Vickers Vanguard

Vickers Vanguard

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A 66-part kit complete with B.E.A. markings. The Vanguard first flew in January 1959, and entered service with B.E.A. in 1961, replacing Viscounts on many of the shorter high density routes within Europe. Powered by four 5,000 h.p. Rolls-Royce Tyne jet-prop engines it has a cruising speed of 425 m.p.h. The Vanguard has a wing span of 118 feet and length of 122 feet 10 inches. It is able to carry 139 passengers yet can still operate from small airfields. - Taken from the 2nd edition catalogue (1963)

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

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as Vickers 'Vanguard' from Vickers Vanguard.

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 Vickers Vanguard from Vickers 'Vanguard'.

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Airfix Series (first appearance) 1
Rarity of early version Rare
First Issued 1962
Catalogue Ref - 2nd Edition (1963) SK501
Catalogue Ref - 3rd Edition (1964) SK510
Catalogue Ref - 4th Edition (1966) SK501
Catalogue Ref - 5th Edition (1967) SK501
Catalogue Ref - 6th Edition (1968) SK501
Catalogue Ref - 7th Edition (1969) SK501
Catalogue Ref - 8th Edition (1970) SK501
Catalogue Ref - 9th Edition (1971) SK501
Catalogue Ref - 10th Edition (1973) 03171-0
Catalogue Ref - 11th Edition (1974) 03171-0
Catalogue Ref - 12th Edition (1975) 03171-0
Catalogue Ref - 13th Edition (1976) 03171-0
Catalogue Ref - 1993 Edition 3171
Catalogue Ref - 1994 Edition 3171
Catalogue Ref - 1995 Edition 3171
Catalogue Ref - 1996 Edition 3171
Catalogue Ref - 2015 Edition A03171
Catalogue Ref - 2016 Edition A03171
Artist on Box Type 3 Roy Cross


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