Boeing 707 / TWAItem Number: 1338
Boeing 707 TWA wooden plane model. Take flight with this beautiful, hand-painted Boeing 707 model, expertly crafted from mahogany wood. Imbue any room with the exciting and dynamic spirit of aviation. Perfect for any collector or aviation enthusiast!
The prototype, known as the Dash-80, flew for the first time on July 15, 1954, and on October 5, 1954 Boeing's gamble paid off, they were awarded an initial contract for 29 KC-135A tanker/transports (the military version of the 707). Then, on October 13, 1955, Boeing received the first contract for six civilian aircraft from Pan American, with the inaugural flight on October 26, 1958, on Pan Am's New Your-London route. However, it was not until the Model 707-320 intercontinental, that sustained scheduled transatlantic flights began on October 10, 1959. When production of the 707 came to an end in 1990, a total of 999 aircraft had been built, in several variations. The Boeing 707-320C had a maximum speed of 627 mph, maximum cruising speed of 605 mph, service ceiling of 39.000 feet, and a range with maximum fuel and 147 passengers of 5,755 miles.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/100. Wingspan 17 1/2 inches, Length 18 1/2 inches.