The Lockheed L-100 is a civil version of the famous C-130 Hercules.
They were introduced to service in 1965 and many remain in service today with civilian and military operators.
In the early 1960s Lockheed decided to produced a commercial variant of its C-130 based on a demilitarised C-130E.
The prototype first flew on 20 April 1964 and the first one entered service in September 1965.
Due to slow sales two new, longer versions were created – the L-100-20 stretched by 2.52 metres and the L-100-30 stretched by an additional 2.03 metres.
They were larger and more economical than the first version.
Deliveries totalled 114 aircraft with production ending in 1992.
By 2009 36 L-100s remained in civil operation and 35 in military service.
Saturn Airways was a charter airline that started service in 1949 and was absorbed by Trans International Airlines in 1976.
This model represents a L-100-30 flown by Saturn Airways in the early 1970s.
Welsh Models 1/144 kit completed by Leigh Edmonds in April 2010.