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Length: 7.33"
Wingspan: 6.65"

Prepainted Preassemble Plastic Model

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    Item #: HE557894
    Herpa 1:200 Scale Diecast Airliners
    Airbus A320NEO House Color F-WNEO (1:200) By Herpa 1:200 Scale Diecast Airliners
    Item Number: HE557894

    About Airbus A320NEO House Color F-WNEO (1:200)
    The latest generation of the A320 family titled "NEO" (New Engine Option) has recently entered service with the first airlines. In addition to numerous improvements inside the cabin, Airbus promises 20% less fuel consumption through the use of lighter materials, aerodynamic modifi ations and last but least through new engines.

    About Herpa 1:200 Scale Diecast Airliners
    By working closely with manufacturers in the auto, aviation and transportation industries, Herpa Miniaturmodelle GmbH manufactures highly detailed, quality cars, trucks and airplane miniatures. Producing both diecast metal and plastic models, Herpa releases a wide variety of pre-constructed models, as well as many model kits. Herpa Wings are die-cast model airplanes trademarked under Herpa of Germany. The collection includes 250 airlines under 17 different aircraft manufacturers in over 1,200 versions. The mainstay of Herpa Wings is in the 1:500 scale, while model airliners are also produced in the 1:400, 1:200, 1:1000, and 1:160 scales. Herpa Wings model airliners may also be used in conjunction with Herpa's SCENIX series, which includes model diorama airports and airport accessories. In 1990, the model airplanes sported authentic miniaturizations of the engines and rolling landing gear from the various manufacturers. By 1992, Herpa Wings is established. The first 1/500 plane miniatures are presented to the public at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, and several airlines place orders for planes in their respective liveries. A licensing contract with aircraft manufacturer Boeing was signed in 1995. In 1996, Herpa Wings offered propeller driven planes for the first time in the 1/500 scale with the release of an ATR-72 model. Also, Herpa Wings produced for Condor the replica of their anniversary plane, the "Rizzi Bird", which is still one of the most difficult models in the Herpa Wings range. The first set of airport accessories was also produced. In 1997, issue 1 of the magazine for collectors of airplane models, WingsWorld, was released in June. A new range of airplane replicas in the 1/200 scale are released. In 1999, the Herpa Wings Club and the first models of airport buildings in the 1/500 scale are produced. Herpa also celebrated its 50th anniversary as a collectables manufacturer in 1999. In 2018 Herpa finally introduced a line of 1:72 military aircraft models, as well. Throughout the years, Herpa’s commitment to utilizing the latest technology to produce high quality, highly detailed models, has earned them a top spot among model collectors.

    About this scale
    1/200 scale airliners are a relatively new scale on the collector airliner market. InFlight Models and Herpa Wings were the first to make models in this scale starting in the early mid 1990s. The big difference back then was the InFlight was making solid die-cast metal airliner models and Herpa Wings were solid plastic. Not surprisingly InFlight's die cast metal models were more popular then the solid plastic models, especially since the pricing was similar. In the late 2000s other manufacturers saw the increasing populating of InFlight models and jumped into the 1:200 scale diecast airliner model market. The introduction the Geminijets 200 line and also has meant a greatly increase selection for this scale. Other die-cast metal airliners have also come to market from these other great collectible lines: AeroClassics, ALB Models, Aviation 200, Blue Box, Dragon Wings, Hobby Master, J Fox Models, JC Wings, Jet X, NG Models, Phoenix Models, Retro Models, Seattle Models, and Western Models. Herpa has gradually been shifting there new models to diecast metal instead of plastic, but three great lines of 1:200 scale plastic snap together models have filled in the space of the larger models but at a lower price point. The solid plastic models from Hogan Wings, Skymarks, and Flight Miniatures are great models at great prices. And now there are even some manufacturers filling in the 1:200 scale models with military aircraft which can round out an airport diorama with both commercial and military aircraft. 1/200 military aircraft models are available from Air Force 1 models, Amercom Aircraft, Atlas Editions, Gulliver Models, Model Power and TSM Wings.

    See all Herpa 1/200 Scale models

    Overall Customer Rating of 2 Reviews:

    Nice model, but it's plastic

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    This is a well molded, nicely painted and apparently accurate model that looks very good when displayed alongside similar models. Its price is similar to what you would expect to pay for similar die-cast metal models, but unfortunately, its 100% plastic. That fact was obvious as soon as I picked the model out of its box. I went back and checked the model description and it does say it's plastic. The relatively high price for a plastic model had lulled me into thinking it was a metal model. It's unfortunate and perhaps unfair that metal models are more highly valued than a comparable plastic model, but there it is. This model becomes a second class member of my extensive collection and I would not have bought it if I had read the description a little more closely. Too bad.

    MD, USA

    Very nice, detailed model

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    I was looking for a detailed model of one of the Airbus flight test A320NEOs and this one fit the bill nicely. Had slightly more detail than some of the other offerings, e.g. the engine nacelle logo was complete with the 'PW1100G-JM' artwork when others only show the Eagle P&W logo.

    Comes with a plastic stand. Maybe a little more expensive than I would otherwise hope, but a very nice model nonetheless.