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SKR060
Skymarks Saab 2000 1/72 (**)
SAAB
ZDISC
Scale 1/72
Price $39.95
Discontinued

Introducing Sky Marks...the newest line of snap-fit predecorated plastic models. The models feature solid injection molded plastic construction with highly detailed graphics. All models assemble in minutes and include a display stand. 1:72 SCALE

The Saab 2000 is a turboprop airplane able to cruise at a speed of over 665 km/h (360 kt). Its initial development began in 1988 due to perceived demand for a high speed turboprop which could approach the speeds of jet aircraft while retaining the efficiency provided by turboprop engines. The Saab 2000 first flew on 26 March 1992 and entered into scheduled airline service in 1994, a few months after its certification by the Joint Aviation Authorities in March and the Federal Aviation Administration in April.


The Saab 2000 had a 15% greater wingspan than the Saab 340, and being over 24 ft. 9 in. (7.55m) longer could fit up to 50 passengers. The 2000 was the first commercial aircraft to use the 4,591shp Rolls-Royce AE 2100 turboprop engines (then built by Allison), driving slow turning six-bladed Dowty Rotol propellers. One engine was mounted on each wing, as in the 340, with the engines placed farther from the fuselage than those of the 340.



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