C-130K Hercules C.3, 47 Squadron RAF, Military (1:400) By DragonWings 400 Diecast Airliners
Item Number: DRW56279
About C-130K Hercules C.3, 47 Squadron RAF, Military (1:400)
C-130K Hercules C.3, 47 Squadron RAF, Military by DragonWings 400 Diecast Airliners
Item Number: DRW56279
- True to 1/400
- Highly detailed
- Highly collectible
- High quality diecast construction
- Ready for display
- Display in flight
- New stylish stand included
For more than 50 years, the American C-130 Hercules has proved an enormous success story for its manufacturer, Lockheed Martin. First produced in 1956, the C-130 is a turboprop-powered tactical transport aircraft able to land on and take off from unprepared airstrips. This aircraft, which has been modified continuously throughout its lifetime, is in service with more than 60 countries. One variant is the C-130K, a version built for export to the United Kingdom. The original C-130K of the Royal Air Force (where it's known as the Hercules C.1) is the equivalent of the C-130E. However, the British later altered their C.1 aircraft by adding an 80-inch plug in the fuselage to increase its cargo volume by 37%. This stretched C-130K version was known as the C.3. In British service, the C-130K performs countless missions such as troop and cargo transport, medical evacuation and airborne assault.
The Warbirds range from Dragon has created an all-new die-cast model of the long-body C-130K serving with the RAF. As the first C-130K in the collection, the model makes use of brand new toolings. Attached to the new fuselage is an aerial refueling probe, a device that extends the original aircraft's range to more than 4,000 nautical miles. With more than 2,300 aircraft manufactured to date, the C-130 Hercules has the longest ever continuous production run for a military aircraft. And now collectors can have their very own RAF version of this workhorse too!
About DragonWings 400 Diecast Airliners
Established in 1987, Dragon Models Limited first produced plastic model kits before moving into the airliner model field with their Dragon Wings 1:400 scale line of commercial and national airliners. By Maintaining strict quality standards, and with features such as working parts, accurate markings, true to scale models and excellent manufacturing, the Dragon line of products became leaders in the world of aviation and military models. Collectors will find a wide selection of diecast aircrafts, space crafts, tanks in their Dragon Armor line, 1:6 scale action figures from their New Generation Life Action Figure series, 1:72 scale fighter aircrafts from their Warbirds series and more. Dragon Model Limited released over a 1,000 different model kits and pre-constructed models, and they may also be found under the brand labels of "Revell/Monogram" in the USA, "Revell" and "Italeri" in Europe, and "Hasegawa" and "GSI" in Japan. Production of the Dragon Wings airliners, warebirds, and Dragon Armor tanks ceased in 2008. Remaining stock of these popular models is limited and at www.AirlineMuseum.com we have the largest selection of closeout Dragon Wings models at low, low closeout prices.
About this scale
1/400 scale die cast airliner models are the most popular commercial airplane model scale. The combination of a huge selection, great detail, and reasonable pricing makes this a perfect sale for collectors. At www.AirlineMuseum.com we have been a top selling store for 1:400 diecast airliner and military aircraft since 1999. GeminiJets had just started the year before with the this whole new scale, just a bit larger then the popular 1:500 scale Herpa Wings Models this little bit extra allowed for increased detail especially for the landing gear. GeminiJets also are fully metal models with the wings and tail diecast as well as the fuselage. Herpa Model, followed by Dragon Wings did a metal fuselage, but plastic wings and tail fins. GeminiJets raised the bar in other ways as well. Their colors and manufacturer blueprint designed molds are extremely accurate to their full size counterparts. With GeminiJets leading the way other brands have followed suit with die cast metal 1:400 scale models: AeroClassics (specializing in retro models and latin classics), Apollo, Aurora, Aviation 400, Big Bird, Byrd Models, Dragon Wings, Gemini MACS, Herpa, Hogan Wings, InFlight 400, JC Wings, Jet X, NG Models, Phoenix, and Witty Wings.
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