"R.E.8" - 1401

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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:

The initials R.E. stand for Reconnaissance Experimental. Although originally designed for artillery observation in World War 1 and saw some active service, it was mainly used for carrying out experimental radio communication work, and did a great deal towards the safety air passengers enjoy today. The R.E.8 had a maximum speed of 102miles per hour and was powered by a 150 h.p. engine. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as R.E.8 from "R.E.8".

17th edition catalogue (1980), recorded as a Series 2 kit.

1987 edition catalogue, listed as part of the Vintage Aircraft Special Editions range.

1987 edition catalogue, listed as RE8 from R.E.8.

1992 edition catalogue, listed as part of the WWI Aircraft of the Aces series.

1993 edition catalogue, listed as RAF RE8 1918 from RE8.

1994 edition catalogue, listed as RAF RE 8 1918 from RAF RE8 1918.

1995 edition catalogue, listed as RAF RE8 1918 from RAF RE 8 1918.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 1
First Issued: 1957

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 6: Ken McDonough
Artist on Box Type 10: Paul Monteagle
Artist on Box Type 16: Adam Tooby

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: 1401
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 1401
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 1401
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 1401
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 96
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 96
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 96
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 96
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 96
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 01016-8
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 01016-8
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 02060-8
1987 Edition Ref: 01076
1988 Edition Ref: 01076
1989 Edition Ref: 01076
1990 Edition Ref: 01076
1992 Edition Ref: 01076
1993 Edition Ref: 01076
1994 Edition Ref: 01076
1995 Edition Ref: 01076
1996 Edition Ref: 01076
2009 Edition Ref: A01076
2010 Edition Ref: A01076
2011 Edition Ref: A01076
2012 Edition Ref: A01076

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