Aurora 1/72 Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander, 85-100

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Aurora 1/72 Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander, 85-100 plastic model kit

1/72 85-100 Aurora Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

1968 issue hardbox issue and a nice kit for that time. Features recessed panel lines, full interior with rear bulkhead, couch, chairs and console, cockpit with chairs, instrument panel, control yokes, forward bulkhead and clear windows. Includes optional position landing gear and colorful decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one part: small side window (clear). Includes all other parts, decals and instructions. The decals have very light age foxing to the backing paper only. The actual transfers are not stained. The Jet Commander was the jet powered follow-on to the famous Aero Commander twin private aircraft. But shortly after 1121 delivery began in 1965, Rockwell bought Aero Commander. The 1121 was competition for the Rockwell Sabreliner business jet in the same class, so Rockwell sold the Jet commander to IAI. Initial releases under IAI were called the 1123. Improvements to the 1123 design lead to the IAI 1124 Westwind powered by 731 fan engines. Legend has it that these molds were lost and/or destroyed in a train wreck. Monogram bought Aurora's molds and was transporting them to the Monogram factory when the accident happened.

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