This Is The Revell 1/72 Concorde British Airways 04997
This model kit made by
Revell requires assembly and is 1:72 scale (approx. 86cm / 33.9in long).
Described by the press as the Queen of the Skies , the Concorde supersonic
passenger aircraft was in regular service from 1976 until 2003. With a top speed
of Mach 2.2 (2400 km/h - 1490 mph), Concorde flew faster than all its
competitors and reduced the flight time between Europe and the USA by 50%. A
total of 18 Concorde's took to the air for almost 30 years in service with
British Airways and Air France until they were sent into retirement in mid-2003
for economic reasons. The main reason was the reducing numbers of passengers,
high running costs (charter price 30,000 Euro per hour) and high fuel
consumption (25,680 litres - 5900 gallons / hour) 4 times more than normal jets.
The 100 passengers however could enjoy pure luxury and on a clear day had a
unique view of the earth's curvature at an altitude of 18 km (60000 ft).
British Airways used Concorde twice daily on the London - New York route (flight
time under 3 ½ hours), and once a week to Barbados. The last flight took place
on 23 November 2003. In addition to its record performance in supersonic flight
the advances in aviation technology and the successful joint development and
production of Concorde by Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation are
also worthy of mention.
- Structured surfaces, recessed
- Detailed cockpit
- Seats, control column, instrument panel
- Optional use of an active nose lowering mechanism
- Partition walls in the
- Detailed undercarriage bay
- Detailed tail
- Tyres with separate wheel rims
- Detailed engine bays
Detailed jet exhausts
- Separate ruder and flaps
- Decals set for the British Airways version with various
- Requires glue and paint (not included)