Vickers Vanguard - SK501


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Vickers Vanguard
[SK501]

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including the changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

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.

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Airfix Series (first appearance): 1
Rarity of early version: Rare
First Issued: 1962


Box art Artists
Information 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 16: Adam Tooby


This kit appeared in these catalogues:
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: SK501
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: SK510
4th Edition (1966) Ref: SK501
5th Edition (1967) Ref: SK501
6th Edition (1968) Ref: SK501
7th Edition (1969) Ref: SK501
8th Edition (1970) Ref: SK501
9th Edition (1971) Ref: SK501
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 03171-0
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 03171-0
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 03171-0
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 03171-0
1993 Edition Ref: 03171
1994 Edition Ref: 03171
1995 Edition Ref: 03171
1996 Edition Ref: 03171
2015 Edition Ref: A03171
2016 Edition Ref: A03171



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