General Product Description
Our MyMahoganyModel Bristol 170 Mk.32 British United Airways Model exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes as standard with a robust, durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished metal supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
The Bristol 170 Mk.32 British United Airways Model is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. We can, however, if required produce the same model in Solid Cast Resin so just click and contact us us for further information. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original aircraft. This stylish top-quality desktop replica model will surely enthrall anyone who receives this as a gift and for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for any aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual aircraft.
If you require we can also make the Bristol 170 Mk.32 British United Airways Model in any other airline, private livery or colour scheme you require and if necessary in a different size or scale. Just click here to contact us with a description or photographs of what you require, and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customization by return email. We can also make bespoke scale replicas of any other private / civil commercial airliner or airliners, helicopter, glider, gliders with engines, military jet, warplane jets, propeller warplanes, biplane, triplane, tail fin, spacecraft, rocket or NASA model you require in any airline, military or civilian livery or colors. We also produce model airships, blimp, dirigible, blimps, boat and ship collectibles. Wall plaque or seal for military, government or private customers. Again, by clicking here to contact us just let us know exactly what you need.
Bristol 170 Mk.32 British United Airways Model Details
Originating in 1944, the Bristol Type 170 was intended for military use, being designed as a utility transport capable of airlifting the standard British Army 3-ton truck. However, it arrived a little late for WWII, and instead became Bristols first post-war production model. Two prototypes were ordered by the British Ministry of Supply, with the proviso that Bristol build two more. The result was several variants, the cargo Mk.1 Freighter with clamshell nose-doors and the solid nosed passenger Mk.II Wayfarer. The first of two Mk.1 Freighter prototypes (c/n 12730 G-AGPV) was flown on December 2, 1945. Interestingly this aircraft was basically a shell and did not have nose doors. The first of the Mk.II prototypes (c/n 12731 G-AGVB) followed on April 30, 1946.
amp;amp; The +Mk1A+. was a mixed traffic version, while the +Mk.IB+, +Mk.IC+., and +Mk.ID+. were built for specific customers (+BEA+. and +BSAA+.). +Mk.II+. variants were the IIA with pantry, the Mk.IIB built for BEA, and Mk.IIC with seating forward of the spar and a baggage hold behind. Service trials resulted in the production of the +Mk.21+. with an increase to the wingspan of 3.05m (10 feet) and a change from the 1,690 hp Hercules 630 engine to the Hercules 634. Structural failure of the fin had occured to two +Mk.21s+. during single engine climb (in 1949 over the English Channel and in 1950 at Llandow) and this lead to a redesign. The +Mk.21E+. was a convertible cargo/passenger with some heating and soundproofing. Further development lead to the Mk.31 again with engines uprated to the 1,980 hp Hercules 734 and a dorsal fillet. This was also produced as the Mk.31E in similar configuration to the Mk.21E, and the Mk.31M a military version which was set up for supply dropping. Final variant was the Mk.32 with a fuselage stretch of 1,52m (5 feet) giving a distinctive droop nose. Built for Silver City Airways this allowed for up to three cars and 21 passengers to be carried on their English Channel airbridge service. Conversion of the Mk.32 to a +Super-Wayfarer+. version was capable of carrying 60 passengers. Plans to develop the type 179 with a twin boom configuration and the Type 216 powered by RR Dart turboprops did not proceed.
amp;amp; The +B170+. was versatile and popular – capable of carrying a 6,135kg (13,500lb) payload, up to 20 passengers, or three cars. Production amounted to 214 aircraft in the various versions being built between 1945 and 1958 either at Filton or Weston-Super-Mare. The aircraft were utilised by several airforces including the RAF (19), Argentina (14), Australia (4), Canada (6), and Pakistan (38), as well as commercial operators around the world.