scale aircraft are a popular scale for those who wish to display
a wide assortment of models in a small space. Though some of the
kits can be much larger than you might think!
aircraft subjects are just to large or expensive to produce in
a larger scale.
instance, a 747 jet kit.
Revell 1/144 scale Boeing 747 kits has a length of almost 21 inches.
The width, wingtip to wingtip, is almost 19 inches.
the kit was done in 1/72, 1/48 or larger, it would be an extremely
large (and expensive) model kit. (there are some small companies
that have produced such kits - usually as vacuum-formed models
- but that's another story).
why most models of aircraft that are large even in real life end
up as 1/144 size kits. Especially airliners.
while the size seems small, the kits can still be large and will
require some serious shelf space once built. Just to keep that
not just American airlines that get kits made of their fleets
- many airlines from around the world get kits with their colorful
paint schemes and graphic designs on them.
also get kits of the large unique miltary aircraft, from B29s
to Russian cargo planes.
aircraft are the most common subjects for the 1/144 models, but
some of the older prop airliners, like a DC3, get kits of their
own as well.
out some of these 1/144 kits and see what I mean.
747 - UPS
Airbus A380-800 Lufthansa
Airbus A321 Neo
Airbus A350-900 Lufthansa
Boeing 777-300 ER
Embraer 190 Lufthansa
Russian Tupolev TU144D SST
Russian Tupolev TU144D SST
Boeing 727-200 Pan-Am
Boeing 737-700/C-40B United States Transport
Tupolev TU-204-100 Red Wings Airliner
Airbus A-321 Airliner
Boeing 737-8 MAX Airliner
Sukhoi Superjet 100 Aeroflot Airliner
TU-104 A2 Soviet Airliner
Bombardier CRJ-700 American Eagle Airliner
Boeing 720 United Airliner
Boeing 737-300 Western Pacific Airlines The Simpsons
MD-87 Aero Tanker Erickson
DC7 Pan American World Airways
Convair CV-340 Hawaiian Airlines
Bristol 175 Britannia Airlines
(1/96) Caravelle Airliner
Russian Transport EMERCOM Firefighter
Kawanishi Type 97 Mavis H6K5/23 Flying Boat
Russian TU-142MR Bear-J Bomber
Boeing B47 Stratojet Strategic Bomber
Russian TU-160 Blackjack Bomber
US Coast Guard Grumman HU-16E Albatros
CARVAIR ATL-98 Auto Transport
HU-16B Triphibian Rescue
Antonov An-74 Polar Aviation
C-130 & F4J Phantom Blue Angel Aerobatic Team
Beriev Be-10 Mallow Amphibious
Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Douglas C-133B Cargomaster U.S. Air Force
JMSDF US-2 Rescue Flying Boat
Lockheed C141B Starlifter Polar Nine One
Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy U.S. Air Force Transport
Douglas C-133A Cargomaster Military Transport
B-29 Super Fortress Dauntless Dotty
Me 323 D-1 GIGANT
Soviet Tu-16K-26 Badger G Bomber