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 707-400 series was an advanced version fitted with British manufactured engines.
The Boeing 707-400 series 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 Boeing 707-436 was similar to the Boeing 707-300 series but this version was specially made for the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).
It was fitted with British Rolls Royce Conway engines rather than the usual Pratt & Whitney engines and eight were delivered to BOAC.
This model represents G-APFB flying for BOAC in the 1960s.
Minicraft 1/144 kit with 26 decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in September 2017.