American Eagle Saab SF-340 Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-to-ship American Eagle SF-340 mahogany model. This 1/48 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 16.25 inches and a length of 17.5 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
About this Model:
Your model will be delivered exactly as shown in the photographs with the exact same paint scheme. The stand shown in this photograph may vary or change with the model you receive. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit our Custom Model section of our website to commission a customized model to be built.
History of the Saab SF-340:
The Saab 340 American Eagle is a two-engine turboprop passenger aircraft designed and initially produced by a partnership between Saab and Fairchild in 65:35 ratios. Under the initial plan Saab built the aluminum fuselage and plastic vertical stabilizer, and also performed final assembly in Linköping, Sweden while Fairchild was responsible for the plastic wings, empennage, and wing-mounted nacelles for the two turboprop engines. After Fairchild ceased this work, production of these parts was shifted to Sweden. Within the 65/35 Saab - Fairchild partnership split Saab was responsible for the fuselage, fin and final assembly, while Fairchild was responsible for the wings, engine nacelles and empennage. The two companies selected the General Electric CT7 (a commercial development of the T700 which powers Sikorsky's S70 series of military helicopters) to power the new airliner. The resulting SF340 design was launched in September 1980 with the aim of capturing 25 to 30% of its market. The American Eagle flew for the first time on January 25, 1983. As of October 2005, there were 430 Saab 340's in service with 56 operators in 25 countries. In August 2006 a total of 361 Saab 340 aircraft (all variants) remain in airline service around the world.
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