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Concorde Aircraft (die cast model)

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1217
Category: Vehicles/Platforms
Object Type: Model
Object Name: Concorde Aircraft (die cast model)
Part No: 1029
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: British Aircraft Corporation
Division: Not Applicable
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
100 
Height (mm):
155 
Depth (mm):
248 
Weight (g):
248 
Location: Cupboard 2 (models) [Main Store]
Inscription(s):

CE
Concorde
Nr.1029
Schabak
Made in Germany

Notes:

This is a die cast model of G-BOAG which made its maiden flight 21st April 1978 from Filton, England. The aircraft was first registered as G-BFKW on 27th January 1978 to British Aerospace but was re-registered as G-BOAG by British Airways on 9th February 1981. In service it flew over 16,239hrs. This Concorde made its final flight on November 5th 2003 and was de-registered on the 4th May 2004 finally being installed at the Museum of flight in Seattle.

The given dimensions are for the model on its stand. The model alone is 228g and 49mm high when standing on its wheels.

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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