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AMX Model

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0247
Category: Vehicles/Platforms
Object Type: Model
Object Name: AMX Model
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): AMX
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
196 
Height (mm):
164 
Depth (mm):
275 
Weight (g):
150 
Location: Cupboard 2 (models) [Main Store]
Inscription(s):

Aeritalia Aermacchi Embraer
AM-X
Tactical Fighter

Notes:

This model of the AM-X was donated by John Spinks.
The given dimension include the stand; by itself the aircraft has a height of 77mm. The Company supplies the Flight Control system.
Follow this link to see more about the AMX

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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