Flash forward a few years where I thought it would look good sitting behind a group of GI Joe or Cobra paratroopers. These things were huge. Wingspan and fuselage measure over 2 feet.
I looked and looked for a long time on Ebay, searching for Marx, Timmee, Hasbro and Mattel, and nothing.
One day, a lucky search brought up the company that made it...Processed Plastic, headquartered in Chicago. Found the green one first....cool! Was wondering how I could change the color scheme to fit in with Cobra. Then I found the black one, which is cool and cool in a different way. It is a replica of an AC-130 Spectral Gunship, complete with the actual howitzer cannons coming out of the side. Score!
I used Microsoft Paint to blot out the US insignia to make it all black in the photo. I ordered this photo as a puzzle and have it in queue to put it together.