Illustrious is an impressive 209m long, with a beam of 36m and a displacement of 22,000 tonnes. She has 1400 compartments and 15 lifts, and is powered by four Gas Turbine Olympus engines a marinised version of Concorde s, giving her a top speed in excess of 30 knots.
When fully operational she has a full complement of over 1000 people, and can operate with a range of both rotary and fixed wing aircraft from the Harrier GR9 to troop carrying Chinooks. This Airfix collection comes with extra unique information supplied exclusively by the Royal Navy. This Gift set includes paints, brushes and glue.
This model is supplied with the following 1:350 scale aircraft:
- 2 x Sea King
- 2 x Merlin
- 2 x Harrier GR7/9
- 2 x Sea Harrier FA2
Airfix HMS Illustrious Model Kit