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Aeroplane Model - BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde, circa 1969 Object Reg. No: ST 041878

Summary:
This scale factory model is mounted on a metal stand with a coloured globe of the world. It was donated to the Museum by Mr Graeme Swartz in 1994. The donor's father was The Hon. R.W.C. Swartz, Minister for Civil Aviation from 1966 to 1969. The model is believed to be a gift from the joint Anglo/French manufacturers who were hoping to secure orders from Qantas for Concorde in the late 1960s. Qantas had an option to purchase Concorde and evaluated the aircraft but chose not to order it.
Description:
Long plastic Concorde model with white body and silver wings.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Graeme Swartz
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 100 mm (Height), 260 mm (Width), 545 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: british aerospace, model aeroplanes, scale models
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection, Concorde SST
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: model turbo jet aircraft
Inscriptions: On each side of main body and on wings: Concorde
On underside of model: MADE IN FRANCE / LA MARQUETTE / D'ETUDE & D'EXPOSITION / AUBERVILLIERS - PARIS
Modelmaker: Aerospatiale, Paris, Boulevard Victor, France, circa 1966
Organisation Named: Qantas, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Owner of Item Modelled: British Aerospace, Surrey, Kingston Upon Thames, England, Great Britain, 26 Jan 1966
Original Owner: Honourable R. Swartz, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 12 Nov 1969

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