|Length||16.2 cm||6.4 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||20.0 cm||7.9 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Loading ramp displayable closed or open
- Display stand included.
Herpa Wings HE570909 – 1/200 Scale Transall C-160D, LTG 63, Luftwaffe
Herpa Wings diecast model HE570909 replicates in 1/200 scale the Transall C-160D, taktische nummer (tactical number) 50+72, Lufttransportgeschwader 63 (Air Transport Wing 63) or LTG63, Luftwaffe in the commemorative “400,000 Flight Hours” scheme 2015.
400,000 Flight Hours
Lufttransportgeschwader 63, stationed at Hohn Air Base, north of Hamburg, have been operating the C-160D Transall for more than 51 years and on August 26, 2019, reached the 400,000 flight hours milestone on the C-160D. To commemorate the occasion, C-160D tactical number 50+72 received a special paint scheme of “‘worker bee” markings, based on the wing’s insignia behind the cockpit, and a German flag, in addition to the legends “400,000”’ and “Hohn”.
The Transall C-160 is a twin-engine military transport, a joint venture between the French companies MBB and Aerospatiale, with VFW-Fokker of Germany. Designed to replace the Nord Noratlas, it first flew on February 25, 1963, entering service in 1967. Exported to Turkey and South Africa, produced ended in 1985 with 214 airframes of all variants built. Both France and Germany are replacing the C-160 with the A-400M Atlas.
Airframe construction is mainly aluminium alloy; the fuselage is a semi-monocoque structure with a rear door and loading ramp. Wings are high mounted with a conventional tail unit; both are cantilevered structures. The undercarriage is a retractable tricycle type, with the main units retracting into fairings on each side of the fuselage. The crew consists of two pilots, flight engineer, and loadmasters.
The C-160 is powered by two Rolls-Royce RB.109 Tyne turboprop engines, one on each wing, driving Ratier Forest-built four-bladed fully feathering constant-speed reversible-pitch propellers. It has a maximum speed of 513 km/h (319 mph), a service ceiling of 8,230 m (27,000 ft), a range of 1,853 km ( 1,151 mi) and maximum payload of 16,000 kg (35,274 lb).