Fokker F.27 Friendship - 583

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Fokker F.27 Friendship

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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 catalogues description.

Airfix Catalogue description:

You can build 23 models of the Airfix version of the Fokker Friendship and they can all differ in appearance, because 23 different airlines use this Rolls-Royce powered 40 passenger transport plane! The kit contains 76 parts and the completed model has a wing span of 15 inches. Supplied with the kit are crew figures, passenger steps and markings for the Aer Lingus version. The Friendship has a cruising speed of 275 miles per hour at 25,000 ft., and features high wing construction.

- From the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

Pictured - Rare F27 Aer Lingus version

Appeared in 1980 (17th Edition) Catalogue as F27 Troopship.

Airfix Series: 5
Rarity of early version: Rare
First Issued: 1960

Artists information below is taken from:
Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross
Artist on Box Type 5: Ken McDonough
Artist on Box Type 15: John D. Jones

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: 583
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 583
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 583
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 583
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 583
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 583
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 583
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 583
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 583
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 05003-4
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 05003-4
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 05003-4
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 05003-4
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 05003-4
2008 Edition Ref: A05003
2009 Edition Ref: A05003
2010 Edition Ref: A05003


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