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C-121A constellation "MATS"

The Constellation project was launched in 1939 at the request of the company TWA. Under its military name of C-69 the prototype „Constel“ first flew on 9th January 1943. After the Second World War, ten C- 121 Constellations were made available by the US Air Force for operations by the „Military Air Transport Service“ (MATS). The C-121 was a version of the model 749, with seats which could be removed and replaced by stretchers in case of an emergency evacuation. The C- 121 played on active port in the „Berlin Air Lift“ which started in May 1948 transporting freight from the United States to Europe, and on to West Berlin in smaller aircraft.


Because it's important to us!

At Heller, we are constantly working to produce our products as sustainable as possible. In recent years, we have therefore taken many measures to increase resource efficiency as much as possible.

Recycled plastic

Since 2023, we have been producing all Heller model kits with recycled plastic. This gives existing plastic a new life in a great kit while maintaining the same quality.

No bags and film

Instead of packing our sprues in plastic bags, we use tissue paper to transport all components in a clean, protected and environmentally friendly way. Thanks to our seal closure, we do not need shrink film. This also significantly increases the recyclability of our packaging.

Oldies but Goldies

We are proud of our large archive of injection moulds. That is why we rework, repair and improve existing moulds instead of throwing them away. Great models are preserved and at the same time a lot of energy and material is saved. That's why we proudly display the year of manufacture of our moulds and the year of the last general overhaul clearly on every product box.

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