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Bristol 170 Superfreighter MK32 ~ 1/200 - Silver Classics

Bristol 170 Superfreighter MK32 ~ 1/200 - Silver Classics
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Price: $59.95
Availability: Out Of Stock
Model: Bristol 170
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SCALE: 1/200
LENGTH: 10 cm
MANUFACTURER: Silver Classics
PRODUCT: Diecast - Silver Plated
WHEELS: No
STAND: Yes

Honouring some of the most groundbreaking and collectible aircraft in history these limited edition Silver Classics Airplane Models are great not only for collectors, but they make wonderful gifts for those who love aviation. Plated in genuine silver they include a display stand with wooden base and metal name plate.

 

The Bristol 170 (Bristol Freighter) was one of the first new commercial aircraft to be flown in Britain after the end of the Second World War and the prototype (G-AGPV) flew for the first time on 2nd December 1945.

Designed originally for military use in the Far East campaign of the Second World War, the end of hostilities saw the type become a rugged and capacious transport for both civil and military use.  Its instantly recognisable shape is distinguished by its 'boxy' fuselage and rounded nose doors, providing access directly into the cargo bay. 

A total of 214 aircraft were built in a number of variants. The Mk32Superfreighter was first flown on 16th January 1953 and was distinguished by a longer nose and increased fin area. The last Freighter flight was to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in 2004, bringing to an end an illustrious and multi-use service of nearly 60 years.

The last two freighters of the 214 built were delivered in 1958, one to New Zealand in February and the last aircraft to Dan-Air in March 1958. The New Zealand aircraft was delivered to Straits Air Freight Express (SAFE), which eventually operated one of the largest fleets of Freighters with 11 aircraft until late 1977.

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