HERPA 1/500 AIR FRANCE CONCORDE F-BVFB (532839-001)
$69.00 (Ex Tax: $62.73)
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Up for sale is a brand new 1/500 AIR FRANCE CONCORDE F-BVFB (532839-001) by Herpa
Flying for the first time from Toulouse on March 6, 1976. It was one of the aircraft briefly operated by Braniff in the US.
F-BVFB’s Certificate of Airworthiness was cancelled on August 15, 2000 as a result of the Concorde crash at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris on July 2000. All Concordes were grounded following this.
F-BVFB, was the first Air France Concorde to be modified following the crash of F-BTSC and was flown on a three and a half hour supersonic verification flight on August 27, 2001 during which it reached a speed of Mach 2.0 briefly.
On September 5, 2001 Certificates of Airworthiness were returned to modified Concordes by the British CAA and French DGAC. The CAA and DGAC announced that once each Concorde had been modified, its Certificate of Airworthiness would also be returned.
F-BVFB operated its final passenger service when it flew as Flight AF4332 from Paris via the Bay of Biscay return on May 31, 2003, under the command of Captain Jean-Louis Châtelain with First Officer Beatrice Vialle and Flight Engineer M.Vasseur assisting.
F-BVFB’s last flight was from Charles De Gaulle Airport to Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden, West Germany on June 24, 2003. It has been retired to Germany in the Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum. The museum purchased the aircraft for the token sum of 1 euro, and it went on display as a tribute to the 97 Germans who died in the Paris Concorde crash in July 2000.
This model aircraft is made from die-cast metal and include extensive detailing. It is similar in quality to Aeroclassics, Phoenix Models, JC Wings, NG Models and Aviation400
|Dimensions||20 × 20 × 8 cm|