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Viscount de Cubana de Aviacion.
These models were made out of plastic and reinforced or fill with resin, this is not one of those a flimsy models. Individually hand painted to perfection. It was built to precise scale and painted according to color photographs of the actual airplane. Absolute satisfaction guaranteed!
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Your model will arrive safely packed in "a box within a box" package, and fully assembled except for propellers that you must slide its shafts in the motors, the display-stand has a hand screw that firmly secure the model to the stand. No tools of any kind required.
Brief History of Viscount:
The Viscount was the world's first gas turbine engined aircraft in airline service and was the most successful post-war British airliner, with 445 examples being sold. With seating for forty to fifty-nine passengers, three large freight and luggage compartments and fitted with Rolls-Royce Dart 505 or 506 engines, it was ideally suited for short-range and medium range routes.
Later versions of the aircraft had increased fuselage lengths and the more powerful Dart 510 engines.
On November 1, 1958 a Vickers Viscount Cubana en route from Miami to Varadero to Havana was hijacked by Castro's Cuban 26th of July militants. ( When hijacks are done by them is not terrorism, for them is OK).The hijackers were trying to land at Sierra Cristal in Eastern Cuba to deliver weapons to Raul Castro's communist rebels. As night approached, eventually the plane ran out of fuel and tried an emergency landing at the Preston sugar mill, it did not make it and instead landed in the ocean and broke apart killing most passengers and crew, there were three or four survivors.
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