Junkers Ju52/3M D-ALBA (Märklin model 1980)
Junkers Ju52/3M D-ALBA (Märklin model 1980)(i)
A lovely "creamy mushroom soup and black"-coloured clockwork limited-edition 1990s reissue of a 1930s Märklin model Junkers Ju52 three-engined aeroplane, registration number D-ALBA, originally issued as a construction set, as model number 1152 (reissue model number 1980).
The factory-built model revisits the classic 1930s Märklin Aeroplane Construction Set design, but pre-built.
Not only do all three propellors spin when the aircraft is "wound" and the safety catch released, all the tail and wing control surfaces are fully functional, and when adjusted by hand, the pilot's controls move in sympathy.
There is also a small nubbin under the aircraft's "chin" which is an extension of the control column, and can be twisted and moved to control all the surfaces
1999 promotional text:
#19801 Ju 52 Swiss Commercial Airplane
Märklin continues its tradition of reissuing it's most beautiful models as reproductions with the JU 52 Swiss Commercial Airplane.
Model is made of metal with built-in wind-up motor to power the three propellers, movable elevator, vertical rudder and aileron. Pilot's cockpit can be opened. Wing span approximately 56 cm (22-3/64"). Delivery to Märklin dealers is scheduled for the 4th quarter 1999.
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