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AeroClassics 1:200 Series AC19173
Lockheed L-749 Constellation Diecast Model
Trans World Airlines, N6006C, w/Ground Equipment

Limited Edition
Pieces Worldwide

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed L-749 Constellation   5.75"   7.5"

In 1939, Trans World Airlines, at the instigation of major stockholder Howard Hughes, requested a 40-passenger transcontinental airliner with a range of 3,500 mi. TWA's requirements led to the L-049 Constellation, designed by Lockheed engineers including Kelly Johnson and Hall Hibbard. With the onset of World War II, the TWA aircraft entering production were converted to an order for C-69 Constellation military transport aircraft. After World War II, the Constellation came into its own as a fast civilian airliner. Aircraft already in production for the USAAF as C-69 transports were finished as civilian airliners, with TWA receiving the first on 1 October 1945. The first purpose-built passenger Constellations were the more powerful L-649 and L-749 (which had more fuel in the outer wings). TWA transatlantic service started on February 6, 1946 with a New York-Paris flight in a Constellation. On June 17, 1947, Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) opened the first-ever scheduled round-the-world service with their L-749 Clipper America. The famous flight "Pan Am 1" operated until 1982.

Lockheed L-749 Constellation

Designed to meet Pan Am and TWA requirements for a 40 passenger airliner, the Constellation was first flown in its military version of C69 on January 9th, 1943.

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AeroClassics 1:200 Series

The AeroClassics "1:200" range presents higly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian aircraft in 1:200 scale. AeroClassics models are produced in extremely limited quantities, making them highly desirable to collectors.

AeroClassics 1:200 diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction, including wings and tail surfaces.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended metal landing gear with rolling rubber tires.

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