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Sep 27, 2018

World’s largest fleet of model aircraft

World’s largest fleet of model aircraft

Michael Kelly shows off his collection of diecast model aircraft, the world's largest, at its unveiling at Shannon airport in Ireland.

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The world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, is unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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A model of the Queen of England's former private aircraft is seen as part of the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, as it is unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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A 1957 Aer Lingus route map is seen on display as part of the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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Michael Kelly poses for a photograph as the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by him, goes on display at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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The world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, is unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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The world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, is unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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The world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, is unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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A man looks at part of the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, as it is unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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Michael Kelly poses for a photograph as the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by him, goes on display at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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A British Royal Navy helicopter model is displayed as part of the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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A old Irish International Airlines plane is displayed as part of the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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A British Airways plane is displayed as part of the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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The world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft owned by Michael Kelly is unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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A KC Tankard US Airforce army model plane made by Skyline, one of 10 in existence, is displayed as part of the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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A Shannon airport guestbook is displayed alongside the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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A model of an old American Airlines plane is seen as part of the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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The world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, is unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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The world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, is unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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The world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, is unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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Model pilots are seen in a model plane as part of the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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An old tail wing logo of an Aer Lingus plane is seen as part of the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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A model of a NASA space shuttle hangs among the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft owned by Michael Kelly unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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The world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft owned by Michael Kelly is unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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A model of a British Airways plane hangs among the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft owned by Michael Kelly unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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Michael Kelly holds a Lockheed Martin Tristar 500, an Aer Lingus model aircraft that is part of his collection, the world's largest, of diecast model aircraft unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

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