Inflight200 IF7071JTP – 1/200 Scale B707-138 Diecast Model
Inflight200 IF7071JTP diecast model replicates in 1/200 scale the Boeing B707-138B, registered N707JT, formally VH-EBM, owned by John Travolta in the Qantas V-Jet livery.
This aircraft was the last Boeing 707-138B ordered by Qantas Airways and first flew on September 1, 1964. Named “City of Launceston”, registration VH-EBM, it entered service in October 1964. Withdrawn from service and sold to Braniff International in June 1969. After several more changes in ownership was sold to Jet Clipper Johnny LLC (John Travolta) in May 1998, registered as N707JT. Repainted Qantas “V-Jet” livery and used for a Qantas marketing campaign from June 2002. In May 2017, John Travolta announced that he had donated the aircraft to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Albion Park Rail, New South Wales, Australia
Inflight200 1/200 scale Boeing B707-138B diecast model details
|Length||20.6 cm||8.11 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||19.95 cm||7.68 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
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.
Numerous 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 707-138B, a 707−120B with the fuselage shortened by 3 m (10 ft), used the Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1 turbojets. MTOW remained the same, allowing for extra fuel, increasing the range. Qantas operated thirteen 707-138Bs, six were new builds with the earlier seven -138s upgraded to -B standards.
- Flight crew: four; two pilots, flight engineer and navigator
- Passenger Seating: standard; 40 first class, 50 tourist class with a four place forward lounge, 152 single class
- Length: 41.2 m (135 ft 1 in)
- Wingspan: 39.9 m (130 ft 10 in)
- Height: 12.7o m (41 ft 8in)
- Empty weight: 52,163 kg (115,000 lbs)
- Engines: Four Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1 turbofan engines.
- Cruise speed: 977km/h (607 mph), Mach 0.90 at altitude
- Range: 8690 km (5400 miles)?
- MTOW: 117,000 kg (258,000 lbs)
- Service ceiling: 12,800 m (42,000 ft).
Inflight200 IF7071JTP – 1/200 scale diecast model of the Boeing 707-138B, registration N707J, owned by John Travolta in the livery of Qantas