GA7 Cougar Gulfstream Mahogany Wood Desktop Airplane Model
This desktop model is beautifully handcrafted out of reclaimed Mahogany Wood. Each unique piece is handcrafted with intense detail and finished with three coats of polyurethane coating that gives it a high gloss finish. Our desktop models are works of art that take many hours of labor to create. If you are a collector or simply want a fine art piece this handcrafted mahogany wood desktop model is sure to enhance your home or office.
The Gulfstream American GA7 Cougar is an American all-metal, 4-seat, twin-engined light aircraft. The Cougar was a twin-engine development of the Gulfstream American AA-5B Tiger and traces its lineage to the AA-1 Yankee Clipper and the Bede BD-1.
As a development of the company's single-engined designs, Grumman American developed a twin-engined version, designated the GA-7 which it named the Cougar, in keeping with the existing Lynx, Cheetah and Tiger names for aircraft in the company's line. The prototype Cougar with two 160 hp (119 kW) Lycoming O-320 engines first flew on the 29 December 1974. The prototype had a sliding canopy but this was soon changed to a starboard side door on the production aircraft. With other rework required the production prototype did not fly until 14 January 1977.
Before production started the company was taken over on 1 September 1978 by American Jet Industries, who changed the company name to Gulfstream American. Production of the Cougar ran for only two model years, 1978 and 1979, before production was halted. Just 115 Cougars were delivered.
In 1995 the type certificate for the GA-7 was sold to SOCATA of France who intended to produce the aircraft as the TB 320 Tangara for the training market. It was also to develop a variant with two Lycoming O-360-A1G6 engines of 180 hp (134 kW) each and a re-designed cockpit, it was designated the TB 360. The first Tangara was a modified Cougar, had 160 hp (119 kW) engines and first flew in mid-1996. The complete Tangara prototype was also a converted Cougar and had the 180 hp (134 kW) engines. It first flew in February 1997. After delays in getting the type certified SOCATA announced at the end of 1999 that it had delayed indefinitely plans to certify the type.
GA7 Cougar Gulfstream
GENERAL DIMENSIONS BY MODEL TYPE
Airplanes ( Wingspan: 16-18 inches)
Helicopters ( Overall length: 16-18 inches)
Cars & trucks ( Overall length: 12-16 inches)
Motorcycles & Boats ( Overall length: 12 inches)
Truck combos & Trains ( Overall length: 18-24 inches)
In some cases Dimensions may vary depending on the model. If you want to know the exact size of a model please email us and we will confirm this with you.
WHY OUR MODELS
Handcrafted by master craftsmen using only the highest grade materials
Our models are a fusion of art and history and a museum quality masterpiece.
The perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast, history buff, military personnel, Automobile enthusiast, or collector. Most importantly; We can custom create any model of your choice.
HOW THEY ARE MADE
Each of our desktop models is hand-carved out of reclaimed mahogany and other fine woods by our seasoned model builders to bring a faithful scale reproduction of your favorite aircraft. More than mere displays. These models serve as family treasures that could be passed on to the younger generations. You will surely appreciate the craftsmanship and history behind our models.
We use leftover wood from the furniture manufacturing industry. No trees are purposely cut for our wooden models. Our wooden desktop models are not always made to a specific scale but rather they are made so that you can easily fit and display them on your desk or bookcase. Our crafters are highly skilled artists that take great care in making our beautiful replicas to perfection. Due to color variations on the wood we can not guarantee that the color consistency will always be the same. We ship the models semi-assembled and some simple final assembly may be required. The wings for the airplanes and the blades for the helicopters will have to be plugged in but no glue is required. We guarantee our models and if for any reason you are not 100% happy with the wood model you receive let us know and we will send you a replacement right away.
KEY PRODUCT FEATURES
100% Handmade out of reclaimed wood
There is 30+ hours of work on each model
Each model is unique so no two models are exactly alike
Comes finished with high gloss Polyurethane.
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WE OFFER FREE SHIPPING ON ALL DOMESTIC ORDERS WITHIN THE USA.
We ship all stock models within 3-7 days from the day you place your order. Transit time is from 5-7 days depending on your location. Please allow 2-3 days in addition for processing time.
We ship all custom models within 8-10 weeks from the day you place your order. Transit time is 7-10 days depending on your location. Please allow 2-3 days in addition for processing time.
***FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS.
Yes. We can ship internationally but you must send us a message first with a link to the product (s) you want to order from our website and we will send you a quote for shipping. If you agree we then create a custom link for your order so you can place the order. You must provide us with a phone number for the shipping company after you place the order as we can not ship Internationally without a phone number. Allow an extra 7-10 days for delivery beyond the regular shipping time. WE ARE NOT responsible for any additional fees that may be incurred by Customs at destination. We urge you to check with your local postal service in your respective country before you order. In the event you do not claim your merchandise and it is returned you will be responsible for the shipping costs and restocking fees and any additional fees incurred while the merchandise gets returned. Please do provide us with a good phone number when you place your international orders in order to include it in the shipping documents as we can not ship without a phone number.
WE THANK YOU !
We thank you for taking the time to view our crafts. We are blessed by customers like you who support our small business. From the Master Craftsmen and women that pick the wood and create the wonderful models you see to the people that make it possible for you to view our items on the web. We are grateful and we THANK YOU!. God bless you.
GA7 Cougar Gulfstream Mahogany Wood Desktop Airplane Model