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Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, May 16, 1960

May 16, 2010 |  1:59 pm

May 16, 1960, Mirror Cover

May 16, 1960: The Revell model toy company decided not to release a kit version of the U-2 spy plane because “it had a few interesting features, but basically, it lacked color,” Paul Coates writes. Then Francis Gary Powers was shot down and the company could have sold a million kits in two weeks. 

May 16, 1960, Paul Coates