The U.S. Air Force Minuteman No. 59 Gas Turbine Unit was made in 1962 and 1963 only. Consisting of an unpainted WHITE body with BLUE and RED lettering that was mounted on a chemically blackened chassis, it would go on to become one of most highly sought after of the small motorized units.
This unit was controlled by a 3-position E-unit. There are headlight lenses at each end, but this unit is not lighted, but has operating couplers. There are no variations.
The Minuteman Unit is often found with repaired or broken window struts so the collector should look for this fault.