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 special 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 Withdrawn from service on November 4, 1999, after thirty-one years of service and sold to a charter company.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 Medi Vac and aerial refuelling. The aircraft are based 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 The last remaining aircraft 10+03 was withdrawn from service at the end of 1999.
The Boeing 707 is a mid-size, medium to long range, narrow-body, four-engine jet airliner. Boeing’s first jet airliner, it dominated passenger air transport in the 1960s and 1970s. The first flight of a production variant, the 707-120 took place on December 20, 1957. Pan American World Airways became the first operator with the aircraft entering service on October 26, 1958.
Developed from the privately funded Boeing 367 Dash 80 demonstrator. A jet-powered transport that could fulfil military tanker, transport and airliner roles. The prototype and only example built flew for the first time on July 16, 1954. The US Air Force ordered a version, with an increased fuselage width of 30.5 cm (12 in), designated KC-135 tanker/transport. The first production airliner variant, the 707-120 had a longer, wider fuselage, and greater wingspan than the Dash 80. At the insistence of airlines and pressure from the competing DC-8, Boeing increased the fuselage width from the four abreast seating of the Dash 80 to six abreast.
Qantas became the first non-US airline to use the 707s in 1959. The last scheduled 707 passenger service by a US carrier occurred on October 30, 1983, by Trans World Airlines. Saha Airlines of Iran the last airline to operate scheduled passenger services withdrew their last service in April 2013.
The 707 flew domestic, transcontinental and transatlantic routes. Carrying passengers, cargo and military applications. Production of commercial 707s ended in 1978 with limited production of military variants continuing until 1991. Most civil variants in service today have been converted to freighters or corporate transports.
The fuselage is a semi-monocoque aluminium alloy structure. The wings are of a cantilever design low mounted on the fuselage with 35° sweep back at the quarter chord. The wing has a dihedral of 7° with normal outboard and small inboard ailerons constructed of aluminium honeycomb. Each wing has two Fowler Flaps, fillet flap and four spoilers. The tail unit is a cantilever metal structure with a variable incident tailplane. Primary flight controls are manually operated. The undercarriage is a retractable tricycle type. The landing gear doors close when the legs are fully extended. Flight crew consists of three, pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Passengers seating is six-abreast.
Power by four underwing pod mounted jet engines, 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. The 707 was the first commercial jet aircraft to use clam-shell-type thrust reverses on each of the four engines.
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 a 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 other variants have no special military designation.
Inflight200 IF707GAF002 – 1/200 Scale Boeing 707-307C Diecast Model. 10+03, “August Euler”, FlBschftBMVg, “30 Years of Service”, Luftwaffe, circa 1999.