My Eastern Air Lines 1:400 Scale Model Airliner Fleet
Updated: June 2020
Eastern is one of my favourite airlines and has been well represented in 1:400 scale, mainly due to the attention of Aeroclassics.
Almost the entire gamut of Eastern liveries are represented in the collection, from a 1940s Great Silver fleet DC-3 to the last scheme applied to the 757s in the early 90s.
Previously the Eastern fleet was displayed in the top-right open cube of my original US trunk airline MDF cabinet. The photo below dates from 2017:
THE FLEET IN 2020
For many years the Eastern fleet was found in a cube of the open MDF cabinet but nowadays it has an entire shelf in the full width glass cabinet. A few later aircraft that don’t fit here can be found in the 80/90s cabinet.
Of the 47 EAL models I own 38 of them are from Aeroclassics. There are four Gemini Jets models. This represents a decrease from the past since the old Gemini DC-8 was replaced by the new Aeroclassics versions and the old Gemini 757 was replaced by both Aeroclassics and NG Models versions. The only models not from these three manufacturers are a single excellent BigBird 747 and a single Dragon L-1011. The most recent additions have been the white hockeystick NG Models L-1011 and the silver hockeystick Aeroclassics 727-200.
Note below that I include the Mackey Airlines Convair 440 with the Eastern fleet as Mackey was taken over by Eastern in 1967.
Below are some older shots of the Eastern fleet:
THE MODELS IN DETAIL