SKR107 Sky Marks Air France Concorde

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SKR107
Sky Marks 1/250th scale
High density plastic snap-fit
Air France
Concorde

RRP  £25.50

These models are made from high density plastic and feature snap-fit construction. Assembly by snapping together the wings, tail and vertical stabiliser to the fuselage. Assembly is very easy, requires no glue, and can be completed in minutes. Disassembly is quick and easy for storage. Features include high-detail printing and graphics and a display stand.

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SKR107 Sky Marks 1/250th scale Air France Concorde. Buy now online at Flying Tigers.

Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde (/ˈkɒnkɔːrd/) is a British-French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner that was operated until 2003. It had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04 (1,354 mph or 2,180 km/h at cruise altitude), with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued flying for the next 27 years. It is one of only two supersonic transports to have been operated commercially; the other is the Soviet-built Tupolev Tu-144, which was operated for a much shorter period.

Concorde was jointly developed and manufactured by Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) under an Anglo-French treaty. Twenty aircraft were built, including six prototypes and development aircraft. Air France (AF) and British Airways (BA) were the only airlines to purchase and fly Concorde. The aircraft was primarily used by wealthy passengers who could afford to pay a high price in exchange for Concorde’s speed and luxury service.

Among other destinations, Concorde flew regular transatlantic flights from London’s Heathrow Airport and Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Washington Dulles International Airport and Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados; it flew these routes in less than half the time of other airliners.

Concorde’s name, meaning “harmony” or “union”, was chosen to reflect the co-operation on the project between the United Kingdom and France. In the UK, any or all of the type are known simply as Concorde, with no definite article the. Concorde won the 2006 Great British Design Quest organised by the BBC and the Design Museum, beating other well-known designs such as the BMC Mini, the miniskirt, the Jaguar E-Type, the London Tube map and the Supermarine Spitfire. The type was retired in 2003 after the crash of Air France Flight 4590, in which all passengers and crew were killed. The general downturn in the commercial aviation industry after the September 11 attacks in 2001, and the ceasing of maintenance support for Concorde by Airbus (the successor company of both Aérospatiale and BAC), also contributed.

RRP  £25.50

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: SKR107

Model categories:
1/250th scale section, Civilian Aviation, Sky Marks Snap- Fit, Sky Marks Snap- Fit 1/250th scale