HL3004 Hobby Master 1/200 Vickers Viscount 700 Series Air France "G-ATDU"


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Hobby Master
1/200 Airliner Series
HL3004
Vickers Viscount
700 Series
Air France
"G-ATDU"
1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
Free-spinning propellers.
Rolling wheels.
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the aircraft type and the airline is supplied with each model.
The world's first turbo-prop airliner was the British made Vickers Viscount. The first flight took
place in 1948 with a more powerful engined Type 700 taking flight on August 3 1950. A
stretched variant named Type 800 was 3 feet 10 inches longer with even more power and a
new fuel system and flew on July 27 1956. It could carry 71 passengers so it soon was
operating with about 70 airlines and 9 militaries around the world. Production ended in 1964
with 445 aircraft of all types produced.
G-ATDU was built as a Type V.739 c/n 87 with Rolls-Royce Dart 506 engines. Originally built for
Misair-Egyptian Airlines and registered as SU-AIE it first flew on January 12, 1956 and was
delivered January 1956. In
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