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Diecast Aircraft Models – The 8 Best Picks for Jet Models in 2018

Diecast Jet Engine Aircraft Models

In this article, I am proud to show you the best diecast aircraft models in the Jet category. I have chosen them based on a lot of criteria that will also be shown below. Enjoy as I show you each and every one that I have chosen and why did I chose them as a model that is worthy of to your collection.

Best Diecast Aircraft Models - Jet

An Aircraft

An aircraft is any type of man made object or machine that is able to by gaining support of air. It counters gravity by air lift using dynamic lift, jet engine, rocket engine or a propeller. Common examples of aircraft are airplanes, helicopters, airships, jet engine aircraft or a hot air balloon. There many types of aircraft based on its use namely: Military, Civil, Experimental and Model. Each has a different purpose and is very fun to study. That’s why it is fun reading such articles.

An Airplane

An airplane is a powerful winged aircraft. It uses thrust from engine such as rocket engine, jet engine or a propeller. Airplanes are used in so many ways such as military, research and transportation. Commercial Airplanes transport 4 billion people every year. This is the reason why airplanes are now a very significant part in our lives.

The word airplane came from two Greek words “ἀήρ”= which means air and “planos“= which means wandering. Airplane at the start usually refers to the wings. However, after a while, airplane now refers to the whole aircraft itself.

In 1903, Airplanes were invented by the Wright Brothers. They flew it and they characterized it as “the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight”. From there, airplanes make a significant leap forward to the benefit of people. For example, the Boeing 707, the first widely successful commercial jet served the people for about 50 years.


Jet Engine Aircrafts

Jet Engine aircraft are a type of aircraft that uses jet engine propulsion in order to fly. Propeller powered aircraft generally achieve their maximum efficiency at much lower speed compared to a Jet engine aircraft that can even go to a close or even above the speed of sound.

An English inventor, Frank Whittle, developed the concept of a jet engine in 1928. After that, a German named Hans von Ohain developed the concept independently in the 1930s. This was sent to Ernst Hansel, who led to the construction of the first jet.

After that, the Jet engine aircraft soar the skies as it gets the attention of the whole wide world. There were just too many advances in technology as the jet engine upgraded and upgraded as it is now. It had a long way and that’s why it is so popular to us from childhood even up to now.


Buying an Aircraft Model

There are many factors not just on the Aircraft model itself, there are things inside the models that makes us want to have them. I know because I also felt on what you are feeling. You just can’t choose which one is right for you to buy in a certain circumstance. So I made this article and I hope I could help you in your decision because I definitely know that choosing which one to buy is a very complicated task to do.

Considerations in Buying

To help you in choosing, I have placed here some considerations you need to consider and we are going to tackle them up in my picks below.

We need to consider the following in buying a diecast model

  • Quality – We chose die-cast models because they are made with metals. These metals will bring great tensile strength and will ensure that what you are buying will last a long or even a lifetime with proper care.
  • Design – The aircraft’s design in itself. Is it the design that you just can’t resist when you see it? This is actually one of the most important aspect for some people in buying a diecast model for display purpose.
  • Name – Did it made an impact in the aviation industry? Is it named for someone important? We will definitely use this criteria in choosing the best model for you.
  • History – the history of the aircraft itself, did it have any significant impact in the industry? or did the aircraft make a huge impact of its company’s history? These things are difficult to forgo in buying because these aircraft are just amazing.
  • Emotion – Is it the aircraft that you usually get emotional with? We just can’t help it right? We just want to get one too. You want to have it so bad and you can’t wait to display it in your home. In buying, emotion is actually one of the forgotten factors in buying this model.
  • Achievements – If it had won an award or a milestone, any special mention of these will greatly ease our minds in choosing.

I have put all of these into consideration and I am proud to introduce my top picks on the best airbus diecast models that you may choose from.


Jet Engine Diecast Models

I have placed the Jet Engine Diecast Models on this article, If you are looking for the airbus aircraft, you may visit my other article here.

If you are looking for Rotary winged aircraft such as helicopters, you may visit my other article here.

Hot Picks for Jet Engine Diecast Model

I am proud to show you my top picks for the Jet Diecast models. Feel free to choose which one is the right one for you. I know you will definitely have the right choice.


Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor F-22 Raptor Diecast Model

  • Aircraft Model: Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
  • Size: 62 ft x 16.7 ft x 44.5 ft
  • Weight: 43,500 lbs
  • Model by: Postage Stamp
  • Number:GJUAE1285
  • Size: 5.5 x 3.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Weight: 0.4 pounds
  • Scale: 1:145
  • Reason to Buy: Stealth, Performance, Strength, Durability

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, the fourth generation in stealth aircraft technology in the United States Air Force (USAF), is a stealth tactical aircraft by the USAF. It is very stealthy that in radars, it will be perceived as something as small as a bumblebee.

