Lockheed Constellation – USAF (First Issue)
Constellation – USAF (First Issue)
3 in stock
3 in stock
Lockheed Constellation in the attractive markings of the USAF. Early first issue from Sep 98. Has to be seen to be appreciated and now quite hard to find. 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 all Corgi Constellations the boxes have light scuffs and creases, mainly to the undersides as a result of being on shop display. How cheap do you want this model? It’s a total bargain!
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.