Dinky 359-G Eagle Transporter

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This model is the Dinky 359-G-2 Eagle Transporter in Metallic Green and White.

The model has metallic green nose cone and side pods, white plastic gantry grid, and unpainted centre connecting bar and engines. The side pods each have a red plastic "thruster". The engine thrusters are also red plastic. The pod is white painted metal with red plastic doors, red clear roof windows, and red plastic feet. It came, originally, packed in a special Dinky Space 1999 packaging.

This model has few working parts other than the removable pod, held in place by a small clip operated by a lever protruding from the upper gantry body. The pod doors open manually.

There is no interior and the only glazing is in the pod's roof windows.

The base plate on both the pod and the main body are metal. The main body has a metallic green base and is not marked. The pod has black painted base and is marked with "Made in England" to the front, "Meccano Ltd, Dinky, Toys, EAGLE" on four lines in the centre, and "ATV Licensing, Limited 1974" on two lines to the rear. The main body base is held in place by 4 small self tapping screws and the pod base is held in place with two machined rivets.

This model was issued between 1975 and 1979.

Item: 3961