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Old 04-20-2014, 02:45 AM   #1
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Hello, I just acquired this model at an antique shop in California and was wondering if you folks out there may be able to identify it.

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It "kind of" looks like the Vickers Viscount when they trialed it with jet engines. Although the tail and nose are all wrong for that. Similar engine mounting though. Interesting find !!


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Old 04-20-2014, 07:33 AM   #3
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I guess it depends how old the model is. It might be an early concept model of the DC9. See link below.

Concept 2086 (Like B737) - DC-9.com

It could also be a concept model for the Dassault Mercure, but both are just a wild guess on my part.

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Old 04-20-2014, 11:48 AM   #4
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It looks like a UTX proposal model, basically an early corporate jet for the military. Along the same lines as Jetstar, Sabreliner, Mcdonnell 119, etc. every American aircraft company seems to have proposed one. The design lines, and being found in California I would lean towards Lockheed or Convair.
The stand is old Pacmin from the 1960's I recognize it from there 1/50 Bac 1-11 model run.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:19 PM   #5
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I think you have something there! I confirmed the model was made by PACMIN, as you said, based on a couple of 1/50th scale BAC 1-11 model images I just saw on the net. Now to try and figure out what model aircraft that is. Thanks for your help!
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It looks like a UTX proposal model, basically an early corporate jet for the military. Along the same lines as Jetstar, Sabreliner, Mcdonnell 119, etc. every American aircraft company seems to have proposed one. The design lines, and being found in California I would lean towards Lockheed or Convair.
The stand is old Pacmin from the 1960's I recognize it from there 1/50 Bac 1-11 model run.
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Good info and nice image! Thanks!
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It "kind of" looks like the Vickers Viscount when they trialed it with jet engines. Although the tail and nose are all wrong for that. Similar engine mounting though. Interesting find !!

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Really appreciate the effort and links!

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I guess it depends how old the model is. It might be an early concept model of the DC9. See link below.

Concept 2086 (Like B737) - DC-9.com

It could also be a concept model for the Dassault Mercure, but both are just a wild guess on my part.

File:Air Inter Dassault Mercure at Basle - February 1985.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Hi Car15,

Thanks for posting the pics of this rare model.

Looks like some sort of prototype Boeing and or Douglas airplane. IMHO.



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Old 04-20-2014, 11:46 PM   #9
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Identified by a fellow collector! It is a PacMin blank model of the cancelled North American Aviation NAC-100 Centuryliner commuter jet proposal. Now to decide to keep or sell.

http://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPD...20-%202747.PDF
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Fascinating! I'd never heard of this aircraft. To keep or sell, well there's a question. It must be very rare, but heaven knows what to price it at, there must be few collectors of North American aircraft out there.

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Great Research!

Very cool model indeed for sure!



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