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NAC National Airways Viscount 807 ~ 1/200 Diecast

NAC National Airways Viscount 807  ~ 1/200 Diecast
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Price: $135.00
Availability: Out Of Stock
Model: Viscount
Average Rating: Not Rated

SCALE: 1/200
LENGTH: 13.05 cm
MANUFACTURER: Hobby Master
PRODUCT: Diecast
WHEELS: Yes
STAND: Yes
REGO: ZK-BRF

Named "City of Christchurch". "1960's" Colors.

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.

After WWII all private airlines in New Zealand were nationalized and NAC (National Airways Corporation) was formed as New Zealand’s first state-owned enterprise. The original order for 3 Viscount 807s took place in 1955 with two additional Viscounts being added later. Vickers Viscount c/n 283 first flew on February 24, 1959 and delivered to NAC in Christchurch, New Zealand as ZK-BRF on March 23, 1959. ZK-BRF operated with NAC until it was withdrawn from service and stored on July 12, 1974. In 1975 it was donated to the Ferrymead Museum of Science.

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