Smaller Than 1/72 Scale
The second World War had seriously affected Great Britain’s abilities to proceed with airliner development, and it was realised that the USA would have virtual domination in this field unless steps were taken to catch up. The Brabazon Committee was formed in 1943 to look into Britain’s post war aviation prospects, and a series of recommendations was issued in 1944; one of these
The first Vanguard made its maiden flight on 20th January 1959, and BEA ordered 20 of the V951 model fitted with Tyne R.Ty.l engines. The first of these entered service in 1961 to start replacing Viscounts on many of the short-haul high density European routes.
In the event BEA only accepted six of these aircraft, having the remainder delivered as V953
- Two-piece fuselage, accurately molded in durable polystyrene with realistic surface details.
- Fitted with twin-wheeled tricycle-type landing gear, which can be fixed in the extended or retracted position.
- Detailed engines with ducted fan and terminal cone.
- Optional CFM-56 or IAE 2500 engine.
- Realistic antennae and ventilation pipes.