Inflight200 IF210AZ0319P – 1/200 Scale SE 210 Caravelle VI-N Diecast Model
|Length||16.0 cm||6.30 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||17.2 cm||6.77 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
1/200 Scale Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N, Alitalia – Inflight200 IF210AZ0319P
Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle
The French Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle is a twin-engine, short/medium-range jet airliner; the first jet airliner developed to service short/medium-range routes. It first flew in May 1955, entering service in April 1959 with SAS. The number of Caravelle variants, increased ass more powerful engines became available allowing an increase in maximum takeoff weights. Production ended in 1972 with 282 airframes completed, eight remained in commercial service as of late 2002.
Airframe construction is mainly aluminium alloy. The fuselage, a semi-monocoque structure, includes inbuilt airstair at the rear underbelly and triangular-shaped windows in the passenger cabin. Wings are low mounted cantilever design with sweep back and wing fences. The tail is also a cantilever swept-back design with the tailplanes mounted to the lower section of the vertical fin.
The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type with the main units mounted in the wing, retracting inwards into the fuselage, nose wheel retracts back into the fuselage. The flight crew of three consists of two pilots and a flight engineer with a passenger cabin that seats a maximum of 80 to 140 passengers, five-abreast depending on the variant.
Early models used two Rolls-Royce Avon turbojet engines, later the Pratt & Whitney JT8D low-bypass turbofan engine, mounted one per side on the rear fuselage. The Caravelle III has a maximum speed of 805km/h (500mph), a service ceiling of 12,000 m (39,000 ft) and a range of 1,700 km (1,056 mi).
Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane
Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane (Italian Air Lines) was the flag-carrying airline of Italy. Established in September 1946 as Aerolinee Italiane Internazionali (Italian International Airlines), funded by the Italian government and British European Airways (BEA). The airline went into liquidation in 2008 with Alitalia – Compagnia Aerea Italiana purchasing the profitable assets.