Airfix 1/144 Boeing 707 Civilian Airliner A05171
The Boeing 707 prototype first flew in 1954 and the first
order was placed by Pan American in 1955. In 1956 BOAC (British Overseas
Airways Corporation) ordered 18 of the larger 707-420
‘Intercontinental’ version of the Boeing 707, powered by Rolls Royce
Conway engines instead of the usual Pratt and Whitney JT4A engines.
To comply with British airworthiness requirements a taller fin,
rudder and a ventral fin were added. Known as the 707-436 in BAOC
service they started flying scheduled services in May 1960.
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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