"R.E.8" - 1401

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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:

The initials R.E. stand for Reconnaissance Experimental. Although originally designed for artillery observation in World War 1 and saw some active service, it was mainly used for carrying out experimental radio communication work, and did a great deal towards the safety air passengers enjoy today. The R.E.8 had a maximum speed of 102miles per hour and was powered by a 150 h.p. engine.

- From the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

Airfix Series: 1
First Issued: 1957

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 6: Ken McDonough
Artist on Box Type 10: Paul Monteagle

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: 1401
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 1401
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 1401
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 1401
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 96
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 96
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 96
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 96
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 96
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 01016-8
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 01016-8
1987 Edition Ref: 01076
1988 Edition Ref: 01076
1989 Edition Ref: 01076
1990 Edition Ref: 01076
1992 Edition Ref: 01076
1993 Edition Ref: 01076
1994 Edition Ref: 01076
1995 Edition Ref: 01076
1996 Edition Ref: 01076
2009 Edition Ref: A01076
2010 Edition Ref: A01076
2011 Edition Ref: A01076
2012 Edition Ref: A01076


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