This is designed to be an air superior fighter that is capable of reaching 2.25 Mach. It can also do ground attacks, signal intelligence and electronic warfare. The USAF considers that this aircraft is unmatched by any known or projected fighter.

This is also a secretive plane, that’s why there are only few facts around that you would know about this aircraft. However, In terms of stealth, performance and strength, this is one of the best there is. If you are a fan of the F-22, this is a very great choice to add in your collection. This is a highly recommended.

Video Reference for this Amazing Aircraft


McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike EagleF-15E Diecast Model

  • Aircraft Model: McDonnel Douglas F-15E
  • Size: 63ft x 18ft x 42ft
  • Empty Weight: 81,000lbs
  • Model by: Air Force One
  • Size: 11 x 6 x 2 inches
  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Reason to buy: Superiority, Record

The McDonnel Douglas F-15 is an American twin engine, all weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnel Douglas. It gained air supremacy in the since its start on 1972 and is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial combat. It is also the only jet that is able to shoot down a satellite. The aircraft is still in production until now and is projected to end in 2022.

The McDonnel Douglas F-15E is a variant of the F-15. It was designed in the 1980s for long-range, high-speed air defense without relying on escort. This aircraft has been deployed across the globe.

This model became part of this list because of its amazing record. If you really like this model, you definitely made the right choice. This will symbolize superiority and even if it has reached more than 40 years in the air, it is one of the great ones that soared the sky until now.


General Dynamics F-16 Fighting FalconF-16 Fighting Falcon diecast model

  • Aircraft Model: General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • Size: 49 ft x 16 ft x 32ft
  • Weight: 20,300 lbs
  • Model by: Revell
  • Number:85-5511
  • Size: 17.5 x 12.2 x 12 inches
  • Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Scale: 1:72
  • Reason to buy: Innovations, Popularity

 

The General Dynamics F-16 fighting falcon is a single-engine fighter aircraft first developed by General Dynamics, now by Lockheed for the USAF.

Its other name is “Fighting falcon” but the pilots refer to this aircraft as the “viper” because of its head similar to a head of a snake. The F-16 has also been procured to serve in the air forces of 25 other nations. It is also the most numerous fixed wing aircraft in military service with more than 4,500 units.

The F16 was made as a lightweight version since the F15 are too expensive to fill in all roles in its military so they made a lighter version F16. It is also the first jet aircraft with a side control stick and a bubble canopy, giving pilots a better control and sight of the plane surroundings.

With the aircraft extreme control, visibility and thrust, it has been one of the most respected and feared fighter plane for 40 years.

This is a very popular plane to collectors since they are really famous, considered as a very successful plane. You will surely love the F-16.

Video Reference


Eurofighter TyphoonEurofighter Typhoon Diecast Model

  • Aircraft Model: Eurofighter Typhoon
  • Size: 36ft x 49ft x 17ft
  • Empty Weight: 21,495 lb
  • Model by: Easy Model
  • Number: 37142
  • Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.9 inches
  • Weight: 0.7 pounds
  • Scale: 1:72
  • Reason to buy: Aircraft Versatility

The Eurofighter typhoon is a twin engine, multi role fighter developed by airbus. The aircraft’s development effectively began in 1983 with the Future European Fighter Aircraft program, a multinational collaboration among the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The Eurofighter Typhoon is a compact and highly agile aircraft, designed to be a supremely effective fighter in combat. The aircraft has also taken a lot of responsibility for air-defence duties for the majority of customer nations.

This is an aircraft that is so advanced that it can’t be flown without a computer. This is in fact a very versatile fighter, It’s known as a swing-role weapon system, which means that it is capable of different operational tasks and can even switch from one duty to another on a single mission.

Another popular choice and one of the most versatile aircraft out there. It is one of the popular aircraft that soared the sky and its name will surely be engraved in our history.

Video reference for you to see its beauty


Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning IIF35 Diecast Model

  • Aircraft Model: Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
  • Size: 51ft x 35ft x 15ft
  • Empty Weight:
  • Model by: Air Force One
  • Size: 8.5 x 4.5 x 2 inches
  • Weight: 1 pound
  • Scale: 1:72
  • Reason to Buy: Power, Popularity

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engined, all-weather stealth multi role fighters. The fifth-generation combat aircraft is designed to perform ground-attack and air-superiority missions. An aircraft built by the joined effort of 1,500 suppliers worldwide. This aircraft first soared the skies in 2006 and for combat in 2018. It has a magnificent look and the efforts of the companies behind it is easily seen in its performance.

This aircraft is so popular that if combined, it has flowed over 90,000 hours on air.

The engine that is implemented for the F-35 Lightning II is the heart and soul of its operational capability. It is considered as the most powerful engine ever as of now capable of reaching 155 KN.

