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Texaco 1937 Lockheed 12A Electra Jr. (Special Edition TWA) 1:50 Scale

Texaco 1937 Lockheed 12A Electra Jr. (Special Edition TWA) 1:50 Scale


 
Product Note: Retired and No Longer Available!

Stock Status:(Pre-Order)
Product Code: CP7391
Retired and Sold Out!

Description
 
The Fabulous NC18137 Lockheed 12A Electra Junior. was born in July of 1937 and when introduced was considered to be the “Cadillac” of the aviation world. The Lockheed was purchased from Continental Airlines in 1940 and served TWA until 1945. In it’s early years the TWA and TEXACO partnership provided progressive research for many years and helped keep Texaco at the fore-front in the development of aviation petroleum products.

In addition to it’s R&D role the aircraft was made available to Jack Frye, then president of TWA. Often Frye would fly the aircraft himself, and on many occasions he was accompanied by various Hollywood icons, such as Bette Davis and Howard Hughes, TWA quickly became known as “The airline of the stars”.

This important part of aviation history still remains. The NC18137 Lockheed 12A Junior was rediscovered and has been restored to mint flying condition by Ruth Richter Holden, the daughter of TWA founder Paul Richter. Now the NC18137, is named “ The Spirit of TWA” and is based in Santa Maria, California, a lasting tribute to the glory days of aviation.

• 1:50 Scale
• 12" Wingspan
• Movable Wing Flaps
• Display Stand Included
• Detailed Interior & Opening Door
• Operating Landing Gear
• Die-Cast Locking Coin Bank with Key






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