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 is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

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

Pictured - Rare F27 Aer Lingus version

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as Fokker F.27 'Friendship' from Fokker F.27 Friendship.

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as Fokker F.27 Friendship from Fokker F.27 'Friendship'.

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

Airfix Series (first appearance): 5
Rarity of early version: Rare
First Issued: 1960

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 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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