JC Wings LH2011 / LH2SAA011 1/200 Scale Airbus A340-600 Diecast Model ZS-SNG, “Beijing 2012 Olympics”, SAA
Diecast Model Dimensions:
- Wingspan 31.72 cm 12.45 in Approx.
- Length 37.7 cm 14.84 in Approx.
Diecast Model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components.
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted.
- Display stand included.
JC Wings LH2011 / LH2SAA011 – A340-600 Diecast Model.
JC Wings LH2011 / LH2SAA011 is a 1/200 scale A340-600 diecast model. In the “Beijing Olympics 2012” livery of South African Airway’s ZS-SNG. A340-642, MSN 557, first flew on December 16, 2003, and delivered to the airline on January 28, 2004.
South African Airways.
South African Airways (SAA) is the flag carrier of South Africa and a member of the Star Alliance. It operates both domestic and international routes. Founded in 1934 when the government acquired Union Airways. SAA owns Mango, a low-cost domestic airline.
The A340 is a wide-body twin-aisle airliner with four underwing pod mounted turbofan engines. Manufactured by the European aerospace company Airbus, it first flew on October 21, 1991, and entered service on March 15, 1993, (A340-300) with Lufthansa and Air France. Used on long-haul, trans-oceanic routes as ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) restricted the use of twinjets. The French Air Force operate the A340 as a strategic transport for VIP, troop deployments and supply missions.
Produced in four sizes, the A340 -200, -300, -500 and -600. It has a flight crew of two, seating up to 440 passengers and a range of up to 16,700 km (10,400 mi) depending on variant. All variants were available with a corporate fit-out. The early A340-200 and -300 used the same fuselage and wing as the twin-engine Airbus A330. Airbus announced the end of the A340 program on November 10, 2011.
The A340 is built mainly with aluminium alloys, other metals used are steel and titanium along with composite laminates. The fuselage is a conventional semi-monocoque structure.
The long slender wing with a very high aspect ratio is of a low mounted cantilever design. It is swept back at 30 degrees with a 2.74 m (9.0 ft) tall winglet. The A340-200/300 wing is virtually identical to that of the A330. Early in development an underwing bulge called a plastron was installed to correct airflow problems and add stiffness to prevent wing warping and fluttering.
The tail unit is a swept back cantilever structure. A variable incident tailplane with separately controlled elevators.
The A340 has a glass cockpit, side-stick and digital fly-by-wire controls, based on the smaller A320 to reduce the time and cost of transitioning flight crews between types. The instrument panel on early aircraft had six cathode ray tube monitors, later updated to liquid crystal displays. Flight information is via the Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) and systems information by the Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitor (ECAM).
The A340-200/300 use a standard tricycle undercarriage with a two-wheeled nose and under each wing four-wheeled units. Located under the fuselage, almost in line with the main under-wing units is an additional two-wheeled system. The A340-500/600 have a four-wheeled system under the fuselage to support the higher weights of these two aircraft.
The A340-200/300 uses the CFM International CFM56 high-bypass turbofans. CFMI is a 50–50 joint-owned company of Safran Aircraft Engines (formerly SNECMA) and GE Aviation. The A340-500/600 use the Rolls-Royce Trent 500 high-bypass turbofan, developed by Rolls-Royce specifically for these two aircraft.
Designed to replace early-generation Boeing 747 airliners, the A340-600 first flew on April 23, 2001, and entered service in August 2002 with Virgin Atlantic. Capable of carrying 380 passengers in three-classes or 420 in two classes, similar to a 747 but with higher cargo capacity at lower costs. Powered by four Rolls-Royce Trent 556 turbofans. It has a four-wheel undercarriage system on the fuselage centre-line and enlarged wing to cope with increased operational weights. The fuselage length of 75.36 m (247 ft 3 in) made it the longest civil airliner until the introduction of the Boeing 747-8.
Performance ( A340-600).
- Cruise speed: 881 km/h (547 mph), Mach 0.83.
- Maximum speed: 913 km/h (567mph), Mach 0.86.
- Range: 14,350 km (8,917 mi).
- Service ceiling: 12,500 m (41,000 ft).
- MTOW: 368,000 kg (811,000 lb).
JC Wings LH2011 / LH2SAA011 – 1/200 Scale Airbus A340-600 Diecast Model Aircraft. ZS-SNG, “Beijing 2012 Olympics”, South African Airways (SAA).