In this search box, you can search the number of a model to receive information on the model. For example, if you wish search for the model with ID number “1”, it will search and provide the results of the model you are looking for and every other model in the database that has the number “1” in its model ID. If you wanted to search for the model with ID number “153”, it will search and provide you with every model that has the number “153” in its ID number.
This is a drop down menu beside the category name. Here you can search for every airline that has had a model created in its livery. If an airline hasn’t had a model made in its colors, it will not appear as a possible search query. The drop down menu is in numerical/alphabetical order.
Allows you to search for a particular aircraft type. If an aircraft has yet to be created, it will not appear as a possible search query. The drop down menu is in numerical/alphabetical order. The Search Type box allows you to select an exact or contains match.
Allow you to search for models made by a certain manufacturer.The drop down menu is in numerical/alphabetical order.
This will allow you to search for either “Civilian”, “Military”, or "Private" aircraft classifications.
Allows you to search for models available in each scale. The drop down menu is in numerical order.
Part Number (#)
Search for a model by its manufacture part number. The part number can most of the time be found on the box of the model. This search box is usually only used when adding a model to your collection or when looking for a certain model. Please be aware that not all manufactures use part numbers.
The “Registration” search box allows you as a user to search for a model by its registration.
This search box allows you to search for specific models comments and remarks. For example, if you are Disney fan, and wish to see which models have been made and have a relevance to “Disney”, or if you wish to see all of the Herpa Club models up to date enter “Herpa Club”.
Allows you to search for airlines by the country they are registered in.
Allows you to search for airlines by the continent they are registered in.
Sort the search results by the field of your choice.
This option allows you to change the number of results you want to see per page up to the value of 25.
If you want to search for an Air France A320-200 in 1:400 scale, first select Air France in the drop down menu beside the category, “Airline”. Second, select A320-200 from the drop down menu beside the category, “Aircraft”. Finally, select the scale 1:400 out in the drop down menu beside the category “Scale”. This will bring you every model that has been logged in the database as an Air France A320-200 in 1:400 scale.
The drop down menu controls what you want to see in the pie chart. The other charts and graphs show My Collection and other database statistics.
Submit a ModelAllows you submit a model to the database that either hasn’t been added yet as no one may know about it, or to add it because you would like to see in the database. Submitted models are reviewed by the Wings900 team and you must be a registered user to use this feature.
(Formerly: Wings900 File Number)
|Previously each model in the database had a "Wings900 File Number", a unique eight digit number given to each model. This has been changed to Model ID, the number ranging from 1 to the highest number is now through the 15000s. If there are any problems with a specific model, or if there is incorrect data, please reference it using this number. In addition, if you are submitting photos please include this ID number either in the file name or in the submission for processing. This number helps us easily locate this model to answer any and all questions, and you can use this file number for your communication with other collectors.
|Airline||Wings900 uses the AeroTransport Databank as a reference for airline names. If an airline name cannot be found under the main drop down listing and a model exists, type in the name (partial or full) into the remarks field.|
|Aircraft||Exact type of the aircraft including the manufacturers customer coding. Almost all aircraft will have their "aircraft" coding. There will be a handful of examples without it, however the majority of these will be fantasy models. Example: Malaysia Airlines 747-400 would be a B 747-4H6|
|Model Manufacturer||All manufactures names are mentioned in the drop down menu. There are no additional manufactures.|
|Scale||Model scale as given by the manufacturer|
|Part Number||All models officially sold have a part number. Promotion, samples, specials, unlicensed releases and industry models may come without this number. We have done our best to locate these numbers. If you know of a number and do not see it in the database e-mail us at email@example.com with the file number of the model and we will adjust accordingly.
Example: Certain Cathay Pacific models can only be bought through Cathay and do not carry any manufacturer number. If the model does not have a manufacturer number, we indicate 000000. If a model is a sample produced by Herpa it will come with a 0. If a model number exists and information is not provided it will include NA or XX in the remaining part of the part number.
|Year Released||This is the closest and best estimate to when the model first appeared on the market and/or annoucement. Most Herpa releases are by annoucement while other manufactures are by market date.|
|Year Discontinued||Once the model is either updated, or the limited production has ceased, the model is considered to be discontinued. Models made with limited runs such as Seattle Model Aircraft Company and Aeroclassics are considered discontinued the same month the model is released.
Note: Herpa models may have been continued in an updated or changed version, if the model has been updated it will not say discontinued until the last and final version has been declared by Herpa. You will notice an Updated Model in the "Reason" Category.
|Reason Model Discontinued||If we know why a model was discontinued, it is indicated here.|
|Aircraft Registration||This is only available when the registration is printed on the model. Some airlines do not want a registration printed, so there is only a generic model released. The database will try and bring engine and customer codes as close to the possible release as possible. Some models without registrations may not be fully accurate.|
|Number and type of engines||When we do know the registration, the exact number and type of engines the model shows is given. Some models do have incorrect engines mounted, here you can check which engine it should be correctly.|
|Remarks||Here you find all important information regarding this model. If there are any special features such as names, special liveries, or inaccuracies it will be announced here.|
|Pictures||Most of the pictures have been taken by Wings900, retailers, and collectors. No pictures may be used for any use without the written permission from Wings900. Please respect the copyright.|
|Units produced||Manufactures usually list how many models are produced of a select model. We do publish this figures to our best knowledge, however there can be some inaccuracies especially without the knowledge from the unlicensced manufactures.|
|Window Code||The printing of the window line on models can be different.
Code for Aeroclassics packaging
Code for BigBird400 packaging
Code for Herpa packaging classification:
Code for Dragon Wings packaging
Code for Gemini Jets packaging
Code for Phoenix Models packaging
Code for StarJets packaging