Concorde British Airways Flying Aces Metal Diecast Aeroplane Corgi Aviation

Part Number: CS90636

Availability: In stock

£6.99

Description

Details

A true icon of the aviation world, the BAe/Aerospatiale Concorde was the result of an Anglo-French collaboration to produce a supersonic transport aircraft to provide a blue riband service for the rich and famous, whilst possessing performance which would put most military fighter aircraft to shame.

With a cruising speed of 1350 mph, more than twice the speed of sound, the fastest transatlantic crossing made by a Concord occurred on 7th February 1996, when the flight from New York to London was completed in a time of 2 hours 52 minutes and 59 seconds. During supersonic flight, Concorde was subjected to such extreme temperatures that the fuselage would expand by between 6 and 10 inches. In the end, only Air France and British Airways would operate Concorde commercially and even though only 20 aircraft were built, they continue to be regarded as some of the most important and technologically advanced aircraft in the history of powered flight.

British Airways retired their fleet of seven Concordes on 24th October 2003 and with it, ended the worlds only supersonic passe service. With many of the aircraft now on display at museums around the world, the sight of a Concorde continues to be awe-inspiring, with the aircraft still as futuristic looking as it was when the prototype Concorde took to the skies for the first time on 2nd March 1969.

The Corgi Flying Aces range of top quality die-cast model aircraft are suitable for children aged five and above. Each model comes with a display stand making it the perfect choice for the young aviation fan and model collector. The Flying Aces series offers a wide range of models to collect including biplanes, fighters, bombers and modern jets.

Features:
  • Wingspan: 59mm
  • Display stand included.
  • Age Suitability: 5+
  • Details

    Additional Information

    Part Number CS90636
    Manufacturer Corgi
    Model Build Ready Built
    Scale Corgi "Fit the Box"
    Length (mm) No
    Wingspan (mm) 59

    Video



    There is no video for this product.

    Reviews

    Write Your Own Review

    Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register