Gemini Jets G2DAL538 – 1/200 Scale Boeing 717-200 Diecast Model
|Length||18.9 cm||7.44 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||14.2 cm||5.60 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
1/200 Scale Boeing 717-200, Delta – Gemini Jets G2DAL538
Gemini Jets diecast model G2DAL538 replicates in 1/200 scale the Boeing 717-200, registration number N891AT in the livery of Delta Air Lines.
The Boeing 717 is an American twin turbofan, narrow-bodied, short to medium range airliner based on the DC-9. Designed and initially marketed by McDonnell Douglas as the MD-95. McDonnell Douglas and Boeing merged in 1997. It first flew on September 2, 1998, and entered service on October 12, 1999, with AirTran Airways. Boeing had built 156 airframes by the conclusion of production in 2006.
Developed to replace the aging DC-9, the MD-95 had similar weight and dimensions to the DC-9-30 with new engines, digital cockpit, fly-by-wire and other modern systems. Produced in only one model, the 717-200, but with two options, Basic Gross Wight or High Gross Weight with greater payload and longer range.
The fuselage is a semi-monocoque aluminium alloy structure with built-in airstair. The low mounted sweep back wings and T-tail are also cantilever metal structures. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type mount to the wings and folds inwards into the fuselage; the steerable nose wheel retracts rearward. Flight crew consists of a pilot and copilot and seats up to 106 passengers.
Powered by two Rolls-Royce BR700 turbofan engine mounted on the tail giving the B717-200 a cruise speed of 822 km/h (564 mph), a maximum speed of 926 km/h (575 mph), an 11,000 m (37,000 ft) service ceiling and a range of Basic 2,650 (1,647 mi), HGW 3,815 km/h (2370 mi)
Boeing 717-200 registration N891AT, MSN 55043 was delivered to airTran in May 2004. With the merger into Southwest, airTran’s fleet of 717s was leased to Delta in December 2013. The aircraft is currently in service with Delta.