Model Aeroplane De Havilland DH86 Express - TFCKO Tooling - c2006
Description : Model Aeroplane - De Havilland DH86 Express
Manufacturer : Tecko Tooling
Date Of Manufacture : c2006
Origin : Manufactured in Hong Kong
Materials : plastic/resin composite
Packaging : none
Condition of Toy : This is in excellent condition without damage or losses
Rarity : We believe that this is one of just three or four 'copies' of the model
Limited Edition : Yes - this specific model was made especially for the architects of Hong Kong's new Chek Lap Kok airport, Foster & Partners.
Stamps and Marks : Stamp to the underside of the fuselage giving manufacturer's details
Dimensions : 60.9 cm wingspan - 42.6 cm from nose to tail
Weight : 1122 grams
History : The reason behind this particular plane being modelled is that it was involved in what became known as the Weichow Incident, which took place on the 8th November 1939; this plane - in the livery of Imperial Airways and flying under serial HB183 - was attacked and shot down by two or three Japanese A5M96 Claude fighters. This pre-dated Japan's entry in to WWII, but they were embroiled in the ongoing Sino-Japanese War and the incident occurred when the British-registered plane entered a Japanese exclusion zone over the Gulf of Tongking. The De Havilland managed to land without loss of life. Renowned aviation artist Ronald Wong has immortalised the episode in a specially commissioned painting.
- Product Code: HG1022
- Availability: 1