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Glencoe Aircraft 1/96 Vickers Viscount 708 Airliner w/Air France & Northeast Airlines Markings Kit

Glencoe Aircraft 1/96 Vickers Viscount 708 Airliner w/Air France & Northeast Airlines Markings Kit

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GLM-6501
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In post-war Britain, the jet age was clearly at hand. While de Havilland was still getting the world's first jet-powered airliner ready (the Comet), Vickers launched the Vickers Model 630 Viscount in July 1948, powered by four Rolls Royce Dart turboprops. The Model 630 had a capacity of 32 passengers.

The Model 700 Viscount followed shortly afterwards, and this aircraft was stretched to accommodate 40 passengers. The Model 700 entered service in 1950 with Aer Lingus, Air France, and Trans Australia.

Serving as the first 'regional jet' of its day, the Viscount was a big hit with the airline industry as it was fast (334 mph at 20,000 feet), quiet, and comfortable.

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