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The Hybrid Cut and Fold Swallow

This page is being used to collect information about the history of the plane design which I call the The Hybrid Cut and Fold Swallow, because it combines elements of the Swallow with elements of the Cut and Fold Model Aeroplane. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.



As far as I know this design first appears as 'El Aeroplano' in Booklet 5 of 'Trabajos Manuales Salvatella - Plegado de figuras de papel', which was published by Editorial Miguel A Salvatera in Barcelona in or around 1929.



A similar design appears in 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1939 contains 'El aeroplano', a hybrid design putting together the nose and wings of the Swallow and the fuselage and tail of the Cut and Fold Model Aeroplane.



A similar design, but without the propellor, appears as 'El Avion' in 'Papiroflexia' by Elias Gutierrez Gil, which was self-published in 1951.



Thedesiugn also appears as 'Aeroplano' in 'Una Hoja de Papel' by Lorenzo Herrero, which was published by Miguel A Salvatella in Barcelona in 1952.