Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Howard Kuhn: Master Scale Modeler

I got this from a mail list I'm on but the original source is the Scaleroc Yahoo Group.
Taking a little time out for a break from the everyday discussions I just wish to inform you that a great US Scale master modeler, Howard Kuhn, is very ill, as reported by his son, Craig Kuhn, on the OldRockets Yahoo web site (see http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/OldRockets /message/ 37571) . For those that don't know Howard, he was the founder of Competition Model Rockets (CMR), a small model rocket company that existed in the heyday of NAR Competition Rocketry (late 60's and early 70's), and then into the late 1980's.
Howard's son has developed a nice web site of photos/scans of material from Howard, including photos of his Scale models (still in great shape after all these years), prototype photos (Nike Tomahawk, Javelin, etc), articles by him, contest photos, etc. To see this site go to: http://modelrocketm useum.com/ gallery/main. php. Several photos of the NASA prototype D-Region are in Scale Roc files (kindly posted by Mr. Fitch).