Inflight200 IF707GAF002 – 1/200 Scale B707-307C Diecast Model 10+03, Named “August Euler”, FlBschftBMVg, “30 Years of Service”, Luftwaffe
- Wingspan 22.2 cm 8.74 in Approx.
- Length 23.3 cm 9.17 in Approx.
Model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components.
- Undercarriage fixed extended.
- Display stand included.
Inflight200 IF707GAF002 – 1/200 Scale B707-307C Diecast Model.
Inflight200 IF707GAF002 is a 1/200 scale diecast model of a Boeing 707-307C. In the colour scheme and markings of 10+03 (MSN19999) “August Euler” during 1999. The unique tail scheme marks the aircraft’s 30 Years of Service with the Federal Armed Forces.
10+03 entered service with Luftwaffe on October 31, 1968. Assigned to Flugbereitschaft BMVg. Withdrawn from service on November 4, 1999, after thirty-one years of service and sold to a charter company.
Flugbereitschaft BMVg (Flight readiness of the Federal Ministry of Defense) (abbrev: FlBschftBMVg) is an air transport association of the German Luftwaffe. Their roles include transport of VIPs, soldiers, equipment MediVac and aerial refuelling. The aircraft base is at the military part of the Cologne / Bonn airport which is connected to the Luftwaffe barracks Wahn. They currently operate the Airbus A310-304 PAX, A310-304 MRTT, A340-313X VIP, A319-133X CJ, Bombardier Global and Eurocopter AS532 Cougar.
Flugbereitschaft BMVg operated up to four Boeing B707-307Cs between 1968 and 1999. They were 10 + 01 “Otto Lilienthal”, 10 + 02 “Hans Grade”, 10 + 03 “August Euler” and 10 + 04 “Hermann Köhl”. During 1998, +01 and+04 went to Nato as trainers for the E-3A AWACS. In 1999, +02 went to the USAF and converted into an E-8 Joint Stars. The last remaining aircraft, 10+03 retired from service at the end of 1999.
The Boeing 707 is a mid-size, medium to long range, narrow-bodied, jet airliner. Development of the privately funded Boeing 367 Dash 80 demonstrator. Boeing’s first jet airliner, the 707 dominated passenger air transport in the 1960s and 1970s. The first flight of a production variant took place on December 20, 1957, entered service on October 26, 1958, with Pan Am.
The first production airliner variant, the 707-120 had a longer, broader fuselage, and increased wingspan than 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. Production of commercial 707s ended in 1978 and military variants in 1991.
The fuselage is a semi-monocoque aluminium alloy structure. The wings are of a cantilever design low mounted with 20° leading edge sweep. The wing had a dihedral of 7° with regular outboard and small inboard ailerons of aluminium honeycomb construction. Each wing had two Fowler Flaps, fillet flap and four spoilers. The tail unit is a cantilever metal structure with a variable incident tailplane. Manually operated primary flight controls. The undercarriage is a retractable tricycle type with the landing gear doors closing after the legs extend. Flight crew consists of pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Seated 112 in a two-classes or 149 in a single class.
Power by four jet engines mounted in individual underwing pods with clam-shell-type thrust reverses on each motor. The 720 and 707-120/138 used the Pratt & Whitney JT3C turbojets. The quieter more fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1 turbofans powered the 707-120B/320B. The 707-200/300 and the hot high airfield capable 707-220 used the more powerful JTD4A Turbofans. Rolls-Royce Conway 508 (RCo.12) turbofans powered the 707-420.
Many air forces have used new or converted second-hand 707s. Roles include 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 E-6 Mercury performs the TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out) role with the US Navy, maintaining communication with the 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. Many others have no particular military designation.
Inflight200 IF707GAF002 – 1/200 Scale Boeing 707-307C Diecast Model. 10+03, “August Euler”, FlBschftBMVg, “30 Years of Service”, Luftwaffe, circa 1999.