De Havilland Comet 4B

De Havilland Comet 4B

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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. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

3rd edition catalogue (1964), recorded as a Series B kit.

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as De Havilland 'Comet' 4B from De Havilland Comet 4B.

7th edition catalogue (1969), recorded as a Series 3 kit.

8th edition catalogue (1970), recorded as a Series 2 kit.

9th edition catalogue (1971), listed as de Havilland 'Comet' 4B from De Havilland 'Comet' 4B.

9th edition catalogue (1971), recorded as a Series 3 kit.

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as de Havilland Comet 4B from de Havilland 'Comet' 4B.

1994 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.

1994 edition catalogue, listed as D.H. Comet 4B from de Havilland Comet 4B.

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Airfix Series (first appearance) 1
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 4176
Catalogue Ref - 1995 Edition 4176
Catalogue Ref - 2015 Edition A04176
Catalogue Ref - 2016 Edition A04176
Artist on Box Type 3 Roy Cross
Artist on Box Type 16 Adam Tooby


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