1/144 4743 Revell Aero Spacelines 201 Super Guppy - Airbus Industries
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
1985 issue. Possibly from Otaki molds. Very nice quality kit with all recessed panel lines. Includes colorful Airbus lettering and full color stripes as shown on the box photo. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag; the large parts are not sealed and have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The Guppy is basically a powered aluminum balloon. It has tremendous capacity and loads through the swing-away nose. The first Guppy was built to haul Saturn V parts from California to Florida in order to avoid shipping delays via ships going through the Panama Canal. All Guppy aircraft are built from retired Boeing Stratocruisers. The pistons were replaced with more powerful turbo-props, and the Super Guppy is only 52 mph slower than the Stratocruiser.
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