|Length||12.8 cm||5.0 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||13.7 cm||5.4 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
Gemini Jets G2ACA851 – 1/200 Scale De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300 (DHC-8-300), Air Canada Express
Gemini Jets diecast model G2ACA851 replicates in 1/200 scale the De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300, registration C-FRUZ in the livery of Air Canada Express, circa 2000.
Air Canada Express
Air Canada Express, founded in 2011, is the regional brand of Air Canada. Services are operated by subsidiary airlines: Jazz Aviation (Dash 8, Bombardier CRJ-200/900) and Sky Regional Airlines (Embraer E175).
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, entering 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).