|Length||17.7 cm||7.0 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||19.2 cm||7.5 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
Herpa Wings HE570596 – 1/200 Scale Lockheed L-1049G Constellation, Qantas, VH-EAP
Herpa Wings diecast model HE570596 replicates in 1/200 scale the Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation named “Southern Zephyr”, registration VH-EAP, in the livery of Qantas, circa the late 1950s.
Qantas Airways is the largest by fleet size Australia airline, operating both domestic and international routes. Formed in November 1920 as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited flying the Avro 504K, it is the third oldest airline globally. The Qantas name comes from an acronym of its original name. In 1934, Qantas and Britain’s Imperial Airways established Qantas Empire Airways Limited (QEA). In 1967 the name changed to Qantas Airways Limited. Subsidiary airlines are Jetstar, QantasLink and Qantas Freight.
Lockheed L-1o49 Constellation
The Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation is an American four-engine, transcontinental airliner, a stretched variant of the Lockheed Constellation. It first flew on July 14, 1951, entering service on December 1951, with Eastern Air Lines. Designated as the WV / R7V in United States Navy service and with the United States Air Force as the C-121/EC-121 for transport, electronics and airborne early warning and control aircraft. Production ended in 1958 with 579, both commercial and military, airframes completed.
The airframe is mostly an aluminium alloy structure with a semi-monocoque fuselage, low mounted cantilever wings, and a triple fin tail. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type with the primary units retracting forward into the inboard engine nacelles. The flight crew of five consisted of two pilots, flight engineer, radio operator, navigator, and the passenger cabin seats up to 109 or 29,620 kg (65,300 lb) cargo.
Powered by four Wright R-3350 turbo compound, supercharged, air-cooled, 18 cylinders, twin-row, radial engines mounted two per wing, driving three-bladed constant-speed propellers. The Super Constellation has a cruise speed of 550 km/h (340 mph), a top speed of 607 km/h (377 mph) with a service ceiling of 7,300 m (24,000 ft) and range of 8,700 km (6,400 mi).