Boeing 727-200 American AstroItem Number: 2128
Boeing 727 American Airlines Astro Jet model airplane. The Boeing 727 is a narrow-body trijet airliner that was produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes for 21 years from 1963 to 1984. The 727 was designed as a follow-on to the Boeing 707 quad-jet airliner from which it borrowed the cockpit and some of the fuselage design.
The Boeing 727 is a tri-jet with an engine each side of the fuselage just adjacent to the leading edge of the tail fin. The third engine was mounted in the tail cone of the fuselage and connected to an air intake atop the fuselage at the leading edge of the tail fin by an S-duct. The 727 could be described as an attractive aircraft as its aerodynamic lines, such as the wings were clear of engines.