Inflight200 Diecast Models
|Length||23.3 cm||9.2 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||22.2 cm||8.7 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand not included.
Inflight200 IF7070514PBA – 1/200 Scale Boeing 707-420, British airtours
Inflight200 diecast model IF707QF1119P replicates in 1/200 scale the Boeing 707-436 (-36 Boeing customer code for BOAC – British Airways), registered G-APFO in a British airtours livery, circa the early 1970s.
British airtours was a British charter airline established as BEA airtours in 1969. It became a subsidiary of the state-owned British Airways with the merger of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) with British European Airways (BEA) in the early 1970s, rebranded as British airtours. Name changed to Caledonian Airways in 1988 when the newly privatised British Airways acquired British Caledonian.
The Boeing 707 is an American four turbofan engined, mid-size, medium to a long-range narrow-bodied airliner. The production variant first flew on December 20, 1957, entering service on October 26, 1958, with Pan Am. Developed from the privately funded Boeing Dash 80 demonstrator it had a longer, broader fuselage, and increased wingspan. The B707 dominated passenger air transport in the 1960s and 1970s and over its lifetime the design has undergone improvement and modification to meet customer requirements, leading to multiple variants. Numerous air forces have used new or second-hand airframes for general transport, aerial refuelling, and electronic warfare and as Air Force One.
The last scheduled passenger service by a US carrier occurred on October 30, 1983, by Trans World Airline. Saha Airlines of Iran ran the final scheduled passenger service in April 2013; the type remains in military service. Boeing built 1010 units of all variants, both commercial and military before production of commercial variants ended in 1978 and military in 1991.
The airframe is an all-metal structure with a semi-monocoque fuselage, low mounted cantilevered swept-back tapered wings, conventional single-fin tail and retractable tricycle undercarriage. Flight crew consists of two pilots, flight engineer and navigator when required. The passenger cabin seats 141 in a typical 2 class configuration, in a single class up to 219 depending on variant.
The 707-320C used four Pratt & Whitney JT3D turbofan engines pylon mounted two under each wing. The -320C had a cruise speed of 885 – 1000 km/h ( 550 – 621 mph), a service ceiling of 11,885m (39,000 ft) and range of 5,400 km (3,355 mi).