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Designed and constructed in total secrecy, thereby earning the title of Mystery Ship, the aircraft brought low-wing monoplane (one wing) engineering to air racing. This type of aircraft endures to this day in the form of small private planes to the giant transports. In 1929 Travel Air became the first recipient of the coveted Thompson Trophy, a remarkable feat due to the the fact it was the first commercial aircraft to beat the finest of both the Army and Navy entrants. Plastic unassembled model with gluing and painting required. Intermediate to advanced skill level.