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During the twenty three years schabaks were produced over fifty diferent types of aircraft were made and schabak at certain times made some efforts to improve the look of their models by changing the mouldings used for certain types. This page is designed to illustrate the mould changes.
(pictures and text by Richard Stretton and Julian Mittnacht)

 




Boeing 747-200

Type I: Original Schuco mould. Longer nose and no wing stabilisers. No SCHABAK logo on belly and 335 793 number.

Type II: First proper Schabak mould. Stubbier nose and no wing stabilisers. SCHABAK on belly with 901 number and hole for stand. (1984)

Type III: As above but with wing stabilisers. With black and silver wheels.

Type IV: Completely new two piece mould with join down mid line. (1994)



Boeing 747-300

Type II: Stubby nose akin to Type 2 747-200 and no with wing stabilisers. (1983)
(No Type 1 so as to keep sequence with the 747-200s)

Type III: As above but with wing stabilisers. With black and silver wheels. (1988)

Type IV: Completely new two piece mould with join down mid line. (1994)



Boeing 747-400

Type I: Stubby nose akin to Type 2 747-200 and has wing stabilisers.
Small engines. (No Type 1 so as to keep sequence with the other 747s)

Type III: As above but with bigger engines. With black and silver Wheels. (1989)

Type IV: Completely new two piece mould with join along lower fuselage.

Type V: Completely new mould with join along the wings. Improved wings and wingtips. Smaller engines. More detailed horizontal stabilizers and tail.



Boeing 737-300/400

Type I: Longer undercarriage and engines fully under wing. No wing stabilisers. One piece moulding. This mould was used for the 737-300 and the 737-400. (1986)

Type II: Shorter undercarriage. Engine pylons slightly overwing. Wing with stabilisers. Two piece moulding. This mould was not a replacement for the type I mould and used for the 737-300 and the 737-400. (1995)
Later, this mould was slightly modified (wingstabilisators) and used for the 737-700 versions.



Airbus A300

Type I: Old Schuco mould. Plastic front undercarriage bogey insrted into metal fuselage. Separate tail section inserted into fuselage top. AIRBUS or AIRBUS A300B on belly. No 335 795 (1982)

Type II: Updated one piece mould. Solid metal front undercarriage bogey and tail part of mould. AIRBUS on belly and hole for stand. With black and silver wheels. (1982)

Type III: Same as type 2 but much shorter undercarriage bogies and CE logo on belly. (1990-1992)



Airbus A310

Type I: Two part mould. No wingtip fences so like an A310-200. (1985)

Type II: Two part mould. With wingtip fences so like an A310-300. Mould leans tailwards after removal of big silver wheels. (1989)

Type III: Completely new mould. (1994)



Airbus A320

Type I: Mould with no wingtip fences and double main undercarriage bogies the second after the wing. (1988)

Type II: Mould with no wingtip fences and single main undercarriage bogie under the wing. (1989)

Type III: As above but with added wingtip fences. Tips onto rear easily. (1993)

Type IV: As above but with new Tail design. Still tip over. (1997)

Type V: Redesigned mould with heavier nose and rear undercarriage moved back partially behid wing. Does not tip over easily anymore. (2000)


 

Douglas DC8

The DC8 possesses two different engine forms. The big CMF engines (Super 70 Series) introduced in 1986 were replaced 1999 by the "older" long and thin enignes (Super 60 Series)


 

Douglas DC9S/MD80

On the left side the old thin engines and to the right the new version with the MD90 V2500 engines.


 

Boeing 707 / MD11

In 1998 the chassis of the 707 was put, as in reality, "more deeply". In 1991 the MD11 got a third main undercarriage bogey.


 

Lockheed L1011

Type I (left): Tail and top rear fuselage section separate to the main mould (1983)
Type II (right): One piece mould (1986)

 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 12 September 2009 )