ARD200 ARD2058 1/200 QANTAS DE HAVILLAND DH106 COMET 4 G-APDM
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ARD200 ARD2058 1/200 QANTAS/BOAC De HAVILLAND DH106 COMET 4 G-APDM
This aircraft was one of six Comet 4 aircraft wet-leased by Qantas Empire Airways from 1959 to 1963. Qantas added additional Australia – United Kingdom weekly services with the chartered Comets. Aircraft were operated on the London (Heathrow) – Singapore – London (Heathrow) sector and were sometimes seen in Australia, Essendon Airport in Melbourne being often used as the new B707’s were not easily able to use the short runway there. The inaugural Qantas Comet service was operated London (Heathrow) – Singapore – November 7, 1959. The Route flown was: London – Athens – Teheran – Colombo – Kuala Lumpur – Singapore. The aircraft carried ‘Qantas’ titles on the cabin roof in place of the standard ‘B.O.A.C.’ titles and titles were also sometimes applied to the pinion fuel tanks. All aircraft were crewed by B.O.A.C. flight and cabin crew. The exact dates when this particular aircraft was wet-leased by Qantas is not known however the final Qantas Comet 4 revenue service was flown Singapore – London as QF745-053 – May 30, 1963.
|Dimensions||23 x 23 x 23 cm|