|Length||11.8 cm||4.6 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||9.5 cm||3.7 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Display stand not included.
Gemini Jets GJTWA1982 – 1/400 Scale Boeing 757-200, TWA, N725TW
Gemini Jets diecast model GJTWA1982 replicates in 1/400 scale the Boeing 757-231 (-31 is Boeing’s customer code for TWA) registration N725TW in Trans World Airline’s final livery, circa the early 2000s.
Trans World Airlines
Trans World Airlines (TWA) was a major American airline that operated domestic and international services. Formed as Transcontinental & Western Air on October 1, 1930, with the merger of Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Western Air Express (WAE), Maddux Air Lines, Standard, and Pittsburgh Aviation Industries Corporation (PAIC). In April 2001, after many years of financial woes, the airline’s assets were acquired by American Airlines.
The Boeing 757 is an American narrow-body short to medium range, twin-engine airliner designed and built jointly with the wide-body 767. On February 19, 1982, the maiden flight took place with the first production variant, the 757-200, entering service in January 1983 with Eastern Airlines. The stretched 757-300, the longest narrow-body twinjet, commenced service in 1999. The original 757-200 is also available in freighter or passenger-freighter combi models; military derivatives include the C-32 transport. Production ended in 2004, with 1,050 airframes of all variants completed.
The airframes construction is of aluminium alloy, carbon-fibre composite and kevlar. The fuselage is a semi-monocoque design, with a glass cockpit, low mount cantilever swept-back wing and a conventional single-fin tail. The undercarriage is a retractable tricycle type with the main units mounted in the wing roots retracting inward into the fuselage. The stretched 757-300 has a retractable tailskid. The flight crew consists of two pilots, and the passenger cabin seats up to 295 passengers, depending on the variant.
It is powered by two Rolls-Royce RB211 or Pratt & Whitney PW2000 series turbofans, pylon mount one under each wing. The 757-200 has a cruise speed of 854 km/h (531 mph), a service ceiling of 13,000 m (42,000 ft) and a range of 7,250 km (4,505 mi).