Monday, March 30, 2015

Hitachi Lockheed 'Jet Star' CL-329

We've got a real nice tin-litho Air Force plane from most probably the early 1960s. This Lockheed JetStar from Hitachi is based on the real life C-140 built by Lockheed. In 1957 the JetStar was the first aircraft to be designed from the start as a dedicated business jet but sixteen were ultimately produced for Air Force use starting in 1962 and remained in service with the Air Force until the 1990s.

The Hitachi version follows the standard two-piece design of tin-litho aircraft by having a fuselage and removable wing section containing the friction motor. It measures 7" (17.8cm) L x 7 1/8" (18.1cm) WS x 2 3/4" (7cm) H. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Photo courtesy Wikipedia

Photo courtesy Wikipedia


  1. What a wonderful piece of aviation history.