|Length||11.1 cm||4.4 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||12.9 cm||5.0 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
Gemini Jets G2QFA836 – 1/200 Scale de Havilland Canada Dash 8-200 (DHC-8-200), QantasLink
Gemni Jets (Gemini200) diecast model G2QFA836 replicates in 1/200 scale the de Havilland Canada Dash 8-200 registration VH-TQX in QantasLink’s livery.
QantasLink, founded in 2002, is the regional brand of Qantas Airways. Routes are operated by subsidiary airlines: Eastern Australia Airlines, Sunstate Airlines, National Jet Systems and Network Aviation.
de Havilland Canada Dash-8
The de Havilland Canada Dash 8 (DHC-8) is a Canadian twin-engine regional airliner developed from the Dash 7 with improved cruise performance, lower operational costs but without STOL. It first flew on June 20, 1983, entered service in 1984 with NorOntair, and Piedmont Airlines. Manufactured in four variants: the initial 37–40 seat -100, the more powerful -200, the stretched 50–56 seats -300, and the 68–90 seats -400. The Q Series is post-1997 production with an active noise control system. Only the Q-400 remains in production.
DHC was bought by Boeing in 1988, then sold to Bombardier in 1992. Longview Aviation Capital bought the manufacturing rights to the Q-400 in 2019 and revived the de Havilland Canada brand.
Airframe construction is mainly of aluminium alloy, a semi-monocoque fuselage. The high mounted tapered wings and T-tail assembly are of cantilever design. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type; the primary units are mounted in the aft section of the engine nacelles, retracting rearwards the steerable nose wheel retracts forward. Flight crew consists of a pilot and copilot, and the passenger cabin typically seats up to 90, depending on variant.
The Dash 8 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 turboprop engines mounted, one on each wing, driving four-bladed Hamilton Sundstrand 14SF-23 propellers or Dowty six-blade R408 propellers. The -300 has a cruise speed of 529 km/h (328 mph), a 7,620 m (25,000 ft) service ceiling and a range of 1,711 km (1,063 mi).