C20th British Aerospace 146 Scratch Built Model Aircraft
A wonderful scratch-built model of a British Aerospace 146, made out of softwood on a purpose built stand. The BAe 146/Avro RJ is a high-wing cantilever monoplane with a T-tail. It has four turbofan engines mounted on pylons underneath the wings, and has retractable tricycle landing gear. The aircraft has very quiet operation, and has been marketed under the name Whisperjet. It sees wide usage at small, city-based airports such as London City Airport. In its primary role, it serves as a regional jet, short-haul airliner, or regional airliner, while examples of the type are also in use as private jets. Production ran from 1983 to 2002. Of lovely proportions, the model is an eye-catching model makes a lovely decorative conversation piece for collectors of aircraft memorabilia.
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