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Inflight 200 1/200 scale IF7074113: Boeing 707-436 G-APFJ in the superb livery of BOAC during the 1960s. Fantastic detail, complete with brilliant looking polished metal finish. Production limited to only 360 pieces.
Length 9.75 inches Wingspan 8.75 inches
G-APFJ, serial number 17711, was delivered initially to BOAC on 22 September 1960. The aircraft – a 707-436 series – was built to BOAC specifications and fitted with Rolls-Royce Conway Mk 508 turbofan engines instead of Pratt & Whitney JT3s. Following the merger of BOAC and British European Airways (BEA) G-APFJ was leased to Malaysian Airline System in 1974. Later the same year she was incorporated into the British European Airways (BEA) Airtours division.
G-APFJ retired from commercial service in May 1977 and flown to RAF Cosford on 11 June 1981. She was broken-up during April-May 2006. Prior to destruction, G-APFJ was the UK’s only preserved Rolls-Royce Conway-powered 707. Her forward fuselage was donated to the Museum of Flight in Scotland for display and is now painted in BOAC colours.
The Boeing 707 is a four-engine narrow-body commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. Its name is most commonly pronounced as “Seven Oh Seven”. The first airline to operate the 707 was Pan American World Airways, inaugurating the type’s first commercial flight on October 26, 1958. Boeing delivered a total of 1,011 Boeing 707s including a smaller, faster model of the aircraft that was marketed as the Boeing 720.
Although it was not the first commercial jet in service, the 707 was among the first to be commercially successful. Dominating passenger air transport in the 1960s, and remaining common throughout the 1970s, the 707 is generally credited with ushering in the Jet Age. It established Boeing as one of the largest makers of passenger aircraft, and led to the later series of aircraft with “7×7” designations.
Designed by the Boeing Company in the United States 1,010 Boeing 707 aircraft were built between 1954 and 1978. The aircraft started life as the 367-80 series, Boeing’s first concept for a military and civilian jet airliner. The first aircraft flew on 15 July 1954. The first production civilian 707 – one of sixty nine aircraft in the initial series – first flew on 20 December 1957. The production version featured a longer, wider fuselage and uprated engines.
Boeing built specific versions to suit customer requirements and subsequent versions received uprated engines and modifications to the wings and tail plane. Boeing built a shorter version – designated the Boeing 720 – for medium-range operations. The military version of the 707 was used as the US Presidential jet ‘Air Force One’.
In the early 1960s the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) adopted the Boeing 707 over British designed and manufactured jets. Thirty-seven aircraft were built to BOAC specification, powered by Rolls-Royce Conway 508 turbofans. The aircraft were flown by British Airways (BA) and later, as newer aircraft were acquired, by BA’s British Airtours subsidiary. Military and commerical cargo derivatives remain in service.