Aurora 1/81 Aero Commander 680, 285-29

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Aurora 1/81 Aero Commander 680, 285-29 plastic model kit

1/81 285-29 Aurora Aero Commander 680

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

First Aurora release (29 cent price extension) from ex-Comet molds. 1963 issue. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one flat side window. Can be easily made; I have included thick, clear plastic that can be used to make a replacement. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. The box is only 'Good' due to black residue on the top right and side panels. The Aero Commander was a state-of-the-art twin engine light transport from the early 1960s. It was built by Aero Design and Engineering Co. of Bethany, Oklahoma. It was the first twin engine aircraft to be used by the President of the United States and served in this capacity in the early 1960s. This high performance 5 to 7 place was popular with business travelers and had a range of 1,050 miles and a ceiling of 22,000 feet. The Aero Commander led to the Jet Commander, which became the IAI 1121 through 1124 Westwind business jets. Aero Commanders can still be seen at some airports in excellent condition, but many are neglected as newer aircraft are in favor.

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