Gemini Jets G2UAE454 – 1/200 Scale Airbus A380-800 Diecast Model
|Length||36.4 cm||14.33 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||39.9 cm||15.70 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Display stand included but model is tail heavy on stand and would require modification to use.
1/200 Scale Airbus A380-800, Emirates – Gemini Jets G2UAE454
Gemini Jets G2UAE454 diecast model replicates in 1/200 scale the Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EEJ, in the livery of Emirates. Powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines, the aircraft first flew on April 23, 2013, delivered to Emirates on October 19, 2013, and currently remains with Emirates.
The Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger airliner, is a multi-national four-engine, wide-body monoplane airliner. The maiden flight occurred on April 27, 2005, and entered service on October 25, 2007, with Singapore Airlines. With lower than expected sales making the type commercially unviable, Airbus announced production would end by 2021.
The full-length double-deck fuselage is a semi-monocoque design with a low mount cantilever swept-back wing and a conventional tail. The engines are pod mounted, two under each wing. The flight crew is composed of a minimum of two pilots and the type, typical seats 525 passengers, maximum 853. The airframe is constructed mainly of aluminium alloys with 20% composite materials. The wings, fuselage sections, tail surfaces and doors utilise carbon-fibre reinforced plastic, glass-fibre reinforced plastic and quartz-fibre reinforced plastic in their construction. It is the first commercial airliner to have a carbon–fibre reinforced plastic central wing box. The upper fuselage and stabiliser leading edges are of glass laminate aluminium reinforced epoxy (GLARE). This laminate is lighter with better corrosion and impact resistance than conventional aluminium alloys. To reduce ground pressure, the retractable tricycle undercarriage with four main units, one in each wing root and two in the fuselage and along with the nose unit has a total of 22 wheels.
Powered by four Engine Alliance GP7200 or Rolls-Royce Trent 900 turbofans, only the inboard engines have thrust reversers, giving the A380 a cruise speed of 903 km/h (561 mph) at altitudes up to 13,100 m (43,000 ft) with a range of 14,800 km (9196 mi).
Emirates is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, wholly owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai. Formed on March 25, 1985, and commenced operations on October 25, 1985.