Saab 340B Regional Airliner REX (Regional Express), VH-ZRL 1/200 Scale Diecast Model Gemini Jets G2RXA085
Gemini Jets G2RXA085 is a 1/200 diecast model of the Saab 340B regional airliner registration VH-ZRL. In the livery of Regional Express, also known as Rex.
Gemini Jets G2RXA085 – 1/200 Scale Saab 340B Diecast Model
Gemini Jets G2RXA085 diecast model replicates in 1/200 scale the Saab 340B regional airliner, registration VH-ZRL. In the livery of Regional Express, also known as Rex. Saab 340B, c/n 398, first flew on June 18, 1996 and entered service in July 1996 with American Eagle, registered N398AM, delivered to Rex in March 2010. The aircraft is currently with REX.
Gemini Jets 1/200 scale diecast model Saab 340B details
Diecast Model Dimensions:
- Wingspan 10.7 cm 4.21 in Approx.
- Length 9.8 cm 3.85 in Approx.
Diecast Model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components.
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted.
- Display stand included.
Regional Express, known as Rex, is an Australian regional airline operating scheduled services in most Australian states. The fleet consists of 54 Swedish built Saab 340 aircraft. Formed in 2002 with the purchase and merger of Hazelton and Kendell Airlines by a business consortium.
The Saab 340 is a Swedish twin turboprop Regional airliner, typically seating between 30 and 36 passengers three abreast with a single Isle. The first flight took place on January 25, 1983, entering service in June 1984 with Crossair.
As the project was too large for the Swedish manufacturer alone, Saab formed a partnership with Fairchild Aircraft. Designation as the SF340, Saab was responsible for the aluminium fuselage, vertical stabiliser and final assembly of the aircraft. Fairchild manufactured the wings, tail assembly and engine nacelles. By 1987, Fairchild had withdrawn from the programme leaving Saab responsible for the production; the aircraft designation changed to Saab 340A. Production of all variants ended in June 1999.
The Saab 340B first flew in 1989, a hot-and-high-performance version of the -A with improved operating weight and increased range. It had more powerful engines, wider horizontal stabilisers and in later production an active noise and vibration control system. Specialised variants include an airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) aircraft, designated S100B Argus with the Swedish Air Force, a search and rescue versions for the Japanese Maritime Safety Agency. The final version, the 340B Plus, entered service in 1994. It had the active noise and vibration control system and extended wingtips which were both optional on the -B as standard, along with an updated interior.
Saab 340B Specifications.
- Flight Crew: two pilots.
- Passenger Seating: 34 passengers.
- Length: 19.73 m (64 ft 8¾ in).
- Wingspan: 21.44 m (70 ft 4 in).
- Height:6.97 m (22 ft 10½ in).
- Empty weight: 8,140 kg (17,945 lb)
- Engines: two General Electric CT7-9B turboprops, each driving either a Dowty Rotol or Hamilton Standard four-blade constant speed propeller.
- Cruise speed: 467 km/h (290 mph).
- Maximum speed: 502 km/h 312 mph) 0.5 Mach.
- Range: 1732 km (1076 mi).
- MTOW: 13,155 kg (29,000 lb).
- Service ceiling: 7,620 m (25,000 ft)