Eagle Freighter White
No. 360. Die cast metal model. The model appeared shortly after the Transporter. The Eagle main body was identical to the Transporter, though in different colours; pod is a metal platform with a revolving disc to store 4 yellow plastic cylinders (with metal top), and a winch line with magnet to carry cylinders. Initially wet transfers were supplied for the cylinders (showing the radioactivity symbol & words 'Danger Waste Material'), later being replaced by adhesive decals.
was at first white with red side jets, engine bottles & pod.
Later it was painted blue with a white pod.
body version of the Eagle Freighter, the rarest and most sought-after
of the Dinky Eagles. This model is in pristine condition with
no aging to the clear plastic bubble package. The Eagle Freighter
has a 'skeleton' centre pod which houses a working magnetic winch
and a rotunda with four radioactive waste barrels. The model is
supplied with a sheet of decals that should be fixed to the pod
barrels (unapplied on this model), these are self-adhesive stickers
which once fitted, did have a tendancy to fall off after a short
while. The white transporter pod framework is red in colour as
opposed to the white pod frame on the first issue freighter which
has a metallic blue body. It is this white body model that gives
rise to the supposed 'rare' issue 'all-white' transporters (and
to a lesser extent, 'all-white' freighters), when the white transporter
passenger pod or white freight pod from a blue freighter is fitted