Easily my favorite GI Joe toy of all time. This model is a pain to assemble but I think the results are worth it. Attaching the wings permanently is the hardest part. The part called Wing Support should be glued to the underside of the plane first. That gives you more surface area for the wings to attach. I included a picture of the underside of one of my planes as an example.
I made the wings separate pieces because on the toy the engines (and wing tips) rotate 90 degrees so it can take off and land vertically and I wanted to build a few in the rotated position, hence the separate wings. It was only later that I realized the wings would have a hard time staying attached because of this. Hence the "wing support" part which I had to add after the fact.
This model was drawn using my original toy and a pair of 6 inch calipers. Although the file is presented full scale, I modeled it so that it was optimized when printed at 25%. Unless you stay in that range it may have too much or too little detail.
Much respect and gratitude to the men and women of our Armed Forces (past and present). Your sacrifice allows people like me to live in peace and freedom. /You/ are the real American heroes.
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