1/200 Scale Boeing 737-100 Diecast Model
First Prototype, N73700, s/n 19437, “Boeing House Colours”
- Wingspan 14.20 cm 5.59 in Approx.
- Length 14.30 cm 5.63 in Approx.
Model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components.
- Undercarriage fixed extended.
- Display stand included.
Inflight200 IF731001P – 1/200 Scale B737-100 Diecast Model.
Inflight200 IF731001P is a 1/200 Scale diecast model of the first prototype Boeing 737, serial number 19437, registered N73700. In the Boeing house colours livery worn at the public unveiling ceremony on January 17, 1967.
Boeing 737 First Prototype.
The first prototype, serial number 19437, registered N73700 debuted on January 17, 1967. Painted in Boeing’s house livery of dark green and cream with the logos of customer airlines on the nose. Festivities included a christening by 17 flight attendants representing the airlines that had ordered the new plane. The first flight took place on April 9, 1967. The aircraft never went into revenue service.
Delivered to NASA June 12, 1973 wearing a distinctive NASA scheme. Use as Transport Systems Research Vehicle, based at the Langley Research Center in Virginia. Used to test technological innovations including a virtual cockpit, electronic flight displays, and airborne wind shear detection systems. Flown to Boeing Field, Seattle on September 21, 2003, on lone to the Museum of Flight.
The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium-range twin jet narrow-body airliner. The first -100 prototype flew for the first time on April 9, 1967. The -200 first flight occurred August 8, 1967. Production of 737-100s ended with only 30 completed as the airlines preferred the lengthened -200. Delivery of the first 737-200 Advanced occurred on May 20, 1971, to All Nippon Airways. In the 1980s Boeing introduced the 737 -300/ -400/-500, referred to as the Classic series.
The 737 fuselage is a semi moncoque structure with a 25 degree sweep back cantilever low wing monoplanes. The tail plane is a variable incident unit. The aircraft is constructed mainly of aluminium alloy.
Flight crew consists of two, pilot and copilot. Passengers seating is six-abreast. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney JT8D low-bypass ratio turbofan engines mounted in pods under the wings. The 737 is self-sufficient, enabling it to operate without ground service equipment. The aircraft has no fuel dump system. Primary flight controls are hydraulic with servo tab backup. Servo tabs aerodynamically control elevators and ailerons by cables to the control yoke.
The smallest variant of the 737. Lufthansa took delivery of the first production aircraft on December 28, 1967. Generally seats 85 passengers in a two class configuration, 118 in single-class with a maximum of 124. Maximum takeoff weight is 49,895 kg (110,000 lb) and a maximum range of 2,855 km (1.774 mi). Max speed of 943km/h (585 mph) and economical cruising speed of 852km/h (529 mph) A total of thirty 737-100s were built before production ceased. Malaysia–Singapore Airlines received the last manufactured aircraft on October 31, 1969. No 737-100 remains in commercial service. The first prototype, last operated by NASA, now resides at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
The fuselage is longer than the -100 by 91 cm (36 in) in front of the wing and 102 cm (40 in) behind. United Airlines, took delivery of the first production aircraft on December 29, 1967. Generally seats 102 passengers in a two class configuration, 130 in single-class with a maximum of 136. Maximum takeoff weight of 52,437 kg (115,500 lb) and a maximum range of 4200 km (2,609 mi). Max speed of 943km/h (585mph) and economical cruising speed of 796km/h (494 mph). A gravel kit became available in February 1969, allowing operation from unpaved landing strips. Indian Airlines took delivery of the last manufactured aircraft on April 5, 1971.
The 737-200 Advanced, an improved version of the -200, first entered service on May 20, 1971 with All Nippon Airways. It had improved aerodynamics, automatic wheel brakes and the more powerful JT8D-15A engines. Increased fuel capacity and greater gross weight. The rudder, elevators and ailerons uses graphite-epoxy composite to reduce weight. Generally seats 102 passengers in a two class configuration, 130 in single-class with a maximum of 136. Maximum takeoff weight of 5,105 kg (128,1100 lb) and a maximum range of 4450 km (2,765 mi). Max speed of 1017km/h (632mph) and economical cruising speed of 865 km/h (537 mph). Xiamen Airlines received the last manufactured -200 Advanced on August 8, 1988.
The 737-200C (Cargo) incorporated a forward cargo door and roller system in floor. Allowing conversion between all passenger, all cargo or a combination. The 737-200QC (Quick Change) allows a rapid conversion between roles.
The U.S. Air Force used 737-200s as navigation trainers and passenger transport. Designated T-43 and CT-43s. The Indonesian Air Force ordered three modified 737-200s, designated Boeing 737-2×9 Surveiller. Equipped with a Motorola side looking airborne multi mission radar (SLAMMR). Used for Maritime reconnaissance and passenger transport.
Inflight200 IF3320716M – 1/200 Scale Boeing 737-100 Prototype Diecast Model. N73700, s/n 19437, “Boeing House Colours”.