InFlight 1/200th scale WBEPTK0102 twin set; Convair 880 (22-2) N880EP and Lockheed L-1329 Jetstar N777EP with display stands. RRP £179.99
This is a twin set of Elvis Presley planes, the Convair CV880 and Lockheed L-1329 Jetstar. The set includes display stands and a limited edition collectors card.
Convair CV880 N880EP “Lisa Marie” is on display at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. This airframe was used by Elvis Presley and is named after his daughter. It is the only properly preserved Convair CV880 airframe. It was formerly in commercial service with Delta. In January 2015, it was put up for sale and eventually bought back by Elvis Presley Enterprises. The aircraft is part of the Presley Museum collection.on display at Graceland’s in the USA.
Lockheed L-1329 Jetstar N777EP was owned by Elvis Presley in his later years, named Hound Dog II, is on display at Graceland, Memphis Tennessee. This is one of two Jetstars owned by Elvis Presley and/or his family.
The Convair 880 was a narrow-body jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics. It was designed to compete with the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 by being smaller and faster, a niche that failed to create demand. When it was first introduced some aviation circles claimed that at 615 mph (990 km/h) it was the fastest jet transport in the world. Only 65 Convair 880s were produced over the lifetime of the production run from 1959 to 1962, and General Dynamics eventually withdrew from the airliner market after considering the 880 project a failure. The Convair 990 was a stretched and faster variant of the 880.
The Lockheed JetStar (company designations L-329 and L-1329; designated C-140 in US military service) is a business jet produced from the early 1960s to the 1970s. The JetStar was the first dedicated business jet to enter service. It was also one of the largest aircraft in the class for many years, seating ten plus two crew. It is distinguishable from other small jets by its four engines, mounted on the rear of the fuselage, and the “slipper”-style fuel tanks fixed to the wings.