The Pika was designed to serve as a testbed for the Jindivik pilotless drone.
It was built around the basic Jindivick structure but with a cockpit for the pilot.
Two were constructed and flown in tests.
When the Australian government decided to develop a high speed pilotless target aircraft to meet British and Australian specifications a piloted version was also designed to help in flight testing.
The Pika was designed around the Jindivik structure but with a cockpit and the first one made its first flight on 31 October 1951.
A second Pika subsequently joined the test program.
The first Pika crashed on 5 April 1951 and the pilot was badly injured, but the test program was completed by the second Pika.
As a result, several modifications were made to the Jindivik.
In 1970 the remaining Pika was put on display in the RAAF Museum at Point Cook.
This model represents the second Pika, A93-2.
High Planes 1/72 kit completed by Leigh Edmonds in September 1998.