B-737 Southwest Airlines
Introducing the ready-built Boeing 737 Southwest Airlines Desktop Model. This 1/100 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 13.50 inches and a length of 15.25 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
About this Model:
The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. With over 7,000 ordered and over 5,000 delivered, it is the most ordered and produced commercial passenger jet of all time. Born out of Boeing's need to introduce a competitor in the short-range, small capacity jetliner market, it has been continuously manufactured since 1967. It is now so widely used that at any given time, there are over 1,250 airborne worldwide. On average, a 737 takes off or lands every five seconds somewhere around the world.
History of the Boeing 737:
Boeing was far behind its competitors when the 737 was launched, as rival aircraft were already into flight certification. To speed up the development time, Boeing reused 60 percent of the structure and systems of the existing 707, most notably the fuselage cross section. The 737-800 was a stretched version of the 737-700. It filled the gap left by Boeing's discontinuation of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and MD-90 after the two company's merger.