Airfix 1/72 Fairey Rotodyne, 482

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Airfix 1/72 Fairey Rotodyne, 482 plastic model kit

1/72 482 Airfix Fairey Rotodyne

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

Early issue from the late 1950s. This was a very detailed kit for the time and builds up to a nice scale model. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Rotodyne first flew in 1957. The purpose was to create the first true vertical take-off airliner that could operate from an area no larger than two tennis courts with a full load. The Rotodyne flew at up to 191 MPH with a range of 450 miles and a payload of 48 passengers or 5 tons of freight. Despite the excellent performance and a larger design in the works, the RAF never placed an order and BEA never placed a firm order. The project was discontinued in 1962.

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