Avia 51

Product code CMD7222


Avia 51

Scale 1 : 72

Publisher/Brand Croco Model Company

Format approx W 21 x L 14.9 x H 5.6 cm

Version Resin

Category Scale Modelling Kits

Subcategory Scale Modelling Kits

Availability Product out of stock and no longer available.

Product description

The Avia 51 was a three-engined high-wing cantilevermonoplanedesigned for the Czech national airlines CLS.It was built with a duraluminium monocoque fuselage and a fixedtailwheel landing gear.Powered by threeAvia Rk.12radial engines, two were fitted into the leading edges of the wing and one was nose-mounted.It had a two-man flight deck and an enclosed luxury cabin for five or six passengers which was not large enough to stand up (5ft 1in), but did have a separate lavatory compartment, it also had three luggage and mail compartments.

The Avia 51 entered service on the Berlin-Prague-Vienna route, but with only a small passenger capacity it proved uneconomical to operate.In 1937 the aircraft were sold to the Estonian government One appeared operating for the Spanish Republican Air Forcein the Spanish Civil War, and it was reported that the other two were lost at sea when the freighter carrying them to Bilbao was sunk.

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