Inflight200 IF732072018 – 1/200 Scale B737-200 Diecast Model
Inflight200 IF732072018 diecast model replicates in 1/200 scale the Boeing 737-229 airliner, registration VH-OZU in the livery of OzJet. Number -29 is Boeing’s customer code for Sabena, SN Brussels Airlines and Brussels Airlines. This aircraft, MSN 21176-431, was ordered new by Sabena and first flew on September 30, 1975. Leased to several airlines before been on-sold to European Airways Ltd on May 15, 1998. On October 26, 2005, entered the Australian Register as VH-OZU with Ozjet Airlines Pty Ltd listed as the operator. Entered service on November 29, 2005, the inaugural Ozjet service in Australia. The Airline ceased flight operations on May 20, 2009, leaving the aircraft stranded at Perth Airport. On sold several times, the aircraft remains at Perth Airport wearing the registration N733HL.
Inflight200 1/200 scale B737- 200 diecast model details
|Length||13.3 cm||6.02 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||14.2 cm||5.59 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
Ozjet Airlines Pty Ltd was an Australian airline operating both scheduled and charter services on national and international routes. It commenced operations on November 29, 20005. Sold to HeavyLift Cargo Airlines in 2008 and on 20 May 2009 suspended operations. In June 2009 purchased by the Strategic airlines who were declared insolvent on February 17, 2012, along with OzJet.
The Boeing 737 is an American short to a medium-range twin-engined, narrow-body airliner. The first flight of the 737-100 took place on April 9, 1967, with Lufthansa taking delivery of the first production aircraft on December 28, 1967. Boeing built thirty before production ceased in favour of the 737-200. The last -200 series aircraft delivered by Boeing went to Xiamen Airlines in August 1988. The final 737-200 scheduled passenger service in the US occurred in March 2008, with Aloha Airlines. The first of six prototypes, last operated by NASA, now resides at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
The maiden flight of the 737-200 occurred on August 8, 1967, with the delivery of the first production aircraft taking place on December 29, 1967, to United Airlines. The fuselage is 153 cm (60.2 in) longer than the -100 along with increased gross weight and range. Delivery of the first 737-200 Advanced occurred on May 20, 1971, to All Nippon Airways. It had improved aerodynamics, automatic wheel brakes, more powerful engines and a further increase in fuel capacity and gross weight. Graphite-epoxy composites were used in the construction of control surfaces to reduce weight.
Other variants were the 737-200C (Cargo) incorporated a forward cargo door and roller system in the floor, allowing conversion between passenger, cargo or a combination. The 737-200QC (Quick Change) for a rapid conversion between roles.
737-200s served with the US Air Force as navigation trainers and passenger transport, designated T-43 and CT-43. The Indonesian Air Force ordered three modified 737-200s equipped with a Motorola side looking airborne multi-mission radar (SLAMMR) for Maritime reconnaissance and passenger transport, designated Boeing 737-2×9 Surveiller.
Boeing 737-200 Specifications
- Flight Crew: two pilots
- Passenger Seating: 102 passengers in a two-classes, 130 in single-class, maximum 136. six-abreast with a single aisle
- Length: 30.53 m (100 ft 2 in)
- Wingspan: 28 m (93 ft)
- Height: 11 m (37 ft)
- Empty weight: 29,600 kg (65,300 lb)
- Engines: two Pratt & Whitney JT8D low-bypass turbofans.
- Cruise speed: 796km/h (494 mph)
- MTOW: 58,100 kg (128,100 lb)
- Range: 4800 km (2,982 mi)
- Service ceiling: 11,300 m (37,000 ft).
Inflight200 IF732072018 – 1/200 scale diecast model of the Boeing 737-229 airliner, registration VH-OZU in the livery of OzJet