De Havilland Comet 4B - SK500 - Vintage Airfix

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De Havilland Comet 4B

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There may also be extra information underneath the main description.

Airfix Catalogue description:

Here is the first of a new series, a 9 inch wing-span model of the Comet 4B. This Airfix kit has 48 parts and comes complete with British European Airways markings, attractive stand and a capsule of cement. The 4B is also in service with Olympic Airways making this version a possible alternative for the collector. The Comet 4B is powered by four Rolls-Royce Avon 525B turbo-jets giving a cruising speed of approximately 530 m.p.h. and a fully loaded maximum range of 2,240 miles.

- From 1st Edition (1962)

Airfix Catalogue information:
Series: 3
Rarity of early version: Rare.
First Issued: 1961
Catalogue Ref - 1st Edition (1962): SK500
Catalogue Ref - 2nd Edition (1963): SK500
Catalogue Ref - 3rd Edition (1964): SK500
Catalogue Ref - 4th Edition (1966): SK500
Catalogue Ref - 5th Edition (1967): SK500
Catalogue Ref - 6th Edition (1968): SK500
Catalogue Ref - 7th Edition (1969): SK500
Catalogue Ref - 8th Edition (1970): SK500
Catalogue Ref - 9th Edition (1971): SK500
Catalogue Ref - 10th Edition (1973): 03170-7
Catalogue Ref - 11th Edition (1974): 03170-7
Catalogue Ref - 12th Edition (1975): 03170-7
Catalogue Ref - 13th Edition (1976): 03170-7
Catalogue Ref - 14th Edition (1977): 03170-7
Catalogue Ref - 17th Edition (1980): 03170-7
Catalogue Ref - 1994 Edition: 04176
Catalogue Ref - 1995 Edition: 04176


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