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35106 Corgi   L-1049 Super Constellation - Trans-Canada Air Lines (999) £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA35106: Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation in the attractive livery of Trans-Canada Air Lines, Montreal, Canada, 1959. Limited edition of only 999 pieces.

In April 1939 Trans-Canada Airlines (TCA) inaugurated transcontinental service between Montreal and Vancouver, then grew rapidly during WWII. TCA continued to grow after the war, and by 1951 overseas traffic exceeded all expectations, and new aircraft had to be acquired. The Lockheed 1049 Super Constellation, (Connie), was the best airliner available. TCA's first L-1049C was delivered in February 1954. Transatlantic service began in May with five aircraft. Fourteen Super Connies of various marquees flew with TCA until retirement in 1963. The "Super G" had tip tanks that added 600 US gallons each, which extended its range for longer nonstop trips.

The Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation is an American aircraft, a member of the Lockheed Constellation aircraft line. The L-1049 was Lockheed's response to the successful Douglas DC-6 airliner, first flying in 1950. The aircraft was also produced for both the United States Navy and Air Force as transport and AWACS aircraft.

Most Super Constellations were retired by their original operators after the advent of the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 jet airliners. The last commercial flight of the L-1049 Super Constellation was in 1993, when the Federal Aviation Administration banned all airlines from the Dominican Republic that flew Constellations to the United States (this done due to safety concerns). The Dominican airlines were the last operators of any version of the Constellation.
 
 
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Corgi aviation archive general information

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The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
 
 
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