Bristol Britannia 312 – G-AOVH, Monarch Airlines 1/144
Britannia 312 – G-AOVH, Monarch Airlines (2,900 ONLY)
3 in stock
3 in stock
Superb model of the Bristol 312 Britannia G-AOVH in Monarch Airlines livery. Has to be seen to be appreciated and now a hard model to find. Limited to only 2,900 pieces. Box may have very minor underside creases, normal for Corgi Britannias due to their comparatively heavy weight and nothing that detracts.
Length 10.25 inches Wingspan 11.75 inches
The Bristol Type 175 Britannia was a British medium-to-long-range airliner built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1952 to fly across the British Empire. During development and acceptance testing, the turboprop engines proved susceptible to inlet icing and two prototypes were lost while solutions were found.
By the time development was completed, “pure” jet airliners from France, United Kingdom and the United States were about to enter service, and consequently, only 85 Britannias were built before production ended in 1960. Nevertheless, the Britannia is considered one of the landmarks in turboprop-powered airliner design and was popular with passengers. It became known by the title of “The Whispering Giant” for its quiet exterior noise and smooth flying, although the passenger interior remained less tranquil.