Skymark Northwest Air Lines® Boeing 757-200 Model Aircraft
Sale Price (non-members): $19.99
Sale Price (members): $17.99
Original Price: $36.00
Availability: Out of stock. This item is no longer available for purchase.
The Boeing 757-200 was a mid-size, twin-engine jet airliner, which began service in 1983 and was soon commonly used by U.S. carriers for its mid-range flights. Assemble this highly collectible snap-fit Skymark replica of the Northwest Air Lines Boeing 757-200 airliner in minutes, then showcase this model aircraft on a desk, shelf or credenza. Solid injection molded plastic construction with highly detailed graphics. No paint or glue required. Display stand included. Scale 1:150. Ages 14 and up. 12.25"l. x 10"w. x 5"h.
In the 1920s airliner manufacturers began using aircraft models as advertising tools to sell their products. By the 1960s, plastic and fiberglass had replace metal for advertising model aircraft. In 1889, then Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, Samuel P. Langley, acquired a model of John Stringfellow’s triplane to inaugurate the Smithsonian’s model aircraft collection. Since then, the Smithsonian’s curators and modelers have developed one of the finest collections of model aircraft and spacecraft in the world. This collection is housed in the National Air and Space Museum.
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