Lockheed L749 Constellation (KLM)  80393

Lockheed L749 Constellation (KLM)

Product code 80393

Lockheed

L-749 Constellation

KLM

€ 35.50

 

Scale 1 : 72

Publisher/Brand Heller

Format approx W 51.4 x L 41.2 x H 9.5 cm

Category Scale Modelling Kits

Subcategory Scale Modelling Kits » Kits: Airliners

Availability Temporarily Out of Stock.

Click here to be notified when this product becomes available again

Add this product to my wishlist

This product was added to our database on Friday 5 february 2021.

Share this product

Your reliable Aircraft Modelling Source since 1989

Mind: this is a modelling kit.

Product description

Reissue of a Dutch Classic!!

In 1947 K.L.M. got the Lockheed L-49 Constellation as the first European airline. Shortly afterwards, the L-749 was introduced. K.L.M. has operated a total of 26 Lockheed L-49 / L-749 aircraft. They mainly flew long haul routes to North America, the Caribbean, the Far East and Australia! In 1950 the L-749 aircraft, which were delivered in 1947/48, were converted into L-749A aircraft with a different exhaust system and landing gear. Due to the other exhaust system, the speed was slightly increased, namely by 8 -16 km per hour. After the introduction of the DC8 in 1960, the 10 Constellations that were then left were withdrawn from service. Five of them were sold for scrapping in 1962/63 and the rest were passed on to new owners. The PH-TDK "Amsterdam" was delivered to the K.L.M. on November 8, 1948. On March 3, 1954 she was re-registered, now as PH LDK. On November 8, 1958, the "Amsterdam" was taken out of service and eventually went to scrapyard on June 25, 1963.

 



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.

 

  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com