Aviation buffs: Any idea what kind of jet it is? It looks like a Northrop Talon
with tip tanks, or maybe a "pointier" Lockheed Shooting Star
. Or is it even a specific kind of jet at all? It could be just a stylized jet-like shape.
Antique enthusiasts: Can you tell me anything else about it, like when it dates to? There are no identifying marks on it of any kind; however, there are at least two more of these out there in the world that I've discovered while researching this question. (In fact, the photo I've used isn't a photo of the one I own...it's a completely identical figurine, however.)
I acquired it roughly twelve years ago in an antique store in Arkansas. I know that this is no guarantee that it is
actually an antique, but--at the risk of sounding imprecise--if "feels" like something that was made in the past.
Thanks in advance. Oh, and one more thing...this isn't some Antique Roadshow deal where I have delusions of selling it for hundreds of bucks. I'm just genuinely curious about the object.