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Title Western Airlines Lockheed L-188A Electra, N7135C Model Airplane
Date ca. 1959
Collection Western Airlines Promotional Objects
Object Name Model
Catalog Number 1987.13.1
Description Large metal (?) cut-away model airplane of Western Airlines Lockheed L-188A Electra, N7135C. 1:20 scale.

Exterior is painted white with red Indian Head livery and silver belly. Painted on tail in red: N7135C. Inside the cutway are plastic (?) figures of pilots in the cockpit, passengers seated in cabin and in the rear lounge and "stewardesses" preparing meal trays in the galley. An external electric motor can be connected to power model's interior lights and rotating propellers.
Height (in) 17
Length (in) 64
Width (in) 62
Provenance Western Airlines flew the Lockheed L-188A Electra prop jet from 1959-1974. Ship 135 (N7135C, MSN 1046) was the first one delivered to Western on May 20, 1959. Western sold the aircraft in November 1970.
Search Terms Western Airlines
Lockheed 188A Electra
Indian Head
Subjects Aircraft
Model airplanes
Airline pilots
Flight attendants
Flight crews
Airplane cockpits
Galleys (Aircraft kitchens)
Seating furniture
Credit line Western Airlines