The Boeing 747 ‘Jumbo Jet’ revolutionised air travel. Its huge size and efficiency reduced the cost of flying and made international travel commonplace. By June 2014 a total of 1,500 747s had been manufactured.
The first Boeing 747 made its maiden flight on 9 February 1969 and they began entering service in January 1970.
The 747-8 series was developed in the early 2000s with a stretched fuselage, new engines and a redesigned wing, all of which gave improved efficiency over earlier 747s and made it the world’s longest commercial aeroplane.
It was offered in two versions, a freighter and a passenger version.
The first version to fly was the 747-8F, on 3 February 2011, and they began entering service in October 2011.
By November 2014 119 of both versions of the 747-8 had been ordered and 80 had been delivered.
This model represents HL7609 flying for Korean Air Cargo in September 2014.
Revell 1/144 kit with Draw decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in December 2014.