Monday, November 17, 2008

Wings of Texaco 2008 Just Arrived

This year's Wings of Texaco planes just arrived on several pallets at our warehouse! We have already checked them into our system, moved them to the shipping department, and should start shipping today!

Wings of Texaco Airplane Series #16 (2008) Regular Edition OR Special Brushed Metal Edition Grumman G-21-A Amphibian Airplane (Regular Edition pictured)

These high-quality diecast scale replica coin banks come in full-color decoration and each includes a Certificate of Authenticity and a display stand.

This was the 1st Grumman Amphibian Plane purchased by The Texas Company for use in the Southern Louisiana water operations. The plane was purchased on June 30, 1938 for $64,512.86. A total number of 140,920 miles were operated with 1,085:30 hours of flight time. The average cost per flying amounts to $124.04 per hour. The date of disposition was December 18, 1941 .

Real Plane Specs:

Airplane Type: 6 Place Amphibian Monoplane
Number of Engines: Two - Pratt & Whitney : Wasp Jr.
Length: 38' 3"
Wing Span: 49'
Height Overall (Tail on Ground): 12' 2"
Wing Area: 375 sq. ft.
Hamilton Fixed Pitch Metal Propellers: Yes
Cruising Speed @ Sea Level: 150 MPH*
Landing Speed @ Sea Level (Flaps Down): 60 MPH
Cruising Range @ 150 MPH: 500 Miles
Airplane Gross Weight: 6900 lbs
Airplane Gross Weight Empty (Standard equipt.): 4856 lbs
Maximum Oil Capacity: 12 gallons
Maximum Fuel Capacity: 140 gallons

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