G2WAL1031 Gemini Jets Western Airlines Lockheed L-188A Electra N7139C 1959 Livery polished belly

£79.99 (incl VAT)

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G2WAL1031 Gemini Jets Western Airlines Lockheed L-188A Electra N7139C 1959 Livery polished belly

PRICE: £79.99 incl VAT (RRP £101.00, SAVING £21.01)

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G2WAL1031
Gemini Jets 1/200th scale
Western Airlines
Lockheed L-188A Electra
N7139C
1959 Livery
polished belly

RRP  £101.00

Model Description

Gemini Jets 1/200th scale G2WAL1031 Western Airlines Lockheed L-188A Electra N7139C 1959 Livery polished belly. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.

 

The Lockheed L-188 Electra is an American turboprop airliner built by Lockheed. First flown in 1957, it was the first large turboprop airliner built in the United States. Initial sales were good, but after two fatal crashes that led to expensive modifications to fix a design defect, no more were ordered. With its unique high power-to-weight ratio, huge propellers and very short wings (resulting in the majority of the wingspan being enveloped in propwash), large Fowler flaps which significantly increased effective wing area when extended, and four-engined design, the airplane had airfield performance capabilities unmatched by many jet transport aircraft even today—particularly on short runways and high field elevations. Jet airliners soon supplanted turboprops for many purposes, and many Electras were modified as freighters. Some Electras are still being used in various roles into the 21st century. The airframe was also used as the basis for the Lockheed P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft.

RRP  £101.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: G2WAL1031

Model categories:
1/200th Scale Section, Civilian Aviation, Future Models Civilian Aircraft 1/200th scale, Gemini Jets, Gemini Jets 1/200th scale

Weight 650 g
Historical Era

Manufacturer

Model Type

Scale

A hugely popular area of the Flying Tigers website is our FREE weekly Aviation related Newsletter.  Our Newsletter aims to keep you informed and up to date with all things Aviation, with a particular leaning towards the fabulous world of diecast aviation collecting.

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