H.P. 42 Heracles - SK502

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H.P. 42 Heracles

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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:

A Skyking of a different era is represented by this finely detailed kit of the historic Handley Page airliner of the 1930's. The H.P.42 was the world's first practical four-engined airliner and pioneered many of today's jet routes. The 74 parts include every one of the many struts and protrusions of the full size machine and authentic Imperial Airways transfers for both "Heracles" and "Helena" are provided. - Taken from the 4th edition catalogue (1966)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as H.P. 42 'Heracles' from H.P. 42 Heracles.

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.

1993 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.

1993 edition catalogue, listed as Handley Page 42 Heracles from H.P. 42 'Heracles'.

Airfix Series (first appearance): B
First Issued: 1965

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

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
4th Edition (1966) Ref: SK502
5th Edition (1967) Ref: SK502
6th Edition (1968) Ref: SK502
7th Edition (1969) Ref: SK502
8th Edition (1970) Ref: SK502
9th Edition (1971) Ref: SK502
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 03172-3
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 03172-3
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 03172-3
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 03172-3
1993 Edition Ref: 03172
1994 Edition Ref: 03172
1995 Edition Ref: 03172

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