Inflight200 F703RAAF0918P – 1/200 Scale B707-320C Diecast Model
|Length||23.3 cm||9.17 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||22.2 cm||8.74 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
1/200 Scale Boeing B707-320C – Inflight200 F703RAAF0918P
Inflight200 F703RAAF0918P diecast model replicates in 1/200 scale the Boeing B707-338C, s/n A20-629 while with No.33 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Adorne in the Worldways Canada, RAAF hybrid scheme it wore for a short time after delivery.
This aircraft, the 33rd Boeing ordered by Qantas Airways, first flew on August 12, 1968. Named “City of Darwin”, registered VH-EAI and entered service in September, renamed “Kalgoorlie” in April 1974. Withdrawn from service in November 1975 and sold to British Caledonian, then Worldways Canada in January 1982. Handed over to RAAF in June 1983 and issued RAAF serial number A20-629, delivered in the Worldways Canada colours with RAAF titles and roundels and assigned to No. 33 Squadron stationed at RAAF Base Richmond NSW, named “City of Sydney”. Withdrawn from RAAF service on November 1, 2007, sold to Omega Air Inc in April 2011.
The Boeing 707 is an American mid-size, medium to long range narrow-bodied jet airliner. The first flight of a production variant took place on December 20, 1957, entering service on October 26, 1958, with Pan Am. Over its lifetime the airframe underwent improvements and modifications to meet customer requirements leading to multiple variants. The most numerous were the -120 (56), -120B (72), -320 (69), -320B (174) and -320C (337). Boeing built 1010 units of all variants, both commercial and military before production of commercial variants ended in 1978 and military in 1991.
Developed from the privately funded Boeing 367 Dash 80 demonstrator and Boeing’s first jet airliner, it dominated passenger air transport in the 1960s and 1970s. The first production variant, the 707-120 had a longer, broader fuselage, and increased wingspan over the Dash 80. At the insistence of airlines, Boeing widens the fuselage to allow seating to be raised from four abreast to six abreast. In 1959, Qantas became the first non-US airline to operate the 707.
The last scheduled passenger service by a US carrier occurred on October 30, 1983, with Trans World Airlines. Saha Airlines of Iran operated the final scheduled passenger services in April 2013. The 707 flew domestic, transcontinental and transatlantic routes, carrying passengers and cargo.
Many air forces have used new or second-hand airframes for general transport, aerial refuelling, and electronic warfare. The E-3 Sentry is an Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) platform with a large rotodome above the fuselage. The US Navy’s E-6 Mercury performs the TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out) role, maintaining communication with ballistic missile submarines. The E-8 J-Stars (Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System) performs the battlefield control role. The VC-137C variant was a special-purpose design that served as Air Force One.
The 707-320C, the most numerous variant, is a convertible passenger to freight model. It is a -320B with a strengthened floor and a new cargo door. Two additional emergency exits raised the maximum passengers to 219.
- Flight crew: four; two pilots, flight engineer and navigator
- Passenger Seating: 141 in two classes, maximum 219
- Length: 46.61 m (152 ft 11 in)
- Wingspan: 44.42 m (145 ft 9 in)
- Height: 12.93 m (42 ft 5in)
- Empty weight: 66,406 kg (146,400 lbs)
- Engines: Four Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7.
- Cruise speed: 886km/h (550 mph), Mach 0.83 at altitude
- Maximum speed: 1010 km/h (627 mph)
- Range: 3735 km (6,920 miles)
- MTOW: 151,315 kg (333,600 lbs)
- Service ceiling: 11,885 m (39,000 ft).
Inflight200 F703RAAF0918P – 1/200 scale diecast model of the Boeing B707-338C, s/n A20-629, No.33 Sqn RAAF. Adorne in the Worldways Canada, RAAF hybrid scheme