The Hawker Siddeley Trident was a medium capacity airliner designed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Despite its potential it suffered from many changes in design requirements and did not achieve great success so only 117 were made.
The Trident began as the deHavilland 121, designed to fulfill a British European Airways (BEA) requirement for a medium jet airliner.
It was the first three-engined jet airliner to be designed and constructed but delays and changes in specifications meant it lost any advantage it may have had against competitors such as the Boeing 727.
The Trident 1C was the first production version of the Trident, the first one made its maiden flight on 9 January 1962 and 24 were constructed. British European Airways was the only airline to used them.
They began entering service on 1 April 1964 and BEA had 21 in its fleet by March 1966.
This model represents G-ARPR flying with BEA in June 1965.
Airfix 1/144 kit with TwoSix decals. Completed in April 2012