- Historical Collection
- 455 high quality pieces
- 1/95 scale
- Bodywork with pad printing
- Completed Dimensions: 20.3” L x 10.6” Wingspan x 4.9” H
- Box Dimensions: 13.5” L x 11.0” W x 2.2” H
- Compatible with leading block and brick brands
- Recommended for 7 years and above.
The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde (/ˈkɒŋkɔːrd/) is a British–French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner that was operated until 2003. It had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound, at Mach 2.04 (1,354 mph or 2,180 km/h at cruise altitude), with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued flying for the next 27 years. It is one of only two supersonic transports to have been operated commercially; the other is the Soviet-built Tupolev Tu-144, which operated in the late 1970s.
Among other destinations, Concorde flew regular transatlantic flights from London's Heathrow Airport and Paris's Charles de Gaulle Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia and Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados; it flew these routes in less than half the time of other airliners.
Concorde was retired in 2003, three years after the crash of Air France Flight 4590, in which all passengers and crew were killed. The general downturn in the commercial aviation industry after the September 11 attacks in 2001 and the end of maintenance support for Concorde by Airbus (the successor company of both Aérospatiale and BAC) also contributed to the retirement.
This Cobi block model is representative of the Concorde Concorde G-BBDG supersonic passenger plane. It was a test model in British Airways colors. It performed test flights for several years and never entered service. With time, it began to be used as a spare parts base for regularly flying Concordes in the fleet. The aircraft has been exhibited at the Brooklands Museum (Weybridge) since 2003. This model from COBI is faithfully reproduced using 455 blocks. All graphics are pad-printed on the blocks. No stickers are used in this set! The model is equipped with retractable landing gear. When the wheels are extended, they can be turned. The rudder is also movable.
This Cobi Concorde block kit is a great addition to your collection.