JC Wings LH2JST070
1/200 Scale Airbus A321-200 Diecast Model
VH-VWZ, Jetstar Airways
Diecast Model Dimensions
- Wingspan 17.0 cm 6.69 in Approx.
- Length 22.2 cm 8.74 in Approx.
Diecast Model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components.
- Undercarriage fixed extended.
- Display stand included.
Inflight200 IF3200318A – 1/200 Scale A321-200 Diecast Model.
Inflight200 IF3200318A is a 1/200 scale diecast model of the Airbus A320-200 airliner. Registered VH-VWZ and wearing the livery of Jetstar Airways.
Airbus A321-231, c/n 11985, first flew on March 13, 2000, and entered on to the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VWZ on May 08, 2008, leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd. Operated first passenger service for Jetstar on May 24, 2008. The aircraft is currently with Jetstar Airways.
Jetstar Airways is an Australian low-cost airline founded in 2003 by Qantas Airways. The airline operates both domestic and international services.
The Airbus A321 is a short to medium range, narrow-bodied, twin-engine jet airliner. The second and largest member of the A320 family that includes the A318, A319, A320, A321, and the ACJ business jet. The A320 family pioneered digital fly-by-wire flight control systems, side-stick controls and full glass cockpit in a commercial aircraft.
The maiden flight of the first A321 variant, the -100, occurred on March 11, 1993, and initially entered service in April 1988 with Lufthansa. The second variant, the A321-200 first flew in December 1996 and commenced service in April 1997 with Monarch Airlines. Improvements included higher MTOW, increased fuel capacity and extended range. In December 2010, Airbus launched the A320neo (new engine option) with more efficient engines, airframe improvements and winglets. The first flight of the A321neo took place on February 9, 2016, and first entered service in May 2017 with Virgin America.
The A321’s principal difference to the A320 was increased fuselage length by 6.94 meters (22 feet 9 inches). Increased MTOW and strengthened undercarriage. The wing has double slotted flaps instead of Fowler flaps.
The A320 family airframes include composite materials of aramid fibre, glass fibre and carbon fibre reinforced plastics along with aluminium alloys. The first subsonic aircraft to use composite primary structures, saving weight, reducing the number of components and lowering maintenance costs.
The fuselage is a semi-monocoque structure with a broader cabin than competitors, 3.95 metres (156 in) outside diameter, compared to 3.8 m (148 in) of the Boeing 737 or 757.
The wings are a long thin cantilevered monoplane; low mounted with 25° sweepback and wing fences. Each wing has double slotted flaps, outboard aileron, and full-span leading-edge slats. Five spoilers in front of the flaps, the four outermost are used for roll control, the three inboard as speed brakes, and all as lift spoilers. The aircraft’s two engines are pylon mounted under the wings. The tail unit is a cantilever design with a single fin and rudder, variable incident tailplane plus elevators.
The undercarriage is a retractable tricycle type with a steerable twin-wheeled nose unit that retracts forward into the fuselage. The twin wheeled main landing gear pivot inboard from the wings into the fuselage.
The A320 family has a full glass cockpit: initially used cathode ray tube (CRT) displays, from 2003 liquid crystal displays (LCD). A “fly by wire” flight control system (FBW FCS) with side-stick controllers that prevent the aircraft from exceeding its flight envelope. An Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) that tracks all the systems of the airliner.
Flight crew consists of the pilot and copilot with a typical passengers seating of four abreast in first class, six in economy class and a single central aisle. The A321 cabin layout has three lavatories in the rear, and one along with two galleys in the front, passenger/service doors fore and aft. Emergency exits in front of and behind the wing on each side of the fuselage. Cargo bays fore and aft of the wings, with a door to each bay on the right side of the fuselage.
The original powerplants for the A321 were CFM56-5B turbofans and the International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500-A5. For ground and engine starting power an auxiliary power unit (APU) turbine engine is contained in the tail. The A321neo uses the P&W PW1100G and CFM International LEAP-1A, with lower maintenance costs and about 15% better fuel economy.
- Seating: 185 in two classes. 199 single class, 230 max.
- Cruise speed: 828 km/h (511 mph), Mach 0.78 .
- Maximum operational speed: 871km/h (537 mph), Mach 0.82 .
- Range: 5,950 km (3,697 mi).
- MTOW: 93,440 kg (206,000 lb).
- Service ceiling: 12,500 m (41,000 ft).
JC Wings LH2JST070 – 1/200 Scale Airbus A321-200 Diecast Model of VH-VWZ, Jetstar Airways.