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Charles Lindbergh Lockheed Model 8 Sirius

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Model ID#:

0180

YEAR:

Airline/Service:

Name:

Canberra

Classification:

Type:

Manufacturer:

Designation:

RB-57A

MODEL BY:

H. Davidson

Model Scale:

1/120

MODEL ADDED:

9/15/80

historical significance

First Albuquerque Visit:    1957

SKU: Model-0189 Categories: ,

Additional Information:

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acquired two Martin RB-57As to be used to check the accuracy of airway navigation aids and to evaluate the flight testing of the high altitude air traffic routes across the country. Aircraft N96 was formerly 52-1438 and N97 was 52-1447. Aircraft N96 crashed on June 7, 1960.

The aircraft were not assigned to Albuquerque but they were a frequent transient visitor from Fort Worth, Texas beginning in 1957.

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