With the release of the "V" bombers, Victor, Vulcan and Valiant, and the Comet and Boeing 707 air-liners, the plastic kit series had become a significant force in the market. The hobby was developing fast and the relative simplicity of assembling the kits had expanded the potential enormously. Quite young children were able to enjoy the assembly and were proud of the model they had built irrespective of the quality of their handiwork.
The important thing was to get them started and this meant having a good range of simple low-priced models. FROG's new offering for 1958 was a set of 9 planes, all at 3/- retail, later reduced to 21-. They had a common wingspan of approximately 7" and therefore were to a variety of scales ranging from the B52 Strato-Fortress at 1/320 down to the DHC2 Beaver at 1/82.
The first three of these kits were from Comet but the other six were FROG's own design and manufacture. The fact that all of them except the Short Sealand were North American subjects may have been influenced by the possibility of leasing the moulds to Comet. There is no evidence of this having happened and they ended up in New Zealand.
FROG model aircraft 1932-1976, R. Lines, L. Hellstrom