Boeing 707-100 American Airlines Project Runway 1/400 Diecast Metal by Dragon Wings
This Dragon Wings of a 707-100 from American Airlines is about 4.25 inches long and has a wing span of about 4 inches. It is part of Project Runway series which includes a cardboard section of runway along with a special stand (apart from the normal black stand from Dragon Wings) that positions the model in a landing or take off position, making the visual effect quite dramatic (as can be seen from the photos). Also included is a little sheet of tiny stickers that can be placed on the runway for added detail. There are also a couple of ground vehicles included.
This model includes:
- A piece of 13 inches x 6.5 inches piece of card board that looks like a section of airfield.
- Two ground vehicles: Stair trolley and truck
- A black plastic stand to display the model
- A special small white plastic stand
- The wheel well covers to give the model the appearance of in-flight
The model's fuselage is made of die cast metal and the wings, tail and engine are plastic. The landing gear can be position as extended or it can be taken off and the doors put in place to give the appearance that the landing gear is retracted.
NOTE ON PACKAGING: These models came with damaged packaging, but the model itself is in PERFECT NEW condition. The metal tin box has rust spots and so if you are interested on keeping the tin box as part of the collection or for display, be advised NOT to get this model.
Developed as Boeing's first jet airliner, the 707 is a swept-wing design with podded engines. Although it was not the first jetliner in service, the 707 was the first to be commercially successful. Dominating passenger air transport in the 1960s and remaining common through the 1970s, the 707 is generally credited with ushering in the Jet Age. It established Boeing as one of the largest manufacturers of passenger aircraft, and led to the later series of airliners with "7x7" designations. The later 727, 737, and 757 share elements of the 707's fuselage design.