De Havilland Comet 4B - SK500


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De Havilland Comet 4B
[SK500]

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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:

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.

- From 1st Edition (1962)

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Airfix Series: 3
Rarity of early version: Rare
First Issued: 1961


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 10: Roy Cross
Artist on Box Type 16: Adam Tooby


This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: SK500
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: SK500
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: SK500
4th Edition (1966) Ref: SK500
5th Edition (1967) Ref: SK500
6th Edition (1968) Ref: SK500
7th Edition (1969) Ref: SK500
8th Edition (1970) Ref: SK500
9th Edition (1971) Ref: SK500
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 03170-7
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 03170-7
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 03170-7
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 03170-7
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 03170-7
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 03170-7
1994 Edition Ref: 04176
1995 Edition Ref: 04176



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