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Transamerica L-188C Electra - Limited (1:400)

Item #: JET056
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    Length: 3.12"

    Wingspan: 2.97"

    Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

    Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

    Transamerica L-188C Electra - Limited (1:400) by Jet X 400
    Item Number: JET056

    1/400 Transamerica L-188C Electra - Limited

    Reg#: N860U
    Limited to 500 pcs (individually numbered)

    - Detailed historic livery
    - True to 1/400 scale
    - Limited run
    - Individually numbered stand included

    About Transamerica (TIA):
    Kirk Kerkorian's Los Angeles Air Services began operations in 1948. The airline was renamed Trans International Airlines (TIA) in 1960. Kerkorian took TIA public in 1967 and used the additional cash to build a casino in Vegas call The International (later the Las Vegas Hilton). He managed to get Barbra Streisand and Elvis to perform and the new hotel and those two helped to set Vegas attendance records. In the early Super70s, he bought MGM Studios in Hollywood and returned to Las Vegas to build the MGM Grand hotel (now Bally's).

    The financial services giant Transamerica began diversifying in the 1960s and ended up owning a movie distributor, a car rental agency, a machinery manufacturer, and yes this airline - though it did not change it's name to Transamerica Airlines until 1979.

    After buying TIA in 1968, Transamerica acquired Universal Airlines and Saturn Airways in the Super70s. TIA was a cargo and charter airline until deregulation. On November 2, 1979, scheduled passenger flights began for the first time on a New York-Shannon-Amsterdam route, which was just the beginning of several transatlantic routes.

    An inability to operate profitably left Transamerica, which was divesting itself of its non-core businesses, looking for a buyer for the airline. It could not find one and shut down Transamerica Airlines on September 30, 1986.

    Model Details for Jet-X 1:400 Transamerica Airlines L-188C Electra - DiMA ID# 8496

    Jet-X Transamerica Airlines L-188C Electra 1:400 - JX056 - DiMA ID#8496
    Transamerica Airlines Jet-X
    Transamerica Airlines Jet-X

    Country &
    United States of America
    United States of America
    North America
    North America

    Aircraft: L-188C Electra Scale: 1:400

    Part #: JX056 DiMA ID#: 8496

    Release Date: 2005 Disc Date: 2005

    Status: Limited Production Units: 500

    Remarks: "1970s" Colors. With Stand.
    Registration:  N860U Engines: 4 AN 501-D13

    Classification: Commercial

    Last Updated: 07/18/2013

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