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Atlas Editions Silver Classics 7504-017
Lockheed L-9 Orion Diecast Model
1931

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed L-9 Orion   1.75"   2.5"

The Lockheed Model 9 Orion is a single-engined passenger aircraft built in 1931 for commercial airlines. It was the first airliner to have retractable landing gear and was faster than any military aircraft of that time. Designed by Richard A. von Hake, it was the last wooden monoplane design produced by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. Although designed with the passenger market in mind, its speed made it a natural for air races. The first Bendix race of 1931 had a showing of two Orions, three Altairs and one Vega in a race that had only nine aircraft competing. On 11 July 1935, Laura H. Ingalls flew a Lockheed Orion, powered by a Pratt & Whitney Wasp engine, from Floyd Bennett Field to Burbank, California, establishing an East-West record for women. Two months later she flew it back to set a West-East record.

Lockheed L-9 Orion

Designed as a single-engined passenger aircraft, the Model 9 Orion was first flown in 1931.

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Atlas Editions Silver Classics

The Atlas Editions "Silver Classics" range presents beautiful, silver-plated diecast models of civilian aircraft in 1:200 scale.

Atlas Editions "Silver Classics" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Silver-plated diecast metal construction.
  • Realistic panel lines and surface details.
  • Metal presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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