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In the late 1980s, along with Lufthansa German Airlines, "Herpa" developed a series of extremely high quality aircraft-models in 1:200 scale. It was Lufthansa's idea to create a range of truly authentic precision models, the like of which had never been seen before.
The first models to be released were the Airbus A300-600 and the Boeing jets 727-230, 737-330 and 747-430. All models carry an astonishing amount of detail from navigation lights and aerials to the various markings.
Every model-series had its own brochure in which design and production are explained.
Brochure Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 727
Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 727 Bremerhaven Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 727 Bremerhaven Lufthansa Boeing 727-230 D-ABKI made by "Herpa". Scale 1:200.
Being a great fan of the Boeing 727, I still find that "Herpa's" representation of the three-engined passenger-jet comes close to perfect. In 1992 the German model-manufacturer and Lufthansa joined to release three 727-models in the so-called "Lufthansa Modell Edition". One of the 727s was D-ABKI "Bremerhaven" shown here - in addition D-ABKQ "Mainz" and D-ABKS "Oberhausen". All the models are 1:200 scale.
I was able to buy my "Bremerhaven" im April 2008 via ebay in the original box. The model is #0060 of worldwide 5.000 pieces.
Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 727 Bremerhaven
Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 727 Mainz Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 727 Mainz Lufthansa Boeing 727-230 D-ABKQ made by "Herpa". Scale 1:200.
The second Boeing 727 in the "Modell Edition"-series was D-ABKQ "Mainz". Like its sisters it features striking details giving it an extremely realistic look - for example the printed details on the engines and the wings. 727-fans also appreciate the T-tail with the rear antenna and the tail-skid in the deployed position on the lower fuselage.
I bought my "Mainz" on ebay in late March 2009. The series-number is #1620.
Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 727 Mainz
Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 727 Oberhausen Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 727 Oberhausen Lufthansa Boeing 727-230 D-ABKS made by "Herpa". Scale 1:200.
My third model from this series is the Boeing 727 D-ABKS "Oberhausen". It was also limited to 5000 pieces worldwide.
What I like very much about these 727s is the fact that Herpa captured the "Boeing-look" so very well. Both the cockpit-section and the famous T-tail are just perfect - not to forget the detailed printing of the livery.
Unfortunately some collectors report yellowing on the upper fuselage. My models are not affected so far. I bought my "Oberhausen" on ebay in February 2008.
Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 727 Oberhausen
Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 737 Giessen Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 737 Giessen Lufthansa Boeing 737-330 D-ABXA made by "Herpa". Scale 1:200.
Herpa also released three models of the stretched Boeing 737-300 in its "Lufthansa Modell Edition". The original aircraft were delivered by Boeing in Lufthansa's 1970s livery and joined the LH-fleet in 1986. The model pictured here has the registration D-ABXA and was named after the German town of Giessen.
I was able to buy this model with the transparent display-case and the original box on German ebay in January 2010. My "Giessen" has the production-number 2.327 of 5.000 pieces worldwide.
Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 737 Giessen
Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 737 Passau Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 737 Passau Lufthansa Boeing 737-330 D-ABXB made by "Herpa". Scale 1:200.
The three Boeing 737-300 models in the "Lufthansa Modell Edition" were sold in attractive plastic display-cases. On top of these cases Herpa placed the city-arms of the towns the aircraft are named after. D-ABXB was christened "Passau". My model is #0066 of 5.000 worldwide. Herpa also made the sister-ships D-ABXB "Passau" and D-ABXC "Delmenhorst".
I bought my "Passau" with the original box on German ebay in December 2009.
Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 737 Passau
Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 737 Delmenhorst Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 737 Delmenhorst Lufthansa Boeing 737-330 D-ABXC made by "Herpa". Scale 1:200.
The third Boeing 737-300 released in the "Lufthansa Modell Edition" was D-ABXC. Like the original aircraft the model carried the name "Delmenhorst", which is a city in northern Germany. In my opinion the Boeing 737 always looked much better in this livery than in the later all-white scheme - mainly because of the black radome like on the Boeing 707 and 727. The 737 pictured here has the series-number 1434 of 5.000 models manufactured worldwide.
I bought my "Delmenhorst" with the original box on German ebay in August 2011.
Lufthansa Modell Edition Boeing 737 Delmenhorst
Herpa Lufthansa Modell Edition Airbus A300-600 D-AIAK Kronberg im Taunus Herpa Lufthansa Modell Edition Airbus A300-600 D-AIAK Kronberg im Taunus Lufthansa Airbus A300-600 D-AIAK made by "Herpa". Scale 1:200.
The largest model in the "Lufthansa Modell Edition" with Lufthansa's old livery is the Airbus A300. Again three aircaft are available - the model pictured here is D-AIAK named after "Kronberg im Taunus", a town near Frankfurt. Herpa produced the A300s in 1989 - like the 727 and the 737 in batches of 5.000 pieces worldwide.
This A300 was offered to me with its original box in March 2015. My "Stade" has the production-number 3.894 of 5.000 pieces worldwide.
Herpa Lufthansa Modell Edition Airbus A300-600 D-AIAK Kronberg im Taunus
Lufthansa Modell Edition Airbus A300 Stade Lufthansa Modell Edition Airbus A300 Stade Lufthansa Airbus A300-600 D-AIAL made by "Herpa". Scale 1:200.
The second model available in the A300-series was D-AIAL named after "Stade", a town near Hamburg in Northern Germany. The A300 comes with a transparent display case and sits on yellow ground-markings. Incidentally the parking position is marked "A300" and "DC-10" - so may be at one stage there were plans to make a DC-10 in the "Modell Edition".
I bought the A300 with its original box on German ebay in March 2010. My "Stade" has the production-number 3.742 of 5.000 pieces worldwide.
Lufthansa Modell Edition Airbus A300 Stade
Lufthansa Modell Edition Airbus A300 Nördlingen Lufthansa Modell Edition Airbus A300 Nördlingen Lufthansa Airbus A300-600 D-AIAN made by "Herpa". Scale 1:200.
The third A300-600 from Herpa's "Lufthansa Modell Edition" is D-AIAN - named after the Bavarian town of "Nördlingen".
I bought the A300 with its original box on German eBay in July 2010. My "Nördlingen" has the production-number 2.239 of 5.000 pieces worldwide.
Lufthansa Modell Edition Airbus A300 Nördlingen
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