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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 6:22 am 
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Alright, who had one of these as a kid? As a navy brat in the 70s this was mandatory kit.

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Wanted it, never got it. :(


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I had it. Spent hours playing with that thing in the basement! :-)

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Oh yeah, this was on my wish list, but alas, it never came. :cry:


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I remember those! Unfortunately never got one. I was probably too busy with my Evil Knievel Stunt Cycle to fly Corsairs off a carrier deck.


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I remember those! Unfortunately never got one. I was probably too busy with my Evil Knievel Stunt Cycle to fly Corsairs off a carrier deck.


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Had one of those too!

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Never had the carrier but in the early 60's I did have the Whirlybirds H-21 motorized rescue helicopter with the attack force. I fulfilled a childhood dream by getting the left seat on a flyer.


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I had both of those, as well the Skycycle, and van,

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Never had the carrier but in the early 60's I did have the Whirlybirds H-21 motorized rescue helicopter with the attack force. I fulfilled a childhood dream by getting the left seat on a flyer.


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Being an Air Force kid, I never got the carrier, but my driveway is about the length of a typical SAC runway...in 1/72nd scale.

Love the Remco Whirlybird, never had one though.
I do have several 60s toy helicopters though...including 2 nice plastic H-19s.

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Had the Marx ( I think) battery operated “Mighty Matilda” Carrier with working catapults.... wish I still had it....!

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Scott WRG Editor wrote:
maxum96 wrote:
I remember those! Unfortunately never got one. I was probably too busy with my Evil Knievel Stunt Cycle to fly Corsairs off a carrier deck.


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Had one of those too!


Still have the scars on my knuckles turning that darn thing... :x

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A game I had as a kid

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And the wonderful Mrs. WIX bought a copy for me last father's day!

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Somewhere in a closet, I till have my original "Battleship" game set. That was a fun game.

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