Gemini 1/200 scale diecast model G2BAW424: Airbus A320-200 G-EUYV in superb British Airways livery and Union Tail. Complete with sharklet wingtips. No more than 750 will be made by Gemini. Now getting harder to find. Please note: Diorama base not included.
Length 7.5 inches Wingspan 6.75 inches.
Designed as a short/medium range narrow-body airliner to compete with the Boeing 737, the Airbus A320 was first flown on February 22nd, 1987. The A320 features side stick controllers and glass cockpit and was the world’s first airliner to use use a digital fly-by-wire control system. Controversially, the software includes “flight envelope protection” to prevent the pilot from exceeding safe flight parameters. The highly successful design rapidly led to the development of the shortened-fuselage A318 and A319, and lengthened-fuselage A321 derivatives. More than 4,500 of the A320 family have been produced, almost all of which are still in active service.