De Havilland Comet 4B - SK500

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De Havilland Comet 4B

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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:

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. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

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

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as De Havilland 'Comet' 4B from De Havilland Comet 4B.

7th edition catalogue (1969), recorded as a Series 3 kit.

8th edition catalogue (1970), recorded as a Series 2 kit.

9th edition catalogue (1971), listed as de Havilland 'Comet' 4B from De Havilland 'Comet' 4B.

9th edition catalogue (1971), recorded as a Series 3 kit.

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as de Havilland Comet 4B from de Havilland 'Comet' 4B.

1994 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.

1994 edition catalogue, listed as D.H. Comet 4B from de Havilland Comet 4B.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 1
Rarity of early version: Rare
First Issued: 1961

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 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
2015 Edition Ref: A04176
2016 Edition Ref: A04176

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