scale Approval Sample
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