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Herpa 1:200 Wings 570596
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation Diecast Model
Qantas, VH-EAP Southern Zephyr

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation   7"   7.5"

The first Qantas Constellation arrived in Australia on its delivery flight from Burbank on 14 October 1947 and the service from Sydney to London commenced on 1 December. The Constellation was the world's first pressured airliner in widespread commercial service. The first of the Qantas L-1049 Super Constellations was delivered on 15 April 1954, and just one month later Qantas used it to inaugurate its Pacific service. On 14 January 1958, two Qantas Super Constellations left Melbourne, to begin the Qantas round the world service, first visiting Sydney and then flying off in opposite directions, both arriving back in Sydney on 20 January. By that time Qantas had a fleet of sixteen Super Constellations. The previous year Qantas had decided on its replacement with Boeing 707s, and had placed an order for seven. The first of these was delivered to Qantas on 29 June 1959, making Qantas the first airline outside America to fly American jet aircraft. They progressively replaced the Super Constellations. The last Qantas Super Constellation to be sold was the first one to be delivered; it left Sydney on 3 May 1963.

Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation

Designed as a stretched version of the successful Constellation design, the Super Constellation was first flown on October 13th, 1950.

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Herpa 1:200 Wings

The Herpa "1:200 Wings" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian and military aircraft in 1:200 scale.

Herpa "1:200 Wings" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with non-rotating wheels.
  • Some releases feature interchangeable open/closed canopies.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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