Several exclusive models in various variants have been produced for Cargolux so far. Featuring a new registration, this model was rereleased in 2009 – it was utilized as premium customer present. A partial edition is now also available from Herpa eXtra.
Until the end of the USSR, the in 1919 founded Soviet air force was a part of the Red Army. Among the last airplanes to be delivered to the army before the USSR's collapse in 1991 was this huge Antonov AN-124 "Ruslan".
Even though Russia's national airline already commissioned its first IL-96s during Soviet times, the remaining six airplanes of the type, with one exemption, stem from the new Russian era. The original of this model novelty, an IL-96-300, is the youngest of these five and was commissioned in 1995 with the registration RA-96015.
The original of this F-104G model with the registration 7151 belonged to the “336 Mira Kiokseos Bombardismou ‘Mount Olympus’” based in Tanagra. On March 31, 1983, it was retired. To commemorate the F-104’s “Final Flight” in the Greek air force, it received an impressive special livery with a black eagle above Mount Olympus.
In 1991, the French air force sent twelve of its 37 Mirage 2000C-fighter jets - belonging to the three EC 5 squadrons - to operation “Desert Storm” for air surveillance of the border region between Kuwait and Iraq – among them also this model novelty with the registration 5-OM.
NASA also operated two of the high-speed, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft in the 1990s for various flight experiments, among them one of only two built B-series training variants. Today, the original is on display at the Kalamazzo Aviation History Museum in Michigan, USA.
Rossiya Special Flight Dep. is the successor airline to the former Aeroflot's state fleet. Flagship are four Ilyushin IL-96-300s, whereas the original of this model novelty with the registration RA-96018 manufactured in 1986 mainly serves to transport the entourage of the president or prime-minister, rather than the president himself.
After the maiden flight in 1992, at first numerous test series under difficult climatic conditions were conducted with the „Spirit of Ohio", which is why the crew gave it the name "Fire & Ice" and even created a special logo for it on the wheel well.
As part of Operation Odyssey Dawn, the US Air Force also deployed three B-2 stealth bombers from March 2011, including the Spirit of Pennsylvania, to enforce the no-flying zone over Lybia. 93-1087 was the penultimate of 21 Spirits delivered and as the first aircraft received the emblem of the newly founded Global Strike Command.
1950 saw the first appearance of the comic strip "The Peanuts" and their main character Charlie Brown. On their sixtieth anniversary last year, Condor revealed this Airbus A320 decorated with the cartoon characters still greatly popular today.
The latest A320 received this colorful livery to promote the paradisiacal holiday destination Samui. The airport at the Thai island belongs to Bangkok Airways which was the only one allowed to utilize it for many years.
To take economical advantage of the financial weakness of the Italian Alitalia, Lufthansa established its own subsidiary in Italy in 2009. Lufthansa Italia has its headquarters in Milan, the airplanes have own registrations and the according liveries.
For the 30th anniversary of the regional plane manufacturer ATR, the Brazilian airline Azul Lineas Aereas created this colorful special livery on one of its ATR-72s. Current orders for over 20 new aircraft make Azul one of the biggest ATR customers.
Just in the last New Releases, Herpa presented its first Dornier 328Jet model. Now the German-American manufactured regional jet will enter the 1/200 scale retail collection, too. It also comes imprinted with the colors of the German Automobile Club ADAC, which uses the plane with registration D-BADC, operated by the Nürnberger Aerodienst, mainly for...
The Shenyang J-11 is a license-built version of the Sukhoi SU-27. This aircraft participated in the air show celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Air Forces for which a large national flag was applied underneath the cockpit.
To celebrate the Olympic Games in London, the Australian Airline applied a 747 with the boxing kangaroo on the fuselage and rudder. Back in 1983, the mascot which is a popular symbol at sport events, also adorned a 747-200.
Large parts of the Boeing 787, aka „Dreamliner" are also manufactured in Japan and Italy and then with four transformed 747-400s transported to the USA to final assembly. Boeing calls these to "Large Cargo Freighters" respectively 747-LCF transformed jumbos "Dreamlifter". The original of this model novelty with the registration N249BA is the youngest...