H.P. 42 Heracles

H.P. 42 Heracles

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A Skyking of a different era is represented by this finely detailed kit of the historic Handley Page airliner of the 1930's. The H.P.42 was the world's first practical four-engined airliner and pioneered many of today's jet routes. The 74 parts include every one of the many struts and protrusions of the full size machine and authentic Imperial Airways transfers for both "Heracles" and "Helena" are provided. - Taken from the 4th edition catalogue (1966)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as H.P. 42 'Heracles' from H.P. 42 Heracles.

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

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

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

1993 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.

1993 edition catalogue, listed as Handley Page 42 Heracles from H.P. 42 'Heracles'.

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Airfix Series (first appearance) B
First Issued 1965
Catalogue Ref - 4th Edition (1966) SK502
Catalogue Ref - 5th Edition (1967) SK502
Catalogue Ref - 6th Edition (1968) SK502
Catalogue Ref - 7th Edition (1969) SK502
Catalogue Ref - 8th Edition (1970) SK502
Catalogue Ref - 9th Edition (1971) SK502
Catalogue Ref - 10th Edition (1973) 03172-3
Catalogue Ref - 11th Edition (1974) 03172-3
Catalogue Ref - 12th Edition (1975) 03172-3
Catalogue Ref - 13th Edition (1976) 03172-3
Catalogue Ref - 1993 Edition 3172
Catalogue Ref - 1994 Edition 3172
Catalogue Ref - 1995 Edition 3172
Artist on Box Type 3 Roy Cross


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