JC Wings JC4MISC652 / XX4652 -1/400 Scale Bristol Type 175 Britannia Series 102 Diecast Model
JC Wings JC4MISC652 / XX4652 diecast model replicates in 1/400 scale the Bristol Type 175 Britannia Series 102, MSN 12916, registration G-ANBO. In livery of BOAC with Cathay Pacific Airways titles. Delivered new to British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) in March 1957, registered G-ANBO, wet-leased to Cathay Pacific Airways from December 1960 until mid-1961. Then leased to Malayan Airlines, followed by Britannia Airways who purchased the airliner in 1970. Withdrawn from service in November 1970 and scrapped during May 1971.
JC Wings 1/400 scale Bristol Type 175 Britannia Series 100 diecast model details
|Length||8.7 cm||3.43 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||10.8 cm||4.25 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand not included.
Cathay Pacific Airways
Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, was founded in September 1946 by Australian Sydney H. de Kantzow and American Roy C. Farrell. A founding members of the Oneworld alliance, the airline operates both international passenger and cargo services. Subsidiary Airlines are Cathay Pacific Cargo, Cathay Dragon and the all-cargo airline, Air Hong Kong. Major shareholders are Swire Pacific, Air China and Qatar Airways.
Bristol Type 175 Britannia
The Bristol Type 175 Britannia is a British medium-to-long-range, turboprop-powered airliner, designed for BOAC to use on trans-Atlantic routes. It first flew on August 16, 1952, and entered service in February 1957 with BOAC. Problems with ice forming in engine air intakes had delayed entry into service, by which time turbojet airliners were beginning to appear. The success of the pure jet airliners on long-distance routes harmed sales with only 85 airframes completed before production ceased in 1960. Popular with passengers it was a safe and robust aircraft, known as “The Whispering Giant” for its smooth flight and low exterior noise. The first variant was the series 100 followed by the stretched Series 200 (cargo) and Series 250 (passenger-cargo ). The Series 300 (passenger) received a further lengthening of the fuselage as well as the extended range Series 310.
The RAF received 23 Series 250 for use by Transport Command in 1959 and 1960, designated C1 and C2. After RAF service a number were used by civilian operators as freighters.
Canadair built the Britannia under license in Canada as the Canadair CL-44, designated CC-106 Yukon in RCAF service, powered with Rolls-Royce Tyne turboprops. The Canadair CP-107 Argus maritime patrol variant used the Wright R-3350 air-cooled, radial engine that consumed less fuel low altitude.
Series 102 specifications
- Flight crew: four, pilot, copilot, navigator, and radio operator with an auxiliary seat for a fifth person
- Passenger Seating: typical seating 90, six abreast with a single central aisle
- Length: 34.75 m (114 ft)
- Wingspan: 43.36 m (142 ft 3 in)
- Height: 11.17 m (36 ft 8 in)
- Empty weight: 35,645 kg (78,600 lb)
- Engines: four Bristol Proteus 705 turboprops, driving square tipped, four-bladed de Havilland variable-pitch props.
- Cruise speed: 550 km/h (340 mph), Mach 0.45
- Range: 6,600 km (4,100 mi)
- MTOW: 68,025 kg (150,000 lb)
- Cruise Altitude: 8,535 m (28,000 ft).