A-320 / NorthwestItem Number: 1322
Northwest Airlines A320 model. The A320 is perhaps best known as the first airliner to introduce a fly-by-wire flight control system - where control inputs from the pilot are transmitted to the flying surfaces by electronic signals rather than mechanical means. Apart from a small weight saving, the advantage of fly-by-wire is as it is computer controlled, flight envelope protection makes it virtually impossible to exceed certain flight parameters such as G limits and the aircraft's maximum operating speed and angle of attack limits.
Scale: 1/100. Wingspan 13 1/2 inches, Length 14 3/4 inches.