Phoenix Models 1/400 Scale Diecast Models
|Length||17.7 cm||7.0 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||16.1 cm||6.0 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand not included.
Phoenix Models PH4ANZ1008 – 1/400 Scale Boeing 747-400, Air New Zealand
Phoenix Models diecast model PH4ANZ1008 replicates in 1/400 scale the Boeing 747-400, registration ZK-NBV in Air New Zealand’s “airline to middle earth”, “The Lord of the Rings – Frodo” livery, circa 2003.
Airline to Middle Earth
In 2002 and 2003 in conjunction with the release of Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” film series, Air New Zealand promoted its self as the official airline to Middle Earth. Four of the airline’s aircraft received Lord of the Rings imagery: two Boeing 747s, a Boeing 767 and an Airbus A320. B747-400, ZK-NBV wore “The Lord of the Rings – Frodo” livery from 2002 until 2004.
The Boeing 747-400 is an American wide-body, four-engined jet airliner and the best-selling variant of the B747 family. It is one of the most recognisable passenger aircraft with its distinctive hump atop the forward fuselage. The -400 flew for the first time on April 29, 1988, and made its service debut on February 9, 1989, with Northwest Airlines. Produced in several versions; -400 (passenger), -400F (freighter), -400M (combi), a high-density seating for short-haul Japanese domestic flights (-400D), -400ER (extended range) and -400ERF (extended range freighter). Production of the B747-400 ended in 2002, with 694 airframes built.
The -400 incorporates technological and structural improvements over previous variants. A new glass cockpit removed the need for a flight engineer. The optional stretched upper deck of 747-300 became standard. Lengthen, lighter wings and except the -400D, 1.8 m (6 ft) canted winglets. More fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney PW4000, General Electric CF6 or Rolls-Royce RB211 high-bypass turbofan engines and increased fuel capacity. Carbon brakes instead of steel and improved fuselage to wing fairings. It can seat up to 416 passengers in a typical three-class layout, 524 in a two-classes, or 660 passengers in a high–density single class (747-400D) and a maximum range of up to 14,200 km (8,823 mi) with maximum payload, depending on the version.