Model Airplane News
June, 1960


Model Airplane News Cover for June, 1960 by Jo Kotula Thomas-Morse SC-4 Scout

Thomas-Morse SC-4 "Scout"
Model Airplane News Cover Art for June, 1960
by Jo Kotula
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The Thomas Morse Scout became the standard single-seat fighter trainer used by the U.S. Air Service during World War I. It was nicknamed the 'Tommy' by the pilots that flew it. Starting in 1917, it was used stateside as an advanced trainer. Less than 500 were built.

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Thomas-Morse SC-4 "Scout"
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After the war ended, many were sold surplus to civilian flying schools, sportsman pilots and ex-Army fliers. Some were used in the early 1930ís for use in World War I films.

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