1/144 scale Shorts SC.5 Belfast C.1 - RAF largest airplane at the time

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#AA-4090   1/144 scale  Shorts SC.5 Belfast C.1  RAF largest aircraft at the time

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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94 resin parts +

Clear-resin canopies, Decal

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Span 336 mm

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Length 267 mm

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Unit price: US$98

Shipping charge: US$16

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.50

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1959, Royal Air Force issued operational requirement, ASR.371 for a heavy freighter capable of carrying a wide range of military loads over long ranges. Shorts proposed the SC.5/10 design which was based on company studies from 1950s. The project started with the designation Belfast C.1. The prototype Belfast first flew in January 1964. The production airplane was capable of maximum takeoff weight over100 tonnes. It could carry 150 troops with full equipment. The Belfast entered service with No. 53 Squadron RAF in January 1966. It was the largest aircraft that the British military had ever operated up to that time. In 1975, the reorganization of the new RAF Strike Command was to have repercussions on the RAFˇ¦s Belfast fleet and ushered in the retirement of a number of aircraft types, including the Bristol Britannia and De Havilland Comet. By the end of 1976 the Belfast fleet had been retired and flown to RAF Kemble for storage.

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Strategic transport / long-range airlifter

To performed heavy lift cargo operations for the RAF

158ft.9in.

136ft.5in.

47ft.

4x Rolls Royce Tyne R.Ty.12 Mk101 turboprop engine

352 mph

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150 troops, or 78,000 pounds cargo

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Model References

The Belfast C.1 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 RAF aircrafts as bonus: