“Gemini Jets G2VOZ476 – 1/200 Scale Boeing B777-300ER Diecast Model
Gemini200 G2VOZ476 diecast model from the Gemini200 series replicates in 1/200 scale the Boeing B777-300ER airliner, registration VH-VOZ, named “Palm Beach”, in the livery Virgin Australia.
Boeing 777-3ZGER, MSN 35302-745, powered by General Electric GE90-115B engines, leased to Virgin Blue International Airlines trading as V Australia. Named “Didgeree Blue” it entered service, V Australia’s inaugural, on February 27, 2009. V Australia became Virgin Australia International Airlines Pty Ltd on December 7, 2011, and the aircraft rebranded and renamed “Palm Beach”, the airliner is currently with Virgin Australia.
Gemini200 1/200 scale Boeing B777-300ER diecast model details
Diecast Model Dimensions:
- Wingspan 32.4 cm 12.75 in Approx
- Length 36.9 cm 14.53 in Approx.
Diecast Model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand not included.
Virgin Australia Airlines
Virgin Australia Airlines is Australia’s second-largest airline and operates domestic and international routes. Founded by Richard Branson and Brett Godfrey as Virgin Blue in November 1999, with a fleet of two Boeing 737-400s. The airline only operated domestic routes as Singapore Airlines held the rights to the ‘Virgin’ brand on International air routes. In 2004 the airline established V Australia to serve the Australia-US transpacific routes. Virgin Blue, Pacific Blue and V Australia amalgamated on May 4, 2011, to form Virgin Australia following an agreement with Singapore Airlines.
The Boeing 777 is a long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner. It first flew on June 12, 1994, and entered service (777-200) on June 7, 1995, with United Airlines. It is the world’s largest twinjet commercial aircraft and the first designed entirely with a computer. Developed in consultation with eight major airlines, it is Boeing’s first fly-by-wire. The 777-200LR variant is one of the worlds longest-range airliners, capable of flying more than halfway around the globe and holds the record for the longest non-stop flight by a commercial aircraft.
The original 777-200 variant entered commercial service in 1995, followed by the extended-range 777-200ER with British Airways on February 9, 1997. The 777-300 made its first flight on October 16, 1997, and entered service on May 27, 1998, with Cathay Pacific. The extended-range 777-300ER made its first flight on February 24, 2003, with the first delivery occurring on April 29, 2004, to Air France. The second long-range model, the 777-200LR made its maiden flight on March 8, 2005, with the first aircraft delivered to Pakistan International Airlines on February 26, 2006. The production freighter model, the 777F, made its maiden flight on July 14, 2008, with the first delivery taking place on February 19, 2009, to launch customer Air France.
The B777 is built mainly with aluminium alloys along with composite materials. The fuselage is a conventional semi-monocoque structure, circular in cross section tapering to a blade-shaped tail cone. The long slender wing with a very high aspect ratio is of a low mounted cantilever design swept back at 31.6 degrees. The 777-300ER, -200LR and 777F, variants have extended raked wingtips. The tail unit is of cantilever design with a variable incident tailplane and separately controlled elevators.
It has a glass cockpit, digital fly-by-wire controls, software-configurable avionics and the first commercial airliner to use fibre optic avionics. The fly-by-wire system, supplemented by a mechanical backup retains regular control yokes rather than sidestick controllers. It has a tricycle undercarriage with a two-wheeled nose and under each wing six-wheeled units. The aircraft has the biggest landing gear and biggest tires of any commercial airliner. Flight crew consists of a pilot and copilot. Seats 314 to 396 passengers with a range of 9,704 to 15,844 km (6,030 to 9845 mi) depending on variant and seating arrangement.
The aircraft’s two engines are suspended on pylons under the wings and are the largest-diameter turbofans ever used. Customers of the 777-200, extended-range -200ER, and -300 versions had a choice of three high-bypass turbofans, the General Electric GE90, Pratt & Whitney PW4000, or Rolls-Royce Trent 800 engines. The longer-range 777-300ER, -200LR and 777F use high-output GE90 high-bypass turbofans.
- Seating Capacity: 396 in two classes, 365 in three classes, 550 maximum
- Cruise Speed: 892 km/h (554 mph), Mach 0.84
- Maximum Speed: 945 km/h (587 mph), Mach 0.89
- Range: 13,649 km (8,481 mi)
- Service Ceiling: 13,100 m (43,100 ft)
- MTOW: 351,533 kg (775,000 lb).