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  • FARNBOROUGH CLASSICS 'BRISTOL BRABAZON'

    decided to do a seperate thread on this one. picked this up from a collector on d.a.c. for a really good price as new ones are £325!!! made by farnborough classics, a bristol brabazon. only two were ever made, and only this one actually flew. it never went into full service, as it was overtaken by the new jet age. however the popular bristol britannia was salvaged from the programe. now the pics.<div>more details can be found here. </div><div></div><div>http://www.crescentmodels.co.uk/model_brabazon.html</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div>
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    ROBERT

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    Great piece of British aviation history. Well done for finding it at a reasonable price.

    I'm interested at the spire on the nose of the plane. It surely couldn't be just for the pitot tube? I'm thinking it might be for the HF radio or some other 'older' aircraft system?
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    Cheers, Mike - My collection of 126 Models, Check out the photo thread here.

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      well, got this other info off website. <div></div><div><table border="0" cellSpacing="0" cellPadding="0" width="750" align="center">
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      <td ="justify" vAlign="top" width="613">The Brabazon has been modelled to a scale of 1:200 and is made of heavy-duty
      resin with metal component parts such as propellers, undercarriage and doors,
      tailskid, etc.

      The rotating
      propellors are doubled in each nacelle to represent the contra-rotating
      twin-engined arrangement. All models are supplied with fixed undercarriage with
      rotating wheels, all carefully detailed to be in proportion and to scale. The
      gust alleviators are modelled in proportion to the side of the cockpit and the
      mass balance fairings are included on the wing surfaces as these are significant
      features of the aircraft. The inverted tripod tailskid is featured as well as
      the double aerials on top of the fuselage.

      The engine nacelles are
      inclined upwards, the intake for the APU on the front of the fin is square, the
      exhaust outlets under the wing and the fuelling positions are featured all as
      the original aircraft.

      The intention has been to create a model with a
      high attention to detail (as much as can reasonably be created), which is
      unusual in a model of this scale but which is a common feature of Crescent
      Models.

      All models are traditionally silk strung onto a backboard within
      a box.

      The cost of the model is £325 (pounds UK Sterling).
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      ROBERT

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