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Airbus 380 model in British Airways livery

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1258
Category: Vehicles/Platforms
Object Type: Model
Object Name: Airbus 380 model in British Airways livery
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Airbus A380
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions: Width (mm): 400
Height (mm): 196
Depth (mm): 360
Weight (g): 560
Location: Cupboard CD (Models) [Main Store]

British Airways
Airbus A380
Scale 1:200
Sky Marks
Sky Marks is a registered trademark of
Daron Worldwide Trading, Inc.,
Fairfield, New Jersey USA
Made in Taiwan


This model bears the humorous registration "G-BBIG" though, at the time of writing (2015), the CAA register actually associates it with a 1973 Lovegrove Gyroplane!

The given height includes the stand; the aircraft alone is 125mm high.

The RAA contains a number of models of equipment and aircraft. The equipment models were used as a marketing aid and often to ensure that the production unit will fit in the space; this was particularly true for Head Up Displays. Such equipment models will have minimal or no functionality. Models might  just be used as weighted units or as cockpit lighting evaluation units. The HUD used on the YF-16 was of the correct weight and envelope but only mounted the Spin 'chute button (a feature only required for the early test flights). Many of these models were made by professional model makers from the original drawings and could be quite expensive; alternatively the real hardware would be used.

The aircraft models range from the simple small scale kits to quite large display items. The large model aircraft were often a marketing tool from places like Airbus or Boeing but may be found in Boardrooms or Reception areas wheras the small models may be given as a visitor handout. Those models made from kits have largely been brought in from home but are useful to illustrate the platform alongside the equipment. The large models will be hugely expensive.

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