Lockheed L-749 Constellation F-BAZL in the fantastic livery of Air France during 1959. Limited edition of only 1,800 in superb polished metal finish. Complete with a set of liveried steps. Excellent looking, extremely hard to find brand new model. Box lid has a very minor crush on top left corner.
The Lockheed Constellation (“Connie”) was a propeller-driven airliner powered by four 18-cylinder radial Wright R-3350 engines. It was built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, USA, facility. A total of 856 aircraft were produced in numerous models, all distinguished by a triple-tail design and dolphin-shaped fuselage. The Constellation was used as a civilian airliner and as a U.S. military air transport, seeing service in the Berlin Airlift. It was the presidential aircraft for U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.