1958 Ford Ranchero Aircraft Maintenance Car Yellow Braniff International Airways Limited Edition to 125 pieces Worldwide 1/43 Model Car
Br& new 1/43 scale car model of 1958 Ford Ranchero Aircraft Maintenance Car Yellow "Braniff International Airways" Limited Edition to 125 pieces Worldwide model car by Goldvarg Collection.
Br& new box.
Real rubber tires.
Officially licensed product.
Highly detailed interior, exterior.
Comes in plastic display showcase.
Dimensions approximately L-5, W-2, H-1.25 inches.
This model is made of resin & does not have any openings.
Braniff Airways, Inc., doing business as Braniff International Airways, from 1948 until 1965, & then Braniff International from 1965 until 1983, was an American airline that operated from 1928 until 1982. Its routes were primarily in the midwestern & southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, & South America. In the late 1970s, it exp&ed to Asia & Europe. In October 1951, Braniff flew to 29 airports in the US, from Chicago & Denver south to Brownsville, Texas, to Central America, Cuba, & South America. After months of negotiations Braniff acquired Mid-Continent Airlines a small Kansas City-based trunk line on August 16, 1952. The merger added numerous cities, including Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sioux City, & Sioux Falls in the North; Des Moines, Omaha, & St. Louis in the Midwest; & Tulsa, Shreveport, & New Orleans in the South. The acquisition of the Minneapolis/St. Paul to Kansas City route (with stops in Des Moines & Rochester, Minnesota) was of particular interest to Braniff, as Mid-Continent had been awarded this route instead of Braniff in 1939. After the merger Braniff operated 75 aircraft & over 4000 employees, including 400 pilots. In 1955 Braniff was the tenth largest US airline by passenger-miles & the ninth largest by domestic passenger-miles. Beard led Braniff into the jet age. The first jets were four Boeing 707-227s. In 1965 Braniff's fleet was about half jet, comprising 707s, 720s & British Aircraft Corporation BAC One-Eleven jetliners. The long range Boeing 707-320C intercontinental model was then introduced. However, the 707, 720 & One-Eleven would all subsequently be removed from the fleet. Braniff's last piston schedule was operated with a Convair aircraft in September 1967 & the last Lockheed L-188 Electra turboprop service was flown about May 1969.