Do NOT confuse this with the numerous vintage tin litho toy airplanes on the market. This is a very rare model from the E. T. Company. (very little known about this manufacturer other than existed in the 1960's) It is a D-cell battery operated version. I cannot get any response from the plane when it is loaded with the two batteries. The carrier wheels roll freely. The toy is missing the front wheel assembly and show some minor damage where the tail fin mounts to the fuselage. One of the white engine rings is missing as well. As far as the condition of the body, it is in great shape. The plane is 18" long, has a 17.5" wingspan and stands 7" high. Some light dings and scratches as well. I have never taken it apart to try to repair it either. What a great piece of metal toy airplane history.