1:200 Scale Plastic Snap-Fit – Boeing 737-900 – Length:8" Wingspan: 6.75"
These models from Flight Miniatures are made of plastic and don't need any glue or paints. The assembly is very basic and takes only a few minutes. Assembly consists of nothing more than attaching the wings to the fuselage and then attaching the tail and elevators. Special care has to be taken while attaching the wings since the fitting in these models is quite tight and some pressure needs to be applied. The pressure needs to be applied on the wings and onto the fuselage. Do not, for example, hold the wings from the engines and apply force like that since this will damage and/or break the engine.
The level of detail is very nice and accurate. Wings will show the different panels and sections just as the real thing. The coloring and markings are not decals, so they won't peel off. For the people who are really observant, engines are accurately proportioned and the type of engine is also accurately represented. These type of models are the type which one can see in airline offices and/or at travel agents (when they were still around).
These are not toys, they are not intended to be played with since they are very fragile. However, the constructions is so simply and because they have no moving parts, that casual "flying" (and making noises) will be fine, even if done by a child.
The box measures 8 inches long by 2.5 inches high by 1.2.5 deep
Please note that this is a collector model and is not recommended for children under 8.
Alaska Airlineslaunched the 737-900 in 1997 and accepted delivery on May 15, 2001. Because the -900 retained the same number of emergency exits as the -800, the certificated maximum seating capacity was the same as the -800 at 189. The 737-900 also retained the maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) and fuel capacity of the -800, trading range for payload. These shortcomings, until recently, prevented the 737-900 from effectively competing with the Airbus A321.
The 737-900ER, which was called the 737-900X prior to launch, is the newest addition and the largest variant of the Boeing 737 line and was introduced to meet the range and passenger capacity of the discontinued 757-200 and to directly compete with the Airbus A321. An additional pair of exit doors and a flat rear pressure bulkhead increase seating to 180 passengers in a typical two-class configuration or up to 220 passengers in a single-class layout. Additional fuel capacity and standard winglets improve range to that of other 737NG variants—around 3200 nm. The first 737-900ER was rolled out of the Renton, Washington factory on August 8, 2006 for its launch customer, Indonesian Lion Air. Lion Air received this aircraft on April 27, 2007 in a special dual paint scheme combining the Lion Air lion on the vertical stabilizer and the Boeing livery colors on the fuselage. The 737-900 has been discontinued in favor of the 737-900ER