JC Wings JC2TAA831 / XX2831 – 1/200 Scale McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 Diecast Model
|Length||19.2 cm||7.55 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||14.2 cm||5.59 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand not included.
1/200 Scale McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31, TAA – JC Wings JC2TAA831 / XX2831
JC Wings JC2TAA831 / XX2831 diecast model replicates in 1/200 scale the McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31, registration VH-TJR, Named “George Bass” in the “Camel Hump” livery of Trans Australia Airlines (TAA). This DC-9-31, c/n 47528-617 first flew on January 25, 1971, and entered service with TAA on February 10, 1971. Emerged in the “Camel-Hump” livery during October 1981. Withdrawn from service in July 1989 and departed Australia for the United States in August. The aircraft was cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register in October 2013 and scrapped at Roswell, New Mexico.
McDonnell Douglas DC-9
The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 is an American twin turbofan, narrow-bodied, short to medium range airliner. It first flew on February 25, 1965, and entered service in December with Delta Air Lines. It is designed to operate from short runways with less ground infrastructure. In US military service the type received the designation of C-9. Built-in several variants, production ended in 1982 with 976 built. Developed into the MD-80, MD-90 and finally the Boeing 717.
The fuselage is a semi-monocoque aluminium alloy structure with built-in airstairs. 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 fold inwards into the fuselage; the steerable nose wheel retracts rearward. Flight crew consists of a pilot and copilot. Seats 80 to 139 passengers depending on variant and seating arrangement.
Powered by two Pratt & Whitney JT8D is a low-bypass turbofan engines mounted on the tail giving the DC-9-30 a cruise speed of 907 km/h (564 mph), maximum speed of 926 km/h (575 mph), a 10,670 m (35,000 ft) service ceiling and a range of 3,095 (1923 mi).
Trans Australia Airlines (TAA)
The Australian Government formed Trans Australia Airlines (TAA), as a domestic airline on February 8, 1946. The establishment of TAA broke the near-monopoly of Australian National Airways (ANA). In 1986 the airline was rebranded as Australian Airlines. It remained one of the two major national airlines until merging with Qantas in September 1992.