With the advent of radars, this fifth generation stealth plane still remains only partially detected, making it still useful in our time. Its innovations will lead us to more powered jet planes in the future,

Video Reference


Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIC-17 Diecast Model

  • Aircraft Model: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
  • Size: 173ft x 170ft x 55ft
  • Empty Weight: 278,003 lbs
  • Model by: Gemini Jets
  • Model Number: G2AFO694
  • Size: 10.3 x 10.1 x 3.3 inches
  • Weight: 3.73 pounds
  • Scale: 1:72
  • Reason to buy: Achievements, Popularity

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for the USAF from the 1980s to the early 1990. The C-17 commonly performs tactical missions as well as transporting troops, medical evacuation, airdrop duties and cargo operations throughout the world.

The C-17 is also known as “the Moose”, due to its sound heard when it is refueling due to air ventilation. It is very popular that the C-17 has broken 22 records for over sized payloads, and has also been awarded the Collier Trophy, a highly prestigious aviation award in the United States. It can be also seen in movies such as Godzilla, Iron Man 1 and 2, and American Sniper and TV shows like Seal Team, Hawaii Five-O, and Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

This is a very popular aircraft that’s why it is included in this list. You may also add it into your collection

 

A video reference courtesy of YouTube


Bell Boeing V-22 OspreyOsprey Diecast Model

  • Aircraft Model: Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
  • Size: 57 ft x 82 ft x 22 ft
  • Empty Weight: 33,140 lbs
  • Model by: Air Force One
  • Size: 6.2 x 3.2 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 0.5 pounds
  • Scale: 1:144
  • Reason to buy: Uniqueness

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission military aircraft with both a vertical take off and a short take off capabilities. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter and a high-speed cruise performance of a turbo aircraft.

It is a very useful and versatile aircraft. Not only, it can carry 24 combat troops, 9,000 kg of internal cargo and 6,800 kg external cargo but also used for logistics and search and rescue, the V-22s also have the option of being outfitted with an M240 machine gun, a 7.62 mm Gatling gun, or belly mounted turret guns.

This is a unique plane that as said above, it can even be considered as a helicopter. A VERY FAST helicopter capable of running for 500km/h which is twice as fast as traditional helicopters.

If you are in for unique type of aircraft, I recommend this to you. This is simply amazing and I need to put it into this list.

Video reference for you to see its beauty.


ConcordeConcorde Diecast Model

  • Aircraft Model: Concorde
  • Size: 202 ft x 84 ft x 37ft
  • Empty Weight: 173,500 lbs
  • Model by: Mastercraft Collection
  • Model Number: KSSTFTR
  • Size: 24.5 x 10.2 x 7 inches
  • Weight: 3 pounds
  • Scale: 1:100
  • Reason to buy: First Supersonic Commercial Aircraft

Concorde is a retired French-British turbojet powered supersonic passenger aircraft. It had the speed twice of the speed of sound which is Mach 2.04. It is one of the supersonic type of plane that is used commercially. During its lifespan, Concorde had over 50,000 flights. 2.5 million passengers flew supersonically with Concorde.

Concorde’s name, meaning “harmony” or “union”, was chosen to reflect the co-operation on the project between the United Kingdom and France.

Did you know that this amazing plane is flying at a height of 60,000 ft? So high that the passengers ere able to see the curvature of the earth. I really hope this would be our commercial planes in the future.

If you are in for the futuristic type of commercial planes, then this is a very great choice. Definitely one of my favorites. Feel free to check it out below.

A video reference for you to see its beauty. AMAZING RIGHT? RIGHT?!!


Conclusion

Whatever you choose. Be proud of your decision. All the choices above are just absolutely amazing. You sill surely be happy as you put it into display or as a collection in your home. They are all amazing in each of their own way and I know that one of them will surely be the perfect one for you, depending on your preferences.

Choosing which one is for you is extremely hard, I have placed it my top picks for the airbus category. However, it you want a to look for other aircraft article, you may check my articles on the jet engine aircraft and helicopters here

I hope I helped you in this article, good luck! I know you will surely make the right choice.

Jason, www.thediecastmodel.com

Sources

I would like to thank the following articles for not for their articles, I wouldn’t have made this article.

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_aircraft
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Martin_F-22_Raptor
  • https://www.historyinorbit.com/30-facts-about-the-f-22-raptor-that-will-blow-you-away/7/?
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_F-15E_Strike_Eagle
  • https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/f-16-specs.htm
  • https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/eurofighter-specs.htm
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurofighter_Typhoon
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concorde
  • https://www.aviationcv.com/aviation-blog/2016/top-10-interesting-facts-about-concorde

I would like to thank the following YouTube channels because for not their videos, we will not have a great reference for each aircraft in here.

  • US Military Power
  • yellowteak militaries
  • US military Technology
  • Military Archive
  • ArmedForcesUpdate
  • TheConcordeChannel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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