|Length||35.3 cm||13.9 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||30.0 cm||11.8 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
ARD Models ARDBA03 – 1/200 Scale Boeing 747-200B, British Airways, G-BDXH
ARD Models diecast model ARDBA03 replicates in 1/200 scale the Boeing 747-236B (-36 is Boeing’s customer code for BOAC, British Airways), registration G-BDXH, named “City of Edinburgh”, in British Airway’s Negus livery, circa the 1980s.
British Airways Flight 9
In June 1982, G-BDXH, while on a flight from London Heathrow to Auckland, New Zealand (Flight 9), flew into a cloud of volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Galunggung south-east of Jakarta, Indonesia. The ash sandblasted the windscreen and clogging and stopping all the engines. Gliding out of the ash cloud, the crew restarted all four engines, landing safely at the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta. The crew made an instrument approach as they could not see through the sandblasted windscreen.
The Boeing 747-200 is an American wide-body, four-engine jet airliner, one of the most recognisable passenger aircraft with its distinctive hump atop the forward fuselage. It had more powerful engines, increased maximum take-off weight (MTOW) with a greater range than the -100. The first 747-200 rolled off the production line in August 1970 for Northwest Orient Airlines, entering service in February 1971 (747-200B) with KLM. Boeing built four versions of the 747-200; the 747-200B (passenger), the 747-200F (freighter), the 747-200C (convertible) and the 747-200M (combi). The VC-25A (VIP transport) and E-4B (airborne command post) are military variants. Boeing built a total of 393 747-200 airframes of all versions before manufacturing ended in 1991
Airframe construction is mainly of aluminium alloy. The fuselage is a semi-monocoque structure with an upper deck, forward of the wing containing the cockpit and passenger space. The low mounted wings and conventional tail unit are of cantilever design with sweep back. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type. Flight crew consists of two pilots, and the passenger cabin seats up to 400 passengers in a typical three-class layout, 496 in a two-classes, or 624 passengers in a high–density single class (747-300SR)
Powered by four Pratt & Whitney JT9D or Rolls-Royce RB211-524 or General Electric CF6 high-bypass turbofan engines, pod mounted two under each wing. The B747-200B has a cruise speed of 939 km/h (583 mph), a maximum speed of 969 km/h (602 mph), a service ceiling of 13,715 m (45,000 ft) and a range of 10,100 km (6,276 mi) depending on variant.