The Boeing 707 was the most successful of the early jet airliners and signalled the arrival of the ‘jet age’ to air transport. The Boeing 707-338 was an advanced version capable of carrying more passengers a greater range.
The Boeing 707-320 was an advanced version of the original Boeing 707-120 series airliner.
It’s fuselage was lengthened by about two metres and its wingspan increased, allowing it to carry more fuel, giving it a greater passenger carrying capacity and range.
The first one made its maiden flight on 11 January 1958.
The ‘C’ version had a stronger floor and could be converted to carry freight.
The Boeing 707-338C was a version of the 707-320C manufactured for Qantas Airways to replace it’s earlier and smaller 707-138Bs.
Between February 1965 and September 1968 the airline took delivery of 21 of these airliners.
This model represents VH-EAC flying for Qantas Airways , circa 1969
Minicraft 1/144 kit completed by Leigh Edmonds in July 2017.