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|Subcategory||:||Airliner Model kit|
|Scale||:||1 : 72|
This product was added to our database on Wednesday 19 August 2020.
Mind: this is a modelling kit.
Category Scale Modelling, Subcategory Airliner Model kit, Scale 1 : 72, ISBN/Box 03012V, Publisher/Brand Airfix
Much requested reissue!†
A particularly handsome looking aeroplane, the Handley Page Jetstream was a sleek twin engined turboprop aircraft designed as a regional airliner and specifically to satisfy the potentially lucrative US market. The Jetstream offered great promise, especially when an order for 20 aircraft was placed, even before the design drawings had been completed. Re-engining the aircraft with a US Garrett TPE-331 turboprop powerplant resulted in a significant order from the USAF being placed, but this was subsequently cancelled, due to late delivery. Spiralling costs resulted in the bankruptcy of Handley Page, however, production of the Jetstream was taken over by Scottish Aviation and the Jetstream would go on to serve as the RAF's standard multi-engined pilot trainer for many years and later as an observer trainer with the Royal Navy.
Please note, this kit portrayes the cancelled and never built USAF C10A Jetstream!
But a nice sample of troublesome British aviation history of the 60's†