Boeing 747-100 (747) Pan Am (PanAm) "Clipper Juan T Trippe" 1/200 Scale Model Airplane by Sky Marks

$ 84.99


1:200 Scale  Plastic Snap-Fit – Boeing 747-100 – Length:13.75"  Wingspan: 12.75"


This Sky Marks 747-100 has great details, from the wing panels to the color and markings on the fuselage and engines. All is where it is supposed to be. The fuselage feels dense (heavy) than other brand models of the same scale and size.


This model version does come with a stand and can be attached to it displaying the airplane as in take off or landing (if you decide not to pay too much attention to the wing configuration). The model will look good resting on its landing gear or on the stand. Attaching it to the stand will actually make the landing gear more visible. This model does not include the parts to give it an appearance of flight (with the landing gear inside)


The landing gear requires the user to attach/assemble it to the fuselage (the ones in the wings already come attached and they seem to be glued). The fitting on the fuselage landing gear is quite tight, and the parts need to go quite deep in order to achieve the proper level with the already attached landing gears in the wings. One has to be very careful not to exert too much pressure and break them. The landing gear itself is beautiful, from the photos you can see that they depict the real deal with all its parts and robustness. However, as robust and sturdy as the landing gear appears to be, remember that at the end they are tiny plastic pieces that can't take much stress (without breaking or bending) because of their size, they are indeed very fragile (and therefore the age recommendation of 14 rather than the usual 8 from other models). Even when indulging in role playing landings and take offs (we all do it, don't pretend you don't) one has to be very delicate with this model. 

Things to notice in this line:

- Accurate landing gear

- Smooth rolling wheels on the landing gear (be sure to place it in a flat surface)

- Rubber tires and metallic looking wheels

- Pivoting landing gear

- Accurate (more or less) shaped fan blades inside the engines 

This is not a toy. Recommended for 15 and older.

The first 747-100s were built with six upper deck windows (three per side) to accommodate upstairs lounge areas. Later, as airlines began to use the upper deck for premium passenger seating instead of lounge space, Boeing offered an upper deck with ten windows on either side as an option. Some early -100s were retrofitted with the new configuration. The -100 was equipped with Pratt & Whitney JT9D-3A engines. No freighter version of this model was developed, but many 747-100s were converted into freighters as 747-100(SF). The first 747-100(SF) was delivered to Flying Tiger Line in 1974.[134] A total of 168 747-100s were built; 167 were delivered to customers, while Boeing kept the prototype, City of Everett. In 1972, its unit cost was US$24M (174.8M today).