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.

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  • Product Code: HG1022
  • Availability: 1
  • £600.00

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