Lockheed Constellation – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (First Issue)
Lockheed Constellation in the attractive markings of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Early first issue from May 98
2 in stock
2 in stock
Lockheed Constellation in the attractive markings of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Early first issue from May 98. Has to be seen to be appreciated. Complete with the sought after plastic Corgi dog. PLEASE NOTE: These early Corgi castings and their paint finish was never to a perfect standard, so buyers should expect light imperfections to both. Please don’t purchase if you’re expecting an immaculate model as they do not exist. As with most Corgi Constellations the box undersides have minor scuffs and creasing as a result of being on shop display, but nothing that detracts.
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.