Produsent: Flight Miniatures
Materiale: Plast Snap-Fit
Lengde: 35,4 cm
Vingespenn: 29,8 cm
Prototypen på Boeing 747 som denne modellen representer fløy første gang 9. februar 1969 og står nå utstilt på Museum of Flight.
Brand: Flight Miniatures
Material: Plastic Snap-Fit
Length: 35,4 cm
Wingspan: 29,8 cm
Display Stand: Yes Landing Gear
The 747 evolved from Boeing's entry in the U.S. Air Force's cargo-aircraft competition of 1963-1965 and Pan Am's simulatenous demand for a larger airplane to replace Boeing highly successful 707. In addition to hauling passengers, Pan Am also required the new aircraft to be convertible into a full-time freighter, once the supersonic transport (SST) entered passenger service. In order to accomodate two 8-foot (2,44 m) by 8-foot cargo containers, side by side, the 747's fuselage need to be 20 feet, 1 inch (6,1 m) wide, thereby creating the world's first "wide-body" cabin. To allow cargo to be loaded and unloaded through the nose, Boeing elevated the flight deck above the cabin, giving the 747 its iconic "hump". Known as "RA001" within Boeing, the 747 prototype depicted here first flew on February 9, 1969. Since then, there have been more than 1500 747's delivered, and the 747-8 series is currently in production.
The aircraft is displayed at the Museum of Flight's Aviation Pavilion.