Bombardier Learjet 55 1979 Year 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Amodel 72347
Theme: Jet Aircraft
Era : 1960-1979
Scale : 1/72
Material : Plastic
Series: Legendary Aircrafts
Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up
Learjet 55 (LJ55) is a jet administrative (business jet) and passenger aircraft manufactured by Learjet. Also referred to as the Bombardier Learjet 55.
The Learjet 55 aircraft is the founder of the 55 series of business jet aircraft. The creation of the series was first announced in 1977 at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, where the first aircraft of the family was presented: Learjet 55. The series assumed three options: Learjet 54, Learjet 55 and Learjet 56. The main difference between the aircraft of this series and the Learjet family was more spacious salon.
The series featured a low-wing cantilever monoplane, with wingtips designed by NASA. An outstanding design feature of the aircraft - highly located wingtips, served as the basis for the nickname of the aircraft - Longhorn ("Long Horn"). The aircraft has an E-tail with high elevators, is equipped with two Garrett TFE731 turbofan engines located on the side of the fuselage, a tricycle retractable landing gear and an isolated passenger compartment, a crew cabin for 2 people. Construction of the learjet 55 began in April 1978 after extensive testing and wing design work, which was carried out first on the Learjet 25 aircraft. The Learjet 55 first flew on April 19, 1979. The first production aircraft were produced on March 18, 1981. A total of 147 units were produced.