This Learjet C-21A U.S. Air Force aircraft model is in 1:48 scale. This spectacular model has a wingspan of 9 1/2" and is 12" in length. The C-21A is a military variant of the Learjet 35A business jet. It is a twin turbofan engine aircraft for cargo and passenger airlift and is also capable of transporting litters during medical evacuations.
In April 1984, the delivery of the C-21A fleet began and was completed in October 1985 for deployment. On April 1, 1997, all continental US-based C-21s were realigned under Air Mobility Command, with the 375th Airlift Wing at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. as the lead command. C-21s stationed outside the continental United States are assigned to theater commanders.
The C-21A has a maximum speed of 530 mph and a maximum range of 2,306 miles. It has a crew of two, a pilot and a co-pilot. The C-21A has a capacity of carrying eight passengers. The aircraft is equipped with an automatic navigation system and four cathode ray tubes display for enhanced pilot crew efficiency.
There are 38 C-21As in active duty with the Air Force.
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, the majority of these beautiful replica models are hand sculptured by master craftsmen who use premium treated Philippine mahogany wood. Each model passes through several stages of sanding and priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
All models come with a mahogany display stand to present your aircraft in style! Perfect item or gift for that Military Aviation memorabilia or Aircraft Model enthusiast! Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!