The Boeing 727 is one of the most important airliners in aviation history. Over 1,800 were manufactured between 1963 and 1984. It was a mainstay on Australian airways between 1964 and the mid 1990s
Development of the Boeing 727 began in the late 1950s and detailed design began in June 1959.
It was given three jet engines at the rear of the fuselage to give the airliner additional power and a clean wing for aerodynamic efficiency.
The prototype made its initial flight on 9 February 1963 and they commenced service in February 1964.
The Boeing 727-200 was the second version of the 727 to be produced.
It had a stretched fuselage which allowed it to carry an additional 50 passengers over the earlier version, though at the cost of reduced range..
This model represents VH-TBR of Australian Airlines July 1988
Airfix 1/144 kit with Hawkeye decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in February 2016.