Lockheed VC-121E (C-121 L-1049 Super Constellation) 1/300 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Daron
1:300 Scale Diecast Metal – Lockheed VC-121E (C-121 L1049 Super Constellation) "Columbine III" – Length:4.5" Wingspan: 4.75”
This VC-121E model is made to be displayed with the landing gear in the extended position. It is mostly made of metal and very heavy/dense. It is certainly not a toy and will not survive been played with or a fall.
The box is labeled as Adult Collectible Model and Recommends 14 and older.
Although it is a small scale, the details are very impressive. The engines are part of the wing assembly, which in turn is one single piece. There are very few gaps and/or joints in this model.
A stand where the model can be attached for display is included and the model's info (type of airplane and scale).
The maker of the model really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp.What really caught my attention, however, is the way the markings and coloring. Look at the photos and you will see very clear and crisp nose art and markings.
The box measures 6" x 6" x 3"
The Lockheed C-121 Constellation is a military transport version of the Lockheed Constellation. A total of 332 aircraft were constructed for both the United States Air Force and United States Navy for various purposes. Numerous airborne early warning versions were also constructed. The C-121 later saw service with smaller civilian operators until 1993.
Lockheed VC-121E served as President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s personal airplane from 1954 until he left office in January 1961. A military version of the famous Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation commercial airliner, it has a fuselage “stretched” 18 feet longer than earlier versions. With more powerful engines, greater fuel capacity and greater speed, these aircraft were popularly known as “Super Connies.”