The Ryan NYP ‘Spirit of St. Louis’ is the plane that gave Charles Lindbergh world-wide fame when he crossed the Atlantic ocean in a non-stop flight from New York to Paris on 20 May 1927. With this heroic flight he won the Orteg prize, established for the first man to make this non-stop flight!

Revell released a kit of this plane in 2006 and although it is not any more taken up in the current online catalogue it still must be available in specialized hobby-shops.

Ryan Spirit of St. Louis

Ryan Spirit of St. Louis

This kit is at 1:48 scale size and as far as I know it is a new kit. Detailing is very good, as we can expect from Revell and the finished kit is an impressive model plane of some 30 cm wingspan. Also cockpit interior of this famous plane is painstakingly accurate. Even the turn-polished plating of the nose section is well presented as a set of decals!

In short, this nice kit will turn into a beautiful model if built, and building must be further very straightforward.

I was so lucky to purchase this kit for only EURO 3 at a car-boot sale, but normal price in the shop will be some 15-20 EURO!

Nico Braas