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REVIEW
1/144 Airfix DC-9-30
betheyn
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 12:39 PM UTC
The DC-9 was designed in the early 1960s as a short range jet airliner to compete with the Caravelle and BAC 1-11. It emerged the winner in the short term, outselling both other designs combined. In turn, it was outsold by Boeing''s 727 and 737. The Airfix DC-9-30 was first issued in 1973. It represents a generic DC-9-30 and is remarkably good despite its age.

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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 01:20 PM UTC
Great review Jessica, but they are not exactly new kits. Has it been re-issued recently?
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 01:33 PM UTC

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Great review Jessica, but they are not exactly new kits. Has it been re-issued recently?
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Available from 1974 to 1979 in KLM markings.
Reissued in 1984 in Swissair markings.
Reissued from 1987 to 1996.
Reissued from 2001 to 2002 in KLM and Iberia markings.
Also issued by USAirfix in Delta markings as kit number 60030 (1980?) and by MPC (USA) in EAL markings as kit number 1-4703 (early 1980s).
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*Info from the Airfix Tribute forum.
Give it a little while and know doubt Airfix will re-release it.
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 04:11 AM UTC
Hi Jessica,

Me thinx you like DC-9s?

Good review, thank you for doing it! Hope to see more in the future. It is great to see civies getting attention. This'll make Siderius very happy!
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 05:09 AM UTC
How'd you ever guess that? Yes, the DC-9 has been a favourite of mine ever since I was a wee thing living in Winterpeg watching the daily Air Canada flights. It was the first aircraft I learned to recognise reliably. This has always been for me how a DC-9 is supposed to look

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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 03:24 PM UTC

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Good review, thank you for doing it! Hope to see more in the future. It is great to see civies getting attention.



Agree with you there JPTRR


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This has always been for me how a DC-9 is supposed to look



Agree with you there too, Jessie, except for me it was Montreal rather than Winnipeg.