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Hobby Master Airliner Series HL3011
Vickers Viscount 800 Diecast Model
National Airways Corporation, ZK-BRF "City of Christchurch", 1960

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Vickers Viscount 800   5.25"   5.75"

After WWII all private airlines in New Zealand were nationalized and NAC (National Airways Corporation) was formed as New Zealandís first state-owned enterprise. The original order for 3 Viscount 807s took place in 1955 with two additional Viscounts being added later. Vickers Viscount c/n 283 first flew on February 24, 1959 and delivered to NAC in Christchurch, New Zealand as ZK-BRF on March 23, 1959. ZK-BRF operated with NAC until it was withdrawn from service and stored on July 12, 1974. In 1975 it was donated to the Ferrymead Museum of Science.

Vickers Viscount 800

Designed as a medium-range pressurized turboprop aircraft, the Vickers Viscount first flew on July 16, 1948. As the world's first turboprop airliner, the Viscount filled a need for passenger transport on less popular routes. The early 630 design could carry 32 passengers, but it was ultimately rejected because of high per-passenger costs that made it impractical for commercial purposes. The redesigned 700 could carry up to 48 passengers, and the later Type 800 "Super Viscount" added an extra 23 passengers for a total of 71. The Viscount remained in airline service until 1985, when it became primarily a charter service aircraft.

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Hobby Master Airliner Series

The Hobby Master "1:200 Airliner Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:200 Airliner Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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