TWA (Trans World Airlines) Boeing 707-320 Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-built Boeing 707-320 Desktop Mahogany Model with TWA Livery. 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 17.5 inches and a length of 18.5 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
About this Model:
Your model will be delivered exactly as shown in the photographs with the exact same paint scheme. The stand shown in this photograph may vary or change with the model you receive. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit our Custom Model section of our website to commission a customized model to be built.
History of the Boeing 707:
The Boeing 707 transport marks the real beginning of the revolutionary jet age in transportation. There were over 900 Boeing 707 commercial transports built. By 1980, the 707 was no longer in production as a commercial transport. Today, many people still consider the terms 707 and jet transport to be synonymous. Boeing developed the 707-320 Intercontinental series which is a stretched version of the original 707 model with increased range, making it a true intercontinental jet. Boeing 707-320 was a later version of the Boeing 707 series, which had larger wings, and more fuel capacity to operate as a true, transoceanic aircraft. It also had a large cargo door, making it a dual-purpose transport aircraft. Although the Boeing 707 was not the first commercial jetliner in service, yet it was the first to be commercially successful. Boeing 367-80 was considered to be the prototype for both the Boeing 707 airliner and the C-135 series aircraft (including the best known variant, the KC-135 air tanker used by the United States Air Force), the Boeing 367-80 was built in less than two years from project launch in 1952 to rollout on May 14, 1954 for a cost of US$16 million. This was at the time an enormous risk for the Boeing Company, since they had no committed customers for the project. By early 1952 the designs were complete, and on April 1952, the Boeing board approved the program to build the jet. Construction of the Boeing 367-80 took place at Boeing's Renton, Washington plant, but as a prototype there was no production line and most of the parts were custom built. The plane's interior was not fitted with an airline cabin; rather it consisted of a basic plywood lining that was used to house the test instrumentation required for the flight test program. In addition to the flight testing program, Boeing also used the Boeing 367-80 to provide demonstration flights to airline executives and other key industry figures.