Diecast Jet Airplanes

Ever since we were young when we are at the airport, the observation deck is the first place that we will go and visit. We would stare and marvel as all the planes that came in to land or took off. The whirring of the jet turbines sounded like music to our ears. Until today, we can still remember the first time we climbed aboard an airplane for our first flight. The excitement and nervousness is as vivid as it was yesterday. Perhaps, that is why diecast collectors are so fond of diecast jet airplanes. It brings back fond memories of our childhood and allows us to live out our fantasies.

Nowadays, diecast jet airplanes are so realistic that you could almost catch a whiff of the jet fuel.  Each diecast jet airplanes models are made with precision engineered parts, exquisitely painted, assembled and ready to be flaunted. It's a far cry from the first jet airplane, the Coanda-1910 that was created by Henri Coand?. Aviation enthusiasts of modern jet airplanes can now satisfy their enthusiasms with diecast jet airplanes like the F/A-18E Super Hornet Strike Fighter or the more classic Arado Ar 234C, a Second World War German jet bomber.

Depending on the level of details that an aviation enthusiast is interested in, there are several scales to choose from. Naturally, the big scale like the 1: 48 scale is more detailed. There are actually very few manufacturers that produce diecast jet airplanes on the 1: 48 scale. The most well-known manufacturer that makes diecast jet airplanes at the 1: 48 scale is Franklin Mint under their "Armour Collection". Their Armour Collections are made from a combination of diecast metal and plastic parts. As a specialized diecast manufacturer, their diecast jet airplanes models are 100% correct to scale and realistic. For example, their 1:48 scale of the Russian Mikoyan Gurevich MiG 15 is superbly detailed. In a way, this is for the adherent of details. Precision is an art in itself.

Nevertheless, the most popular scale among the diecast jet airplanes is the 1:72 scale. It's a matter of preferences and convenience why most diecast collectors choose this scale for their collections. It's a middle of the road compromise between details and storage space. The above mentioned model at 1:48 measured over a foot but at 1:72 scale, it would only have measure slightly over 6 inches. It allows one to have an overall view. Then again, for some who wants to build an air force within the confines of their living room, the Century Wings 1:144 scale models and the 1:400 scale “Warbirds Series” from Dragon Models would be the best bets. The “Warbirds Series” of die cast jet airplanes models are detailed and comes with accurate markings.


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