Boeing 747 / National AirlinesItem Number: 121
National Airlines 747 airplane model. Experience aviation history with this hand-painted wooden Boeing 747 model airplane, a faithful replica of National Airlines. Feel the energy and passion of a bygone era take flight with this stunning representation of classic air travel. Soar to new heights with National Airlines!
Boeing conceived the 747 in the mid 1960s following its failure to secure a US Air Force contract for an ultra large strategic transport (which resulted in the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy), when it identified a market for a high capacity 'jumbo jet'. Boeing was able to draw upon design experience with the USAF transport and launched the new airliner on July 25 1966. First flight occurred on February 9, 1969, certification was awarded on December 30 that year.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/144. Wingspan 16 inches, Length 19 inches.