The Boeing 757 is a narrowbody twin engined airliner that entered service in the early 1980s.
Production continued until 2004 when it was overtaken by New Generation 737s as Boeing’s remaining narrow body airliner.
The Boeing 757 was developed to replace the very popular Boeing 727 airliner.
It included many new features including a redesigned wing, turbofan engines and a ‘glass’ cockpit.
The first production version, the 757-200, was launched in November 1980, followed by the stretched 757-300 to carry larger payloads over shorter distances and compete with the newly introduced Airbus A.321.
It is the longest single-aisle airliner to be produced. The first one made its maiden flight on 2 August 1998 and they began entering service in 1999.
Fifty-five were constructed.
This model represents N75851 of Continental Airlines in December 2001.
Minicraft 1/144 kit with Braz Models conversion parts and Richard Warcup decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in