AVIATIONTAG Aero Spacelines Super Guppy Turbines - F-BTGV - Red
Aviationtag have been taking original airplane parts off from what were once real-life airliners and turning them into premium, one-of-a-kind designer and collector’s items since as far back as 2006. In 2015, Aviationtag had the idea of making the world a little bit better by upcycling scrapped airplanes into special 'Aviationtags'. Alongside commercial planes like the Boeing 747 or the Airbus A340, they have also given historical aircraft like the DC-3 “candy bomber” a second life as an Aviationtag.
The Aviationtags themselves are 100% authentic original airplane skin. The origin of the material can be traced back seamlessly all the way to when the plane was first sold for scrap.
The extremely rare F-BTGV freighter – a Super Guppy Turbine (SGT) built by Aero Spacelines – was built in the 1960s on the basis of the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser and over the course of its life primarily transported aircraft parts for the Concorde and Airbus models to the final assembly factory in Toulouse. It is the first of just two Super Guppies to have been used by the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer, Airbus.
The Super Guppy with its voluminous fuselage was in service for almost a quarter of a century, making its last flight to Bruntingthorpe/England on 1 July 1996. There, from 2009 onwards, it was lovingly and devotedly maintained and restored by the “Super Guppy Restoration Project”.
Only five Super Guppies have ever taken to the skies and we are thrilled to now bring this historic freighter home to you as an Aviationtag!
Note: Every tag is unique. Depending on the plane, tags may vary in haptics, thickness of material and colour. Small irregularities tell of a plane’s long history and convey the feeling of its glory days above the clouds.
Dimensions: 35 x 88mm.