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Hobby Master Airliner Series HL3010
Vickers Viscount 800 Diecast Model
Trans Australia Airlines, VH-TVP John Gould, 1959

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

Viscount c/n 433 was a V.816 with Rolls-Royce Dart 525 engines built for TAA (Trans Australia Airlines), registered as VH-TVP and named "John Gould". The aircraft's first flight took place on May 8, 1959 and was delivered on May 23, 1959. In the mid 1960's it was fitted with airstairs before being sold to Consolidated Aviation Holding (Pty) Ltd. in 1971. VH-TVP was immediately sold to Far Eastern Air Transport of Taiwan as B-2025 who leased it to Air Vietnam from March 1973 to March 1974. In August 1976 the aircraft was sold to Mandala Airlines of Indonesia as PK-RVS and operated until April 1993 when it was withdrawn from service and stored at Jakarta. Some time after 1995 the aircraft was scrapped.

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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