Posted 4 months ago
The model is 1970s, the 1/1 version was 1925-1933. Very cool airplane with corrugated metal sides. You can take a ride in one of these for about $75 so do so if you get a chance. Back in 1925 this was a luxury airliner. Back then a coast to coast trip may have included a combination of plane and train rides.
Sadly this model is missing the wheels but I can salvage some from a broken model. These are very fragile and broken mini-planes are common. Don't think I have mentioned the 3 motors yet, all exposed radial engines, looks great. Another nice touch are the TWA stickers. Also there is information and nice artwork on the back of the box. I have seen one of these flying and while 125 mph is fast on the ground it looks rather slow in the sky.
Now to look up when one of these (the real one) will be offering rides around here.