The Fairey Rotodyne - 482

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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:

Ambitious as a real aircraft and equally ambitious as a model, Airfix provide 115 parts to construct a perfect miniture reproduction of this much publicised record-breaking passenger/freight craft. The retractable undercarriage, fully operating tail doors and detailed interior are just three of the special features which Airfix include in this kit. The rotor has a span of 15 inches and the exeact 1/72nd scale of this model makes it ideally suitable for use on a heliport in conjunction with a "00" gauge model railway. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as Fairey 'Rotodyne' from The Fairey Rotodyne.

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as Fairey Rotodyne from Fairey 'Rotodyne'.

1996 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 4
First Issued: 1959

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 11: Roy Cross

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: 482
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 482
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 482
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 482
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 482
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 482
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 482
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 482
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 482
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 04002-8
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 04002-8
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 04002-8
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 04002-8
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 04002-8
1996 Edition Ref: 04002
1997 Edition Ref: 04002

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