737 / American AirlinesItem Number: 1471
American Airlines 737 airplane model. The 737 was conceived as a short-range small capacity airliner to round out the Boeing jet airliner family beneath the 727, 720 and 707. Announced in February 1965, the 737 was originally envisioned as a 60-to-85-seater, although following consultation with launch customer Lufthansa, a 100-seat design was settled upon. Design features included two underwing mounted turbofans and 60% structural and systems commonality with the 727, including the same fuselage cross section.
Mahogany wood. Wingspan 14 3/4 inches, Length 17 1/2.